Arcadia University News

July 23, 2013

Video: Gearhart and The Crossing Sing Alongside the Rolling Stones

When the Rolling Stones played a highly anticipated show in Philadelphia on June 18, members of the choir group known as The Crossing, including Arcadia University choir director Steven Gearhart , had the opportunity of a lifetime. The award-winning group of 24 singers joined the band onstage...


April 4, 2013

SPSO Ends Season with Tchaikovsky’s ‘Violin Concerto’ and Wagner’s ‘Ring Cycle,’ April 6

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra culminates the 2012-2013 Season on Saturday, April 6, at 8 p.m. at Arcadia University with a performance of the legendary Violin Concerto by Tchaikovsky and orchestral highlights of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle . Featuring Violinist Stephen Cepeda,...


April 4, 2013

Composer Speaks on Persistence, Passion and Palindromes

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Dr. Elizabeth Murphy ’s graduate Humanities class “Music by Women Composers” hosted Dr. Cynthia Folio on March 27. As a guest lecturer and performer, the master flutist, Temple University professor, and award-winning composer proved compelling. This was partially due to her...


January 29, 2013

Tedesco ’15 Trains for Music Industry Success

Brittany Tedesco ’15 has never known life without music and couldn’t imagine a future without it. So, looking to merge passion with profession, she set her sights on the ever-changing music industry. Interested both in music production and performance, Tedesco knew she would need the right...

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November 7, 2012

Montgomery Media: Murphy Shares Stage with Southeastern PA Symphony, Nov. 17

Montgomery Media recently featured Dr. Elizabeth Murphy , Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of Music, and her upcoming performance of Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra (SPSO) at Arcadia University on Saturday, Nov. 17. The SPSO...


October 1, 2012

Taking Music Education to the Opera

By JEN RETTER ’16 Arcadia University students had the opportunity to see La Bohème, a four-act opera by Giacomo Puccini, at the Academy of Music on Sept. 26. The production marked the start of the opera season, and those who attended had the honor of being the first audience to experience the...

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July 9, 2012 Brendel Co-Directs Schumann Liederfest in Germany reported on July 6 that Chery Brendel will co-direct the Schumann Liederfest summer program in Zwickau, Germany, July 23 to Aug. 10. The program features daily language-intensive study and coaching, master classes, diction lessons and substantial performance opportunities. Chery...


June 19, 2012

Advocate: Incoming First-Year Accomplishes a Lifetime of Charitable Leadership

Advocate of Eldersburg & Sykesville (Westminster, Md.) reported that Stephanie Feinberg , an incoming member of the Class of 2016, has organized more fundraising and charitable activities during her time at South Carroll High School than many people do in a lifetime. While she has collected...

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May 2, 2012

Student Engagement and SGO Announce Club and Student Leadership Awards

The Office of Student Engagement and the Student Government Organization would like to congratulate all clubs and organizations and their leaders on a successful year. Several clubs, programs and individuals are recognized each year for going above and beyond. Clubs and individuals are nominated by...

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February 14, 2012

The Broad Street Review: Frabrizio, An Advocate for ‘Poetry’s Usable Past’

The Broad Street Review published “My night with Emily Dickinson, and other adventures in poetry” by Patrick D. Hazard on Feb. 13. It features Dr. Bill Frabrizio , Associate Professor of Music and advocate for “poetry’s usable past.” I had better luck with Beaver’s music chairman Dr. Bill Fabrizio’...

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October 25, 2011

Arcadia Thanks 'Covenant' Supporters With Food, Song In the Castle

More and more people are including Arcadia University in their estate planning—through bequests in wills, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and life insurance. "We include them all in our Covenant Society, because these commitments to Arcadia go beyond annual giving and are a...

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October 25, 2011

Music Department to Host Open House, Faculty Recital on Nov. 11

The Arcadia community is invited to attend the Music Department’s open house on Friday, Nov. 11. Learn more about Arcadia’s music offerings, including student-run clubs, private instruction, minoring in Music and study abroad opportunities. Meet new Program Director Elizabeth Murphy and other...


October 18, 2011

Murphy Named New Music Director, Notes High-Level of Talent on Campus

By Jenna Reim As the new Program Director of Arcadia's Music department, Elizabeth Murphy is focused on expanding the department’s presence on campus and, ultimately, hopes to institute a music major for students. She brings more than 20 years of experience as a teacher, administrator, and a...

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February 1, 2011

Murphy to Play Erste Dame in Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'

Adjunct Professor of Music Elizabeth Murphy will perform the role of Erste Dame (First Lady) in Mozart's The Magic Flute at Nicholas Music Center on Friday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. The opera will be sung in German with English supertitles. Dialogue will be in English. Murphy...

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October 29, 2010

Kleiman Strums His Guitar at the Arden Theater

By Marykate Torley ’11 Stephen Kleiman , Adjunct Professor of Music, is currently playing in the pit orchestra at the Arden Theater's production of The Three Penny Opera now through Nov. 7. Kleiman plays a Hawaiian guitar (that’s an acoustic guitar with a bottle neck slide) and tenor banjo, which...


October 22, 2010

Arcadia Theater Alum Performs in Production of Company at Montclair Operatta Club Oct. 22

The Vernona-Cedar Groves Times reported on Oct. 18 that “Danielle Pennisi, a resident of Cedar Grove will perform in Montclair Operatta Club’s production of Company opening Friday at the Westminister Arts Center at Bloomfield College in Bloomfield.” Pennisi is a 2007 graduate who earned a B.F.A. in...


May 14, 2010

Counseling Psychology Students Win Award for Casa De Los Soles Program

Students in Arcadia’s master’s program in Counseling Psychology were selected as this year’s recipient of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association Community Service Project award for a program developed with Casa De Los Soles and the Mexican Consulate. The graduate students who participated,...

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