Boyer College of Music and Dance

June 24, 2019. They Persisted is the latest project of pianist Joanna Goldstein, Indiana University Southeast Music Professor and Temple University alumnus. Tying this album together is the thread of the women’s suffrage movement — a research interest of Goldstein’s. Three composers are featured on the album — Amy Beach, Ulric Cole and Ethel Smyth — each with a highly distinctive creative and professional arc to her life, and each active during the era of suffrage. 

Listen to Nashirah, the Jewish Chorale of Greater Philadelphia, preview their upcoming concert, "LOVE In Every Language," live from the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio. WRTI's Susan Lewis is host.

Tyler McClure

Jazz singer Laura Lizcano moved to Lykens, PA from her native Columbia when she was ten years old. She felt like a bit of an outsider at school because everything was different in America (even the pronunciation of her own name). When she realized that people really wanted to hear Latin-American music, her life took a positive turn. 

June 19, 2018. What a fascinating collection!  Young violinist Samuel Nebyu, who earned a bachelor’s degree from Temple University’s Boyer College of Music & Dance, has come out with a debut album that bears repeated listening. Samuel Nebyu, violin – Music by Composers of African Descent is a treasury of compositions, and a celebration of his Ethiopian-Hungarian heritage.

Amanda Stevenson

What Do You Know About Georg Philipp Telemann?

Oct 1, 2017

We hear a lot about Baroque composers J.S. Bach and George Frideric Handel, but what about Georg Philipp Telemann? He was, after all, a German composer of the same era who was even more famous than Bach in his day.

‘Tis The Season For Senior Recitals

Dec 6, 2016

Some college students graduate this month and start the New Year on their own. WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston looked in on a local music major about to do just that.

Pianist Sara Davis Buechner, Never In a Niche

Nov 14, 2016

Philadelphia has a major new pianist in residence: Sara Davis Buechner, who was recently named faculty pianist at Temple University. The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns discovered in her a manifesto for artistic survival.

This week, percussion students from the U.S. and countries as far away as Argentina and Asia are gathering at Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance for a seminar led by a former Philadelphia Orchestra percussionist.  As WRTI's Susan Lewis reports, Alan Abel continues year round to share his talents as a musician and craftsman.