Five Faculty Members Awarded Tenure

Submitted on Monday, 6/16/2014, at 11:57 AM

February 12, 2014

At its regular winter meeting in January, the Amherst College Board of Trustees voted to approve the recommendations of President Martin and the Committee of Six that each of these five faculty members be awarded tenure at the rank of associate professor, beginning July 1.

The Sound of Place

"The Connection Between Sound and Place"

By Katherine Duke '05

Throughout her college years, Deidra Montgomery ’10 has been meeting up with other enthusiasts to raise her voice in a singing tradition called Sacred Harp. Now she’s conducting a formal study of her fellow singers. “I’m looking at who the Western Mass [Sacred Harp] community is, who makes it up and what a regular singing is like,” she says. Phil DuPont ’12 has been attending three Catholic Masses every week, at two different churches in Holyoke, Mass., listening to the differences in the songs and prayers at English- and Polish-language services. The singings and the churches are just a few examples of “Pioneer Valley Soundscapes.”

Students Present Documentary Musical Ethnographies of Pioneer Valley Soundscapes on Dec. 10

November 17, 2009
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass.—Students in the Pioneer Valley Soundscapes course taught by AmherstCollege music professor Jeffers Engelhardt will present their documentary musical ethnographies on Thursday, December 10, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall in Fayerweather Hall.

Amherst College to Host Annual Meeting of the Northeast Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology

Submitted by Patricia M. Allen
April 1, 2008 Contact: Emanuel Costache '09 Media Relations Intern 413/542-2321 Caroline Jenkins Hanna Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417