Announcing the 2022–2023 Issue of STAGES Magazine: Teaching Excellence
The bedrock of Boston Conservatory’s long legacy of innovation is teaching excellence. Here, faculty and administrative leaders are not only educators—they are also the artists, performers, scholars, and culture makers who are shaping today’s performing arts landscape.
The 2022–2023 issue of STAGES examines teaching excellence at Boston Conservatory as the dynamic interplay of key areas: pedagogy and curriculum, research and thought, and performance and professional practice. In four thematic sections—Coursework, Ideas, Practice, and Outcomes—we consider how, as artist-practitioners working across these intersecting areas, our faculty connect students to all that is current in the performing arts, helping them to imagine and define their own pathways for professional success.
- Breaking Ground through Movement: A look at the new commercial dance program in photos.
- A Culture Bearer in the Classroom: Faculty member Maya Cunningham draws on her ethnomusicology scholarship in the new Music in Context course.
- Theater as a Mirror (and Driver) of Social Change: How Boston Conservatory’s theater curriculum is evolving with a changing society and industry.
- Expanding the Historical Record: Faculty member Stephen Spinelli reflects on the role of research in elevating historically erased musical legacies.
- Signaling Change at the Podium: Alum Jonathon Heyward makes history as Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s first music director of color.
Also in this issue: New Chair of Voice Isaí Jess Muñoz looks back and ahead, alum Shanelle Chloe Villegas reflects on her career and the contemporary theater program, opera alum Eric Ferring discusses his debut solo album, and Associate Professor of Dance Joy Davis takes on student career development in a new role.
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