Covid safety protocols have caused music students to report difficulty with the bureaucratic process of reserving practice space in the Music Department. The department is planning to change its protocols for the spring semester in hopes of better accommodation.
Milo Leahy-Miller '24
Jazz is back in town! This week, staff writer Milo Leahy-Miller ‘24 discusses the return of Jazz@Amherst. The jazz group kicked off its 2021-2022 season with a stellar performance on October 7th and looks forward to a year full of the best in blues.
Milo Leahy-Miller '24 explores the politicization of music and how listeners react to music that communicates views antithetical to their own, offering insights into an interesting development in modern media through student interviews.
Sarah Montoya has always pushed for Indigenous rights and recognition at Amherst as the president of the Native and Indigenous Students Association (NISA). As a Fulbright scholar, her plans beyond graduation will include traveling to Lithuania to teach about Indigenous identities and history.
There are many who seem to believe that the death of genre is imminent. Publications like the New Yorker [https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/old-town-road-and-the-overdue-death-of-genre] and Varsity [https://www.varsity.co.uk/music/18485] have already described such a demise. Varsity references Portugal. The Man’s 2017 hit song
Noisy, dissonant and jarring. These characteristics, often considered criticisms, are exactly what makes the new single “John L,” by black midi so powerfully thrilling. Black midi is a London post-punk band composed of several talented musicians who were all trained at the BRIT school, one of the best arts schools
The pandemic has been hard for everyone. First-years like myself have come to campus missing out on so much that we’re not even aware of. Many on-campus organizations are dormant or have strict limitations in place. Music ensembles have been hit especially hard due to the inherently intimate nature