Thursday, June 8, 2023


Where nature meets immersion: a performance from New Music Delaware 

On The Green between Amy E. DuPont Music Building and the Roselle Center for the Arts, there will be a free concert from New Music Delaware on May 13 at 5:30 p.m. John Luther Adams’ “Ten Thousand Birds” explores the various sounds of nature, utilizing a unique and stylistic approach. Assistant Professor of Music Miles Brown shared how this performance came to be.

How Vocal Point and MelUDees prepared for the semifinals of the ICCA

On March 25, two university a cappella groups, Vocal Point and MelUDees, performed at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella Semifinals event for the Mid-Atlantic region against eight other a cappella groups on the East Coast. Nicholas Quintana of Vocal Point and Sydney Levine of MelUDees shared how their groups have prepared and how they’re feeling about the event.

As governments and colleges across the country restrict TikTok, what’s next for the university?

Though the app is skyrocketing in popularity among young people, TikTok is becoming increasingly unpopular among lawmakers and some college campuses, with bans on TikTok on government devices and campus Wi-Fi networks. Editor-in-Chief Tara Lennon analyzes why and how TikTok is being banned, and if university students need to reconsider their use of this addicting app.

“We Hold These Truths”: The Choir School of Delaware celebrates Black excellence

On Feb. 19, in honor of Black History Month, the Choir School of Delaware in collaboration with Delaware Humanities performed their annual Black History Month Concert. The event included arrangements from Rollo Dilworth and Zanaida Robles and a panel discussion.

Photo Gallery: Flo Rida Fall Concert

This year's fall concert headliner Flo Rida took the stage with opening act DJ Amaze on Nov. 17. The concert, hosted by The Crew, took place at the Bob Carpenter Center at 8 p.m. Photographers Audrey Tong and Larissa Heather document the event. 

Senegalese griot and accompanists visit the university

Boubacar Ndiaye, a traveling griot, came to the university with his musical accompanists to perform “Voyage without a Visa,” a concert that blends stories of childhood in Senegal with the hope and disillusion of migration to Europe.

From parents’ garages to main stages: How to create a successful band

Musicians, such as The Head and The Heart and The Brook & The Bluff, talk inspiration and share their views on their rise to fame. Between finding the perfect band name to developing a unique style, the advice they give encapsulates how to become a musician.

Commentary: Firefly Music Festival showcases the musical diversity of the indie genre

The Firefly Music Festival brought a number of indie artists together, each with their own unique approach to the genre. The 502s, The Head And The Heart, Matt Maeson, The Brook & The Bluff and Dayglow came to Firefly to perform their most-loved tunes and share what makes their style of music special to them.

Firefly in Photos

Staff reporters Tabitha Reeves and Risha Inaganti captured photos at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE, this past weekend. The festival entertained concert-goers, from live music performances to food stands and chill hangout spots.

A Day in the Life of Dayglow

Indie artist Dayglow speaks about his upcoming music and reveals what his ideal day looks like. His performance at Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware embodied his personality, leaving the audience with a cheerful impression of who Dayglow is. When not on tour or at events, Dayglow spends time doing what he loves most.

Blue Hens take on Firefly

University students speak about their time at the Firefly Festival in Dover, DE. From campground adventures to favorite performances, the experience was nothing short of a good time.

Tuning in: Learning about students’ music tastes 

What is on UD students' playlists? Staff Reporter Zoe Lipkin answers this question by talking to students and seeing what they're streaming.

The university’s a cappella groups compete in this year’s ICCAs

The university has over 10 a cappella groups, all of which have annual concerts and three of which are taking their shot to compete on an international level. 

Commentary: Emile Milgram’s recent exhibition pushes past traditional artistic boundaries

From March 21 to March 25, Recitation Hall Gallery hosted a new exhibition by Miami-based artist Emile Milgram called “Catch and Release: Collections for the 181 by Emile Milgrim” which was a collection of pieces from other lesser-known Miami artists.