Composer Elena Ruehr’s new dance opera has critics and audiences on their feet, clapping, cheering, and whistling.
Freshman Nicki Lehrer, a classical guitarist who has released three CDs, at 13 got a U.S. patent for a device she invented for kids.
Prof. Tod Machover has invented software that makes it possible for kids to compose music like Mozart.
Grace Chung, a grad student in computer speech recognition, also is a jazz singer. Jazz singing and engineering may seem unrelated, she says, but actually the two are very much alike.
Cherry Emerson, ’41, grew up in Atlanta with music on his mind. At 12, he sold Coca-Cola to construction workers to earn money to buy a piano, one he now says he wouldn’t trade for a million dollars.
The spirit is invisible, but for MIT’s Marching Band, joy blares within.
Listening closely can carry us closer.