Faculty Profile: Amy McGlothlin, Music

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 20, 2022 at 11:00 AM

What is your educational background? 

  • I attended Marshall University in West Virginia for my undergraduate degree. I have a BFA in Music Performance. After moving to New England, I attended the Longy School of Music where I received my Master’s degree in Saxophone Performance and then Boston University where I completed my DMA in Woodwind Performance.

How long have you been teaching at Fitchburg State University? 

  • I began teaching at Fitchburg State in 2018
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Topics: Our Faculty, Humanities, Music Programs

Regulating Speech Online: Free Speech Values in Constitutional Frames

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 20, 2022 at 9:27 AM

Yesterday afternoon, as part of the Fitchburg State University Constitution Day 2022, Dr. Claudia E. Haupt Associate Professor of Law and Political Science, Northeastern University presented "Regulating Speech Online: Free Speech Values in Constitutional Frames" in the main Hammond Lounge. Regulating speech online has become a key concern for lawmakers, Dr. Haupt discussed the constitutional issues at stake with online speech regulation and protection. The university will be celebrating the Constitution of the United States all week.

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Topics: Student Experience, Community, Humanities

Faculty Profile: Hildy Schilling, Music

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 13, 2022 at 11:00 AM

What is your educational background?

  • At Southern Methodist University, I majored in violin & viola performance and psychology, and earned a master’s degree in experimental psychology. I earned a PhD in cognitive psychology from UMass Amherst. 
How long have you been teaching at Fitchburg State University?
  • In 1999, I started teaching classes as an adjunct instructor, and in 2006 I began a tenure track position in the psychological science department.
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Topics: Our Faculty, Humanities, Music Programs

Around Campus - Stage Movement: Combat

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 13, 2022 at 10:41 AM

Students in Kelly Morgan's Stage Movement: Combat course, a workshop-oriented course. utilize the basic techniques of movement that emphasize developing their potential for effective physicalization of a character on stage. Learn more about our Theater Concentration here.

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Topics: Faculty, Student Experience, Our Students, Programs and Majors, Humanities

Faculty Profile: Jane Fiske, Music

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 6, 2022 at 1:00 PM

What is your educational background?

  • My Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees are from the New England Conservatory of Music in piano performance.  After teaching at the Walnut Hill School for Performing Arts and the Saint Mark’s School, I decided to return to school myself and earned a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in music education from Boston University.

How long have you been teaching at Fitchburg State University?

  • I have been teaching at Fitchburg State University since 1986; first as an adjunct professor and then as a full time professor in 1989.  I have taught courses in music history and music theory as well as interdisciplinary courses and applied instruction in piano and voice. 
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Topics: Our Faculty, Humanities, Music Programs

Faculty Profile: Jonathan Harvey, Music

Posted by Andy Cunningham on August 30, 2022 at 11:00 AM

What is your educational background?

  • I got my bachelor’s in Music and Philosophy from a small Quaker-affiliated liberal arts school, called Earlham College. I then went straight into a master’s program in Choral Conducting at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Then, after working for several years in Massachusetts, directing college choirs, community choirs, children’s choirs, and working in public radio, I went back to school to get my doctorate in Conducting at the University of Connecticut.

How long have you been teaching at Fitchburg State University?

  • I’ve been teaching at Fitchburg State since Fall 2016 - it seems like yesterday, and also so long ago!
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Topics: Our Faculty, Humanities, Music Programs

Painting a Brighter Future

Posted by Matthew Bruun on August 8, 2022 at 10:28 AM

Fitchburg State has long embraced the importance of supporting the city beyond the borders of campus, and this summer that included some fresh paint and a lot of artistic expression.

Several Falcons played key roles in the design and creation of a series of major public art murals that were unveiled this summer. The Community Mural Institute led the effort, which supported 12 artists in the design and creation of pieces on large public facades in the heart of the city.

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Topics: Our Students, Our Faculty, Community, Alumni, Humanities

Around Campus - Voice Lesson

Posted by Andy Cunningham on August 2, 2022 at 4:04 PM

Mark St. Laurent gives a lesson in voice as part of our Community Music Program this afternoon in the Band Room of our Conlon Fine Arts Center. The Community Music Program offers year-round programs (individual & group lessons, cello choir, chamber music fest) to the public.

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Topics: Community, Humanities, Music Programs

Center for Professional Studies' Advanced Placement Summer Institutes (APSI) - AP Art & Design

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 22, 2022 at 3:34 PM

The Fitchburg State University Center for Professional StudiesAdvanced Placement Summer Institutes (APSI) first week is in full swing. The APSI are designed to support all aspects of AP courses, including AP methodology, curriculum, class assignments and examinations as well as providing strategies for teaching AP courses. Art & Design Educators spent the week long program in a combination of lecture, projects, and discussion to improve their teaching skills. 

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Topics: occupational education, vocational educators, Campus, Humanities

Around Campus - Music Faculty Rehearsal

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 20, 2022 at 5:30 PM

Two of our Music Department faculty, Jane Fiske (piano) and Amy McGlothlin (saxophone), rehearsed in our Kent Recital Hall this afternoon for an upcoming concert. The concert is part of the Old Deerfield Village Summer Concert Series and will take place on July 31  at 3 p.m. Learn more about the concert series, and how to attend, here.

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Topics: Meet the Faculty, Programs and Majors, Humanities