Louis Burkot

The Dartmouth Songbook
Seventh Edition

ISBN: 978-1-935052-62-3
8.5 x 11
48 pages

June 8, 2012

The celebration of the 40th anniversary of coeducation at Dartmouth provided an ideal opportunity to issue the seventh edition of The Dartmouth Songbook. This new edition documents in print for the first time the modern four-part arrangements for the richer tonal palette of combined men and women’s voices. Beginning in the late 1970s, the Dartmouth songs underwent sweeping changes with the addition of women’s voices – some purely musical, others focusing on more inclusive lyrics. These songs celebrate the emotional and enduring connection that all members of the Dartmouth family have with one another and to the institution. We offer this latest edition of The Dartmouth Songbook as testimony to Dartmouth’s ability to combine its storied past with its ever-evolving present. We hope that you will treasure these powerfully evocative songs as much as we do.

Louis Burkot conductor received Dartmouth College’s Distinguished Lecturer award in the spring of 2000 for his work in vocal instruction in the Department of Music. As an operatic conductor, Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe has praised Mr. Burkot’s work as “first-rate, capable, and stylish” and Opera North News has noted that his conducting “sparkles with verve and sensitivity to the needs of singers.” Under Mr. Burkot’s tutelage, many Dartmouth students have continued their musical studies at New England Conservatory, Boston University, Indiana University, Cincinnati Conservatory and others. Mr. Burkot’s conducting studies included the Yale School of Music, the Aspen Music Festival and the Houston Grand Opera. He is also Artistic Director of Opera North, which recently celebrated its thirtieth anniversary.    In addition he is on the faculty of both the Westchester Summer Vocal Institute at Sarah Lawerence College and the Atlanta Academy of Vocal Arts.

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