Did You Know…

…Edward Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March no.1 in D Major – the perennial favorite of graduation ceremonies – was first performed at Yale University in 1906? According to the Yale Bulletin & Calendar archives, additional schools adopted the march for their ceremonies over the next decade, including Princeton, Chicago, and Columbia. By the 1920s, the […]

Did You Know…

…April is Jazz Appreciation month! Created in 2001 by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Jazz Appreciation Month – also known as ‘JAM’ – recognizes and celebrate the heritage and history of jazz. This year, JAM’s featured artist is Nina Simone. Read more about her legacy at the Smithsonian’s website, alongside other tributes and educational […]