STEMArts

STEMArts

How do STEM fields–science, technology, engineering and mathematics–inspire music, and vice versa?

With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Hopkins Center created STEMArts, which brings together innovative young composers with Dartmouth’s world-renowned STEM faculty. STEM is an interdisciplinary and applied approach that is coupled with hands-on, problem-based learning.

To date, STEMArts projects have involved emerging composers Fay Wang (2013/14), Tristan Perich (2015/16), Molly Herron (2016/17) and Carla Kihlstedt (2018/19). These commissions are part of the Hop’s Mellon Foundation-funded initiative to more broadly engage students in the arts, especially classical music. The initiative has included substantive, multi-campus research that—among other findings—indicates that students more readily engage in the arts when they see the arts’ connection to other academic areas.

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