Turkey Trip

Boston College faculty explore Turkey's rich history, learn about current issues confronting the Turkish republic and form a new connection with its leading university.


Our call is to live lives of conviction, service, and faith, to stand out like Gasson Hall's tower at night—a light to the world.
William P. Leahy, S.J., University President
Ronan Tynan with Ana Tablada '16

Masterclass with Ronan Tynan

Ronan Tynan, a member of the Irish Tenors who sang “Amazing Grace” at Ronald Reagan’s funeral and has performed “God Bless America” many times in Yankee Stadium, was an artist-in-residence in the music department this fall. In addition to offering undergraduates private vocal lessons, he taught two masterclasses in Gasson 100, including one in which he coached Andrew Hammond ’18, a baritone who chose to sing “Warm as the Autumn Light” (from the 1956 Douglas Moore opera The Ballad of Baby Doe), and soprano Ana Tablada ’16 (pictured at left with Tynan), who sang “O Mio Babbino Caro” (from the 1918 Giacomo Puccini opera Gianni Schicchi)