Music

Choir World Premiere

April 22, 2014

College Choirs Present World Premiere Performance

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The Lafayette Concert Choir and Chamber Singers joined several professional singers and musicians in the world-premiere performance of composer Gabriela Lena Frank’s “Songs of Cifar and the Sweet Sea” April 13 in the Williams Center for the Arts. Frank, a Grammy-nominated and Latin Grammy-winning composer and pianist, has served a yearlong residency at Lafayette, taking [...]

Concert Choir

April 8, 2014

Award-winning Composer Gabriela Lena Frank Unveils New Work April 13

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The Lafayette Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will join several professional singers and musicians in the world premiere performance of composer Gabriela Lena Frank’s “Songs of Cifar and the Sweet Sea” 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in the Williams Center for the Arts. Frank, a Grammy-nominated and Latin Grammy-winning composer and pianist, has served a [...]

Shannon Moran ’14

February 6, 2014

Shannon Moran ’14 Gets Firsthand Look at Music of Composer Gabriela Lena Frank

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Shannon Moran ’14 is conducting undergraduate research — in person — on Gabriela Lena Frank, a Grammy-nominated and Latin Grammy-winning composer and pianist, who is serving a yearlong residency at Lafayette College.

Skip Wilkins Quartet, Czech Dreams

January 24, 2014

Prof. Skip Wilkins Finds ‘It’ on Critically Acclaimed New Jazz Album

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In the liner notes for his latest jazz release, Czech Dreams, Skip Wilkins writes: “And so, this recording is in many ways a love story, a dedication to the Czech People, and to some of my closest friends anywhere on this small planet.” Wilkins, associate professor of music, composed the tunes on Czech Dreams in [...]

Winter Concert

December 12, 2013

Photo Gallery: Student Ensembles Present Winter Concerts

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The Music Department celebrated the holidays with winter concerts by its student ensembles. Students from any major can perform in a variety of ensembles including Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, Contemporary Music Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Marquis Consort, and Percussion Ensemble. These are images from a joint Percussion Ensemble and Concert Choir [...]

Music Professor Anthony Cummings teaches a course in the Williams Center.

October 30, 2013

Prof. Anthony Cummings Receives American Philosophical Society Award for Nino Pirrotta Biography

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The American Philosophical Society has awarded Anthony Cummings, professor of music and coordinator of Italian studies, its 2013 John Frederick Lewis Award for his book Nino Pirrotta: An Intellectual Biography. The award recognizes the best book published by the society during the award year. Cummings will accept the award in November at the society’s annual [...]

Michael Hezel '14, l-r, Professor Anne Raich, Jason Sheng ’15, and Eduardo Rodriguez '14 with the scissor-element truss-arch

October 30, 2013

Jason Sheng ’15 Explores Engineering Applications of Origami

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By Sean Grim ’14 What do an ancient Chinese lute, engineering design software, and the Japanese art of origami have in common? The link is Zhe “Jason” Sheng ’15 (Dalian, China), a double major in mechanical engineering and music. Through Lafayette’s START initiative and EXCEL Scholars undergraduate research program, Sheng is working with Anne Raich, [...]

Members of Soulfege perform.

June 6, 2013

Photo Gallery: An Afternoon of Song

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Lafayette’s a cappella vocal groups, The Chorduroys (male), Cadence (female), Soulfege (co-ed), and The Truth (co-ed), hosted the A Cappella Al Fresco spring concert in Anderson Courtyard. The event was sponsored by the Arts Society and WJRH radio station. The groups are open to students from any major and perform numerous times throughout the school [...]

Chamber Orchestra

May 13, 2013

Photo Gallery: Student Ensembles Present Spring Performances

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The Music Department celebrated the end of the school year with spring concerts by its student ensembles. Students from any major can perform in a variety of ensembles including Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, Contemporary Music Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Marquis Consort, and Percussion Ensemble. Below is a photo gallery from the [...]

Skillman Library

May 9, 2013

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 85 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 5 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 42 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]