Music

Skip Wilkins performs during a music festival in Trutnov, Czech Republic. Photo courtesy of Patrick Marek.

April 19, 2013

Professor Skip Wilkins Always Ready for the Unexpected on European Jazz Tour

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Whirlwind doesn’t even begin to describe the last two years of Skip Wilkins’ life. He performed and gave workshops during his sabbatical last academic year in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and has done three European tours since. Like the jazz music he plays, much of it has been about improvisation. His European tours have [...]

Zachary Jones ’13 performs with the Contemporary Music Ensemble.

April 5, 2013

Zachary Jones ’13 to Co-Author Book on Composer Antonio Molino with Professor Anthony Cummings

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 By the time Zachary Jones ’13 (Bethlehem, Pa.) is 24 years old, he will be the co-author and co-publisher of a major international collaboration. A Marquis Scholar and double major in music and anthropology & sociology, Jones recently presented one of three undergraduate papers selected for the prestigious 2013 College Music Society conference.  The paper [...]

Sarah Hardy '14 and Professor Art Kney in Acopian Engineering Center

March 31, 2013

19 Students Invited to Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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Nineteen students have been invited to present their research at the 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 11-13 at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. NCUR is the largest conference of its kind in the country with approximately 2,000 undergraduates from more than 250 colleges and universities in attendance. This is Lafayette’s 26th year of [...]

Choir Reunion

March 20, 2013

Photo Gallery: Alumni Perform in First Lafayette Choral Reunion

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More than 60 alumni from around the country came back to campus last weekend to perform in a multi-generational concert celebrating the many years of choral music at Lafayette College. The first-ever Lafayette Choral Reunion brought together former choristers from the 1950s through the 2010s. The event was organized by Jennifer Kelly, assistant professor of [...]

Award-winning composer and pianist Gabriela Lena Frank, photo © Sabina Frank

February 12, 2013

Mellon Grant Supports Yearlong Arts Series with Composer Gabriela Lena Frank

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Continuing the College’s vision of infusing the arts throughout the curriculum, Jennifer Kelly, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, is leading a yearlong series of arts-related events and activities beginning next fall. The programming is supported in large part by a portion of the grant the College received in 2011 from The [...]

Professor Kirk O'€™Riordan conducts the Lafayette Concert Choir.

February 8, 2013

Prof. Kirk O’Riordan Joins Students on Two-Way Street of Music Study

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The stakes are high for the arts. In an era where anything can be enhanced or corrected in a studio, live musicianship is valued less and less. And Kirk O’Riordan, assistant professor of music and director of the Lafayette College Concert Band, isn’t a naïve romanticist when it comes to his craft. Most of his students [...]

Interim Abroad in Bali

February 8, 2013

Students Encounter the Arts and Spirituality in Bali

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For the first three weeks of January, a group of Lafayette students and faculty visited the small Indonesian island of Bali, where they learned how Balinese spirituality is intimately connected to the arts. The focus of the class was Balinese theater, dance, and music. In Bali, artistry, and the performing arts in particular, are deeply [...]

CaPA Scholars

January 7, 2013

CaPA Students Contribute to Vibrancy of Campus Arts Community

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If anyone wonders whether the arts are alive and well in higher education, they need look no further than the College’s Creative and Performing Arts (CaPA) Fellowship program. This year, there are 27 students from diverse academic backgrounds pursuing projects that range from writing to studio art to theater to music. “We find an increasingly [...]

Student Ensembles

December 14, 2012

Photo Galleries: Student Ensembles Celebrate the Holidays with Winter Performances

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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. Check out photo galleries from two of the performances. View and [...]

Viktorija Gecyte ’08 performs at the Lafayette Bar.

November 30, 2012

All That Jazz: Viktorija Gecyte ’08 Performs in U.S. and France

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 Viktorija Gecyte ’08 is filling the already filled-to-the-gills Lafayette Bar with a dusky, roomy, easy voice that seems to come from nowhere and go everywhere. Supported by a supple trio of bass, drums and piano, she sails through the slipstream of “That Old Black Magic,” “That Old Devil Moon,” and other [...]