Chris Jose '11

November 12, 2012

Chris Jose ’11 Composes Music for Video Presented at Royal Danish Ballet

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Chris Jose ’11 was commissioned to compose a piece for an experimental ballet video that was shown in March on a large screen in the opera house in Copenhagen as part of a program with the Royal Danish Ballet. View photos of the premiere Jose has been composing experimental violin music, which he features on [...]


September 10, 2012

An Arts Infusion: Lafayette Kicks Off START Initiative

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Lafayette kicked off its multi-year START Project this weekend with faculty workshops and a festival of arts-based displays, performances, and presentations in Anderson Courtyard and Acopian Engineering Center. Funded by an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the initiative will further integrate the performing and visual arts throughout the curriculum and co-curricular activities, [...]

Save Venice

August 13, 2012

College Adds Interdisciplinary Minor in Italian Studies

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With the launch of the new interdisciplinary minor in Italian studies this fall, students on College Hill can make la dolce vita a part of their formal education. Lafayette students have held a longstanding interest in all things Italian. They regularly fill classes focused on Italian history and culture, and the short-term programs to Florence [...]

Jorge Torres, associate professor of music, performs with the Marquis Consort.

August 10, 2012

Musicologist and Guitarist Prof. Jorge Torres Brings Early Music to Life

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Audiences attending a concert by the Marquis Consort shouldn’t be surprised to hear music that may not have been performed for hundreds of years. The ensemble’s director, Jorge Torres, specializes in 16th and 17th century music, and the Marquis Consort is just one of the vehicles he uses to help students dig inside the music [...]


August 3, 2012

Nathaniel Kelley ’12 Records Rock Album for Honors Thesis

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Nathaniel Kelley ’12 was able to turn a dream into reality during his time at Lafayette.  He recorded and performed a rock album as his senior honors thesis. Kelly, who graduated in May with an A.B. with majors in music and a self-designed creative performance, is looking to make a career in rock music. Before [...]

Carlos Barata

July 30, 2012

Singer, Songwriter, and Anthropologist Carlos Barata ’14 to Perform at Musikfest

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For Carlos Barata ’14, a double major in music and anthropology & sociology, music is about so much more than sound. “Music is a common ground for humanity,” he explains.  “It carries out different purposes/meanings for many different types of people, in different types of settings, but at the end of the day it brings [...]


May 1, 2012

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation April 29 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, 47 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]


April 26, 2012

Photo Gallery: Jazz Combo Hones Students’ Skills in Variety of Styles

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Jazz Combo is a class that pursues the study and performance of jazz repertoire in an ensemble format. Students develop interpretation and improvisational skills through compositions and arrangements in a variety of jazz styles. The combo, which performed earlier this month in the Williams Center for the Arts, is conducted by Tom DiCarlo, visiting instructor [...]


April 9, 2012

Students and Faculty Collaborate for Evening of Music and Dance in New York City

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A group of Lafayette faculty and students recently took over the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater in New York City for the two-day premiere of Prana/Breath, a marriage of two Indian classical dance forms, Bharata Natyam and Odissi, as well as modern dance. The 90-minute concert explored the ways in which prana, or the breath, manifests [...]

Michael Pinkard ’14 at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico

March 19, 2012

The Music of the Cosmos: Michael Pinkard ’14 is an Aspiring Physicist and Jazz Musician

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Here on Earth, Michael Pinkard ’14 (Puyallup, Wash.) is part student physicist and part jazz musician. With his tenor sax in hand, Pinkard—a Creative and Performing Arts scholar as well as Marquis Scholar—can be seen performing around campus with Lafayette’s Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo, delighting audiences with his mastery of music. But Pinkard is [...]