Music

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 [...]

Cadence female a cappella singers

February 22, 2012

Video: Student-Led Performance Groups Share Their Talents

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Student-led performance groups in music, dance, theater, and spoken word are thriving at Lafayette, complementing ensembles led by the music and theater departments. Brief videos from earlier this winter display the talents of several student-led a cappella and dance groups.

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January 3, 2012

‘Listen to the Music’: Student Ensemble Sings A Cappella

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Cadence is Lafayette’s female student a cappella vocal group. The ensemble performs at numerous events on campus and in Easton, including an annual Halloween concert and the Evening of A Cappella fundraiser. Cadence often performs with Lafayette’s male a cappella group, The Chorduroys, the co-ed a cappella group Soulfege, and other College performance ensembles. This [...]

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December 22, 2011

Photo Galleries: Student Ensembles Present Holiday Performances

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The music department celebrated the holidays with winter season concerts from 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 three of the performances. Marquis [...]

The Williams Visual Arts Building serves as the anchor for the College's new Williams Arts Campus on North Third Street.

December 21, 2011

Lafayette Will Infuse the Arts Throughout Curriculum with Mellon Foundation Support

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With major support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Lafayette’s vision of infusing the arts throughout the curriculum will become a reality. The foundation has awarded a grant of $800,000 to support the College’s Global Arts Infusion and Visiting Artists Initiative. The key objectives are to integrate further the performing and visual arts throughout the [...]

John Paul Bisciotti '14 works with laser equipment in Hugel Science Center.

December 16, 2011

Lafayette Allows John Paul Bisciotti ’14 to Follow His Passions in Music and Engineering

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When he graduates from Lafayette in a few years, John Paul Bisciotti ’14 (Media, Pa.) plans to be a mechanical engineer—but he will surely be a more musically talented mechanical engineer than most. Bisciotti takes classes in engineering, mathematics, and physics as he works toward his degree. He excels in math and science, and enjoys [...]

Professor Lisa Gabel

November 29, 2011

The Neuroscience of Music: Course Explores How Songs Can Help Heal the Brain

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ABC’s Primetime recently profiled Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured by a gunshot wound to the head in January. In discussing her recovery from her traumatic brain injury, the news program addressed music’s role in Giffords’ recovery of language. The congresswoman’s experience shows the potential for music therapy to be a powerful tool in [...]

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November 22, 2011

John Hunt ’01 Makes Musical Debut on MTV’s The Challenge: Rivals

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In today’s competitive music industry, a composer’s big break can occur in a matter of seconds after several disappointments. No one knows that better than John Hunt ’01 of South Orange, N.J., who made his musical debut during MTV’s The Challenge: Rivals most recent episode. Previously, two of Hunt’s original compositions were slated to be [...]

Tracy McFarlan ’13

November 16, 2011

Music Research Allows Tracy McFarlan ’13 to Cross Academic Boundaries

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Aside from some viola lessons in middle school, Tracy McFarlan ’13 (Yardley, Pa.) hasn’t had much experience with music—but that hasn’t stopped her from racking up achievements in music research. This summer, McFarlan, a history major, worked with Jorge Torres, associate professor of music, on his upcoming book, The Greenwood Encyclopedia [...]

Brett Billings '12 performs in College Theater's production of "An Enemy of the People."

October 14, 2011

Students Stretch Artistic Limits through Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship Program

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Artistic creations often exist as lasting monuments to their creators, and each year, a select group of students gets an exciting opportunity to leave their own stamp on the College’s vibrant art community. Now in its third year, the Creative and Performing Arts (CaPA) Fellowship supports students in turning their artistic visions into realities. CaPA [...]