The Arts

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 [...]

Karalyn Enz ’13

May 7, 2013

Karalyn Enz ’13 Receives Top Research Honor at College Music Society Conference

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Music and psychology double major Karalyn Enz ’13 (Milford, N.J) presented the best student paper at the 34th Northeast Regional Conference of the College Music Society at Keene State College last month. “The Intimacy of Expression: Implications of Performance Indications in Federico Mompou’s Impresiones Íntimas for Guitar Arrangement and Performance” resulted from a collaboration between [...]

Joel Vargas '14

May 2, 2013

Joel Vargas ’14 Receives Prestigious Beinecke Scholarship to Pursue Filmmaking

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Film and media studies major Joel Vargas ’14 (Bronx, N.Y.) is a recipient of the prestigious Beinecke Scholarship. The award will provide $4,000 now and $30,000 when he attends a graduate school in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Vargas is one of 20 exceptional students nationwide who received the scholarship [...]

Stephanie Bateman ’13 films a session where a professional make-up artist demonstrates the effects of aging on students.

April 19, 2013

Stephanie Bateman ’13 Documents the Creation of On Aging Production through Film

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“Did you know that our hands are actually the part of the body that shows age the most?” asks Stephanie Bateman ’13 (Neshanic Station, N.J.) excitedly. Bateman is documenting the creation of the theatrical production On Aging, which is being staged by students in the interdisciplinary Making Theater: On Aging course. Taught by Suzanne Westfall, professor [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Arabian Nights

March 19, 2013

Photo Gallery: College Theater Presents Arabian Nights

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Lafayette College Theater presented its production of Arabian Nights March 6-9 at the Williams Center for the Arts. Magical, poignant, bawdy, and cruel, the classic tales known around the world came to stunning theatrical life in an abridged version of Mary Zimmerman’s inventive and ingenious adaptation. The production was directed by Mary Jo Lodge, associate [...]

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 [...]