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Tuesday, September 29
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A Vocal Masterclass with Sasha Cooke

Day: September 29 Time: 4:30 p.m.–6 p.m. Location: Presented online via Zoom

Two-time Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke has been called a “luminous standout” (New York Times) and “equal parts poise, radiance and elegant directness” (Opera News). She is sought after by the world’s leading orchestras, opera companies, and chamber music ensembles for her versatile repertoire.

A graduate of Rice University and The Juilliard School, Cooke also…

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Friday, October 2

Jacobsen Series Broadcast: Faculty Recital with Maria Sampen, Violin

Day: October 2 Time: 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall, Broadcast via Schneebeck LIVE

Maria Sampen, professor of violin at the University of Puget Sound, enjoys a vibrant career as concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and teacher. Equally at home with repertoire ranging from classical to avant-garde to popular styles, Sampen has delighted audiences with her eclectic programs, her passionate performance style and her highly expressive playing. She has…

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Friday, October 9

Virtual Performance: "Collage: 10th Annual Faculty/Student Showcase"

Day: October 9 Time: 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall, Broadcast via Schneebeck LIVE

This annual, fast-paced concert is an anticipated event that delights audience members. Faculty members and students will perform together virtually in an evening of chamber music representing School of Music vocal and instrumental ensembles.

Join us at https://pugetsound.edu/schneebecklive

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Wednesday, October 14

Vocal Masterclass and Q&A Session with Maestro Kelly Kuo

Day: October 14 Time: 12:20 p.m.–1:50 a.m. Location: Broadcast online via Schneebeck LIVE

The School of Music Noon Convocation features Maestro Kelly Kuo for a virtual master class.

Praised by the Cincinnati Enquirer as “a leader of exceptional musical gifts, who has a clear technique on the podium and an impressive rapport with audiences,” Maestro Kelly Kuo brings a dynamic versatility and nuance to a diverse repertoire, which includes over 90 operas and an expansive…

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Friday, October 16

Organ at Noon Series: "Sacred Suites and Dances"

Day: October 16 Time: 12 p.m.–1 p.m. Location: Kilworth Memorial Chapel, Broadcast via Schneebeck LIVE

American concert organist Wyatt Smith presents "Sacred Suites and Dances," with music by Emma Lou Diemer, Margaret Sandresky, and Brenda Portman. Tune in for this performance broadcast live from Kilworth Memorial Chapel.

Wyatt Smith, a native of Rapid City, South Dakota, performs with “nuance, polish, and personality” (Michael Barone, APM Pipedreams). Wyatt serves as the Associate…

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Friday, October 23

Jacobsen Series Broadcast: Faculty Recital with Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano

Day: October 23 Time: 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall, Broadcast via Schneebeck LIVE

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano, is a versatile performer of opera, oratorio, musical theatre, jazz, and classical concert repertoire, having performed extensively in national and local roles in the Pacific Northwest. Her debut classical solo album, Gracious Moonlight, was released in 2017 and is available on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon Music, and Spotify. Dr. Padula joined the University…

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Friday, November 6

Jacobsen Series Broadcast: Faculty Recital with Tanya Stambuk, Piano

Day: November 6 Time: 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall, Broadcast via Schneebeck LIVE

Dr. Tanya Stambuk was hailed as "a player with a powerful technique, ideas of her own, and considerable promise" by the New York Times. Her concert career has taken her across the United States and throughout Western and Eastern Europe. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School, (BM and MM in Piano Performance) and Rutgers University (DMA in Piano Performance). She credits…

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Wednesday, November 18

Daedalus Lecture with Gwynne Brown: "'Write Another Symphony’: On the Obscurity of William L. Dawson"

Day: November 18 Time: 6 p.m.

William L. Dawson’s choral music has been widely performed in the U.S. since the 1940s. If you’ve sung or heard African American spirituals in a choir concert, you’ve probably encountered his arrangements. He created nearly two dozen of these short masterworks, many premiered by his students in the choir at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Dawson’s remarkable Negro Folk Symphony…

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Friday, December 4

Organ at Noon Series: "Magnificat: The Song of Mary"

Day: December 4 Time: 12 p.m.–1 p.m. Location: Kilworth Memorial Chapel, Broadcast via Schneebeck LIVE

American concert organist Wyatt Smith presents "Magnificat: The Song of Mary," with music by J. S. Bach, Heinrich Scheidemann, Louis Vierne and more.

Wyatt Smith, a native of Rapid City, South Dakota, performs with “nuance, polish, and personality” (Michael Barone, APM Pipedreams). Wyatt serves as the Associate Director of Music at Epiphany Parish of Seattle and Director of…

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Jacobsen Series Broadcast: Faculty Recital with Alistair MacRae, cello

Day: December 4 Time: 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall, Broadcast via Schneebeck LIVE

Cellist Alistair MacRae is the Cordelia Wikarski-Miedel Artist in Residence at University of Puget Sound School of Music and the cellist of the Puget Sound Piano Trio. He has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral principal throughout North America and in Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. His playing has been praised for its "rich sound and…

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