Upcoming School of Music Events

Wednesday, September 6

Lecture: "Xiang Ao's Music"

Day: September 6 Time: 10 a.m.–10:50 a.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall, Room L6

Guest composer and professor Xiang Ao from the Sichuan Conservatory in China will discuss music education in China, his path to becoming a composer, and his composition "Mandala."

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Friday, September 22
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Jacobsen Series: A Centennial Celebration of Jazz

Day: September 22 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

Tributes to Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Thelonious Monk

Featuring: Dawn Padula, voice; Tracy Knoop, alto saxophone; Bill Anschell, piano; Andre Thomas, drums; Rob Hutchinson, bass; Zach Armstrong '18, trumpet; Kate Hart '19, trumpet 

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Friday, September 29

Collage 2017

Day: September 29 Time: 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

Enjoy a musical experience like no other! School of Music faculty members and students share the stage for an exhilarating evening of contrast, excitement, and virtuosity.

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Saturday, October 7

Northwest Honor Choir Concert

Day: October 7 Time: 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

Featuring Amanda Quist, guest conductor, with high school singers from Western Washington

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Master Class: American Brass Quintet

Day: October 7 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

The American Brass Quintet is internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time, celebrated for peerless leadership in the brass world.

The group includes members Kevin Cobb, trumpet; Louis Hanzlik, trumpet; Eric Reed, horn; Michael Powell, trombone; and John D. Rojak, bass trombone.

As 2013 recipient of Chamber Music America’s highest honor…

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Wednesday, October 11

Lecture: "Chinese Folk Music"

Day: October 11 Time: 10 a.m.–10:50 a.m.

Join us for a talk led by guest composer and professor Xiang Ao from the Sichuan Conservatory in China, joined by Professor Juanjuan Pu and singer Jia Mao.

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Thursday, October 12

Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble

Day: October 12 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

Enjoy a performance of "Mandala," composed by visiting artist Xiang Ao from the Sichuan Conservatory in China.

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Friday, October 13

Organ at Noon

Day: October 13 Time: 12:05 p.m. Location: Kilworth Memorial Chapel

Paul Thornock '97, organ

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Friday, October 20
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Jacobsen Series: The Elements

Day: October 20 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

A multimedia collaboration with TORCH, a contemporary Chamber Music Ensemble

Featuring: Brian Chin, trumpets; Eric Likkel, clarinets; Steven Shermer, double bass; Ben Thomas, vibes, percussion, bandoneon; Scott Kolbo, visual artist

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Friday, October 27
Saturday, October 28
Friday, November 3
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Jacobsen Series: Guitar Images

Day: November 3 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

Featuring Abe Landa, guitar, and guest artist David Sossa, guitar

Guitar Images will feature a guitar duet that depicts Brazilian "Images of the Northeast." Other selections include music from the films Cinema Paradiso (1988) and Black Orpheus (1959) as well as pieces that are images of a different place and time. 

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Sunday, November 12

Annual Bethel Schneebeck Organ Recital

Day: November 12 Time: 2 p.m. Location: Kilworth Memorial Chapel

Hear pipe organ compositions by Augustin Barié, Dietrich Buxtehude, César Franck, Max Reger, and J.S. Bach, including his famous Passacaglia.

Featuring Paul Thornock '97, organ

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Tuesday, November 14

Seminar: "Empowering the Organism: Creating Exceptional Learning Communities"

Day: November 14 Time: 3 p.m.–5 p.m. Location: Collins Memorial Library, Room 303

Gerard Morris, director of bands and associate professor of music, is the 2016 recipient of the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award that was established in 1997 by Hal and Jacque Eastman to recognize faculty who demonstrate exceptional teaching skills independent of accomplishments in scholarship, research, or publication. The criteria for the award include:

A genuine passion for teaching

An ability inspire students to learn

A capacity to challenge students and to motivate them through high…

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Friday, November 17

Pastoral Sounds: Romantic Works by Tchaikovsky, Elgar, and Dvorak

Day: November 17 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

University of Puget Sound introduces Anna Wittstruck, the new director of orchestra, who will conduct her first program with the Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra. Wittstruck says, “I am thrilled to be joining the School of Music at University of Puget Sound and am honored by the opportunity to work with exceptionally talented and curious students in a liberal arts environment…

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Saturday, November 18

Concerto-Aria Competition 2017 Final Round

Day: November 18 Time: 2 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

Puget Sound student musicians will perform in the final round of the annual Concerto-Aria competition. From its start in 1981, the competition has been an honored tradition. This is the first year that the final round of the competition has been open to the public. Come celebrate the dedication and talents of our student musicians.

Free and open to the public.

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Sunday, November 19

Senior Piano Recital: Taylor Gonzales

Day: November 19 Time: 5 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

For his senior recital, Taylor will perform works by Haydn, Schubert, Ravel and Poulenc.

Featuring fellow Puget Sound musicians Colin Babcock '18, Davis Hampton '18, Savannah Schaumburg '20, Madeleine Scypinksi '20, and Kelsey Tryon '18.

Free and open to the public. Reception to follow in Music Building, Room 114.

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Jazz Combo Concert Series

Day: November 19 Time: 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: Kilworth Memorial Chapel

Jazz concert featuring Puget Sound students Nic Casey '20, violin; Ian Crocker '19, guitar; Gabe Grabovac '19, piano; Jack Danner '20, bass; Alex Dyson '20, drums; and Zach Armstrong '18, trumpet; with Tracy Knoop, director.

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Monday, November 20
Tuesday, November 21
Wednesday, November 29

The Noon Recital Series

Day: November 29 Time: 12 p.m.–1:15 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

Enjoy performances by students from the School of Music.

Free and open to the public.

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Thursday, November 30

TUBACHRISTMAS

Day: November 30 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Rasmussen Rotunda, Wheelock Student Center

TUBACHRISTMAS welcomes in the holiday with an unrivaled brassy collection of songs, performed by Puget Sound musicians and directed by Ryan Schultz.

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Friday, December 1

Organ at Noon

Day: December 1 Time: 12:05 p.m. Location: Kilworth Memorial Chapel

Paul Thornock '97, organ

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Saturday, December 2

WinterFest: A Celebration of Winter in Music and Poetry

Day: December 2 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Kilworth Memorial Chapel

WinterFest brings the much-adored Adelphian Concert Choir and Voci d’Amici to Kilworth Memorial Chapel, with a performance of music and poetry from many traditions, cultures, and lands.

Steven Zopfi will conduct the choirs and members of the Symphony Orchestra in music from England, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Israel, the United States, Norway, and Spain. The styles cover Renaissance, Baroque, modern, a cappella, carols, and gospel music. There will be sing-along carols, music from local composer…

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Sunday, December 3

WinterFest: A Celebration of Winter in Music and Poetry

Day: December 3 Time: 2 p.m. Location: Kilworth Memorial Chapel

WinterFest brings the much-adored Adelphian Concert Choir and Voci d’Amici to Kilworth Memorial Chapel, with a performance of music and poetry from many traditions, cultures, and lands.

Steven Zopfi will conduct the choirs and members of the Symphony Orchestra in music from England, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Israel, the United States, Norway, and Spain. The styles cover Renaissance, Baroque, modern, a cappella, carols, and gospel music. There will be sing-along carols, music from local composer…

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Festival of Lessons and Carols

Day: December 3 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Kilworth Memorial Chapel

The Adelphian Concert Choir, conducted by Steven Zopfi, will perform music and lead sing-alongs of traditional carols. Rev. Dave Wright ’96 and members of the campus community will provide readings. The festival is a traditional candlelight worship celebration of Christmas, based on the famed A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, performed each year since 1918 by the King’s College Choir at Cambridge University. Audience members are invited to bring canned food, dry foods, or cash donations for…

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Monday, December 4

Clarinet Ensemble

Day: December 4 Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Kilworth Memorial Chapel

Jennifer Nelson, ensemble director

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Tuesday, December 5

'Tis the Season: Chorale and Dorian Singers

Day: December 5 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Kilworth Memorial Chapel

J. Edmund Hughes and Kathryn Lehmann, conductors. Featuring music of Aspaas, Rutter, Eddleman, Hughes, Forrest, and Hampton.

Free and open to the public.

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Wednesday, December 6

The Noon Recital Series

Day: December 6 Time: 12 p.m.–1:15 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

Enjoy performances by students from the School of Music.

Free and open to the public.

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