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UW-Whitewater Professor Showcases Talent with friend from MSO

Olivia Enriquez, Assistant Arts & Rec Editor

January 27, 2020

On Jan. 23, 2020, Benjamin Whitcomb, a professor of Cello and Music Theory at UW-Whitewater, performed alongside his long-time friend Peter J. Thomas of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at a showcase of talent for friends, colleagues and anyone else interested in classical cello music. They chose an...

Starting the semester in song

LaDae'meona McDowell, Arts & Rec Editor

September 9, 2019

Starting his twenty-first year  at UW-Whitewater, Music Professor and professional cellist, Benjamin Whitcomb plays the opening concert in the Light Recital Hall alongside his esteemed colleague Dr. Myung Hee Chung. Whitcomb sighs as he explains the way he feels playing music. “There is somethin...

Faculty donate talents to raise money

Faculty donate talents to raise money

November 20, 2013

Music Mosaics has supported scholarship program since 2002: By Lea Staedtler   Faculty members of the department of music have teamed up to raise scholarship money for incoming and continuing music students, and help students better afford school. Now in its 11th year, the Music Mosaic...

Music student, professor experience inspiration together

November 28, 2012

  Senior Bradley Riss was first introduced to music when he was five. Fast forward 18 years, and he is now graduating UW-Whitewater with a degree in music. He said his mother is his biggest inspiration because she was also a cellist and motivated him to stick with his instrument throughout...

Music faculty perform in trio benefiting students

February 1, 2012

UW-Whitewater Professors Myung Hee Chung and Benjamin Whitcomb, along with lecturer Leanne League, are joining forces as a piano trio for another installment of the Music Mosaics concert series at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Light Recital Hall. The piano trio includes Chung on piano, League on violi...

Professor to perform challenging, rare cello piece

November 10, 2011

Bach’s suites for unaccompanied cello are almost never played in a single concert, but Associate Professor Benjamin Whitcomb has welcomed the challenge and will perform all six suites in one concert. “The Bach suites are the pinnacle,” Whitcomb said. “I would argue that they are the most...

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