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Music department holds holiday concert

Music department holds holiday concert

December 9, 2013

Group will have ‘big-band sound’ according to director Matt Sintchak: By Elise McArdle   On Dec. 10, UW-Whitewater’s jazz ensemble and undergraduate research band will perform a holiday-themed concert featuring the music of Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Russian composer Tchaiko...

Musician Cas Haley comes to UW-Whitewater

November 20, 2013

By Elise McArdle   Some kids dream of being movie stars or astronauts. Some even dream of being musicians. Guitarist and singer Cas Haley didn’t just dream of it, he became it. “I remember being a young teenager saying, 'Hey, this is what I want to do, and I never did anything else,'”...

Whitewater’s own ‘Pitch Perfect’

Whitewater’s own ‘Pitch Perfect’

October 30, 2013

Vocal jazz ensemble performs modern a cappella music: By Elise McArdle   “Pitch Perfect” may have made it cool on the big screen, but a cappella performances are nothing new to the collegiate music scene in the U.S. and Canada. Once seen only as a traditional form of gospel choir ...

Orchestra set to perform with new director

Orchestra set to perform with new director

October 9, 2013

By Elise McArdle   Christopher Ramaekers is the new director for this year’s Chamber Orchestra, and he said he has some big ideas for the group. “My plan is really to explore this great music that would better be performed by a group other than the symphony orchestra,” Ramaekers said. ...

Jazz reading band set to take stage

Jazz reading band set to take stage

October 1, 2013

By Elise McArdle   “A jazz reading band is a great opportunity for beginning jazz musicians, advanced jazz musicians, anyone who wants to play, to get together in a big band setting. It’s a great way to get involved with playing jazz,” senior Vinny Sauer said. Sauer is a member of...

UW-W hosts bands from around the world

UW-W hosts bands from around the world

September 18, 2013

By Elise McArdle   Want to travel the world without leaving campus? On Sept. 18, three diverse bands from different countries will perform at the World Music Festival in the Young Auditorium. Playing at 6 p.m. is Kardemimmit, a band composed of four young women from Finland. Kardemimmit...

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