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Boe to perform solo piano concert

May 2, 2012

Music Lecturer Karen Boe has been practicing the piano since she was five years old. In addition to the piano, she also knows how to play the cello, which she began studying at age 11, and has sung at church and in school. “My household was busy musically as my four older siblings all studied p...

Concert band preparing for final performance

April 25, 2012

Typical band instruments, including full brass, woodwind and percussion sections, complement this year’s Concert Band, with a total of 57 students enrolled. “The ensemble is open to all students attending UW-Whitewater,” Concert Band conductor John Tuinstra said. “In fact, over half the ban...

Two music students prepare for upcoming senior recitals

April 11, 2012

This week, music students will celebrate the culminations of their undergraduate careers. Ryan White White is a baritone singer. Baritones have the second lowest male vocal range and are defined by their deep voice. White said he has been singing for basically his whole life. “I started my first...

Prepare for Cinco de Mayo, paint a margarita glass at Roberta’s Gallery

April 4, 2012

Students will have the opportunity to paint their own designs on glass in an upcoming margarita glass workshop in the University Center. The workshop is open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members, but a majority of the participants are students. The margarita glass workshop, facilitated by Angie Al...

Professor to perform ‘variety’ of classical guitar pieces in recital

March 21, 2012

It’s not often UW-Whitewater hosts a guitar concert, but thanks to Adjunct Instructor George Lindquist, students and staff will have the opportunity to attend a performance put on by a seasoned guitarist. “You don’t need to be a scholar to enjoy [the music we will play],” Lindquist said. ...

Student work highlighted in DanceScapes

March 14, 2012

Every year the Theatre/Dance Department puts together DanceScapes, a dance concert allowing students and faculty members to showcase performances they’ve been working on throughout the entire academic year. This year, 10 pieces will be performed in the production, including a guest artist, seven...

Young Auditorium pays tribute to Blues Brothers

March 7, 2012

The story of “The Blues Brothers,” originally a 1980 musical comedy film directed by John Landis starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, is coming to UW-Whitewater. Young Auditorium Marketing Specialist Leslie LaMuro spoke with Cultural Affairs Committee Director of the Young Auditorium Ken Kohberger,...

Wind Ensemble prepare for concert, trip to NYC

February 29, 2012

In February 2013, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble plans to travel to New York City to play in Carnegie Hall. Sophomore percussionist Dominic Gischia said he hopes he makes the auditions so he can participate with the ensemble in this event. “Carnegie Hall is the premiere concert stage in the U....

Music faculty ensemble to host guest artists

February 15, 2012

SONICT, a campus group that focuses on contemporary and new music, is hosting two guest artists this week. SONICT has been on campus since 2005. It started because people wanted to have more music on campus, according to SONICT directors. The current SONICT ensemble directors are Associate Prof...

Roberson to perform in first solo concert featuring the trombone

February 8, 2012

Senior Riley Roberson will perform a solo concert featuring the trombone in an upcoming student recital, which will take place at 3 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Light Recital Hall. Roberson said he has been playing trombone for 12 years. The upcoming student recital will be Roberson’s first solo con...

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