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The hills are alive with ‘Sounds and Visions’ of music

February 12, 2015

By Signe Trewyn   UW-Whitewater will host an all-day music reception for kids of the community to learn songs, play instruments and expand their musical knowledge. ‘Sounds and Visions’ has been a part of UW-W since 2002. The program aims to expose UW-W parents and children to music. The...

Jazz it up with Howes two-day music residency

Jazz it up with Howes two-day music residency

April 9, 2014

April 9, 2014 By Abrielle Backhaus   Christian Howes grew up winning competitions as a classical violinist in Columbus, Ohio. He went on to create educational music workshops and a website and will soon bring his knowledge to campus. Howes founded an online learning site in 2011, the...

Recital features range of music


April 2, 2014

Students prepare for French horn performance April 2, 2014 By Lauren Piek   This semester’s horn studio recital will feature music from classical, romantic and modern eras. Music Professor Linda Kimball will direct the horn students during the recital. Kimball teaches high brass techniques, along with horn students at UW-Whitewater. One of Kim...

Spanish composers featured

March 19, 2014

Professor performs with classic guitar March 19, 2014 By Lauren Piek   Taught at a young age to play music, George Lindquist used his early-learned talent to create a career. Lindquist, a classical guitarist and professor at UW-Whitewater, will perform a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m....

‘The Soldier’s Tale’ as told by UW-W


March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014 By Lea Staedtler   The Music and Theatre Departments have collaborated to perform a classical theatrical performance of “The Soldier’s Tale.” “The Soldier’s Tale,” is a classic piece by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky from 1918. It tells the story of a young soldier on leave, ...

Professors collaborate with students


March 5, 2014

Chamber Orchestra concert showcases talents  March 5, 2014 By Abrielle Backhaus By Signe Trewyn   In the Chamber Orchestra, professors are not only educators; they are partners. Instead of the usual professor-to-student format, students and professors play side-by-side. Chamber Orchestra Dir...

Minor Vices ready to ‘rock’ at UW-Whitewater


February 26, 2014

Feb. 26, 2014 By Abrielle Backhaus By Signe Trewyn   Get ready to rock and interact with Milwaukee-based band Minor Vices as they take the Light Recital Hall stage. Christopher Burns and the band will perform their entire album “Misdemeanors,” along with another song titled “Alligator...

Music faculty exercise what they teach


February 5, 2014

Practice still key in recital preparation Feb. 5, 2014 By Lauren Piek   Two music department faculty members will put on recitals in February to encourage music students to continue their growth in music education. Professor Matthew Sintchak will perform a saxophone recital at 7:30 p.m. ...

Plenty to see at Light Recital Hall in January

Mas Sugihara and Jennifer Brimson Cooper of the Aea Duo

January 22, 2014

Jan. 22, 2014 By Abrielle Backhaus   Awea Duo Musicians:Jennifer Brimson Cooper, flute; and Mas Sugihara, saxophone. How did the group start: We both went to Moorhead State University in Kentucky. Moorhead is actually a town with a population of 7,000 people, so it’s a v...

Pianist ‘connects with people through music’

Pianist ‘connects with people through music’

December 4, 2013

Senior Josh Wang has played piano since he was seven: By Lauren Piek   At the tender age of seven, senior Josh Wang found the inspiration he needed to start his career in music. His older cousin played piano, and Wang has followed in those footsteps ever since. Now Wang is putting his y...

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...

Echelon String Quartet takes stage

November 20, 2013

By Signe Trewyn   Four local alumni will bring their talent to the stage this week hoping to introduce their audience to music that they might not usually listen to, as the Echelon String Quartet reaches beyond the usual repertoire. The group includes Blaine Mcquinn and Alerdale Wimer on...

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