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Shannon Dozoryst, Director of Young Auditorium, is excited to announce that this 2020 fall season will be safely hosted online with live concerts, Broadway content, and free weekly performances!

Young Auditorium starts digital fall season

Piano Fondue Performed Live
Lizzy Rost, Arts and Recreational Editor September 27, 2020

Pianists Josh Dupont and Chris Lange held a live duel Sept. 25 online from Madison, launching the start of Young Auditorium's digital fall season with "Piano Fondue."  The interactive show let the...

Music professor Benjamin Whitcomb performs “Bach Suites for Cello” by Johann Sebastian Bach at the UW-Whitewater Innovation Center on Friday, Sept. 18.

There’s music in the air

Paint and sound amuse in outdoor performance
Lizzy Rost, Arts and Recreational Editor September 20, 2020

Music professor Benjamin Whitcomb and lecturer of art and design Bethann Moran-Handzlik performed “Bach Suites for Cello” from 10-11:30 a.m. outside the UW-Whitewater Innovation Center Sept. 18 in...

The UW-Whitewater’s Vocal Jazz ensemble used this equipment for years, indoors. However, now the Choir uses the Mixers, wireless microphone receiver, and a FM transmitter for parking lot rehearsals. The FM transmitter is on the windowsill near the bottom.

Choir practice in the car

Music Department gets creative with social distancing
Lizzy Rost, Arts and Recreational Editor September 13, 2020

UW-Whitewater’s choir students dedicate themselves to music. And in a pandemic those students persevere with creative practices that allow for social distancing.  This semester they practice in the...

College of Arts and Communication Dean Eileen M. Hayes is an ethnomusicologist with expertise in race and gender in the music of U.S. social movements.

The show must go on

Center of the Arts goes virtual
Lizzy Rost, Arts & Recreation Editor August 31, 2020

The show will go on for the Greenhill Center of the Arts this fall despite the inability to host in-person experiences. Performers will step out of the spotlight and into people’s homes through online...

Clay Johnson and Jeremy Davis perform alongside        other members of The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra at their    concert Monday, Oct. 7 in the Young Auditorium.

Orchestra lights up theater

Danielle Kronau, Assistant Arts & Rec Editor October 14, 2019

The entire stage of the Young Auditorium glowed with vibrant colors of lights, humor and musical artistry for attendees of The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra concert Monday, Oct. 7. The show started with...

In tune for the holidays

In tune for the holidays

Annual Holiday concert raises money for student scholarship fund
Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor December 4, 2018

Each year, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Music Department hosts the Gala Holiday Concert. This year it was held Dec. 1 in Young Auditorium marking its 24th year on campus. It is the Music Department’s...

Music in the movies

Professor shares his experiences creating film scoes
Samantha Lynn, Staff Reporter November 5, 2018

Professor Jeff Herriott always has music on his mind. The University of Wisconsin – Whitewater’s music department professor has had the honor of creating music scores for movies. “In ‘Bone Tomahawk,’...

A still image of Nick Borowitz from the music video “Bloom.”

Fun through filming

UW-W Students make music video
Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor September 25, 2018

Sophomores Nick Borowitz and Bradley Ripp think it is important for fellow University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students to reserve time for their passions. The pair, along with their friend and UW-Madison...

File photo of the 2017 UW-Whitewater's World Music Festival performers

International tunes to be featured at World Music Festival: Q&A with Shannon Dozorystent

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor September 3, 2018

The Royal Purple recently interviewed Interim Director of Young Auditorium Shannon Dozoryst to discuss the upcoming World Music Festival event on campus. The festival will begin at 3 p.m. on Sept. 18...

Talking Flowers, Finals, and Playlists

Talking Flowers, Finals, and Playlists

Jon Ball, Staff Reporter May 8, 2018

Plants are similar to that one friend who never has much to say and only speaks when necessary: their mouths remain shut most of the time at dinner, however, they send a nod or smile in your direction...

Music on the Mind: Seek out local music and embrace community pride

Music on the Mind: Seek out local music and embrace community pride

Jon Ball, Staff Reporter May 1, 2018

Live music has been a major source of entertainment for centuries. The earliest performances were by choirs singing hymns in church. One can only imagine the energy in the room and the state of awe felt...

Jonathan Ross and Seth Arp from the Ego Mechanics perform their new single “Burnt Orange” at Jitters Coffee Lounge during Edgefest on April 28.

Music at First Sight

UW-W alumnus returns in two-piece rock duo for Edgefest
Brenda Echeverria , Arts & Rec Editor April 30, 2018

Ego Mechanics is not your average rock band. They are a rock duo created by Seth Arp, a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater alumnus, and Jonathan Ross, who together love to play blues rock. “It’s...

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