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Young Auditorium starts digital fall season

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!
Piano Fondue Performed Live
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...

There’s music in the air

Music professor Benjamin Whitcomb performs “Bach Suites for Cello” by Johann Sebastian Bach at the UW-Whitewater Innovation Center on Friday, Sept. 18.
Paint and sound amuse in outdoor performance
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...

Choir practice in the car

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.
Music Department gets creative with social distancing
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...

The show must go on

College of Arts and Communication Dean Eileen M. Hayes is proud that returning students are continuing to learn and improve their skills through the pandemic. Hayes is an ethnomusicologist with expertise in race and gender in the music of U.S. social movements. She is also President of the College Music Society. In her spare time she lectures to her cats Tiger and Woods, and practices singing like Beyonce. Dr. Hayes loves her Warhawk face covering.
Center of the Arts goes virtual
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...

Orchestra lights up theater

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

Fun through filming

A still image of Nick Borowitz from the music video “Bloom.”
UW-W Students make music video
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...

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

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

Music at First Sight

Jonathan Ross and Seth Arp from the Ego Mechanics perform their new single “Burnt Orange” at Jitters Coffee Lounge during Edgefest on April 28.
UW-W alumnus returns in two-piece rock duo for Edgefest
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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