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Jazzing up the holidays with UW-W Jazz Band

Jazzing up the holidays with UW-W Jazz Band

Christopher Mathews, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


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There is a certain vibe most people get from the holiday season, that time period between November and January. It is chaos: a calamity of love, panic, holiday cheer, for some a reminder of loss, all rolled into a gift-wrapped box we take out again every year. Jazz is similar, chaotic and uncontrolled by...

Exchange Student uses school resources to make music

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

November 30, 2017


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Zambian foreign exchange student, Martin Musunka didn’t expect to keep creating music after arriving in Whitewater. After all, he arrived about two weeks before Fall semester 2016 and didn’t know anyone. A year later Musunka, who also goes by his artist name Mellow, has a great network of fr...

Music Mosaics Fund Scholarship

February 29, 2016


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Feb. 24, 2016 By Mary Davisson The staff and alumni of the Music Department are bringing in the spring with “Valves, And Reeds, And Strings, Oh My!” Music Mosaics is a concert series that showcases the talents of the staff and alumni of UW–Whitewater. The series began in 2002 with div...

Top 10 workout songs of 2015

January 27, 2016


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Jan. 27, 2015 By Charles Trafelet The year has just begun and many people are making commitments toward their New Year’s resolutions. For a lot of people, their New Year’s resolution is to get moving.  Every new workout regimen needs a playlist of songs. A site called runhundred.com has com...

Wisconsin music scene: Summer offers music lovers a variety of concert options, tickets available

April 8, 2015


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April 8, 2015 By Amber Levenhagen Lovers of every genre of music can find happiness at any of Wisconsin’s summertime music festivals. Summerfest Located at the Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, Summerfest is considered the world’s largest music festival. With over 800 acts, it ...

Jazz it up with Howes two-day music residency

Jazz it up with Howes two-day music residency

April 9, 2014


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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...

New director takes reigns of orchestra

March 12, 2014


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March 12, 2014 By Lauren Piek   The Whitewater Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of first year director Christopher Ramaekers, has introduced many changes, incuding an unusual soloist choice for the upcoming recital. Recent concerto competition winner and senior Jennifer Jones...

Album Review: ‘High Hopes’ by Bruce Springsteen

Album Review: ‘High Hopes’ by Bruce Springsteen

February 26, 2014


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  Bruce Springsteen brings us his 18th studio album with “High Hopes,” a collection of covers, outtakes and revisited works. With a career spanning over five decades, Springsteen’s constant musical evolution is present once again in his newest album. Guitarist Tom Morello — of Rage...

Music faculty exercise what they teach

Music faculty exercise what they teach

February 5, 2014


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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. ...

Holiday spirit travels from Broadway to UW-W

Holiday spirit travels from Broadway to UW-W

December 13, 2013


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By Abrielle Backhaus   It’s the holiday season, and “Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday” is on its way to the UW-Whitewater campus to spread the season’s tidings. “Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday” features Broadway hits from classic shows like “My Fair Lady” and “South Pacific,”...

Album Review: ‘Marshall Mathers LP 2’ by Eminem

Album Review: ‘Marshall Mathers LP 2’ by Eminem

December 13, 2013


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  In August 1996, Eminem made his debut with the release of his first independent album titled “Infinite.” With his bleach-blonde hair, tattoos, earrings and incredibly profane lyrics, Eminem flipped the rap world upside down on his way to superstardom. Seventeen years later, his latest...

Music department holds holiday concert

Music department holds holiday concert

December 9, 2013


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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...

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