Christine Niehaus performed the original piano score to the 1927 silent film “Wings”. The performance took place on November 11, 2017 at the American Film Institute Theater in Silver Spring, Maryland.“Wings” was the winner of the first academy award for best picture.
William & Mary’s Design Review Board approved initial exterior design concepts for the renovation of Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall and the new music building planned to be built next to it.
"It's not enough to sing it right," says Sarah Gallo, director of the William & Mary Women's Chorus. "We want to use our music to do big things."
The 2017-2018 school year marks the 50th anniversary of the first African-American residential students admitted to William & Mary. The university honors them and William & Mary’s entire African-American community this year through “Building on the Legacy,” a series of special events, guest speakers and performances.
The new semester brings with it a vast array of opportunities for people to enjoy the arts at William & Mary.
Anne Rasmussen, William & Mary professor of music and ethnomusicology, spent the first six months of this year as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar researching Islamic music in Indonesia.
William & Mary librarian Kathleen DeLaurenti has been featured in the book "This is What a Librarian Looks Like."
W&M doctoral candidate James Padilioni's dissertation has taken a startling, and fascinating, detour from where it began.
William & Mary singers started off in their usual formal performance mode. But by the end of their summer trip to South Africa, the W&M Choir and Botetourt Chamber Singers had warmed up to a very different way of experiencing music.
Students experimented with various synthesizers available in the Music Library as part of Christopher DeLaurenti’s summer Introduction to Computer Music and Electroacoustics class.
Ten undergraduate student composers ended their Spring 2017 semester with a three-day Composers Laboratory, joining with faculty and the guest ensemble Mind on Fire to workshop and then present their original compositions in concert.
Next steps are taking shape for the new Arts Quarter at William & Mary.
Kevin Kay ’17 couldn’t decide which part of his double major of music and physics he would pursue after graduating from William & Mary, until the answer was made perfectly clear.
Former VA Gov. jams with W&M music faculty member, Tripp Johnson, it was the first time it was covered by Rolling Stone Magazine.
The Department of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lauron Kehrer to the faculty beginning in August 2017.
The W&M Music Department is pleased to announce Dr. Richard Marcus as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands.
The Arts Open House will be held 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm on Friday, April 14, 2017
The students will be performing duets and trios on Songs of Destinations including "Come Fly With Me", "Easy Street", "King of New York", and "Beyond the Sea".
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Mr. Jeffrey Doyon of Arlington recently donated a beautiful cello to the music department
The Wren Masters, the faculty baroque quartet of the College of William & Mary, has won its fourth consecutive Artists Touring Grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts
Emily Bessler '14 moved through the ranks to become a platoon leader for the United States Army.
The Botetourt Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Jamie Bartlett, perform for hundreds of upper Middle and High School students.
Five music students had the opportunity to work one-on-one with members of the famed Viennese trio in a recent strings master class.
Harris Simon and Jordan Ponzi describe their lives in music.
Alyssa Melchers '16 performed with her mother, William & Mary alumna Wanda Graybeal Melchers '88, at her senior recital.
Nick Starr '13 studied piano while a student at W & M and is now the accompanist for The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" U.S. Army Voices.They will be performing a free concert on Monday, February 29th, 7:30pm.
No Ceiling has gained acceptance into the ICAA competition, and will be representing William & Mary in the world of competitive a cappella.
Mark your calendars for these arts-related events at William & Mary this spring.
William & Mary’s Swem Library has received a $60,000 grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to digitize its entire run of Cash Box, a music trade magazine published from 1942 to 1996.
In a series of lectures and performances at William & Mary last week, Pellerite demonstrated his vision for the Native American flute.
Tim Brooks, who retired in 2007 as executive vice president of research for Lifetime Television, met this week with several groups of students and faculty at William & Mary.
"Stain" is a collection of W&M Professor Brian Hulse's compositions performed largely by members of the William & Mary community
Dressed in a giant onesie complete with bib and oversize bottle, Peter Vishton goo-gooed and gaa-gaaed his way to victory during William & Mary's annual Raft Debate.
The Raft Debate will be held at Phi Beta Kappa Hall Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Learn about some of the arts-related events at William & Mary coming up in the fall semester.
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert at William & Mary's Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 3.
The sounds of the 18th century filled the Wren Chapel last week as a group of graduate students from Temple University joined with William & Mary students for a harpsichord master class.
Robert LaRose '16 recently created his own arrangement of the beloved tune.
Music Professor Katherine K. Preston presented the Tack Faculty Lecture this week, reminding of a time when opera was as American as apple pie – and Americans ate it up.
Diane Dudley, Music Library assistant, earns plaudits throughout campus for her devotion to meeting the needs and wants of her patrons.
The William & Mary Department of Music has commissioned a new work by composer Lei Liang, titled "The Moon is Watching Us."
Katherine Preston will give the spring 2015 Tack Faculty Lecture on the topic of "An American Prima Donna and Apple-Pie Opera."
Grayson Kilgo '17 has been offered a competitive spot with Hyannis Sound, a nationally-acclaimed professional a cappella group, for the 2015 summer season.
Singers from William & Mary's choral program traveled to Richmond to take part in a concert with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The Sinfonicron Light Opera Company is celebrating its 50th anniversary season.
William & Mary music instructor to be featured on public radio's "With Good Reason."
The campus master plan, which was last updated in 2003, provides a road map for planning and facilities at W&M’s main campus for the next 20 years.
William & Mary's Committee on Sustainability has awarded funding to 19 sustainability projects for the fall 2014 semester.
The Brock McGuire Band met with classes, hosted a master class with the Appalachian Music Ensemble and performed in Williamsburg Regional Library as part of the W&M Department of Music's Ewell Concert Series.
The Department of Music is looking to renovate Ewell Recital Hall.
Hip-hop duo Hudson and Guam provide financial support for William & Mary Hip Hop Collection.
Emmy-nominated composer Kareem Rouston is one of this year's Maurine Stuart Dulin Class of 1939 Artists-in-Residence.
The Virginia Symphony will kick off its free "Symphony Under the Stars" concert series at William & Mary’s Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre on Aug. 28.
The William & Mary Choir and Botetourt Chamber Singers traveled through Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland May 13-27, performing American music as well as a piece commissioned just for them.