Check out the William & Mary theatre production of Sitayana, the epic Hindu story of Sita, “sublime princess of Earth.”
Professor Preston awarded legendary jazz saxophonist, Pharoah Sanders, with the Honorary Membership Award at the SAM ceremony in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The new "Blind Dates" collection from the Swem Music Library in Ewell Hall offers students, faculty and staff a chance to get to know new music.
Four entries chosen that improve the quality of education at the university while reducing costs or generating revenue that can be reinvested.
The W&M lecturer, sound artist and creator of the installation "Thrill: A Love Song," aims to help people listen.
Ssgt Robert C. Singer of the "President's Own" US Marine Band led the William & Mary Wind Symphony in a special rehearsal
Department of Music Alum Elizabeth LaPrelle, '09, was recently interviewed on NPR. Another alum, Brian Wright, announced a new recording.
The Music from China ensemble recently visited W&M, teaching students and faculty alike about Chinese music through a performance and series of lecture opportunities.
The lecture, “Musical Ramifications of the Civil War”, will be held on December 3rd in the Williamsburg Library Theatre at 7:30pm. The program discusses changes in America’s musical heritage as a result of our nation’s most divisive conflict.
Professor Tim Mauthe was recently awarded the First Prize in Category C of the 2012 Musica Domani International Composition Competition for his piece "Within Memory" for cello and piano.
William & Mary Symphony Orchestra promises a scary good time as it presents “The Haunted Melody” for its annual Halloween concert, this Sunday afternoon in the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium.
The current issue of The Flat Hat features an article about the newly released album by faculty members Stephanie Nakasian and the Harris Simon Trio, "Show Me the Way to Get Out of This World"
Upgrades to facilities will be completed in multiple stages over several years, said Vice President of Administration Anna Martin. Theatre and music departments to be addressed first.
One of only 20 graduate students nationwide chosen for the program, Nelson heads to Yale University to complete post-graduate work and prepare to serve as a Foreign Affairs officer.
Some of the best players from the country's top orchestras will perform a piece arranged by William & Mary's director of bands next month.
Evan Callaway, a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics, is a Spring 2012 PBK initiate.
Traditional music icon, Doc Watson, was recently honored by the Society for American Music.
William & Mary music faculty member John Lindberg received a surprise during his final performance with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra recently: a proclamation from the mayor of Norfolk thanking him for his near-half-century of service to the Hampton Roads music community.
William & Mary's choirs will present their spring concerts this week, and each will include original compositions by members of the College community.
Two visiting musicians from Morocco enliven Anthropology 470
W&M Symphony Orchestra conductor Grant Gilman was recently featured in an article by the Virginia Gazette
W&M Music Department Applied Faculty member, John Lindberg, was recently honored by the VA Symphony Orchestra and the City of Norfolk
On Monday April 23, at 8pm, the William and Mary Music of India Ensemble will perform its final concert of the year, with special guests Paul Livingstone (sitar) and Homnath Upadhyaya (tabla).
Dr. Katherine Preston, David N. & Margaret C. Bottoms Professor of Music, was recently honored with a Plumeri Award
American pianist and conductor Stephen Drury will perform a concert on April 13 and hold a piano master class on April 14.
The Choir of the College of William and Mary under the direction of Professor James Armstrong and the William and Mary Botetourt Chamber Singers conducted by Professor Jamie Bartlett went on their triennial International Tour in May of 2011, this time to Italy, Greece and Turkey.
Two Moroccan artists serve as musicians-in-residence with the Middle Eastern Music Ensemble.
This Spring the Middle Eastern Music Ensemble will welcome musicians traveling from abroad for the first time.
Associate Professor Thomas Payne's new edition, "Philip the Chancellor: Motets and Prosulas" was recently featured in "Embellishments", a newsletter about recent researches.
After performing in places ranging from the Amazon Basin to New Zealand, celebrated pianist Anna Kijanowska will once again grace the College's stage Tuesday night to perform with the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra.
Repast Baroque Ensemble will perform on Friday, February 24th at 8pm in Bruton Parish Church
Brian Hulse, Associate Professor (Theory and Composition)recently had his album reviewed.
Members of William & Mary's music faculty will present performances in honor of Black History Month in the next few weeks.
The two W&M professors to perform original music, poems interpreting the Major Arcana tarot cards.
Ralph Skiano, Instructor of Clarinet, will present a master class at Louisiana State University
The next event in the Ewell Concert Series will be a performance from the Countertop Ensemble on Wednesday, February 8th in the Wren Chapel.
World-renowned tenor William Joyner '84 returned to his alma mater last week to host the class and perform with the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra.
Professor Anne Rasmussen was awarded the Alan Merriam Prize Honorable Mention for her book Women, the Recited Qur’an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia, published by the University of California Press in 2010.
Ensembles bring the sounds of Java to Williamsburg.
The W&M Gamelan Ensemble was featured in a recent article in The Flat Hat
Dr. Paul Bhasin, W&M Director of Bands, will be making a presentation at the largest band clinic in North America this December.
A new world of sound has arrived at William & Mary, thanks to the College's new Music of India Ensemble.
Both the W&M Chamber Winds and the W&M Jazz Ensemble will be presenting concerts in November.
With fanfare and grateful appreciation, the College celebrates the establishment of a fully funded, endowed professorship in Middle East studies.
The College becomes just the third in the United States, 16th in the world, to receive this fully funded, endowed professorship.
William & Mary a capella group The Gentlemen of the College will perform in New York City over Columbus Day weekend, with one performance expected to air on live TV.
The U.S. Marine Band will premiere a new work by William & Mary's director of bands in Washington D.C. this week.
Tomas Lozano will be the first performer for the 2011-2012 Ewell Concert Series. The performance will be on Saturday, October 15 at 4:30pm in the Ewell Recital Hall
Virginia Symphony Orchestra will kick off a series of classical performances at Phi Beta Kappa Hall on Oct. 6.
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra, which includes members of William & Mary's applied music faculty, presented a free concert under the stars at the lakeside venue on Thursday, sponsored by the City of Williamsburg and the College.
The senior from New Jersey aims to lead the Tribe deep into the NCAA playoffs this season.
The Music Department is excited to welcome Swem's first Arts Librarian.
Katherine Preston recently took the helm of the Society for American Music. But overseeing a national scholarly organization with close to 1,000 members isn’t the only thing keeping the musicology professor busy this year.
W&M's artists-in-residence cap the academic year by performing Martin Feldman's six-hour, non-stop marathon, the String Quartet #2.
W&M's artists-in-residence won't take a break during rarely performed String Quartet #2.
Economics Professor and Williamsburg Mayor Clyde A. Haulman is the 2011 winner of the Prentis Award.
The book, "Philip the Chancellor: Motets and Prosulas" is a new edition of works by Philip the Chancellor edited by Music Department Chair Thomas Payne.
As part of her senior music project, Tidaback is spending her final semester as an undergraduate working at the school in a new partnership between it and the William & Mary music department.
William & Mary artist-in-residence and award-winning writer, composer, performer and director Rinde Eckert will perform "An Idiot Divine" at the College on March 30.
Flutist Eugenia Zuckerman, along with pianist Milana Strezeva, will present "Music of the Romantic Era" on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 8:00pm in the Williamsburg Library Theatre.
The Virginia Gazette recently printed a review of two events related to the Music Department: The Ewell Concert Series Relâche concert and the Williamsburg Music Club's fund raiser featuring W&M adjunct faculty Christine Neihaus and Harris Simon.
Eymen Gürtan and Ensemble present Sufi and Classical Music of Istanbul. Co-sponsored by the Reves Center for International Studies. Workshops to be announced. Free admission.
Rinde Eckert, an international pioneer in multimedia performance, will visit the College of William and Mary as Helene Stein Vogt Artist-in-Residence in the Music Department.
The Ewell Concert Series presents Relâche-Contemporary classical ensemble. They will perform on 2/18/11 at 8pm at the Williamsburg Library Theatre.
William & Mary voice teacher and jazz vocalist Stephanie Nakasian will present a tribute to jazz great Billie Holiday in the next event of the Department of Music's Ewell Concert Series.
The Appalachian Music Ensemble preserves and teaches the art of Appalachian music.
Neal Cary, performing artist faculty of cello and chamber music at the College of William and Mary, has released a video performance of the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 2.
W&M Associate Professor Anne Rasmussen's new book, "Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia" is featured in an article in Ideation Magazine.
Jazz vocalist Stephanie Nakasian will present "Billie Remembered," a Tribute to Billie Holiday, with the Hod O'Brien Trio. The performance will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 8:00pm at the Williamsburg Library Theatre. Free admission.
The Appalachian Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music
Article from the Winter 2010 issue of Alumni Magazine
W&M Associate Professor Sophia Serghi and Artist in Residence the FLUX Quartet presented a concert featuring a new series of Serghi's original works on December 7, 2010.
As the winner of last year's orchestral commission competition through the music department, Laney was asked to create an original musical score between three and eight minutes.
W&M Professor Greg Bowers will be teaching in the Cambridge summer program from July 8-August 11, 2011.
Neal Cary, adjunct professor of cello and chamber music at the College of William and Mary performed the Cello Concerto No. 2 by Saint-Saens on November 13 and 14 with the Richmond Symphony.
Trefoil--Medieval trio of singer-instrumentalists (soprano, counter-tenor, lute, harp). Co-sponsored by the Reves Center for International Studies. Free admission.
Trip will be lead by Professor Brian Hulse, W&M Music Department, May 20-June 18, 2011.
Pianist Lilia Boyadjieva, who was in town to perform as part of the Ewell Concert Series, presented a Master Class in Ewell Recital Hall on Friday, October 29th.
For Judy Zwelling, director of applied music and piano instructor, having a faculty with “real-world” performance experience is only natural for a department whose purpose is to train professional musicians who may end up playing for an audience themselves one day.
Three W&M Department of Music members who specialize in performing on historic instruments took part in a period instrumental performance of a Bach Cantata this fall in Norfolk.
Sophia Serghi's "Chamber Punk" on With Good Reason.
Sophia Serghi, Associate Professor of Music at William & Mary, will present a new series of her original compositions at Carnegie Hall on December 7, 2010 at 8:00pm.
Professor Anne Rasmussen's new book takes the reader into the heart of religious musical praxis in Indonesia.
When Margaret Roller got ready to move recently, she decided to find a new home for the Steinway piano that had been in her family for nearly 100 years.
Associate Professor Brian Hulse announces the publication of a book he co-edited.
Four members of the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra (WMSO) ventured behind the music making as interns of performing arts organizations.
W&M Graduate wins Karl Geiringer Scholarship in Brahms Studies.
Callaway spent most of his summer building a contrabass recorder, with the finished product being only slightly shorter than he is. His creation will make its public debut during the William & Mary Early Music Ensemble's fall concert on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. in the Wren Great Hall. Admission is free.
The W&M Early Music Ensemble has released a new CD featuring music of Bach and Handel, performed on period instruments in area period buildings by students of the College of William & Mary.
The Botetourt Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Jamie C. Bartlett, was selected to perform at the Virginia Music Educators Convention on November 16 in Norfolk.
When Michael Johnson talked to his composition professor about taking what is widely regarded as Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedy and turning it into a musical comedy, he wasn't expecting the response he got. She told him it was a great idea. "She called my bluff, so I had to write it," he said. He had no idea that, a few months later, his adaptation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus would be playing to hundreds in New York City.