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WMU jazz students roll a lucky "seven" in this year's DownBeat Awards
May 12, 2015 | WMU News
Over the past three-plus decades, WMU has tallied more than 150 DownBeat Awards. Results of the 38th annual Student Music Awards will be presented in the magazine's June issue, expected to hit newsstands in mid-May.

School of Music ensembles celebrate release of new album
April 20, 2015 | WMU News
The University Chorale and new music ensemble Birds on a Wire are featured performers on the newly released album "Contemplating Weather," a collection of works by renowned composer Paul Lansky.

Photo of Steve ZegreeMemorial services set for longtime jazz educator Steve Zegree
April 16, 2015 | WMU News
Steve Zegree will be remembered during a Sunday, April 19, service at Indiana University and a 4 p.m. Saturday, May 23, service in WMU's Miller Auditorium.

Photo of Steve Wilson.Award-winning jazz saxophonist and his quartet to give performance
March 12, 2015 | WMU News
Wilsonian's Grain, featuring Steve Wilson, George Colligan, Ugonna Okegwo and Bill Stewart will perform a show at 8 p.m. Friday, March 20, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Photo of Steve Zegree.Longtime jazz educator Steve Zegree passes away at 61
March 9, 2015 | WMU News
Steve Zegree died in Bloomington, Indiana, March 7. He retired from WMU in 2012, ending 34 years as a professor of music and mentor to the vocal jazz group Gold Company.
 
Photo of Vocal Festival logo.Annual festival to bring over 900 high school singers to campus
March 3, 2015 | WMU News
The 77th annual Southwestern Michigan Vocal Festival, a daylong event, will take place Thursday, March 19, in Miller Auditorium. The festival will culminate in a 7 p.m. concert.
 
Photo of Dalton Center Recital Hall.Chicago-based contemporary music collective to give campus concert
March 3, 2015 | WMU News
Ensemble Dal Niente will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White.
 
Photo of Miguel Zenon.35th Western Invitational Jazz Fest features MacArthur grant recipient
February 24, 2015 | WMU News
Saxophonist Miguel Zenón will perform with the Western Jazz Quartet Friday, March 13, and with the WMU Jazz Orchestra Saturday, March 14, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Photo of Evan Clifton.WMU senior named a finalist in international trombone competition
February 12, 2015 | WMU News
Evan Clifton, a finalist in the Donald Yaxley Bass Trombone Competition, will travel to Valencia, Spain, in July to compete for a 2,000 euro gift certificate toward a new trombone.