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WMU to host regional College Band Directors National Association conferencephoto of University Symphonic Band on Miller Auditorium's stage
February 14, 2018 | WMU News
The University Symphonic Band will perform a free preview concert for the upcoming College Band Directors National Association North Central Division Conference at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, in Miller Auditorium.

Grammy winner to perform with jazz and symphony orchestrasheadshot photo of Vince Mendoza holding Grammy award
February 14, 2018 | WMU News
Six-time Grammy winner Vince Mendoza will perform with WMU music students at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion.

New music ensemble, Birds on a Wire, presents 'A Strange Magic'headshot photograph of music professor David Colson
February 14, 2018 | WMU News
Music ensemble Birds on a Wire will perform, free and open to the public, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Annual concert showcases student talent, benefits scholarshipsthree photo collage of students performing music
February 7, 2018 | WMU News
The music scholarship benefit concert is set for 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in Miller Auditorium. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors and $5 for students with a valid ID.

University Jazz Lab Band performs with guest artistsUniversity Jazz Lab Band to perform
January 26, 2018 | WMU news
The University Jazz Lab Band will perform in a free, public concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Trombone alumnus returns for solo recitalEvan Clifton to perform
January 29, 2018 | WMU News
Bass trombonist Evan Clifton will be presenting a guest solo recital, free and open to the public, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Alumnus Matt Giraud joins Gold Company's 40th-anniversary showAlumnus Matt Giraud to perform
January 24, 2018 | WMU News
Prominent guest artists and past directors will join WMU's award-winning vocal jazz group, Gold Company, on stage for its 40th-anniversary concert Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-3, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Horn Day open to anyone who wants to learn more about the hornHorn Day open to all players
January 23, 2018 | WMU news
The Horn Day closing concert, featuring guest artist Aaron Brant, the WMU Horn Choir and festival participants, is open to the public free of charge. It starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Critically acclaimed jazz and world music all-star band comes to Dalton CenterUnder One Sun to perform
January 23, 2018 | WMU News
Under One Sun will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Students and faculty join forces to offer varied musical programWestern Winds to perform
January 23, 2018 | WMU News
WMU ensembles composed of faculty and graduate students will perform in a free, public concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

'Fantasies for the Piano' presented by new faculty memberPianist Yu-Lien The to perform
January 22, 2018 | WMU News
Yu-Lien The will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White.

Chicago-based Kontras Quartet returns for free performanceKontras Quartet to perform
January 22, 2018 | WMU News
The Kontras Quartet will perform in a free, public concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Dalton Center Lecture Hall.

Jazz performance will feature digital processing and live electronics 
January, 2018 | WMU News
WMU's Advanced Jazz Ensemble and composition professor Christopher Biggs will incorporate digital processing and live electronics in real time during a Wednesday, Jan. 24, performance in the Dalton Center.

Distinguished alumnus joins free University Symphony Orchestra concert Alex Jokipii to play with USO
January 16, 2018 | WMU News
The University Symphony Orchestra will be joined by 2017 School of Music Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Alex Jokipii for a free winter concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, in Miller Auditorium.

Tom Rainey Trio to entertain audiences in free recital at WMU Tom Rainey Trio to Perform
January 18, 2018 | WMU News
The Tom Rainey Trio will give a free, public recital at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at WMU's Dalton Center Lecture Hall.

Oboist joins percussion duo in free concert Oboist and percussionists in concert Jan. 22
January 18, 2018 | WMU News
Guest oboist Andreas Oeste and percussionists Brant Blackard and Connor Stevens of Duo Tierra Fria will perform in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Award-winning jazz faculty member to perform his arrangements
November 22, 2017 | WMU News
Dr. Scott Cowan will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White.

University Percussion Ensemble offers free fall concert
November 22, 2017 | WMU News
The University Percussion Ensemble fall concert, free and open to the public, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

A Choral Christmas coming to Kalamazoo'A Choral Christmas' comes to Kalamazoo
 November 8, 2017 | WMU News
"A Choral Christmas," an annual concert featuring six WMU choirs, is coming to Kalamazoo for two performances at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.

Evening concert features music inspired by whale songsConcert features music inspired by whale songs
November 8, 2017 | WMU News
WMU faculty, students and guest cellist Alexa Muhly will perform music inspired by whale songs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. A 7 p.m. discussion will precede the performance.

Symphony Orchestra performs works by Beethoven and RavelUSO to perform Beethoven and Ravel
October21, 2017 | WMU News
The orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Bronco Marching Band comes to Miller Auditorium BMB at Miller Auditorium
October 21, 2017 | WMU News
The band will give one performance of "Season in Review" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5. Tickets can be purchased online.

Students and faculty perform side-by-side for an exciting concert Western Winds to perform
October 21, 2017 | WMU News
Western Winds will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White.

Wisconsin Brass Quintet to perform Bach, Schuller and Etler
October 12, 2017 | WMU News
A guest artist recital by the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, free and open to the public, will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Guest artist recital features southern California jazz pianistJazz Pianist Josh Nelson to Perform
October 17, 2017 | WMU News
Southern California jazz pianist Josh Nelson will be joined by WMU faculty for a recital, free and open to the public, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Alumna Ema Katrovas combines storytelling and song in recital of Czech composersConcert Combines Storytelling and Song
October 16, 2017 | WMU News
School of Music alumna and soprano Ema Katrovas will perform a recital of songs by Czech composers, free and open to the public, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

MacArthur Genius Fellow brings Cuban jazz to campusMacArthur Genius Fellow to Perform
October 16, 2017 | WMU News
Drummer and 2011 MacArthur Genius Fellow Dafnis Prieto will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Electric guitarists take the Dalton Center Recital Hall stageElectric Guitar Ensemble to Perform
October 9, 2017 | WMU News
The Oakland University Guitar Ensemble guest artist recital, free and open to the public, will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

WMU Symphonic Band and Prism Quartet to perform at Miller
September 27, 2017 | WMU News
Western Michigan University's Symphonic Band and the Prism Quartet are coming to Miller Auditorium for one performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15.

Trio performs with WMU emerita in free concertTrio performs with WMU emeriti
September 27, 2017 | WMU News
Soprano Dr. Karen Wicklund, WMU associate professor emerita of music, will join the Hofeldt-Phillips Trio in a free, public recital at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Vocal supergroup MOSS to perform with WMU jazz ensemblesVocal supergroup MOSS to perform
September 22, 2017 | WMU News
Vocal ensemble MOSS will share the stage with WMU's finest jazz students and faculty in its first appearance in nearly 10 years at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Accomplished trombonist Brad Edwards to perform in free recital at WMUTrombonist Brad Edwards to perform
September 22, 2017 | WMU News
Guest artist Brad Edwards, trombone professor at Arizona State University, will perform in a free recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Digital Music Ensemble to perform

Technology-based music performance featured at WMU
September 18, 2017 | WMU News
Digital Music Ensemble, a technology-based interdisciplinary performance troupe, will hold a free show at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. 

Capitol Quartet to perform standard works, new music and jazzCapitol Quartet to perform
September 15, 2017 | WMU News
The Capitol Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White.

WMU baritone presents free recital of operatic excerptsBaritone Carl Ratner
September 11, 2017 | WMU News
WMU faculty baritone and opera director Carl Ratner will present a free recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Stulberg silver medalist to perform with University Symphony OrchestraStulberg medalist to perform
September 12, 2017 | WMU News
The University Symphony Orchestra will perform in a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Miller Auditorium. Violinist Qing Yu Chen, 2017 Stulberg silver medalist, will be the featured soloist.

Renowned trombonist to perform at WMURenowned trombonist to perform
September 11, 2017 | WMU News
Jeremy Wilson will perform a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion.

PEN Trio to present new works for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and electronicsPEN Trio to perform
September 7, 2017 | WMU News
The PEN Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White.