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Public welcome to sing together at WMU's Summer SingRead More
June 6, 2016 | WMU News
The event, an evening of music making that requires no auditions and no rehearsals, will feature the Mozart Requiem Thursday, June 9, and the Fauré Requiem Wednesday, July 27.

WMU music student lands professional opera roleRead More
June 8, 2016 | WMU News
Clare Regan, a vocal performance and music education student in WMU's School of Music, will perform the role of Princess Margaret in Opera Grand Rapids' upcoming production of "The Student Prince."

WMU jazz studies students rack up five DownBeat AwardsRead More
May 17, 2016 | WMU News
WMU music students continue their streak of winning multiple awards in DownBeat's annual Student Music Awards, taking five prizes in this year's contest.

First students in Multimedia Arts Technology program to graduateRead More
April 28, 2016 | WMU News
The graduates are set to receive their diplomas April 30 and embark on new careers in high-tech, professional music production.

Concerto competition winners to join WMU Symphony Orchestra in concertRead More
April 18, 2016 | WMU News
The annual Concerto Concert, University Symphony Orchestra's final concert of the season, is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24, in Miller Auditorium.

Concert Band to present final concert of the seasonRead More
April 11, 2016 | WMU News
The concert is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, in Miller Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

WMU Chorale presents 'Heights and Depths'Read More
April 11, 2016 | WMU News
The free, public concert is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, April 16, in in the Nazareth Center's Holy Family Chapel, 3427 Gull Road in Kalamazoo.

Annual festival to showcase wind and percussion musiciansRead More
April 7, 2016 | WMU News
The 48th annual Spring Conference on Wind and Percussion Music is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14.

Gold Company II to perform swing, bossa and samba at spring concertRead More
April 5, 2016 | WMU News
Gold Company II will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Trombone Choir to present innovative works at spring concertRead More
March 31, 2016 | WMU News
The annual spring concert is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Gold Company to perform final show of the yearRead More
March 30, 2016 | WMU News
The concert, which will also feature Peter Eldridge and Cedric Dent, will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 2, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Student vocalists to perform famous opera scenesRead More
March 23, 2016 | WMU News
The program, which will feature selections by Mozart, Beethoven and Verdi, among others, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5.

WMU Symphony Orchestra presents 'The Dance'Read More
March 23, 2016 | WMU News
The concert, which will celebrate the element of dance in music, will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Nontraditional flute performance to involve dancers and video artRead More
March 23, 2016 | WMU News
The performance, coined the "Illustrated Flute Project," will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, April 1, in the Dalton Center Multimedia Room.

WMU group premieres new work before it heads to Lincoln CenterRead More
March 16, 2016 | WMU News
"Golden Rule, Turing Test" will be premiered by co-creators Lucas Pino and Jeremy Suskind and the Advanced Jazz Ensemble at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 29.

Principal trombonist of the Milwaukee Symphony to give recitalRead More
March 10, 2016 | WMU News
Megumi Kanda, who will be in residence in WMU's School of Music as part of a two day appearance, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Band to perform traditional Irish music with a contemporary flairRead More
March 10, 2016 | WMU News
Caladh Nua will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White.

Jazz duo to give intimate performanceRead More
March 9, 2016 | WMU News
Guitarist Philip Catherine and bassist Martin Wind will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Annual festival to bring 900 high school singers to campusRead More
March 7, 2016 | WMU News
The 78th annual Southwestern Michigan Vocal Festival concert will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in Miller Auditorium.

Tango musician JP Jofre to give on-campus performanceRead More
February 27, 2016 | WMU News
Jofre, one of today's most exciting tango artists, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Award-winning pianist to perform at annual Western Invitational Jazz FestRead More
February 27, 2016 | WMU News
Edward Simon will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, March 11, and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. Tickets are $15, $5 for students.

WMU Concert Band to perform first show of 2016Read More
February 16, 2016 | WMU News
The Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, in Miller Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

WMU choirs to present choral showcaseRead More
February 12, 2016 | WMU News
University Chorale, Cantus Femina and Collegiate Singers will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Concert to provide unique perspective on climate changeRead More
February 11, 2016 | WMU News
WMU's Advanced Jazz Ensemble will join students from the Frostic School Art for an interdisciplinary show at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

University Symphonic Band to present a preview concertRead More
February 11, 2016 | WMU News
The Sunday, Feb. 21, concert will include material the band plans to play at the College Band Directors National Association North Central Division Conference.

Gold Company to 'swing better' in upcoming performancesRead More
February 9, 2016 | WMU News
WMU's award-winning vocal jazz ensemble will perform standards, rock and roll and more at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in Miller Auditorium.

Horn Day 2016 to feature horn superstar Jeff Nelsenr
February 5, 2016 | WMU News
The popular annual festival, which is open to anyone interested in learning more about the horn, will take place Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Renowned musicians join forces for free concertRead More
February 5, 2016 | WMU News
The ensemble Trio, featuring Randall Hawes, Timothy McAllister and Kathryn Goodson, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in the Dalton Center Lecture Hall.

Annual concerto competition finals to feature outstanding student musiciansRead More
February 5, 2016 | WMU News
The 2016 finals will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Japanese shamisen musician to give performanceRead More
February 5, 2016 | WMU News
Sato Michiyoshi will demonstrate the versatility of the shamisen at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Dalton Center Lecture Hall.

WMU orchestra to present 'Fountains of Music'Read More
January 28, 2016 | WMU News
The WMU Symphony Orchestra's concert will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, in Miller Auditorium. The performance is free and open to the public.

Ensemble featuring WMU music students to play show at Bell's Eccentric CafeRead More
January 28, 2016 | WMU News
The 14-piece orchestral pop band MNOE + Lauren Deming will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12. Tickets are available online and at Bell's General Store.

WMU ensembles to present headline performance at state conferenceRead More
January 6, 2016 | WMU News
The University Chorale, Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in Grand Rapids' DeVos Performance Hall.

WMU Symphony nabs 3rd place in national competitionRead More
January 5, 2016 | WMU News
The Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra has been named to the No. 3 spot nationally in the 2015 American Prize competition's college/university orchestra division.

Annual brass Christmas concert to conclude holiday performancesRead More
December 8, 2015 | WMU News
An ensemble of students and faculty from the School of Music will join the Western Brass Quintet for the performance, set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20.

Detroit Lions halftime show to feature Bronco Marching Band
December 2, 2015 | MLive
The Western Michigan University Bronco Marching Band will perform sing-along favorites at the nationally televised game's halftime show on Dec. 3.

WMU singers dominate Opera Grand Rapids' Collegiate Vocal Competition
November 28, 2015 | MLive
Two singers from Western Michigan University are the winners of Opera Grand Rapids' second Collegiate Vocal Competition of 2015.

WMU jazz ensembles present Jazz for the HolidaysRead More
November 23, 2015 | WMU News
The University Jazz Orchestra, Gold Company, and Advanced Jazz Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, in Miller Auditorium.

WMU choirs present A Choral ChristmasRead More
November 20, 2015 | WMU News
Seven of the University’s nine choirs will perform at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at the First Presbyterian Church in Kalamazoo.

University Symphony Orchestra to perform free preview concertRead More
November 18, 2015 | WMU News
The concert, set for 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, will preview works that will be performed at the Michigan Music Conference in January.

Gold Company to present annual preview concertRead More
November 17, 2015 | WMU News
The Gold Company and GCII will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Opera double bill on stage at WMU this weekend
November 13, 2015 | MLive
The School of Music will present the beloved Christmas classic "Amahl and the Night Visitors" along with a recently composed comic opera, "The Beautiful Bridegroom."

Symphonic and Concert bands to premiere work by faculty composerRead More
November 11, 2015 | WMU News
The bands will perform "Extinction" by Christopher Biggs, as well as other works, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, in Miller Auditorium.

Student vocalists to present pair of operasRead More
October 26, 2015 | WMU News
School of Music students will stage a beloved Christmas classic and a charming contemporary comic opera at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13-14, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Faculty, student ensemble to perform Wednesday night concertRead More
October 22, 2015 | WMU News
Western Winds will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White.

University Symphony Orchestra concert to feature folk melodiesRead More
October 16, 2015 | WMU News
The concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Coalescence Percussion Duo to celebrate CD release with concertRead More
October 16, 2015 | WMU News
The duo will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White.

WMU choirs to honor the memory of Thomas C. Hardie with concert
October 9, 2015 | WMU News
The annual Fall Choral Showcase will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Innovative string quartet to give performance
October 9, 2015 | WMU News
The Spektral Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion.

Stulberg silver medalist to solo with University Symphony Orchestra
October 6, 2015 | WMU News
Oliver Herbert will perform with the orchestra during a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, in Miller Auditorium, featuring Schumann's Cello Concerto in a minor and Holst's The Planets.

Symphonic Band to present variety-packed programRead More
October 5, 2015 | WMU News
The concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, in Miller Auditorium and will feature works by Daugherty, Grainger, Husa, and Shostakovich.

Pianist John Mortensen to present recitalRead More
October 1, 2015 | WMU News
The recital is set for 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. Mortensen's concerts often begin with masterpieces of the classical repertoire before venturing into jazz improvisation or original works.

Deborah Brown to join WMU jazz ensembles for annual concertRead More
October 1, 2015 | WMU News
The annual Jazz Masters Series, featuring Brown, is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Hannah Addario-Berry to present recital celebrating solo cello worksRead More
October 1, 2015 | WMU News
The program, titled "Scordatura," will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Dalton Center Lecture Hall. The recital showcases Zoltán Kodály's Sonata for Solo Cello, which was composed in 1915.

School of Music to present annual scholarship benefit concert
September 29, 2015 | WMU News
The annual WMUsic Showcase Spectacular will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, in Miller Auditorium and will feature over 600 performers.

Western and Wisconsin brass quintets to collaborate on concert
September 22, 2015 | WMU News
The concert, free and open to the public, will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will include works for double quintet by Plog, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Shostakovich.

Western Brass Quintet to present CD release concert
September 22, 2015 | WMU News
The Western Brass Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The program will feature music from the ensemble's latest recording, For Then and Now.

Acclaimed ensemble to play Wednesday night concertRead More
September 15, 2015 | WMU News
The Sphinx Virtuosi will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White.

Flugelhornist opens School of Music's Wednesday night concert series
September 9, 2015 | WMU News
Dmitri Matheny will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Prof. Tom Knific.

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 were presented in the magazine's June issue.

School of Music ensembles celebrate release of new albumRead More
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.