Williams Opera Workshop Erin Nafziger, co-director Sunday, September 30, 3 – 4pm, Presser Choral Hall Prospective singers are invited to audition for Williams Opera Workshop directed by Erin Nafziger and Keith Kibler. Questions? Please contact the instructor.
Zambezi Marimba Band Tendai Muparutsa, director Tuesday, September 11, 4 – 6pm, Shainman Rehearsal Hall Visit the Open House to meet with Tendai Muparutsa, ensemble director and sign up for an audition time! Questions? Please email the instructor.
Strings for All Ensembles Ronald Feldman Sunday, September 9, 12 – 6pm, Room 30, Bernhard Music Center String players auditioning for the Berkshire Symphony and Chamber Music should play something lyrical, and something technical. A movement of Bach, a portion of a concerto or an incidental piece is suggested. Scales and sight reading are not required. Excerpts
Williams Concert Choir and Williams Chamber Choir Brad Wells, director Saturday, September 8, 1pm – 3pm, and Sunday, September 9,10am – 3pm in Presser Choral Hall Prospective singers are invited to audition for Concert Choir and Chamber Choir directed by Brad Wells. Please bring a short song to sing (sheet music for accompaniment optional.) If
Wind Instruments for All Ensembles Ronald Feldman, Stephen Walt, Brian Messier, David Wharton Saturday, September 8, 2 – 7:30pm, Room 30, Bernhard Music Center Brass: 10pm – 12:30pm Woodwinds: 12:30 – 3:30pm For woodwind and brass students, only one audition is necessary for the Berkshire Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, and chamber music ensembles. For the Berkshire Symphony, Wind Ensemble
Williams Jazz Ensemble, Kris Allen Williams Jazz Repertory Ensemble, Kris Allen Small Jazz Ensembles, Avery Sharpe, John Wheeler Thursday, September 6, 4:00 – 9pm in Shainman Rehearsal Hall Students interested in participating in the Williams Jazz Ensemble, Williams Repertory Jazz Ensemble and Small Jazz Groups are invited to bring their instruments to Shainman Rehearsal Hall and for the
Piano for All Ensembles and Lessons Doris Stevenson, Elizabeth Wright, Edwin Lawrence Thursday, September 6, 2 – 4pm, Bernhard Music Center Room 27. Piano students who wish to take lessons can visit the Music Department Open House and meet with piano faculty Doris Stevenson, Elizabeth Wright, and Edwin Lawrence and sign up for audition times. Pianists should prepare
Violin Lessons Joanna Kurkowicz, Joana Genova, Muneko Otani Wednesday, September 6, 5:15 – 7pm Room 27, Bernhard Music Center Violinists who would like to take lessons with Joanna Kurkowicz, Joana Genova, or Muneko Otani have the opportunity to audition in Room 27 from 5:15 – 7pm. Visit the Open House to meet with the teachers and sign up
Violin and Viola Lessons Ah Ling Neu Wednesday, September 6, 5:15 – 7pm Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center Violists who would like to take lessons with Ah Ling Neu have the opportunity to audition in Room 27 from 5:15 – 7pm. Visit the Open House to meet with the teachers and sign up for your audition
Cello Lessons Nathaniel Parke Wednesday, September 5, 5:15 – 7:15pm Room 30, Bernhard Music Center Artist Associate in Cello Nathaniel Parke hosts auditions in Room 30 from 5:15 – 7:15pm for cello students who wish to take lessons. Visit the Music Department Open House to meet Nathaniel Parke and sign up for an audition time! Questions? Please
Voice Lessons Brad Wells, Keith Kibler, Kerry Ryer-Parke, Erin Nafziger Wednesday, September 5, 5:15 – 7:30pm, Presser Choral Hall Students interested in voice lessons are invited to audition for placement into the studios of Keith Kibler, Kerry Ryer-Parke, Erin Nafziger, and Brad Wells. Auditions take place in Presser Choral Hall. Please bring one song best representing your
Chinese Music Ensemble/Lessons for Chinese Instruments Wang Guowei, Susan Cheng Wednesday, September 5, 5:15 – 7pm in room 29 Students interested in the Department of Music’s Chinese Music student ensemble are encouraged to come to Open House and to audition. To sign up for an audition please contact Wang Guowei. The Department of Music will also
Sitar and Tabla Lessons Veena Chandra, Devesh Chandra Wednesday, September 5, 5:15 – 7:15pm Practice Studio 15, Bernhard Music Center Artist Associate in Sitar Veena Chandra and Artist Associate in Tabla host auditions in Practice Studio 15 from 5:15 – 7:15pm for sitar and tabla students who wish to take lessons. Visit the Music Department Open House to meet Veena
Percussion for All Ensembles Matthew Gold Wednesday, September 5, 5:15 – 7:30pm, Shainman Rehearsal Hall For new percussion students, only one audition is necessary for the Berkshire Symphony, Williams College Wind Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble. For the Berkshire Symphony, the audition is for membership/placement; for the Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble, the audition is for
The music department opens its doors to new and returning students for the annual Open House from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Williams students are invited to meet with faculty, and to find out about music courses, as well as lesson and ensemble auditions. All students can sign up for lesson or ensemble auditions right on the spot. Refreshments
The Williams College Department of Music presents graduating seniors from the Class of 2018 in a concert performed on their last full undergraduate day. This free event is open to the public. Doors will open at 10 a.m. for this very popular event. This hour long morning of music represents all ranges of music including classical and jazz and is the final concert of the season.
Students from the studio of Robert Phelps give a concert of jazz and blues including classic tunes and original improvisation.
Chamber groups under the guidance of Ah Ling Neu and Stephen Walt perform in their final concert of the semester.
Students in the studio of Erin Nafziger present a program of works from the classical repertoire.