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Williams Choir posts Spring ’21 video

Members of the Williams Choir led by Guanghao Yu ‘21 and Matthew Williamson ‘22 have posted their spring 2021 video on our Youtube channel. Enjoy the performance! LINK   “Afternoon on a Hill” – Eric Barnum (b. 1979) – Performed virtually by full choir. Conducted by Guanghao Yu ’21. Continue reading »

New End of Year Student Video Releases!

Talented Williams music students, especially seniors, have been hard at work to present their final performances. Scroll down to find our newest videos as they are posted. Jazz students of Zaccai Curtis present their final video project. VIDEOLINK Jazz students of Kris Allen present their final video project. Continue reading »

Chinese Music Ensemble Spring Performance Here!

Wang Guowei – Artist in Residence in Chinese Music Performance and Director of the Williams Chinese Music Ensemble and  Susan Cheng – Artist Associate in Chinese String Instruments, lead the group in a celebration of spring with their pre-recorded concert, available to all on Youtube. Please click on the links… Continue reading »

Recent Performance Videos / Student Recordings!

Recitals have taken on a whole new meaning. Talented Williams music students are taking to their studios to record and share their music with their studio instructors, friends, family and you! Want to share your video link with us? SUBMISSION FORM [make sure you are signed into your Williams… Continue reading »

New World Symphony presents work of Ileana Perez Velazquez

On a program titled Percussion Perspectives: Latin Grooves, New World Symphony conducted by Michael Linville, presents Prof. Ileana Perez Velazquez’s work, Un ser encantado, aguas saladas, y piedras infinitas. The broadcast is scheduled for Sat. April 10, 2021 at 7:30pm EST.   More information about joining this event… Continue reading »

Emergent System – Missy Mazzoli and Joshua Frankel ’02

Acclaimed composer Missy Mazzoli and visual artist Joshua Frankel ‘02 will present and speak about their collaboration, EMERGENT SYSTEM, an experimental short animated film synchronized to music by Mazzoli, performed on six grand pianos. Sponsored by the Williams College Computer Science Department and the Williams College Department of Music. Zoom,… Continue reading »

Fall Chamber Music Video

Chamber Music course musicians rose to the challenge this fall to produce the video below. Learning new repertoire and new ways of rehearsing and presenting, they can now share their music with you. LINK… Continue reading »

Two New Fall Jazz Videos

Every type of music we make has been made harder by COVID-19. But, our talented jazz students took on these challenges this past fall to help uplift us all. Enjoy the variety of groups and musical approaches in these two new videos: Jazz 1… Continue reading »

Virtual Choir of Williams – First Video!

Virtual Choir of Williams, overcoming extremely challenging conditions, presents its fall concert in this pre-recorded performance. LINK “Kyrie” from Mass for Four Voices – William Byrd Whither Must I Wander? – Ralph Vaughan Williams Seal Lullaby – Eric Whitacre Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) – Billy Joel, arr. Philip… Continue reading »

I/O New Music at WCMA – latest video!

We are pleased to present another pre-recorded video, this time for I/O New Music, directed by Matthew Gold. Many thanks to the Williams College Museum of Art. We hope this video pleases the ear as well as the eye. We all miss listening live – this performance features… Continue reading »

Chinese Music Ensemble – new performances!

The Williams College Chinese Music Ensemble presents two new videos of their collaborative work for the fall of 2020. These remote collaborative performances of He Bin’s Martial Arts and Lu Wen Cheng’s Step by Step,” arranged by Wang Guowei, were recorded in the fall of 2020. The Williams… Continue reading »

Gregg August nominated for a Grammy

Gregg August, Artist Associate in Jazz Bass, and Director of Small Ensembles has been nominated for the 2021 Grammy award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, Dialogues on Race. Be sure to check out this interview. We congratulate Gregg on this achievement and wish him all the… Continue reading »

Prof. Sheppard receives the 2020 Music in American Culture Award from the AMS

Prof. W. Anthony Sheppard received the 2020 Music in American Culture Award at the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society on November 8th for his book Extreme Exoticism: Japan in the American Musical Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2019). https://global.oup.com/academic/product/extreme-exoticism-9780190072704?cc=us&lang=en& The Music in American Culture Award honors each year a book of… Continue reading »

Performance Livestream Signup

This fall students can sign up for a livestream performance. Just let us know of your interest – you don’t have to choose a date. The below form will help us get a conversation going. If you are familiar with Midweekmusic, that is generally what we are shooting for: 3-10… Continue reading »

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