Fall 2020 FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions – Fall 2020 This FAQ page is specific to the Covid-19 pandemic, although there is some overlap with the questions we normally field. Our website also provides answers to many general questions about courses, lessons, chamber music, ensembles, people, instruments, etc. Music Courses Q: What courses are… Continue reading »

2020 Seniors Share Video

Enjoy these performances by members of the Class of 2020!   Julia Yeojin Choi ’20, piano Debussy – Images, Reflets dans l’eau  Debussy – Preludes Book I, No. 10 “La cathédrale engloutie” (The Submerged Cathedral)  Gentle Wind – Original Composition by Julia Yeojin Choi… Continue reading »

2020 Music Majors

The Williams College Department of Music celebrates the graduation of the Class of 2020, and the music majors who have contributed so much in the last four years. Class of 2020 Kenneth An Yeojin Choi Lucca Delcompare Hannah Gruendemann Brandon Hilfer Alexandra Medeiros Benjamin Mygatt Jeffrey Pearson Allen Wang Click… Continue reading »

Watch our Class Day Recital

Join the Williams Class of 2020 and twenty of their talented musicians for a pre-recorded video from Saturday, June 6 at 12:30 p.m. Watch The 90 minute show includes music from many genres and is a snapshot of musical life at Williams. Josh Greenzeig  (b. 1997) Improvised Overture in… Continue reading »

Williams and a Musical Google Doodle

As you read this, the chances are high that the browser pathway you just used went past the Google desktop. Every day there is a new design in the center of your screen, a Doodle. Here is a link to the Doodle from May 22, 2020:… Continue reading »

WiPE Online Performance of May 15, 2020

Williams Percussion Ensemble (WiPE) and Matthew Gold are used to trailblazing. This online performance of their latest music is just another way the group leads the way. In a Sound Place is a program that grew out of the desire to connect and to collaborate musically in the midst… Continue reading »

2020 Spring Semester Concerts Suspended

This morning Williams students, faculty, and staff received this message from President Maud Mandel informing the community that as a precaution classes spring break is beginning a week early on Friday March 13. As of April 6, students will be working from off campus remotely. Unless circumstances prove otherwise, this… Continue reading »

2020 Berkshire Symphony Student Soloists Announced

The Williams College Department of Music is delighted to announce the results of the Berkshire Symphony Student Soloist Competition for 2020! Rebecca Christainsen ’21, viola Dalton Yu ’22, collaborating pianist performing Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945) – Concerto for Viola and Orchestra   Christopher Chung ’22, violin Dalton Yu ’22,… Continue reading »

Avery Sharpe – 400: An African American Musical Portrait

Bassist Avery Sharpe is releasing a recording 400: AN AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSICAL PORTRAIT which evokes the pain, hope, and triumph of the African American experience across four centuries. Among the music guests appearing on the album is fellow Williams faculty member Tendai Muparutsa, playing djembe. There are also two Williams students… Continue reading »

The Musical Migrations of MFA Kera and Mike Russell

MFA Kera and Mike Russell, two musicians from the Berlin-based group Black Heritage, bring their music and life experiences of performing blackness. There is a series of events on October 16 and October 17, 2020 in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall and other venues on campus starting. Among the events are open… Continue reading »

New Album – “When There is Peace” by Zachary Wadsworth

Prof. Zachary Wadsworth just released a new album. Click here for more information. The album is currently streaming on Spotify and Apple Music, and can be purchased through iTunes, and other services. Commissioned and premiered by Chor Leoni, When There Is Peace marks the first work for the choir by Zachary Wadsworth. Continue reading »

Veena Chandra awarded NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

An Artist Fellowship in the category of Music/Sound has been awarded to Veena Chandra by the New York Foundation for the Arts/New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA/NYFA). The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship empowers her to “continue to create, promote, and preserve” musical tradition. “I feel blessed… Continue reading »

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