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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 »

2020 Grads 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 »

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 »

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