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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 »

Recent Performance Videos / Student Recordings!

Studio 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… 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 »

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 »

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