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Joanna Kurkowicz, Radio Guest in Bennington Vermont

Artist in Residence in Violin Joanna Kurkowicz was a guest on the Bennington, Vermont radio station WBTN. Some of her latest recordings were presented on the program Listening Shires. Joanna also talked about her recordings, projects, teaching, students, and violin methods. To Listen: 1) go to http://wbtnam.us/imlogger/index.php 2) download: 8am… Continue reading »

2019 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 2019! (left to right) Pearson ’20, Kennedy ’19, Chan ’19, Black ’19 Sebastian Black ‘19, piano Bob Logan, collaborating pianist performing Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886) Totentanz   Angela Chan ‘19, pipa Dalton… Continue reading »

Roomful of Teeth Is Revolutionizing Choral Music

Roomful of Teeth Brad Wells and Roomful of Teeth are making headlines again, along with Judd Greenstein ’01, this time in The New Yorker… Onward and Upward with the Arts February 11, 2019 Roomful of Teeth Is Revolutionizing Choral Music From death metal to throat singing… Continue reading »

Joanna Kurkowicz records new Violin Concerto by Robert Groslot

A new CD on the Naxos label includes a violin concerto written and dedicated to Joanna Kurkowicz by Belgian composer Robert Groslot, recorded with the Brussels Philharmonic. An interview with Ms. Kurkowicz appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Fanfare Magazine. Ms. Kurkowicz is Lyell B. Clay Artist in Residence, Violin… Continue reading »

Avery Sharpe and Kris Allen release new video

Avery Sharpe,  Artist Associate in Jazz Bass, and Co-Director of Small Jazz Ensembles and Kris Allen, the Lyell B. Clay Artist in Residence in Jazz Activities/Lecturer in Music, Director of the Jazz Ensemble have release their new video performed live in Studio 275 in the Sawyer Library. The… Continue reading »

2018 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 2018! Benjamin Mygatt ’20, Calvin Ludwig ’18, Qiana Yang ’19 The panel has selected: Benjamin Mygatt ‘20, violin Robert Logan, collaborating pianist playing Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975) – Violin… Continue reading »

2017 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 2017! The panel has selected: Anna DeLoi ’18, harp Reinhold Glière – Concerto for Harp and Orchestra in Eb Major, op. 74 – Allegro moderato Joyce Lee ’17, piano… Continue reading »

Professor Sheppard named Series Editor for AMS Studies in Music

W. Anthony Sheppard has been named Series Editor for the prestigious AMS Studies in Music book series published by Oxford University Press. Sheppard’s 5-year term as Series Editor begins immediately. AMS Studies in Music publishes outstanding and innovative musicological scholarship drawn from the widest possible range of perspectives and areas of… Continue reading »

Professor Sheppard receives publication award

On November 5th at the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society in Vancouver, Canada, W. Anthony Sheppard received the H. Colin Slim Award for his article “Puccini and the Music Boxes,” which appeared in the Journal of the Royal Musical Association in spring 2015. The H. Colin Slim Award… Continue reading »

Wang Leehom ’98, Williams honorary degree!

Wang Leehom, a music major from the Class of ’98, received the honorary degree Doctor of Music from the College on June 5th. On June 4th, Leehom appeared at the 62 Center in a conversation with his former teachers Andy Jaffe and W. Anthony Sheppard. Congratulations Leehom! Wang is… Continue reading »

Berkshire Symphony Soloists on Video

Please click on the links below to enjoy the performances of our soloists, performing on April 21, 2016 in Chapin Hall.     Michael Chen ’18 and Stephen Ai ’18, piano Poulenc – Concerto for Two Pianos – Allegro ma non troppo Claire Leyden ’16, soprano J. Strauss… Continue reading »

Spring Symphony Soloists Selected!

The Williams College Department of Music is delighted to announce the results of the Berkshire Symphony Student Soloist Competition for 2016! The panel has selected (left to right): Michael Chen ’18 and Stephen Ai ’18, piano Poulenc – Concerto for Two Pianos – Allegro ma non troppo Claire Leyden ’16, soprano… Continue reading »

Remembering Scott Smedinghoff ’09

The Williams Department of Music remembers Scott Smedinghoff ’09, who passed away last week. As an undergraduate Scott spent countless hours making music with us. Our thoughts are with his family and all those he touched. As we mourn this terrible loss, we hold him in fondness and reflect on an incredible… Continue reading »