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Brad Wells’ Roomful of Teeth Win Grammy

Congratulations to Brad Wells and his vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, who won a Grammy for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance. He and the group won the award at the 56th Grammy Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony, where they also performed and were nominated in two other categories. Brad Wells,… Continue reading »

Brad Wells’ Roomful of Teeth nominated for 3 Grammy Awards

Lyell B. Clay Artist in Residence in Vocal Studies/ Director of Choral Activities Brad Wells’ self-titled debut album of his vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth has been nominated in three categories for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards! *Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance *Best Engineered Classical Album –Mark Donahue & Jesse… Continue reading »

Prof. W. Anthony Sheppard Edits JAMS

Professor of Music and Department Chair W. Anthony Sheppard recently began his term as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Musicological Society. JAMS, published by the University of California Press, is the flagship journal for musical scholarship and has over 5,000 subscribers worldwide. In the 66-year history of the… Continue reading »

The Passing of Robert Suderburg

To the Williams Community, I am saddened to report the death of Robert Suderburg, Class of 1924 Professor of Music, Emeritus. Bob was already a well known pianist, composer, teacher, and administrator before joining our music department in 1985. He had most recently served as president of the Cornish Institute… Continue reading »

Professor David Kechley Releases a New CD

David Kechley: Colliding Objects CD release on 9/28/12 or immediately available on iTunes. Performers:Timetable, Thomas Bergeron, Matthew Gold, Steven Dennis Bodner, Candy Chiu, Ina Zdorovetchi, Linda Chatterton & Doris Stevenson The idea of percussion and rhythm is written directly into the title of David Kechley’s… Continue reading »

Madama Butterfly’s Most Unlikely Muse

W. Anthony Sheppard’s recent research on the role of music boxes in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Turandot will be featured in an episode  of the Emmy Award-winning PBS show “State of the Arts” on December 2nd (see video below).  The program will be broadcast by WHYY in Philadelphia at 3:30… Continue reading »

Ronald Feldman Named Conductor of the Longwood Symphony

Ronald Feldman is Artist in Residence and Chamber Music Coordinator in Orchestral and Instrumental Activities, Lecturer in Music, and Music Director of the Berkshire Symphony at Williams College. He has recently been named the music director of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra. Article in The Boston Globe… Continue reading »

Steven Dennis Bodner Remembered

One year ago today, Steven Bodner, the dynamic and much-loved Director of Symphonic Winds and co-founder of the I/O Festival, died unexpectedly following a short illness. Students, faculty, and friends in the Wiliams community continue to mourn the loss of this talented and inspiring musician, to whom the Music Department’s… Continue reading »

2011 Berkshire Soloists on YouTube!

Holly Fisher ’13, soprano Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Voi avete un cor fedele, K. 217 Student of Marlene Walt Jingyi Liu ’14, flute Aram Khachaturian Concerto in D minor Student of Floyd Hebert Madura Watanagase ’12, piano Camille… Continue reading »

Professor Emeritus Ernest D. Brown Jr.

Our dear friend and colleague Ernest D. Brown Jr., Professor of Music at Williams College from 1988 until his retirement this past December 2011, passed away on April 3, 2012, after a long illness. As a teacher, performer, and scholar, he dedicated his life to the exploration and celebration of… Continue reading »

The Passing of Professor Emeritus Irwin Shainman

The Passing of Irwin Shainman To the Williams Community, The earth beneath the college tilted yesterday with the death of Irwin Shainman, Class of 1955 Professor of Music, Emeritus, and a fixture here almost continuously since his arrival in 1948. Irwin Shainman A bugler for his Boy Scout troop in… Continue reading »

Frank Glazer Master Class

Musicians have been talking about Frank Glazer since his New York debut in 1936. Mr. Glazer has nine decades of performing under his belt. His performance and master classes at Williams in November 2012 provided listeners and students a bridge to an earlier era. Mr. Glazer’s warmth and his willingness… Continue reading »

Berkshire Soloists 2012

Annie Jeong ’14, flute Jacques Ibert Concerto for Flute and Orchestra III. Allegro Scherzando Student of Floyd Hebert Video of Ms. Jeong’s performance Annie Jeong is a sophomore political economy and history double major from Tacoma, Washington. She began playing the flute at the… Continue reading »

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