Monday, February 12, 2018
The Westminster College Jazz Ensemble will perform their annual winter concert on Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. in Berlin Lounge. The ensemble will be joined by guest trumpeter, Dr. Scott Belck. Belck will be featured on several charts including Dizzy Gillespie's "Manteca" and Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine."
Monday, February 12, 2018
The Westminster College Symphonic Band will open the second season of “Music with Friends” concerts on Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Will W. Orr Auditorium at Westminster College. Joined by special guests, alumnus Matthew Newman ’01 and the Beaver Local High School Band, the two dynamic groups will perform music from composers Gustav Holst, Malcolm Arnold, Alfred Reed and more.
Monday, January 22, 2018
Dr. Timothy Winfield and Dr. Nancy DeSalvo will present their trumpet and piano recital, “Musical Shorts and Landscapes,” on Friday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wallace Memorial Chapel at Westminster College. The recital is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Dr. R. Tad Greig, director of instrumental activities and professor of music at Westminster College, is busy making music throughout the area during the first couple weeks of January. On Thursday, Jan. 4, Dr. Greig is guest conducting the Lawrence County All-Star Band, a collection of the top instrumentalists from the 8 area high schools, at Westminster at 7:00 p.m. This is a one-day event, featuring both a junior high honors band and a senior high honors band.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
Under the direction of Dr. R. Tad Greig, the Westminster College Wind Ensemble presents their annual "Young Conductors Concert" on Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Dr. R. Tad Greig continues to be very active as a clinician in local public school music programs. On October 17, Dr. Greig visited Beaver Area High School where he provided a clinic for the high school and middle school bands—both instructed by alumnus J.P. Scanga. In addition to numerous guest conducting engagements and adjudicating at music assessment festivals, Dr. Greig commonly does four or five clinics per year.
Monday, October 16, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Dr. Daniel Perttu's recent composition, "To Spring - An Overture," was aired on WCNY, the public radio station based in Syracuse, Utica, and Watertown, NY. Perttu is an associate professor of music, and currently serves as chair of the Westminster's School of Music.
Friday, August 4, 2017
The Westminster College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. R. Tad Greig, earned another distinction with the Collegiate Band Directors National Association. After their submission was peer-reviewed by the leadership of the Eastern Region, the Westminster College Wind Ensemble was selected as a top small college ensemble in the East. As a result, Greig will travel to Yale University for the CBDNA Conference and present a session related to the beginnning of the emsemble and its many successes over the years.
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