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Westminster College vocalists present fall concert

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Westminster College vocalists will present “Sing Out: An Exploration of Poetry in Song” at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 21, in the Wallace Memorial Chapel on Westminster’s campus.

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Brass musicians invited to attend Westminster’s 2021 Brass Extravaganza

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Brass musicians of any developmental level are invited to attend Westminster College’s 2021 Brass Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, in the Will W. Orr Auditorium.

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Wind and jazz ensembles host in-person fall concerts

Monday, November 8, 2021

The Westminster College Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble are taking the stage to perform separate in-person concerts this weekend at Orr Auditorium.

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Westminster Wind Ensemble to be recognized as showcase ensemble at conference

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The Westminster College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. R. Tad Greig, will be recognized as a showcase ensemble by the Collegiate Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) at the Eastern Region Conference in Baltimore, Md., in February 2022.
 
Showcase ensembles are selected by blind audition from a panel of college/university band directors from throughout the northeastern United States. Ensembles from colleges or universities with 5,000 undergraduate students or less are eligible to submit live performances from the past year for consideration.
 
The Westminster College Wind Ensemble submitted a composition that was written for their ensemble, as well as the University of Nevada Las Vegas Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Thomas Leslie. The piece “Il Maestoso,” composed by Wendell Yuponce, was premiered by both Westminster and UNLV last fall.
 
At the upcoming conference, Greig will speak to the regional collegiate directors about the piece and about the Westminster College Wind Ensemble.
 
“As by far the smallest college chosen for this wonderful honor, I could not be more proud of the instrumentalists at Westminster and their desire to meet challenges of the highest musical demand,” said Greig, who also serves as professor of music at Westminster and director of instrumental activities.
 
Over the past 23 years since this ensemble was developed by Greig at Westminster, the Wind Ensemble has earned guest appearances at the Pennsylvania Music Educators State Conference on three occasions, received specific mention in the past two National Association of Schools of Music accreditation visits, performed at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, premiered numerous compositions and performed some of the most challenging repertoire written for bands.
 
In 2017 the Wind Ensemble earned first place in the national “American Prize” competition for a top wind ensemble in the country. Additionally, musicians from this ensemble have regularly earned top chair placement in the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Bandmasters Honors Band. They have also earned national placement in the CBDNA National Small College Honors Band, allowing for travel to North Carolina, Texas, Minnesota, Arizona, Tennessee and more.
 
Greig, who also serves as director of bands and head of music education, is an active guest conductor, clinician, lecturer and judge throughout the United States. A member of Westminster’s faculty since 1995, Greig earned an undergraduate degree from Grove City College, a master’s degree from Youngstown State University and a Ph.D. from Kent State University.
 
For more information, contact Greig at greigrt@westminster.edu. To learn more about the Westminster College Wind Ensemble, click here.

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Westminster will honor alumni during Homecoming

Friday, September 17, 2021

As part of Westminster College’s 2021 Homecoming and Reunion Week, nine alumni will be honored at the annual Alumni Awards Reception and Dinner on Friday, Oct. 15.

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Westminster hosts alumni and friends summer concert in New Wilmington Borough Park

Monday, August 9, 2021

A special summertime concert in the New Wilmington Borough Park will feature Westminster College musicians and a special performance by members of Pittsburgh Steeline, the official drumline of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Westminster College Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band will livestream final concert

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Westminster College Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will perform their final livestreamed concert of the year, “Today is the Gift,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 30.

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Westminster College Jazz Ensemble to livestream spring concert

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The Westminster College Jazz Ensemble will livestream their final concert of the year at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 25.

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URAC Presenter: Hering explores Langston Hughes' jazz poetry

Friday, April 16, 2021

Timothy Hering, one of the eight select podium presenters to be featured at this year’s Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration (URAC) on Wednesday, April 21, will discuss his senior honors capstone project, “Jammin’ with Langston Hughes: A Symphony of Truth in Black America.”

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Westminster College School of Music presents spring choral concerts

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The Westminster College School of Music will perform and livestream four choral concerts for their spring series on April 17-18.

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