Morgan Luttig '14, who studied vocal performance and education at W&L, has returned as visiting instructor of music while Professor Shane Lynch is on sabbatical.
Music Archive (103 Stories)
Tickets may be obtained by trading a non-perishable food item to benefit Campus Kitchen at W&L.
The concert is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.
The Antioch Chamber is one of the most highly regarded chamber choral groups in the United States.
Both events are free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
The group consists of current W&L faculty members Jaime McArdle, violinist, Julia Goudimova, cellist and Timothy Gaylard, pianist.
The event is free and open to the public and tickets are free, but required.
Join members of the W&L choral program for a Parents and Family Weekend choral concert on Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. in Wilson Concert Hall.
A Washington and Lee University faculty recital will present “From the Salon to the Dance Hall,” a concert of works by Schumann, Brahms and Astor Piazzolla.
Take a peek behind the Lenfest curtain for 2018-19.
The performance is free and open to the public.
The performance is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.
The performance is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.
On April 15, the University Singers will give a public performance in Richmond with world-renowned composer Ēriks Ešenvalds.
Coralie Chu '18 has always been a performer, but W&L helped her discover confidence both on and off the stage.
Audience members will hear a wide range of genres and original compositions by Denny Euprasert.
The ensemble consists of students, staff and alumni.
The concert will feature Concerto-Aria Competition Winner Lisa Roth ’19 on piano.
Roomful of Teeth is a Grammy-winning vocal project dedicated to reimagining the expressive potential of the human voice.
The concert will include works from a wide range of 20th-century composers influenced by the blues, jazz and Broadway.
The concert is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.
This marks the third time since 2006 that the orchestra, previously known as Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, has performed at W&L.
Byron Petty, Shuko Watanabe and William McCorkle will perform French, German and Italian works from the baroque.
The program will feature a variety of works from Centuries of Psalms to modern music to traditional American folk songs.
Trio ZBR will present a program that expands the definition of virtuosity in music.
The concert will feature W&L’s Ting-Ting Yen on violin and Anna Billias on piano.
“The Cross-Cultural Clarinet” is a concert of contemporary works for the solo clarinet that explores the versatility of the clarinet.
The concert will open with Louise Héritte-Viardot’s “Piano Quartet No. 1 in A Major.”
Higgins will perform pieces by Henry Purcell, Franz Schubert, Gabriel Fauré, Gian Carlo Menotti and others.
Jordan Goldstein's Washington and Lee journey can be followed through her love of music, her adventures on the stage — and the length of her hair.
An internship at Warner Music Group in Nashville allowed Mary-Michael Teel '18 to marry her two loves: music and communications.
A grant from the Endeavor Foundation allowed Xiaoxia Yin '20 and Sesha Carrier '20 to study traditional folk singing in China.
The program will open with Dr. Shane Lynch’s setting of “Gloria.”
W&L's annual Christmas Candlelight Service featuring the University Singers will be held Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
The program will feature traditional and contemporary works written about dreams and colors.
The ensemble has two electric bass players and will offer the world debut of "Dueling Basses," along with works by Bill Monroe and more recent bluegrass bands.
The University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Denny Euprasert, will present interpretations of jazz standards and contemporary works.
Join the University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Christopher Dobbins, for its fall concert, “Shipping Out.”
Based in Marseilles, France, the group sings in the ancient Occitan language, accompanied by stomping, body percussion and drumming.
The show will run Thursday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 29.
The Marlbrook Chamber Ensemble presents “A Classical and Romantic Afternoon,” a concert of works by Mozart and Brahms.
W&L's Theater, Dance and Film Studies, along with the Department of Music, present the Robert O. and Elizabeth M. Bentley fall musical, “The Addams Family, A New Musical.”
Joining the Washington and Lee University Singers are the women's choir, Cantatrici, and the Men’s Glee Club.
W&L presents Cajun-Creole musicians David Greely and Cedric Watson on Oct. 19.
Lundberg, along with bassist David Slack and an ensemble of Knoxville musicians, will explore the unforgettable television music of the 1970s and 1980s.
Anna Billias and Julia Goudimova will present “An Exploration of the Russian Soul: Selections from the ‘Mighty Five’ Russian Composers.”
Faculty and students from W&L's department of music will present a recital entitled “An Eclectic Potpourri.”
Tim Gaylard, professor of music at W&L, will present a faculty recital of the final Beethoven piano sonatas.
Professor Chris Dobbins and Ben Whedon ’18 are reviving a forgotten musical score for its 21st-century premiere by the W&L Orchestra.
Receiving a thunderous standing ovation after performing in the Stern Auditorium of Carnegie Hall in New York was “truly one of those great life events” for the University Singers, according to Director Shane Lynch.
WDBJ-7 interviewed Dana Gary '18 and Austin Frank '17 about student-run label Friday Underground Records.
The Marlbrook Chamber Ensemble will play “A Love Triangle,” featuring Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.
Washington and Lee University Department of Music presents Jonathan Chapman Cook in a piano recital of four sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Twenty-nine composers from around the Southeast will spend two days in Lexington presenting their original works.
Dana Gary, whose first EP is recorded, produced and publicized by a student-run record label, will present songs at SSA.
The Jazz Ambassadors, the United States Army’s Official Touring Big Band, will be at W&L for a one-night engagement on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Keller Theater.
The group was chosen to perform, along with only three other choirs from around the nation, after a highly competitive selection process.
Pianists Shuko Watanabe and Byron Petty all perform on March 5.
Enjoy a home performance by the Washington and Lee University Singers as they return from their 2016 tour of the South.
The Antioch Chamber Ensemble will give a performance at Washington and Lee University on Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall of Wilson Hall.
The one-night performance is at the Lenfest Center on Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Wilson Concert Hall. No tickets are required and admission is free.
Somehow, in addition to all of his coursework and extracurricular activities, Elliot Emadian has found the time to write, record and release his premiere album.
Kick off the holiday season with traditional and contemporary arrangements of favorite holiday tunes!
The University Singers will perform the "Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols" at W&L's annual Christmas Candlelight Service.
After majoring in biochemistry, religion and music composition at W&L, Thomas Day took his skills to help people at their most vulnerable point in life. .
Alessandra Catizone '15 and Eleanor Jones '15 provide prosthetic hands to amputees in El Salvador.
Christopher Levy '15 and Sara Korash-Schiff '15 study the production of overtones in choral music.
Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities.
Terry Vosbein, professor of music at Washington and Lee University, has released his latest CD, “La Chanson Française ” (Max Frank Music). The music includes a dozen classic songs that originated in France, interpreted and swung by a jazz nonet.
Washington and Lee University junior Clare Wilkinson of Warren, Vermont, has won a highly competitive 2016 Goldwater Scholarship, which promotes research careers in science, mathematics and engineering.
Viet Linh “Chris” Tran ’17 has won a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant that will allow him to establish a music program for blind students in his home city of Hanoi, Vietnam.
The three-night run of “Dancers Create…” on Dec. 9, 10 and 11 continues Washington and Lee’s year-long celebration of the 400 years of Shakespeare in theatre, music, dance, art and scholarship.
Shakespeare 2016! a year-long celebration of William Shakespeare's legacy, will be observed at Washington and Lee University with a full academic year of special events, performances, public lectures and courses at Washington and Lee University.
A new art exhibition in Washington and Lee University's Staniar Gallery, "The Strangest Fruit," will feature the work of Vincent Valdez, a widely recognized Texas-based artist. The exhibition will feature his 2013 series of large-scale oil on canvas paintings inspired by the little-known history of the many Mexicans and Mexican Americans lynched in the U.S. Southwest between 1848 and 1928.
George Taylor, co-director of Taylor and Boody Organbuilders of Staunton, Virginia, will give a talk about the Lee Chapel organ and its history on Monday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Lee Chapel & Museum at Washington and Lee University.
Only seven grand fortepianos built by Muzio Clementi, sometimes called the father of the piano, are known to have survived in the world—and one of them, restored to its former glory, now resides in the Department of Music at Washington and Lee University.
Albert Blackwell, Reuben B. Pitts Professor Emeritus of Religion at Furman University, will present a lecture-demonstration on the theme, "Sounding Music: Relations of Melody and Harmony to Religious Sensibility and Expression" on Wednesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. at R.E. Lee Memorial Church. The free public lecture is part of a three day visit sponsored […]
"There was the news that made the headlines. And then there were the personal stories that made a lasting impact on only a few people, but touched the lives of millions," said CNN.com in selecting the 13 best personal essays submitted during 2013. Among those stellar essays was one by Barry Kolman, professor of music at Washington and Lee University.
The Washington and Lee University Singers, an a cappella choir, is the featured collegiate performing choir at the 2013 Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) Conference, at The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, on Friday, Nov. 22.
Barry Kolman, professor of music at Washington and Lee University, has published a Spanish language version of his acclaimed book "The Language of Music Revealed" (Universal Publishers, 2012).
Barry Kolman's new book, "The Origins and Early History of American Wind Music: Instrument Makers, Composers, Instructional Methods and Ensemble Performance," (Edwin Mellen Press, Sept. 2013) is the first volume to examine the earliest musical beginnings of the tradition of community bands in America during the half century following the American Revolution.
Washington and Lee's University Singers held their first rehearsal of the 2013-14 academic year at the stroke of midnight.
W&L seniors Renata Carlson and Taylor Maxey have accepted the offer from the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program to work as assistant language teachers (ALT) in Japan.
A new composition by Washington and Lee music professor Terry Vosbein will have its premiere later this month at Carnegie Hall. "Charleston Episodes," a new work for flute, bassoon and string trio, was commissioned by Chamber Music Charleston for the group's Carnegie Hall debut. The group will perform it in the Weill Recital Hall of […]
CNN Health featured the story of Washington and Lee University music professor Barry Kolman's experience teaching clarinet to his 13-year-old daughter, Emmanuela, and the impact those lessons have had on her autism.
Washington and Lee University seniors Alicia Bishop and Scott Diamond were named the Generals of the Month for April.
Barry Kolman, professor of music at Washington and Lee University, and his wife, Grace, are the authors of an op-ed that appears in the April 1, 2013, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Barry Kolman, professor of music at Washington and Lee University, will appear on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, to discuss the healing power of music.
Washington and Lee University music professor Barry Kolman examines the impact of learning the clarinet on a child with autism — his own child, Emmanuela.
Washington and Lee music professor Barry Kolman's first book, "The Language of Music Revealed," offers a new approach to teaching music theory.
Washington and Lee University students Rachel Pityk, Joni Deutsch and Taylor Gilfillan will be recognized as Generals of the Month for September.
Brothers David and Phillip Graham, both Washington and Lee alumni, have been performing concerts on dual pianos for the past seven years or so. On Friday night, July 13, at 9 p.m., PBS viewers in central Virginia will get a chance to watch the duo on a new program, "Studio Sessions with Rising Masters," on WCVE […]
The tradition of turning music from Broadway shows into jazz recordings is far from new. According to a recent piece in the Wall Street Journal, the first such example was 1944, when Charlie Spivak, a trumpeter and bandleader, turned "Porgy & Bess" into jazz. So Washington and Lee music professor Terry Vosbein was following in a honored […]
Marc Benamou, an ethnomusicologist and associate professor of music at Earlham College, in Indiana, is serving as the John and Barbara Glynn Family Professor at Washington and Lee University during the 2012 Spring Term. Benamou, who is teaching a new course in world music during the four-week term, specializes in gamelan music, a traditional form of music, […]
Washington and Lee University’s Department of Music will present the 2012 ChoralFest on March 28 and 29 to honor world-renowned composer and conductor René Clausen.
Gordon P. Spice, professor of music at Washington and Lee University, will give the Edwin A. Morris Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the concert hall of Wilson Hall. The title of Spice’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is “Words and Music: Creating a Synthesis.” During […]
Come and kick-off the holiday season with the W&L Men’s Glee Club, Cantatrici (W&L women’s choir), the University Wind Ensemble, String Ensemble and the W&L Swing for a family-friendly evening of seasonal holiday music. Two identical concerts will be presented, on Monday, Dec. 5 and Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in Wilson Concert Hall […]
Washington and Lee University celebrates the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of jazz icon Stan Kenton in a musical extravaganza conducted by Washington and Lee music professor Terry Vosbein. The concert, featuring the University of Tennessee Studio Orchestra combined with the trombones of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, will take place in Wilson Hall at […]
Terry Vosbein, professor of music at Washington and Lee, was one of seven composers from Associated Colleges of the South institutions commissioned to set poems to music as part of a project at Southwestern University of Texas. Vosbein's composition became part of a song cycle that focuses on the environment, particularly the importance of water […]
The new CD, "Fleet Street," featuring Washington and Lee music professor Terry Vosbein's compositions of the music from the Stephen Sondheim musical "Sweeney Todd" merited a review on the website, All About Jazz. The review, originally from JazzWax, described the music as "a superb reworking and a throwback to an age of introspective interpretation." Vosbein […]
When blues guitarist and singer Scott Ainslie, of the Class of 1974, saw the normally eight-inch-deep Whetstone Brook in his hometown of Brattleboro, Vt., transformed into a raging torrent as Hurricane Irene passed through on Sunday, he got out his video camera and recorded some remarkable images. Then Scott added his own recording of Stephen […]
Ron Pen '73 is awed by the power of music, and even more so by its social potential when people make music together. These interests have evolved in such a way that he is now director of the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music at the University of Kentucky, where he is a member […]
Lesbians, sex and incest, oh my! The 2009 Flournoy Playwright Festival features the works of Lucy Thurber, including Where We're Born, which focuses on life in a small, working-class town, where "family relationships are maintained by a delicate balance between desire and dependency." Where We're Born runs from Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 5-7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Keller Theatre.