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Music Open House - Joining Ensembles/Lessons/Courses

Wed, September 9th, 2020
2:30 pm
- 4:00 pm

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Music Open House - Joining Ensembles/Lessons/Courses

The Music Department welcomes the Class of 2024 to Williams and looks forward to again seeing the very musical classes of 2021, 2022, and 2023! See information regarding sign ups, try outs, auditions, etc., below.

If you are signed into your Williams account you can access our 2020 get-together by clicking this LINK TO THE 9/9 OPEN HOUSE.

This Open House not going to be the cider and doughnuts, elbow-to-elbow event that it usually is. But, we are still very excited to be in touch with you. This year we are setting up meetings online so that you can get together with us.

New to the department? If you are on this page early, we encourage you to look at our faculty profiles, check out our courses, and explore our ensembles. There is a lot of information buried in the site, so most of all we encourage you to contact us directly.

music.williams.edu

Also, visit our FAQs for more information specific to this fall.

Want help finding your musical path? We’ve got just the person! Find Music People

We encourage you to start right away by contacting someone who shares your area of musical interest. Below is a list of instruments and groups and the names of the folks who can help you. Some just want to talk to you before you get started, some would like you to submit a recording/video using this FORM a few have Zoom auditions for lessons/ensemble.

Contact/Instructors/Joining help

African Music (Tendai Muparutsa – contact for audition information)

Brasswinds

  • Horn (Victor Sungarian – contact for lesson information)
  • Trombone/Euphonium/Tuba (Travis Dobson- contact for lesson information)
  • Trumpet (Steve Felix – contact for lesson information)

Chamber Music Ensembles

  • String (Ah Ling Neu – contact for course information) String Chamber Music sign up sheet
  • Wind (Stephen Walt- contact for course information)
  • see “Jazz,” “Chinese Music,” “African Music,” “Percussion” for other chamber music credit course possibilities

Chinese Music (Wang Guowei, Susan Cheng – contact for lesson/ensemble information)

  • Ensemble
  • Erhu
  • Yangqin
  • Zheng
  • Zhongruan

Handbell Choir (contact for ensemble information TBA)

Indian Music

  • Sitar (Devesh Chandra – contact for lesson information)
  • Tabla (Veena Chandra – contact for lesson information)

Jazz

  • Bass (Gregg August – contact for lesson information)
  • Drums (Connor Meehan – contact for lesson information)
  • Ensembles (Kris Allen – contact for ensemble information, Gregg August, Zaccai Curtis)
  • Guitar (Robert Phelps – contact for lesson information)
  • Piano (John Nazrenko – contact for lesson information)
  • Saxophone (Michael Kolodny – contact for lesson information)
  • Voice (Samirah Evans – contact for lesson information)

Keyboard (Doris Stevenson, Edwin Lawrence, Elizabeth Wright)

  • Harpsichord (Edwin Lawrence – contact for lesson information)
  • Jazz Piano (John Nazrenko – contact for lesson information)
  • Piano (Doris Stevenson – contact for lesson information, Edwin Lawrence, Elizabeth Wright) Piano Zoom audition sign up
  • Organ (Edwin Lawrence – contact for lesson information)

New Music (Matthew Gold – ensemble information)

  • I/O Ensemble – open to instrumentalists, composers, and conductors

Percussion (Matthew Gold – contact for lesson/ensemble information)

  • Williams Percussion Ensemble
  • Drumset
  • Jazz Drumming (Connor Meehan – contact for lesson information)
  • Timpani
  • Snare
  • Vibraphone
  • Marimba

Strings

  • Classical Bass (Robert Zimmerman – contact for lesson information)
  • Classical Guitar (Robert Phelps – contact for lesson information)
  • Cello (Nathaniel Parke – contact for lesson information)
  • Harp (Elizabeth Morse – contact for lesson information)
  • Viola (Ah Ling Neu – contact for lesson information)
  • Violin (Joanna Kurkowicz – contact for audition information, Joana Genova, Muneko Otani). Violin Zoom audition sign up

Voice

  • Jazz Voice (Samira Evans – contact for lesson information)
  • Virtual Choir (Paul LaRosa – contact for ensemble information)
  • Vocal/Songwriting (Bernice Lewis – contact for lesson information)
  • Voice Lessons (Erin Nafziger, Keith Kibler, Paul LaRosa, Kerry Ryer Parke – contact for lesson information, submit a recording/video by uploading it on this Form)

Woodwinds

  • Bassoon (Stephen Walt – contact for lesson information)
  • Chamber Music (Stephen Walt – contact for lesson information)
  • Clarinet (Paul Green – contact for lesson information)
  • Flute (Jackie DeVoe – contact for lesson information)
  • Jazz and Classical Saxophone (Michael Kolodny – contact for lesson information)
  • Oboe (Cathy Weinfield-Zell – contact for lesson information)

William Makes Music! Join us and find out how.

More Information
https://events.williams.edu/event/2020-music-open-house/

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