As the spring semester comes to an end, Xavier students are very busy completing final projects for their classes. For music majors and minors, these final projects come in the form of spring recitals.
The Xavier Music Department has hosted a number of vocal ensemble performances throughout each year as opportunities for performance for both singers and the audience receiving them. Most of the songs one hears require complex piano accompaniment. Jan Corrothers, an adjunct Xavier Music Department faculty member, does that and more.
On Saturday, April 18 at 10:00am in Bellarmine Chapel, there will be a free interactive Handbell Concert for the entire Xavier campus and surrounding community, with special guests the Cincinnati Collaborative Ringing Project.
The 2015 Cincinnati Bach Festival is bringing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach to modern Cincinnati. The festival showcases a variety of vocal and instrumental music from Bach in events ocurring all over Cincinnati.
Polina Bespalko is a member of the music faculty at Xavier University and is the director of the Xavier University Music Series. Originally from Russia, Bespalko will be giving a concert highlighting important Russian and Soviet composers on March 27 in the Werner Recital Hall at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Newswire Sports Editor Nick McGill, a student of Bespalko’s, sat down with her and discussed the upcoming concert.
Dr. Benjamin A. Chamberlain will be joining the Xavier University Department of Music and Theatre in Fall 2015 as the Director of Instrumental Activities. He will direct the Symphonic Winds and Jazz Ensemble, and teach courses in conducting and music education.
Students, faculty and visitors often have the opportunity to attend musical and theatrical performances at Xavier. However, they may not know just who holds the chaos of ticket sales and behind-the-scenes operations together to make these experiences possible.
The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra's critically-acclaimed production of Gian Carlo Menotti's beloved Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, featuring larger-than-life representations of the Three Kings, will burst to life at Xavier University's Gallagher Center Theater this December!
This coming week will feature many ensemble performances for the Christmas Music Festival. It will include a performance by the Xavier University Symphonic Winds in conjunction with the Fillmore Wind Band at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 in the Gallagher Student Center Theatre.
Continuing its tradition of utilizing promising young musicians as guest conductors, the Cave Run Symphony Orchestra will be under the baton of Maestro Scot Buzza at its holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 6.
Jim Daughters is the music composer/arranger for the Williamstown High School Marching Band in Williamstown, Kentucky. This past Saturday, November 1st, the Williamstown Band competed and won a State Championship in the Kentucky Music Educators Association State Marching Band Championships on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY.
The 2014 Xavier University Fall Music Festival began on Oct. 27 as a kickoff to the Xavier musical season. This annual Fall Music Festival will be held over the course of the week, showcasing many of Xavier’s wide variety of ensemble music groups, including the Chamber Orchestra and Symphonic Winds.
Jim Daughters has stepped into the position of director of instrumental studies for the new school year. Daughters’ new position puts him at the head of ensembles such as the Xavier Pep Band and Symphonic Winds.
Dr. Richard Schnipke has taken over as the director for Xavier’s concert choir. Dr. Schnipke, who was initially hired as the director of music education, is in his second year at Xavier and is now the Director of Choral Activities. In addition to directing Concert Choir, Schnipke directs both the men’s and women’s choruses.
The Xavier Music Series is one of the most prestigious and longest running music series throughout the country, featuring classical piano, classical guitar and swing. Their mission is to contribute artistically and intellectually to the cultural life of their university and throughout our community.
For 48 years Helmut Roehrig has led Musica Sacra in three concerts per year, without charge for admission. This month, Roehrig passed the baton to Brett Scott, associate professor of ensembles and conducting at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, who succeeds him as music director.