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Spring Music Festival

Thursday, April 30, 2015

As classes and projects come to a close for the spring semester, the Department of Music and Theatre is gearing up with a series of concerts and events as part of its Spring Music Festival. Having started on April 26, the Spring Music Festival features a number of departmental ensembles ranging from choral to instrumental that showcase the breadth of student work and talent.

Spring Recitals

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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.

Faculty profile: Jan Corrothers

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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.

Bellarmine Bell Blitz on April 18

Monday, March 30, 2015

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.

Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble performs in Bach Festival

Thursday, March 26, 2015

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.

An interview with Dr. Polina Bespalko on her upcoming concert

Thursday, March 19, 2015

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.

Hamilton College Choir Performing March 20

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Hamilton College Choir will be performing at Bellarmine Chapel on the Xavier University campus on Friday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. featuring works by Pinkham, Whitacre, Bach, Brahms, Rorem and more.

Staff Profile: Rick Endres

Thursday, February 12, 2015

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.

Concert Choir 2015 Tour

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Xavier University Concert Choir is scheduled for a tour throughout the Southern region of the United States during the second week of January, 2015.

Amahl to Bring Magic to the Stage

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

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!

Symphonic Winds to collaborate in Christmas Music Festival

Thursday, December 4, 2014

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.

Buzza to conduct CRSO holiday concert

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

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.

Daughters' music for Williamstown Marching Band helps win State Championship

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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.

Fall Music Festival showcases XU ensembles

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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 joins Department of Music and Theatre

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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.

Schnipke takes over as Director of Choral Activities

Thursday, September 11, 2014

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.

Farewell to Matthew Westgate

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Westgate was offered and accepted the Director of Wind Studies position at The University of Massachusetts.

Musica Sacra founder passes baton after 48 seasons

Sunday, June 29, 2014

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.