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Come out on Friday, March 18th for a FREE one-hour program (7pm) featuring live music performed by Hip Hop Artist Dumi Right and VCUarts Music students, a live coding demonstration, and information about the July 2022 Code Beats summer program for Richmond-area middle school students.

Come early (6:15pm) to enjoy some refreshments and to play with several interactive technology stations, including Virtual and Augmented Reality, industrial robots, and digital music!

Code Beats is a National Science Foundation-funded project led by Dr. David Shepherd (VCU Engineering, Computer Science) and Dr. Taylor Barnett (VCUarts Music).

Code Beats works to broaden youth participation in computing by teaching students to create authentic-sounding hip-hop beats using fundamental computer programming concepts.

Attendees will also receive a promo code for 50% off the cost of the summer program!
Join guest artist, Tiffany Valvo on Wednesday, Feb. 16 for an evening of clarinet music. Dr. Valvo is a professor at VCUarts Music, co-director of Music360 and the Digital Clarinet Academy. Details 👉 School of Music Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. | FREE | Mask required | Livestream: https://buff.ly/3gKnerN.
One more event to tell you about this weekend in RVA, the Imani Winds will be performing on the Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series at VCU. I caught up with horn player Kevin Newton, who was born in South Boston! VCUarts Music
Calling all passionate choral music educators and conductors! Come work at VCU as Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education/Assistant Director of Choral Activities. This is a wonderful opportunity to teach the next generation of educators in a city that loves its choral singing! Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. VCUarts Music
https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/397?c=vcu
VCU Musical Talent....We Looking for a keyboard player for a well-established RVA based Rhythm, Blues and Vintage rock (Allman Bros, Elvis Costello, Eddie Money, Delbert McClinton, Steely Dan, Sub Dudes, on and on). Core band has been together here in Richmond since 1985. 15 year RVA run as the "Circuit Breakers". Generally practice every other week. (or so) in Henrico off Patterson and Parham Roads. Band chemistry is designed to have fun....and play a public job here and there....NOT looking to beat the street every weekend. Singing ability is a plus! We can rock with the BIG dogs! Message if serious.
Looking for a keyboard player for a well-established RVA based Rhythm, Blues and Vintage rock (Allman Bros, Elvis Costello, Eddie Money, Delbert McClinton, Steely Dan, Sub Dudes, on and on). Core band has been together here in Richmond since 1985. 15 year run as the "Circuit Breakers". Generally practice every other week. (or so). Band chemistry is designed to have fun....and play a public job here and there....NOT looking to beat the street every weekend. Singing ability is a plus! We can rock with the BIG dogs! Message if serious.
Job Posting: Bermuda Hundred UMC, Chester, has a part-time job opening for a Director of Music for the 11:00 am Worship Service on Sundays. The purpose of the Director of Music for the Worship Service is to lead, organize, and equip the choir so that inspiring music and singing encourages and invites the congregation in participatory worship which glorifies God. For details, contact Katie Sloan, SPRC Chair, at [email protected].
Hi! Former alumni here...looking for a jazz/hip hop violinist or other musician to hire for my book signing event in Virginia Beach on 11/21. Contact me at derakg(at)gmail.com if interested!
The late drum innovator Rashied Ali shared quite a bit of his story about working with John Coltrane in the book, Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated: Volume One.

This book is a colorful collection of memories and historical accounts from, or about key figures of Philly’s Jazz community. Featuring musicians such as Mickey Roker, Rufus Harley, Denise Montana, Byard Lancaster, Pat Martino, Odean Pope & others. Each story is accompanied by an exquisite illustration by visual artists like Jerry Pinkney, Michelle Ortiz, Eric Battle & many others.

More About The Book Here: https://bit.ly/3nMaxOW

Buy The Book Here: https://bit.ly/3d3sROX



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"Godzilla" by Eminem as recorded live at the Siegel Center by . Link to listen: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19flg9lMGTyDnQEdCNHGQCdOLNAY3q5E0/view?usp=sharing.
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"Here Come The Girls" recorded by the VCU Peppas on 4/25 2021. Click to Hear! https://drive.google.com/file/d/10DXug8mB5WArdFCyTAnXK5lsdrbgmHt_/view?usp=sharing
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Congratulations to vocalist Jessie Nunn who recently won an audition for U.S. Navy Fleet Bands! Nunn studied at VCUarts Music and holds a bachelor's degree from Full Sail University. We look forward to seeing you in the fleet!

Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of Music represents 300+ music students & presents 200

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Photos from VCUarts Music's post 12/08/2022

It's been a minute, but we're back with more Choral Singer Spotlights! This week we're excited to feature Dina Kamal, Sam Robinson, and Lise Niemeier who accompanies Vox Concordia on the piano!

12/06/2022

Tomorrow night the Symphony will be performing at 8:00pm at the Singleton Center for Performing Arts!

Photos from VCUarts Music's post 11/09/2022

Super excited to highlight Emily Stewart and Max Kadunce today as part of our Choral Singer Spotlight program!

Photos from VCUarts Music's post 11/02/2022

Check out this week's Choral Singer Spotlight students: Bailey Blake and Christian Reid!

Photos from VCUarts Music's post 10/26/2022

We're back again with this week's Chorus Singer Spotlights: Bella Cox, Bethenee Noyce, Mariah Thomas, Jai Isaac, and Rylee Hughes!

Photos from VCUarts Music's post 10/19/2022

Super excited to showcase this week's Choral Singer Spotlight Students: Isa Riofrio, Brooklyn Morgan, Christian Farrace, Amanda Reboucas, and Miranda Friedland!

Photos from VCUarts Music's post 10/12/2022

We're starting a new series where every Wednesday we're going to be spotlighting some of our wonderful chorus members!

We're excited to introduce you to the first batch: Angel Thompson, Ally Yablonski, Caitlyn Vidra, Jason Tejeda-Molina, and Mary Kehoe!

09/01/2022

We're super excited to have George Li, pianist, perform as part of our Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series.

George will perform on Sunday, September 11th at 3:00pm at the Singleton Center for Performing Arts.

Tickets cost $35.00 and can be purchased using this link: https://www.showclix.com/events/1320

Dr. George Stoffan Joins VCU Music Department | VCUarts 08/15/2022

Dr. George Stoffan Joins VCU Music Department | VCUarts

We are super excited to announce that Dr. George Stoffan has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Clarinet!

Check out this article to read more about Dr. Stoffan!
https://arts.vcu.edu/community/news/dr-george-stoffan-joins-vcu-music-department-2/

Dr. George Stoffan Joins VCU Music Department | VCUarts VCU Music is excited to announce that Dr. George Stoffan has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Clarinet. Dr. Stoffan has received Fulbright Awards to the Czech Republic and Hungary.

08/15/2022

VCU Choral Ensembles will hold auditions for Commonwealth Singers, Vox Concordia, and Chamber Ensemble for the fall semester on Monday, August 22, 2022. Students from all majors are welcome to audition. Choral Arts Society is open to all without audition. Email Dr Chris Hansen [email protected] at or Professor Lisa Fusco at [email protected] to schedule your audition time. Audition details at https://arts.vcu.edu/academics/departments/music/ensembles/vocal-ensemble/vocal-ensemble-audition-info/

05/18/2022

We wanted to take a moment to celebrate our recent graduates! Congratulations Music class of 2022, you did it! As always, we are sad to see you go, but are so excited for these next adventures you'll find yourselves on!

05/06/2022

VCU Music had a reception on Thursday, May 5 honoring Terry Austin and Tony Garcia as they prepare to enter retirement from VCU. We know that neither of them is truly "retiring" as they are so valuable to the musical scene and will both be in great demand. We were honored to welcome back some of our retired faculty and thank the faculty and staff who came to share time with these two gentlemen who have given so many years to VCU Music. THANK YOU!! You will both be missed!

What’s the best class you’ve ever taken? 04/29/2022

What’s the best class you’ve ever taken?

Check out this post from VCU News which highlights a Music student's experience and the class that she felt was most impactful during her time at VCU!!!

A brief blurb from the article: "SPARC’s Live Art program offers inclusive performing arts classes to youths aged 10-18 both with and without disabilities. VCU students help teach a weekly arts class in-person at SPARC and attend a weekly seminar (which drops to monthly while Live Art is in session) with professor Christine Hoffman to discuss their work at SPARC and hear from guest speakers."

https://news.vcu.edu/article/2022/04/whats-the-best-class-youve-ever-taken

What’s the best class you’ve ever taken? Students talk to VCU News about classes (and professors) that had an enormous impact on them.

Photos from VCUarts Music's post 04/26/2022

Thanks to the VCU Guitar Ensemble directed by John Patykula for performing at Pine Street Baptist Church on Sunday, April 24 -- a longstanding and wonderful tradition!

04/15/2022

VCU Choral Ensembles will present an outdoor concert on Friday, April 22, 2022 from 12 noon -1:15 pm in the Amphitheater outside of the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. Bring your lunch, a cup of coffee, and a friend to enjoy this casual choral gathering! Free and informal. Contact Dr Erin Freeman at [email protected]

04/14/2022

Next Monday, April 18, we are excited to showcase the work of our students in the Media Scoring class taught by Dr. Filipe Leitão! Media scoring students are composers who create work for a variety of media projects, including animations, films, and television ads! The media and music will cross all genres; action and drama, jazz and electronic, and so many more. We hope to see you there!

Monday, April 18th at 7:30 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts,
922 Park Avenue, Richmond, Virginia

This event will also be available for live stream at go.vcu.edu/concerthall

04/11/2022

VCU Choral Ensembles present Courage: Spring Choral Concert on Tuesday, April 12 at 7 pm in the Vlahcevic Concert Hall, W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. The concert features composers and texts that highlight moments of courage. Composers include Giuseppe Verdi, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Rosephanye Powell, Jocelyn Hagan, and more. The concert is free and open to the public, and will be live-streamed at go.vcu.edu/concerthall

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. 04/01/2022

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

Hello Department of Music!

This is Brian Baez (VCU Arts ’08), Manager of Theatrical Casting for Creative Studios by NCLH!



We are the in-house team for Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas, and Oceania Cruises producing the highest level of entertainment at-sea with a mix of exciting production shows, Broadway, and book shows including SIX, Jersey Boys, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Footloose, Kinky Boots, and the newly announces SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical! Our production shows are conceived, directed and choreographed by some of today’s leading creatives such as Patty Wilcox, Tiger Martina, Chase Benz, and Tony Award winner, Warren Carlyle.

We are excited to announce we are coming back to Richmond an open dance and vocal calls on April 16, 2022 and I wanted to reach out and invite your students, current and alum, to attend!

Full audition details can be found at www.nclhcreativestudios.com

Looking forward to April 16!
Warm Regards!
BRIAN



Brian Baéz (He/Him) | Manager, Theatrical Casting
[email protected] | www.nclhltd.com
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Office Address: 6322 Pelican Creek Circle | Riverview FL 33578

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03/15/2022

Guest Artist- Quey Percussion Duo

Saturday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m.

Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
922 Park Avenue | Richmond, Virginia

Admission is free.

The concert will also be livestreamed at go.vcu.edu/concerthall .

For more than 18 years, Quey [“Kway”] Percussion Duo has dazzled audiences worldwide with their unmistakable style that blends traditions of Western and non-Western percussion, contemporary, classical, and popular music to create colorful sound worlds that often place focus on interlocking counterpoint and musical multi-tasking.

Comprised of members Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious, QPD has performed in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Jordan, the UK, and extensively throughout the US. They have worked with music festivals, art galleries, chamber music series’, conventions (including 4 PASIC appearances), professional orchestras, and have engaged in more than 75 university residencies worldwide. They also can be heard in the score of the award winning short film The Passage, which was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018.

As new music advocates, QPD has generated nearly 200 new works written for the duo (or by the duo), many of which become instant “earworms” for audiences and staples in the repertoire for percussionists worldwide. They have collaborated with renowned composers including Pulitzer Prize recipient John Luther Adams, Emmanuel Séjourné, Alejandro Viñao, Molly Joyce, Ivan Trevino, Alyssa Weinberg, Stuart Saunders Smith, Adam Silverman, Michael Laurello, David Macbride, David M. Gordon, Ben Wahlund, and Casey Cangelosi. They have recorded for the Innova, Naxos, Centaur, and Equilibrium record labels and their new album, soniChroma, has been released on the Innova label, which includes Gene Koshinski’s exhilarating double percussion concerto.

QPD holds the only full-time residency by a percussion duo in the US at the University of Delaware where they co-direct the percussion program, deliver various chamber ensembles, coordinate applied lessons, and present joint studio classes. Their side-by side approach to teaching has led to many performance and recording opportunities for their students. In addition, their focus on creating high-level social media video content has led to nearly 2 million views of their performances. QPD is endorsed by Pearl/Adams Instruments, Sabian Cymbals, Innovative Percussion, Remo Drumheads, and Schoenhut Toy Pianos.

03/15/2022

REMINDER!!
VCU Choral Ensembles & Black Awakening Choir will sponsor a recruiting showcase of choirs at VCU Sings! on Friday, March 18, 2022 from 12 noon -1:15 pm in the Amphitheater. Hear selections from every singing group on campus, and get information about how to join each campus choir. Free and informal. Contact Dr Erin Freeman at [email protected]

03/03/2022

VCU Choral Ensembles & Black Awakening Choir will sponsor a recruiting showcase of choirs at VCU Sings! on Friday, March 18, 2022 from 12 noon -1:15 pm in the Amphitheater. Hear selections from every singing group on campus, and get information about how to join each campus choir. Free and informal. Contact Dr Erin Freeman at [email protected]

02/25/2022

The VCU Symphony is performing UMOJA: Anthem of Unity by Valerie Coleman conducted by Daniel Myssyk. The symphony will also perform works by Dvorak, Saint-Saens, and Borodin, featuring Concerto Competition winners Caleb Stanger and Zach Williams. The performance will take place at the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, March 4th at 8 pm in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall. The concert is free to all VCU student/staff/faculty as well as anyone who is interested. It will also be available free online at go.vcu.edu/concerthall. Please contact the Department of Music at [email protected] for any questions.

02/17/2022

An exciting VCU arts music piano area event is coming up! on March 1 at 7 pm in Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall at Singleton Center for the Arts. VCU Piano Faculty Magdalena Adamek will be joined by Guest Pianist Michelle Huang in a piano duo concert, featuring pieces inspired by cultural elements from around the world. The program will include Souvenirs by Barber, Danzon Cubano by Copland, Toccata for Two Pianos by Górecki, Libertango and Tangata by Piazzolla, and Suite for Two Pianos by Richard Bennett.
Admission is free. MASKS ARE REQUIRED.
This event will also be available for live stream at go.vcu.edu/concerthall

Timeline photos 02/07/2022

Congratulations to VCU Music alumnus Marcus Grant, composer of "Fantasie of Passage" being performed by the Indiana University Symphonic Band!

This Tuesday, February 8 at 8PM in the MAC, the IU Concert and Symphonic Bands (Dr. Jason H. Nam and Dr. Eric M. Smedley, conductors) will present their first concert of the Spring semester. The performance will include two premieres: Cait Nishimura's "The Nature of Trees" (special collaboration between the members of IU's collegiate chapter of the National Band Association, the IU Center for Rural Engagement, and the high school band programs from Paoli, Salem, Southridge, and Brown County) and Neil Clifton Cain's "Strata" -- a piece composed and performed as part of the "Hammer and Nail" collaboration between the band and composition departments.

The Symphonic Band will welcome featured guest trumpet soloist Prof. Joey Tartell, performing Marcus Grant's "Fantasie of Passage." This will be an outstanding concert! We hope to see you live in the MAC, or via the IU Music Live stream!

02/06/2022

Today is the day! All-Virginia Etudes have been released and we’d love to invite all preparing for their audition to come to our Winds, Brass & Percussion All-Virginia Clinic on Feb 21 @ 7pm. It is free and virtual!

Register with the link in bio or at: bit.ly/vcu_wind_events_22.

01/28/2022

Our next concert in the Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Music Series is coming up soon on Sunday, February 13th with the Imani Winds. Tickets are now available for purchase. The link to purchase tickets is below. All tickets are currently general admission, however, we are marking seats as reserved for our previous season ticket holders. You can go to the link below at any time and pre-purchase those tickets. People who have purchased tickets will have the option to watch the live online stream from home (in real time). Ticket holders should look for an email about that live-stream in the days leading up to the concert.

https://arts.vcu.edu/academics/departments/music/concerts-and-events/rennolds-series/

Thank you for your support during this very difficult transition time of scheduling events. We are grateful to our patrons and appreciate your patience as we work through these issues.

Please feel free to contact us at any time with any questions you may have: [email protected].

THE ARTISTS

IMANI WINDS

Sunday February 13th, 2022 @ 3:00PM

Celebrating over 20 years of music making, the Grammy nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and the evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations and outreach endeavors that have inspired audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The ensemble’s playlist embraces traditional chamber music repertoire, and as a 21st century group, Imani Winds is devoutly committed to expanding the wind quintet repertoire by commissioning music from new voices that reflect historical events and the times in which we currently live. We are pleased to welcome the Imani Winds back to VCU’s Mary-Anne Rennolds Series, their last performance here was in 2009.

Please note that Kevin Newton is an alumnus of VCU Music!! Don't miss this!!!

Photos from VCUarts Music's post 01/24/2022

This Wed! is very excited and sooooo honored to host as a masterclass guest artist during our orchestra time this coming Wednesday! The class will be streaming over the go.vcu.edu/concerthall link to some VA schools and and right here on our via instagram live. Seating will be on stage so we can be a little closer to the action - come to this event if you are not in orchestra already.
Stefan Jackiw is in residence with all week. He is playing the Korngold concerto with RSO Saturday night 1/29 and Sunday 1/30. Get your tickets now!!! College student tix are $10 on the RSO website. Can't wait for both the class and the concert!!

Susanna Klein: Recital of Beautiful Music, Exquisitely Played by VCU Professor 01/24/2022

Susanna Klein: Recital of Beautiful Music, Exquisitely Played by VCU Professor

Congratulations to faculty member Susanna Klein for this excellent review on violinist.com!

Susanna Klein: Recital of Beautiful Music, Exquisitely Played by VCU Professor January 21, 2022, 12:04 PM · I am continually impressed by the musical talent housed within our college and university faculties. And I’m not just talking about the big-name conservatories. I recently viewed a livestream violin recital by Professor Susanna Klein at Virginia Commonwealth Universit...

www.music.org 01/07/2022

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Please note the search for a faculty position - Assistant Professor - Choral Music Education/Assistant Director of Choral Activities and share this with any colleagues who may be interested in becoming a part of the VCU Music faculty and family!

www.music.org The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music,...

www.music.org 01/07/2022

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Please note the search for a faculty position - Assistant Professor - Clarinet and share this with any colleagues who may be interested in becoming a part of the VCU Music faculty and family!

www.music.org The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music,...

12/05/2021

Heartfelt congratulations to Caleb Stanger and Zach Williams for winning the VCU Symphony Concerto Competition this year!

12/03/2021

Please join our audience for the VCU Symphony's performance of Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 on Wednesday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m. in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall of the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts located at 922 Park Avenue. Admission is free and masks are required. It is also available for a live-streamed viewing at go.vcu.edu/concerthall

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