Music Department Concerts

The Department of Music offers an exciting series of free concerts featuring its resident student ensembles, as well as individual recitals featuring guest performers, students and faculty throughout the academic year. These performances are free and open to the public.

2014-15 Season

Faculty Recital

Susan Medley, piano
Julie Sarver, flute
Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Olin Fine Arts Center

Susan MedleyCanton Symphony flutist and piccolo player Julie Sarver joins Washington & Jefferson College Professor of Music Susan Medley for an afternoon of works for flute and piano.

The program will include pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Henri Dutilleux, and many others.


W&J Jazz Ensemble

Kyle Simpson, Director
Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
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Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8 p.m.
Olin Fine Arts Center

W&J Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble is a select group of W&J students sometimes supplemented by professionals and community enthusiasts.  They will perform familiar works from the jazz repertoire in addition to new works written by today’s most innovative composers.

Fall Choral Concert

Susan Medley, Director
Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Rossin Campus Center, Allen Ballroom

W&J Choir

Start your Halloween evening with the W&J Choir and Camerata Singers. The Fall Choral Concert always promises an incredible variety of music, and this concert will be no exception. Don't be surprised if the holiday is reflected in some of the repertoire you'll hear. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

W&J Wind Ensemble

Kyle Simpson, Director
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 at 3 p.m.
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Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 3 p.m.
Olin Fine Arts Center

W&J Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble performs standard band literature as well as more specialized repertoire.  Their concert programs are an enjoyable mix of traditional favorite and challenging newer works.

Holiday Concert

Susan Medley, Director of W&J Choir and Camerata
Kyle Simpson, Director of Jazz and Wind Ensembles
Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Olin Fine Arts Center

W&J Wind Ensemble Holiday Concert

Ring in the season with W&J's instrumental and vocal ensembles! Held in conjunction with W&J's Light Up Night, the Holiday Concert is an annual favorite that promises something for everyone. Holiday classics, traditional carols, and popular favorites will put you in the spirit!

Spring Choral Concert

Susan Medley, Director
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Church of the Covenant

Each year the W&J Choir and Camerata Singers are joined by a professional orchestra and soloists to present a choral masterwork. This year they will present Haydn's extraordinary Theresienmesse, a mass written by the classical master in 1799. This work has it all - brilliance, lyricism, quiet passages of simple beauty and moments of exuberant virtuosity. Don't miss this evening of stirring music in a spectacular setting.

Student Recognition Recitals

W&J student recognition recitals
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Olin, Room 211
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Olin Theatre  

These recitals feature selected performances from W&J's Applied Music studios.


Senior Music Major Recitals

Dates and times to be announced.