Music Department Concerts

2021-22 Season

Music Faculty Recital

Sunday, September 26, 2021, at 3 p.m.

The W&J Music department will showcase performances from their full-time faculty as well as their adjunct instructors.

Fall Jazz Ensemble photo

Fall W&J Jazz Ensemble Concert

Clint Bleil, Conductor | Featuring the Bridges Saxophone Quartet

Sunday, October 24, 2021, at 3 p.m.

The W&J Wind Ensemble will perform a concert alongside the Bridges Saxophone Quartet. The Bridges Saxophone Quartet is a modern group based in Pittsburgh that performs music from both the standard classical and jazz idioms. They together will be premiering a brand new concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Wind Ensemble, written by conductor Clint Bleil. The Wind Ensemble will also be performing repertoire by composers including Eric Whitacre, Julius Fucik, and Morton Gould.

Fall Choral Concert - "What She Said"

Dr. Susan Medley, Conductor | W&J Choir and Camerata Singers

Friday, October 29, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. | Rossin Campus Center Ballroom

Live choral music returns to W&J with the Fall Choral Concert. Join the W&J Choir and Camerata Singers as they present an evening of music by women composers, from Hildegarde to Lady Gaga. Choral music IN PERSON. We've waited 19 months for this - don't miss it!

Fall W&J Jazz Ensemble Concert

Clint Bleil, Conductor

Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.

The W&J Jazz Ensemble will be performing a concert of big band jazz. They will be playing music from the great jazz composers and arrangers, including Pittsburgh's own Sammy Nestico and Mike Tomaro. Come out and enjoy live jazz right here on campus!

Fall Student Recognition Recital

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. | Olin Fine Arts Center, Room 211

Recital features selected performances from W&J's Applied Music Studios.

Music Faculty Recital: Clint Bleil

Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.

Come hear Clint Bleil perform a jazz recital of entirely original compositions and arrangements. Clint's music ranges in styles from straight-ahead jazz to alternative rock. He will be performing music written for his group "The Bleil Brothers", as well as his jazz collective, the "Clint Bleil Nonet". You won't get to hear a lot of music like this on campus, so come out and enjoy!

Spring Choral Concert - Mozart's Requiem

Dr. Susan Medley, conductor | W&J Choir and Camerata Singers

Friday, April 22, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. | Church of the Covenant

Every four years the W&J Choir and Camerata Singers present Mozart's Requiem, a giant among choral/orchestral works. Performed with professional soloists and orchestra in the majestic sanctuary of Church of the Covenant, this concert will stay with you long after the final chords subside.

Spring W&J Jazz Ensemble Concert

Clint Bleil, conductor | Featuring Milt Barney

Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.

The W&J Jazz Ensemble will be performing a concert of big band jazz featuring W&J Professor and saxophonist Milt Barney. Milt Barney joined the United States Air Force Band Program after graduating from Duquesne University. His career spanned just over 20 years and included performances in over 20 states, Japan, Korea, and Guam, as well as performances for U.S. presidents, prime ministers, world leaders, and various celebrity artists. He currently performs with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Pops Orchestras, the Four Townsmen Show Band, the Jazz Conspiracy Big Band, the worship band at Peters Creek Baptist Church, and freelances with other groups in the Greater Pittsburgh area.

Wind Ensemble photo

Spring W&J Wind Ensemble Concert presents "Rhapsody in Blue"

Clint Bleil, Conductor | Featuring Dr. Mark Swift

Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 3 p.m.

The W&J Wind Ensemble will feature W&J Professor Mark Swift in performing George Gershwin's arguably most recognizable work, "Rhapsody in Blue".

Mark Swift attended Davidson College for its intimate, liberal arts setting, where he focused his talent in piano study with Dr. James Swisher. He regularly performs as a pianist in chamber groups performing 20th century and contemporary works. The Wind Ensemble will also be performing repertoire by composers including Percy Grainger, Johannes Brahms, and Julius Fucik.

Spring Student Recognition Recital

Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. | Olin Theatre

Recital features selected performances from W&J's Applied Music Studios.

Senior Student Recognition Recital

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