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Rockin’ the Lawn

Updated: August 15, 2022 | Tagged: , ,

W&J’s annual Rockin’ The Lawn welcomes students back to campus with an evening of food, music, and fun! Open to all current W&J students, this year’s event features Chris Jamison, one of the three top finalists on Season 7 of The Voice, and his band. Food and games will be provided. This event is open…

W&J Arts Series: The Jazz Conspiracy

Updated: September 22, 2021 | Tagged: ,

The last time these Pittsburgh-based musicians were here, they blew the house down! We are so happy to bring back former Music Dept. Professor Kyle Simpson along with this band of skilled musicians. They specialize in Big Band music, but we told them to play whatever they like, so we are in for one delightful…

Members of the W&J wind ensemble perform in the Olin Fine Arts Center during the 2021 Holiday Concert.

Spring W&J Wind Ensemble Concert presents “Rhapsody in Blue” feat. Dr. Mark Swift

Updated: August 6, 2021 | Tagged: , ,

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…

Members of the W&J choir perform during a holiday concert.

Spring Choral Concert – Mozart’s ‘Requiem’

Updated: August 6, 2021 | Tagged: , ,

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.

Members of the W&J jazz ensemble play the trumpets during a holiday concert.

Spring W&J Jazz Ensemble Concert feat. Milt Barney

Updated: August 6, 2021 | Tagged: , , , ,

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…

Music Faculty Recital: Clint Bleil

Updated: August 6, 2021 | Tagged: , ,

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…

Holiday Concert

Updated: August 6, 2021 | Tagged: , ,

W&J’s annual kickoff to the holiday season is back! The instrumental and choral ensembles (Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Choir & Camerata Singers) present traditional favorites, popular songs, and timeless carols that will put you in the holiday spirit. Come celebrate the season with us!

Fall Student Recognition Recital

Updated: August 6, 2021 | Tagged: , ,

Recital features selected performances from W&J’s Applied Music Studios. Location: Room 211, Olin Fine Arts Center

Fall W&J Jazz Ensemble Concert

Updated: August 6, 2021 | Tagged: , ,

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 W&J Wind Ensemble Concert

Updated: August 6, 2021 | Tagged: , ,

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….