Festival of Music: The Jazz single Reed Symposium

April 17, 2010

Amid the hustle and bustle of students going in and out of class, eager to be free for the weekend, students who play jazz instruments were given the chance to participate in the Annual Single Reed Symposium. Organized by Christy Banks, assistant chair of the Music Department, the Symposium is an all day festival of jazz music between 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 9 at the Ford Atrium in McComsey Hall. Starting early, students who had either a few weeks or a lifetime of experience with their instruments were invited to register for the day’s events. Bringing their own instruments, this free event gave students the chance to work with professional musicians who specialized in the same instrument. The guests were Frank Kowalsky on the clarinet and Chris Vadala on the saxophone. . . .

Music Master Class presents Diane Walsh expert of piano

February 28, 2010

When first approached about attending a master class, my initial thought was of something in regard to an advanced class with many students in attendance. My initial thought was slightly off, I came to find out that a real master class was given to students by an expert, of a particular discipline. . . .