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Workshops & Info Sessions
When Bluegrass faculty Adam Schlenker posted an online lesson to Bluegrass Unlimited, it sparked a connection and a history lesson.
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ETHEL
Performances
Join ETHEL and Friends during their virtual performances of "Balcony Bar with ETHEL" featuring Harrison Ponce, 18 and Ching-chu Hu, Professor of Music.
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Pete Mills
Columbus Makes Art interviews music prof. Pete Mills about the impact of the pandemic on teaching and the arts community.
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Alumni
Jared Thompson ‘04 was commissioned by the Indy Jazz Festival 2020 to create a soundtrack for the mini-documentary, "38th and Postmodernism."
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Performances
Talented Denison voice students excelled in a state-wide competition.
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How to spell “resilience”
Performances
A production of the beloved musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee proves the old adage “the show must go on.”
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Timothy Carpenter
Performances
Timothy Carpenter receives a commission from Texas State University to record and perform an arrangement of “Stand Up,” from the movie “Harriet.”
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Research & Internships
Summer scholar research projects completed in the music department in Summer 2020.
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Performances
In the Spring of 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19, Denison Bluegrass students produced an extraordinary piece of music, a tribute to Hank Williams.
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Parker Bailey '23
Student News
Parker Bailey '23 can't stop making music. He's been part of two bands and a solo act.
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Alumni
Aidan Vansuetendael '18 has joined Bluegrass band "Bill and the Belles."
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Belinda Andrews-Smith
Assistant Professor Belinda Andrews-Smith has won the American Prize for directing the student performance of 'Chicago.'
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Alumni
As a VP for Universal Music Group Nashville, Lori Christian '00 works with some top names in music: Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, and Kacey Musgraves.
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Contests
Celebrating and showcasing our Concerto winners virtually until we can perform together in person.
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Sahil Vasudeva '08
Econ major Sahil Vasudeva '08 went on to a banking career in NYC & now releasing a contemporary classical piano album of his performances in India.
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Sawyer Muir
Student News
During COVID-19 the music department wanted to do something to create a sense of community - the result - a great t-shirt shared across the world.
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Third Coast Percussion
Performances
Denison Ensemble-in-residence Third Coast Percussion presented a livestream performance of music by composer Danny Elfman.
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Sarob
Alumni
Rob Tate '16 AKA Sarob, a hip hop and neo-soul musician, released the song “Pleasures U Like" to benefit the Pandemic Emergency Fund in Ohio.
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Workshops & Info Sessions
Debbie Blunt-Barrett Price to conduct master classes with the Your Body is Your Strad workshop.
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Clem Pearson
Awards & Honors
Clem Pearson '20, a music major and philosophy minor, has won a Provost’s Academic Excellence Award for extraordinary academic achievement.
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Awards & Honors
Jaden Richeson '20, a music and communication double major, was awarded Denison's President's Medal, the college's highest student honor.
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Alumni
Enjoy Duke Ellington's "Don't Get Around Much Anymore, " courtesy Quinn and Hayes Griffin.
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Denison Ensemble-in-residence, Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion, shares a greeting.
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Enjoy an innovative Bluegrass "Trio"
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Ching-chu
"The hope moment is this idea of a moment in between your inhale and your exhale," says Prof. Ching-chu Hu of his musical inspiration.
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Teaching in Poland
Faculty
Affiliate Instructor Evan Lynch attends 2nd annual International Clarinet Conference in Krakow.
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Westover
Prof. Chris David Westover, director of bands, is guest conductor for the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony.
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Faculty
Susan Larson is winner of a Columbus Symphony 2020 Music Educator Award.
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Adam with guitar
Performances
Denison's Department of Music presents the 16th annual Bluegrass Festival on February 7 and 8, 2020.
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Faculty
Denison psychology and music professors lead a class for local children that explored how the brain processes music.
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