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Music students excel in virtual 'jury' performances

While the coronavirus pandemic has shuttered museums and concert halls around the world, it hasn’t suppressed the creativity and artistic expression of undergraduate musicians at Eastern...

Posted on May 19, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Piano and I music performers

Music Program Showcases Student, Faculty Talent

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Music Department recently held a series of events to showcase the talents of students, professors and visiting artists, ranging from multimodal...

Posted on March 03, 2020 by Vania Galicia

 The Straight-Up Jazz Trio performing.

Eastern Music Program to Present 5 March Events

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present five performances in the month of March, ranging from faculty recitals to concerts by guest musicians. All events are free and...

Posted on February 20, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Solo flutist Bülent Evcil.

Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Brings 'Turkish Delight' to Willimantic

The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra returns to Willimantic to perform a free concert on the Eastern Connecticut State University campus on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Held in the Concert Hall of...

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Ed Osborn

Music advance flyer.

Eastern Music Program to Present 4 January, February Concerts

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present a variety of musical performances this January and February, ranging from an interactive historical performance to an...

Posted on January 22, 2020 by Vania Galicia

Eastern's 3 0'clock Band

Eastern to Present 4 December Music Events

Eastern Connecticut State University will present a number of musical events in December, ranging from jazz performances to holiday productions. All events will be held in the Concert Hall in the...

Posted on November 19, 2019

Seven Reed Quintet

Eastern Faculty Hold Music Recitals

Faculty musicians put on three performances in recent weeks as part of the Music Program’s Faculty Recital Series.

Posted on November 12, 2019 by Ed Osborn

Concert band.

Concert Band Presents ‘Origins’

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Concert Band presented its first major musical performance of the fall 2019 semester, “Origins,” on Oct. 23. The Concert Hall performance...

Posted on October 24, 2019

Eastern music program.

Eastern Music Program to Present 9 November Concerts

Eastern Connecticut State University will host a variety of musical events this November, including faculty recitals, guest performances and ensemble works. All events will be held in the Fine Arts...

Posted on October 21, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Steve Muchiri presenting.

Faculty Present Research on Teenage Mothers in Kenya, and Music Recitals

On Oct. 2, Steve Muchiri, assistant professor of economics, continued the Faculty Scholars Forum at Eastern Connecticut State University with a discussion on motherhood in developing countries....

Posted on October 10, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Professor Chris Howard and Adella Dzitko-Carlson.

Adella Dzitko-Carlson Completes Music Fellowship

Eastern Connecticut State University student Adella Dzitko-Carlson ’19 devoted three weeks this summer to mastering the clarinet and analyzing music scores. As part of an on-campus fellowship...

Posted on August 20, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Students of the jazz combo “3 O’clock Band” perform in Eastern’s Concert Hall.

Eastern Music Program to Present Series of Year-End Concerts

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will host a variety of performances in May to mark the end of the spring semester. All concerts and recitals will be performed in the Fine...

Posted on April 30, 2019

Music Students Shine at New England Intercollegiate Band Festival

Five instrumentalists from Eastern Connecticut State University recently performed among the best undergraduate musicians in the Northeast. A clarinetist, a flautist, a percussionist and two...

Posted on April 09, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

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Eastern’s Music Program to Host 7 April Performances

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will host a variety of performances in April, representing a wide range of genres and style periods. All concerts and recitals will be...

Posted on March 25, 2019 by Raven Dillon

Eastern's Korean Ensemble.

Korean Ensemble Delights Audiences Everywhere

People around the world believe music is a universal language that everyone understands. Louis Armstrong, American trumpeter, composer, vocalist and occasional actor, considered to be one of the...

Posted on March 01, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Graduates First Dance Student, Charliece Salters

A week before her final exams, senior Charliece Salters stood alone on stage in the Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Instructional Center. She cued up a mid-tempo R&B song and then performed a...

Posted on January 11, 2019 by Meghan Carden

Eastern Music Program to Hold 7 December Performances

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will host seven programs in early December to enrich the cultural life of the campus and local community. Events will range from holiday...

Posted on November 28, 2018 by Jolene Potter

November Music Events in Review

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University sponsored several performances during the month of November, ranging from faculty recitals to guest ensembles. All performances occurred in...

Posted on November 25, 2018

Eastern Hosts Concert to ‘Remember and Reflect’ Sandy Hook

On Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Instructional Center Concert Hall, the Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will host a concert titled “Remembrance and...

Posted on November 13, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Eastern Celebrates Veterans Day 100 Years after WWI

Eastern Connecticut State University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 9 in the Student Center. Two days before the 100th anniversary of the close of World War I (Armistice Day, Nov....

Posted on November 09, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

‘Cabaret’ Swings Eastern Theatregoers back to Nazi Germany

The first theatrical production of the fall 2018 semester at Eastern Connecticut State University was “Cabaret,” the Tony Award-winning musical set on the eve of Nazi-controlled...

Posted on November 01, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Music Program to Hold 6 November Performances

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will offer six performances in November, ranging from faculty recitals to guest ensembles. All events will be held in the Fine Arts...

Posted on October 19, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Music Program to Host 6 September-October Events

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will offer six performances in late September and October. Ranging from jazz to opera, there will be something for everyone! All events...

Posted on September 24, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Eastern to Host September-October University Hour Events

Eastern Connecticut State University is hosting a variety of University Hour events this fall 2018 semester. This free and open-to-the-public series of guest lectures and performances occurs on...

Posted on September 21, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern’s Okon Hwang Performs at Carnegie Hall

Eastern Connecticut State University Music Professor Okon Hwang performed at Carnegie Hall this past June with the S.O.Y. Piano Trio. The trio’s debut performance at the famed venue was in...

Posted on August 29, 2018

Summer Fellowships Delve into Industrial Psych, Music Performance

Two Eastern students participated in Undergraduate Research/Creative Activity (UGRCA) Fellowships this summer, which are intensive research experiences on the Eastern campus that pair students with...

Posted on August 07, 2018 by Jordan Corey

The Eastern Chamber Singers Tour Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

A group of talented vocalists from Eastern Connecticut State University embarked on a unique tour of post-hurricane Puerto Rico this spring break. From March 9–15, members of the Chamber...

Posted on April 06, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern's Music Program to Present a Medley of April Concerts

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present a number of concerts and recitals this April. All performances will occur in venues of the Fine Arts Instructional Center...

Posted on March 26, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Hosts Renowned Korean Architect

On Feb. 28, well-respected South Korean architect and author Hwang Doojin presented stunning examples of his eclectic architectural projects during a lecture in the Fine Arts Instructional Center...

Posted on March 16, 2018 by Anne Pappalardo

Eastern's Music Program to offer a Variety of Programming in March

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will host a variety of performances in March. From jazz to opera, audiences will be treated to performances representing a diverse range of...

Posted on February 22, 2018

Eastern Music Program to Host 4 February Concerts

The instrumental and vocal music ensembles at Eastern Connecticut State University will entertain guests with a series of four concerts in the month of February. Performed in the Concert Hall of...

Posted on February 06, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Jazz Ensemble Performs!

Jazz music is in the air at Eastern Connecticut State University. Two concerts featuring student performers hit the main stage this December, including the Jazz Ensemble and 3 O’Clock Band,...

Posted on December 18, 2017 by Jolene Potter

‘Sounds of the Season’ at Eastern

Talented musicians of the Eastern Wind Ensemble and Eastern Concert Band presented a joint winter concert designed to capture the beauty of the winter season on Dec. 6 in Eastern’s Fine Arts...

Posted on December 18, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Percussionists Perform!

Talented percussionists at Eastern Connecticut State University recently entertained audiences that included Eastern students, faculty, staff and local community members at Eastern’s...

Posted on December 18, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Eastern to Present 6 Music Concerts

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present six concerts in the month of December. Concerts will range from student-only instrumental ensembles to seasonally themed...

Posted on November 29, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Conductor Peyman Farzinpour

Ensemble Shines at Eastern

Providence-based new music and multimedia consort Ensemble / Parallax brought its avant-garde flavor to Eastern Connecticut State University last week as part of the school’s...

Posted on October 24, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Don’t Miss 5 Music Programs at Eastern

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will hold a variety of musical performances this November. The five upcoming concerts will include a unique faculty recital, two Eastern...

Posted on October 24, 2017 by Jolene Potter

‘Thread City’ Dazzles Audiences with Unique Tale of Immigration

The ever-relevant topic of immigration was on dramatic display from Oct. 11-15 when Eastern Connecticut State University premiered “Thread City,” a unique performance that...

Posted on October 23, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern to Hold 3 Concerts in October

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will hold a number of musical performances in October. All concerts are open to the public and free of charge, and will be held in the...

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Jolene Potter

The Chamber Singers

An Exciting Year for Singers: Groban, 'Game of Thrones,' Montreal

Student vocalists had an exciting 2015-16 academic year, singing in several high-profile productions including performances with Josh Groban and the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience, as well...

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Music Program to present 6 spring concerts

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will hold a variety of musical performances throughout April and May. Upcoming concerts will feature the Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers,...

Posted on April 03, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Music Students Perform in Epic Game of Thrones Concert

Nineteen talented student vocalists from Eastern Connecticut State University’s Music Program were selected to perform in the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience at the Mohegan Sun Arena...

Posted on March 01, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Music Students Perform in Epic Game of Thrones Concert

Nineteen talented student vocalists from Eastern Connecticut State University's Music Program were selected to perform in the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience at the Mohegan Sun Arena...

Posted on March 01, 2017 by Jolene Potter

The Eastern Chamber Singers to Tour Upstate New York and Montreal

The Eastern Chamber Singers, the premier vocal ensemble at Eastern Connecticut State University, will embark on its annual spring tour this March, performing twice in upstate New York and once in...

Posted on March 01, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Music Professors Perform in Faculty Recital

The Performing Arts Department at Eastern Connecticut State University will hold a faculty recital with music faculty members Emily Riggs and David Ballena on March 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts...

Posted on February 22, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Music Professor Okon Hwang and student Marlee Chorney

Advanced Music Students Perform in Multi-Hand Piano Concert

Advanced student pianists from Eastern Connecticut State University were chosen to perform alongside music faculty for a unique collaborative concert on Feb. 11. The first-of-its-kind...

Posted on February 14, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Eastern to Host Five Concerts in Early December

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present five concerts in December, showcasing both the musical talent of the Eastern community and the state-of-the-art facilities of...

Posted on November 23, 2016 by Jolene Potter

A Night of Music: Eastern Concert Chorale and Friends

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University presented its premier vocal concert of the fall semester on Nov. 22 in the Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Instructional Center. Titled...

Posted on November 23, 2016 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Chamber Singers’ “Fun Run” Funds Tour to Montreal

On Oct. 28 the Eastern Connecticut State University Chamber Singers held their annual Fun Run to raise funds for their choir tour. This year the funds will help the ensemble take a trip to...

Posted on November 02, 2016 by Jolene Potter

Concert Band and Wind Ensemble Concert Present Fall Concert

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University presented the Concert Band and Wind Ensemble Fall concert on Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Instructional Center Concert Hall.

Posted on October 28, 2016 by Jolene Potter

Concert Series to Support Special Scholarship Program

One of Connecticut’s true music legends — rhythm and blues singer, legendary rock promoter and philanthropist David Foster of Windham — is partnering with Eastern Connecticut...

Posted on September 19, 2016 by Edward Osborn

Eastern Music Program Presents Alumni Concert in New Fine Arts Instructional Center

On April 13, the Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University presented an alumni concert in Eastern’s new Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC). The concert featured Eastern music...

Posted on April 19, 2016 by Jolene Potter

World Class Scientist Plays Piano in Unique Lecture

Edison Liu, president and CEO of The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), is also an accomplished jazz pianist. On April 11, he visited Eastern Connecticut State University to lecture and perform in a...

Posted on April 13, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Cuts the Ribbon to Formally Open Fine Arts Center

On April 5, 2016, Elsa Núñez, president of Eastern Connecticut State University, led the formal opening of Eastern’s new Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC) with an official...

Posted on April 12, 2016 by Edward Osborn

Adrien Sylveen Performs Violin Sonatas at Eastern

Noted violinist Adrien Sylveen performed violin sonatas from the works of 19th century composer Johannes Brahms on April 6 at Eastern Connecticut State University. Pianist Blake Hansen accompanied...

Posted on April 11, 2016 by Anthony LaPenna

Eastern Hosts CT-NATS Auditions, Student Singer Wins

More than 90 singers from across the state came to Eastern Connecticut State University on March 5 for the annual student auditions of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Association of...

Posted on March 09, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

“Key of She” Moves Eastern Audience During A Cappella Performance

Eastern Connecticut State University’s all-female a cappella group “Key of She” performed a concert on Dec. 3 that featured several top-hit songs of today. The ensemble san songs...

Posted on December 09, 2015 by Christina Rossmando

Opera Singer AnnaMaria Cardinalli Comes to Eastern

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Intercultural Center opened Hispanic Heritage Month this school year with world class opera singer, guitarist and recording artist AnnaMaria Cardinalli,...

Posted on September 23, 2015 by Jolene Potter