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2018 News and Events

Shepherd University Jazz Festival

March

The Salon Series at Shepherd presents the Argot String Quartet
The 2nd Annual Musical Showcase for Scholarships Concert
The Salon Series at Shepherd presents the Atlantic Reed Consort
Jazz at Shepherd featuring the United States Navy Band Commodores

April

Spring Choral Concert
Piano Ensemble and Studio Recital
Student Jazz Combos Recital
Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band Concert
Composition Recital
Small Ensembles Recital
“Jazz-n-Java” Coffeehouse Jazz Concert
Masterworks Chorale Concert

Fall 2018 Events

Game Day — Ram Band
Saturday, September 15 at 12:00 p.m.
The RAM BAND will perform a pre-game set and their halftime show “Let the Good Times Roll!” Music selections include: “Rock This Town” by Brian Setzer, “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake, “Hallelujah” by the Pentatonix, ”Let The Good Times Roll” by Ray Charles and “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder. Ram Stadium.

Homecoming Game Day — Ram Band
Saturday, September 29 at 12:00 p.m.
The RAM BAND will perform a pre-game set and their halftime show “Let the Good Times Roll!” Music selections include: “Rock This Town” by Brian Setzer, “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake, “Hallelujah” by the Pentatonix, ”Let The Good Times Roll” by Ray Charles and “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder. Ram Stadium.

Monday Morning Musicale
Monday, October 8, 10:00 a.m.
Open to all high school seniors and juniors who are considering a pursuing a degree in music at Shepherd University, during the Music School’s Visitation Day, students will attend classes, meet the music faculty and current students, visit with representatives from the Admission’s Office, hear ensemble rehearsals and performances, have lunch in the Dining Hall and take a guided campus tour. It will be an opportunity for students to live a “day in the life” of a Shepherd University music student and learn about the audition and application process. 10:00 a.m. recital in W. H. Shipley Recital Hall.
Free and open to the public.

Shepherd Salon Series—Fairfield Duo
Nora Suggs, flute and Candice Mowbray, guitar
Thursday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Seamlessly moving from elegant works by Telemann and Carulli to the music of ancient Japan or twentieth-century France, the Fairfield Duo’s diverse programming, invigorated by exceptional musicianship, is a far-ranging musical adventure, exploring flute and guitar music from around the world and across the centuries. The duo will offer a “musical passport” concert with works from Spain, France, Japan, Italy and influences of the Middle East, as well as by a contemporary, Maryland composer, Richard Zarou. W. H. Shipley Recital Hall.
Free and open to the public.

Game Day — Ram Band
Saturday, October 13 at 12:00 p.m.
The RAM BAND will perform a pre-game set and their halftime show “Let the Good Times Roll!” Music selections include: “Rock This Town” by Brian Setzer, “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake, “Hallelujah” by the Pentatonix, ”Let The Good Times Roll” by Ray Charles and “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder. Ram Stadium.

Leanna Showe, Euphonium Recital
Sunday, October 14 at 3:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall.
Free and open to the public.

Carol Niedringhaus, Soprano Recital
Sunday, October 14 at 5:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall.
Free and open to the public.

Nathan Strite, Organ Recital
Sunday, October 21 at 3:00 p.m.
Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Hagerstown, MD. Free and open to the public.

Shepherd Salon Series—From the Inkwell
Drs. Rachel Carlson, Bobb Robinson and Robert Tudor
Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Soprano Rachel Carlson and baritones Robert Tudor and Bobb Robinson will present a recital driven by poetry, exploring themes of passion, forbidden love and longing, family, and justice. The performance will also feature an East Coast premiere of a new work by composer Laurence Guittard, as well as other contemporary pieces written for or arranged by the artists, and collaborations with Broadway conductor/pianist Jean Browne and celebrated pianist Yu-Hsuan Liao.W. H. Shipley Recital Hall.
Free and open to the public.

Choral Concert
Friday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Shepherd Chamber Singers, Camerata Soprano/Alto Choir, and Aries Tenor/Bass Choir present a fabulous fall concert of varied repertory.
Frank Center Theater
$15 general admission, $10 faculty, staff. Shepherd alumni, senior citizens, and students 18 and under; free for Shepherd Students.
For information call 304-876-5555

Game Day — Ram Band
Saturday, October 27 at 12:00 p.m.
The RAM BAND will perform a pre-game set and their halftime show “Let the Good Times Roll!” Music selections include: “Rock This Town” by Brian Setzer, “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake, “Hallelujah” by the Pentatonix, ”Let The Good Times Roll” by Ray Charles and “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder. Ram Stadium.

Jazz at Shepherd — Ensembles
Thursday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Don’t miss an exciting night of jazz on the stage of the Frank Arts Center Theater, featuring the SU Jazz Ensembles, with special guest artist, internationally acclaimed vibraphonist and educator Jon Metzger.
Frank Center Theater
$15 general admission, $10 faculty, staff. Shepherd alumni, senior citizens, and students 18 and under; free for Shepherd students.
For information call 304-876-5555 

Lucas Peterson, Piano Recital
Friday, November 2 at 5:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall.

Christopher Goodridge, Trumpet Recital
Sunday, November 4 at 3:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall.

Jazz at Shepherd — Jazz Combos
Thursday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall.

Game Day — Ram Band
Saturday, November 10 at 12:00 p.m.
The RAM BAND will perform a pre-game set and their halftime show “Let the Good Times Roll!” Music selections include: “Rock This Town” by Brian Setzer, “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake, “Hallelujah” by the Pentatonix, ”Let The Good Times Roll” by Ray Charles and “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder. Ram Stadium.

Masterworks Chorale —
Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m.
The Masterworks Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Rachel Carlson, will perform Handel – The King Shall Rejoice; Bach – BWV 150 (Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich); Bach – BWV 236 Mass in G major.
Frank Center Theater
$15 general admission, $10 faculty, staff. Shepherd alumni, senior citizens, and students 18 and under; free for Shepherd students.
For information call 304-876-5555 

Alexandra Brunelle, Clarinet Recital
Sunday, November 11 at 3:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall.

Shania Isenberg, Flute Recital
Sunday, November 11 at 5:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall.

Piano Ensemble and Studio Recital
Wednesday, November 14 at 6:00 pm
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall.

Wind Symphony
Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of wind band classics led by student conductors at the Frank Arts Center Theater. Come get a glimpse of the conductors of tomorrow!
$15 general admission, $10 faculty, staff. Shepherd alumni, senior citizens, and students 18 and under; free for Shepherd students.
For information call 304-876-5555 

Small Ensembles Recital
Tuesday, November 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Mixed student chamber ensembles will present works by various composers in the W. H. Shipley Recital Hall of the Frank Arts Center.

Percussion Ensemble and Studio Recital
Thursday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m.
McCoy Rehearsal Hall

Nicholas Acquino, Saxophone Recital
Sunday, December 2 at 3:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall.

Jordan Shifflett, Saxophone Recital
Sunday, December 2 at 5:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall.

Composition Recital
Monday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m.
Come hear a distinguished list of young composers as they present their vision of tomorrow’s music.
McCoy Rehearsal Hall

Shepherd Salon Series—The Vivaldi Project
Thursday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Praised for its brilliant and expressive playing, The Vivaldi Project presents innovative programs of Baroque and Classical string repertoire that combine scholarship and performance to both educate and delight audiences. The period instrument ensemble takes its name from the virtuoso violinist and innovative composer Antonio Vivaldi in recognition of his pivotal position between earlier Baroque and later Classical composers. W. H. Shipley Recital Hall.

Annual Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 9 at 3:00 p.m.
Join us for a warm and inspiring holiday musical tradition featuring Shepherd University’s Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Singers, Women’s Camerata, Men’s Choir, and Concert Choir. The Sunday Family matinee will feature an appearance by Santa and an Instrument “Petting Zoo” for all ages.
Frank Center Theater
$15 general admission, $10 faculty, staff. Shepherd alumni, senior citizens, and students 18 and under; free for Shepherd students.
For information call 304-876-5555 o

Shepherd Community Music Ensembles
Wednesday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m.
The Shepherd Youth Chorus directed by Dr. David Gonzol, and the Shepherd Community Orchestra, directed by Mr. Camilo Pérez-Mejía, present their first concert of the season in the Frank Arts Center Theater
$5 general admission, free for Shepherd students.
For information call 304-876-5555