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Adastra Piano Trio Tackles Ambitious, High-Level Works

Adastra Piano Trio Tackles Ambitious, High-Level Works

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

March 30, 2017

Driving melodies and intricate harmonics filled Chism Hall on Wed. March 8, as the Adastra Piano Trio performed Maurice Ravel’s famous composition, the “Ravel Piano Trio,” a powerful and technically complex work they had worked intensely to master. The Trio, whose name is a combination of the...

Artist Spotlight: Robby Brothers, student cellist

Artist Spotlight: Robby Brothers, student cellist

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017

One need not be a music major to love music, as senior Robby Brothers shows. Brothers, a geology major, is active in Whitman’s music department and considers music an important part of his life. He plays the cello along with the piano and mandola, and is currently working on composing an album. The...

Music Majors Commit In and Out of the Classroom

Serena Runyan

October 3, 2013

At almost any given time, a group of music majors can be found talking in the Hall of Music hallway or slaving over homework in the music library. From striking up conversations about theory, to performing, to composing quintets at 3 a.m., all of these students have a commitment to the music department...

What does the instrument you play say about you?

Dana Thompson

February 16, 2012

Cello You are quiet and mayhaps a tad bit shy. You are studious and have a very mild case of eczema, but in the event of a zombie apocalypse, you would undoubtedly be the last human to survive.   Trumpet Even though it only takes one of you to screw in a light bulb (because the whol...

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