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Music Program undergoes large-scale changes

William Witwer

March 29, 2011

Following this year's upcoming final performances, Whitman College's music department will undergo several major changes. In the past two years, four tenured professors have retired, are set to retire or have left for another job. Combined with last year's shift to a 3-2 teaching load, the department...

Students of Jazz Ensemble, Workshop seize musical opportunities

C.J. Wisler

November 1, 2010

Credit-based music classes Jazz Ensembles I and II have provided students with unique, musical class courses for decades.   Professor David Glenn, who came to Whitman in the fall of 1989, helped bring about major changes to the bands and give students better artistic opportunities. "There was on...

Jazz director Glenn readies ‘most talented band . . . in 20 years’

Jazz director Glenn readies ‘most talented band . . . in 20 years’


November 9, 2009

Professor of Jazz David Glenn's face lights up as he recounts which students of his he believes to have extraordinary musical talent. "I'm sorry, but this going to be a long list of names. [junior] Ross Eustis on trumpet, [junior] Brian Barton on alto sax, [first-year] Jonas Myers, who does a fantastic job on piano, ...

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