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Musicians, artists, poets collaborate for Spring Concert

Daniel Kim May 7, 2015

On Saturday, May 9 at the Chism Recital Hall, the Whitman College Department of Music will present the Whitman Orchestra Spring Concert under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Paul Luongo.  The...

Love unites choirs

Daniel Kim April 23, 2015

On Saturday, April 25 in the Chism Recital Hall, the Whitman College Department of Music will present the Whitman Chorale and Chamber Singers under the direction of Visiting Assistant Professor of Music...

Katherine Lee.  Photos by Faith Bernstein.

Katherine Lee

Mallory Martin February 27, 2013

This week, The Pioneer sat down with violinist Katherine Lee. A junior English/music double major who hails from Honolulu, Hawaii, Lee spends most of her time adjusting to the cold, practicing her...

The two musicians, Aaron Stern 16 and Jessica Shatkin 15 practice for the Composers Concert.  Photos by Susie Krikava.

Upcoming Concert Highlights Student Composers’ Work

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula February 21, 2013

Many Whitman students dedicate hours to practicing and performing music. There are some students, however, who work to find their passion behind the scenes composing music. These burgeoning composers spend...

Piano Professor’s Departure Upsets Music Students

Sarah Cornett November 15, 2012

In the past three years, the Whitman music department has undergone monumental shifts in its faculty, both tenure-track and temporary. After a recent decision to not rehire highly esteemed piano specialist...

Fine arts departments welcome new professors

Mallory Martin September 13, 2012

The performing arts around campus just got a facelift with three new professors joining the Whitman team. Coming to us from around the country and the world, these gentlemen will have plenty to contribute...

Illustration: Erika Zinser

Music department hiring decisions, curriculum shifts concern students

Emily Lin-Jones May 3, 2012

A series of end-of-year curriculum changes and hiring decisions in the music department have left many music students feeling like they don't have a voice in the future direction of the department. Whitman...

Senior music majors prepare for recitals

Alex Hagen April 19, 2012

For Whitman's senior music majors, the end of the year brings senior recitals––their last chance to perform for the Whitman community and watch their peers show off what they can do. Beginning Sunday,...

Adjunct music instructors work long hours for low pay, uncertain benefits

Rachel Alexander March 11, 2012

Laura Curtis has been teaching piano at Whitman since 1997. She holds a master's degree in music, instructs around 35 students per semester and is often busy from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with lessons, rehearsals,...

Musical Whitties find fresh avenues for expression through Walla Walla Symphony

Mallory Martin March 1, 2012

Whitman College is known for providing opportunities and outlets that both fulfill and push its students' passions beyond the boundaries of the college itself. One such opportunity can be found in the...

Nakatani drums Chism Hall into delighted fervor

Mallory Martin October 27, 2011

Contemporary improv drummer Tatsuya Nakatani has traveled the world performing his unique style of percussion. On Monday, Oct. 17, he visited Whitman's Chism Auditorium to play for a small crowd. Over...

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...

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