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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...

Katherine Lee

Katherine Lee.  Photos by Faith Bernstein.

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 violin, learning piano and helping out Professor Sharon Alker as a Writing Fellow for the Encounters program. Lee's recital will be Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Chism Auditorium. ...

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 Melissa Loehnig, some music students are questioning the policies of the administration and the...

Maberry strikes chord with challenging opera production

Maberry strikes chord with challenging opera production


November 9, 2009

The Divertimento Baroque Opera Company, directed and conducted by junior Jackson Maberry, does not fit anyone's stereotype of opera. In their recent performance of Henry Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas," nobody was having histrionics and there was no formal acting or theatrical staging. Rather, it was completely abou...

The music major makes good for Whitman alum

Hadley Jolley

October 31, 2009

When Village Theater in Everett, Washington offered Jamie Lilly '04 a job, she initially turned them down. She had worked at the theater for two summers as an intern before graduating from Whitman, and Frank Stilwagner, the marketing adviser at the theater, thought that she simply did not quite know w...

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