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Whitman’s Percussion Ensemble Revival

Illustration by Haley King

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2018

The first Whitman Percussion Ensemble concert in 11 years took place on Sunday, April 15 at Chism Recital Hall. There has not been a percussion ensemble on campus for more than a decade, and a renewed interest in percussion among Whitman students has pushed for the re-formation of the group that now...

The Musician-Athlete

Sarah Debs

November 29, 2012

Musician-athletes are few and far between. The dedication, practice time and focus demanded of musician-athletes is incredibly high both in the practice room and on the field. While music and sports are seemingly separate activities, there is overlap in mental preparation and self-discipline. Whitman student musician-athletes senior Katri Gilbert and sophomore Cheney Doane balance ...

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...

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, April 15 at 3:00 p.m., with the recital of senior cellist Carrie Sloane, and ending with the...

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 Walla Walla Symphony, marketed as the "oldest continuously operating symphony west of the Mississip...

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