Whitman Wire

Creativity Outside the Classroom: Spotlight on Staff and Faculty Musicians

Creativity Outside the Classroom: Spotlight on Staff and Faculty Musicians

Zoe Brown, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2018


Filed under A&E

Outside of the music department at Whitman, there are many staff and faculty members with incredible musical talent. On Sunday, March 25, two of these musicians, Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning and Director of Institutional Research Neal Christopherson, performed at the annual Whitman Faculty...

Whitstock Brings Together Students, Faculty, Staff

Whitstock Brings Together Students, Faculty, Staff

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Featuring a diverse spread of music, Whitstock is Whitman’s own yearly music festival and an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to enjoy an evening together. The third annual Whitstock took place on Friday, March 9 in the Young Ballroom and brought together people from all walks of ca...

A Meditative Sitar Performance

A Meditative Sitar Performance

Nidhi Jaltare, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Sounds of the sitar resonated through Kimball Theatre as Whitman professor J.J. Gregg gave a performance on Friday, Feb. 23. The concert, part of the Whitman Music Department’s “Fridays at Four” series, brought an excellent opportunity to hear such an instrument to campus, and audience members...

The Voice of Walla Walla Fosters Collaboration

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

The three colleges in the Walla Walla Valley united for a night of music with “The Voice of Walla Walla,” the first ever tri-college singing competition between the schools. Eleven contestants from Whitman, Walla Walla University (WWU) and Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) performed the ev...

Can you Separate a Creator from their Works? No.

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

October 19, 2017


Filed under OPINION

History is full of tales of artists behaving poorly. Composer Richard Wagner was an anti-Semite. Novelist Charles Dickens trashed his wife and secretly shacked up with a teen actress. Painter Michelangelo Cyaravaggio was a murderer. Movie star and filmmaker Charlie Chaplin was investigated by the FBI ...

Revamping the Past: Vinyl Resurgence

Revamping the Past: Vinyl Resurgence

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow, VIDEOS

Whether it’s the result of nostalgia or a search for high quality music, vinyl is trending again; Whitties are revamping the past. Atop sophomore Kate Swisher’s desk lies all of the things that make her happy: books, chocolate, tea and an electric turntable spinning her favorite vinyl, “Nashville...

The Festival Experience

The Festival Experience

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2017


Filed under A&E

Despite pricey tickets and long drives, music festivals are sought-after destinations. People jump through hoops to get in and stay in, and Whitman students are no exception. This summer, Merone Hadush attended Paradiso Festival, an electronic dance music festival held at the Gorge Amphitheater...

Adastra Piano Trio Tackles Ambitious, High-Level Works

Adastra Piano Trio Tackles Ambitious, High-Level Works

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

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...

Mike McGuinn Helps Bring Fun, Cool Musicians to Walla Walla

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under A&E, Community

The music scene in Walla Walla is thriving with more diversity thanks to the efforts of, among others, Mike McGuinn. The owner of Urban Grow Systems, a hydroponics shop, McGuinn has worked to bring in a wide range of musicians that locals might not normally get a chance to see. Some of the well-kn...

“Songs of Youth and Joy,” A Unique Collaboration Among Walla Walla Musicians

“Songs of Youth and Joy,” A Unique Collaboration Among Walla Walla Musicians

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Captivating and collaborative, the “Songs of Youth and Joy” concert showcased the incredible musical talent of four Walla Walla musical groups. Held in Cordiner Hall on Sunday, Feb. 26, the concert consisted of performances by Walla Walla High School (Wa-Hi) Belles Voix and Chamber Singers, Walla...

Artist Spotlight: Robby Brothers, student cellist

Artist Spotlight: Robby Brothers, student cellist

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017


Filed under A&E

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...

Musician Spotlight: Sheldoncole

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2017


Filed under A&E

On Dec. 21, 2016, musical duo Sheldoncole released their brand new EP, titled “Detroit.” Sheldoncole, consists of two brothers, Sheldon and Nic Kozushko, who recently came together to pursue their dream of making music. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, the pair of singer-songwriters has been...

Whitman news since 1896
Music