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Vol. CLIV, Issue 4
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Boris Berman Dazzles Campus

Holly VanVoorhis, Campus Life Reporter October 19, 2023

Silence. As stage lights glimmer within Chism Recital Hall, Boris Berman enters from stage right and the audience applauds. It’s Friday the 13th and campus is alive with the excitement of a visiting...

Fridays at Four: Roger McVey and the art of “Transformations”

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter October 9, 2019

The piece was Gustave le Gray. Roger McVey sways at the piano, and the music sways with him. His delicate phrasings create a series of impressions that coalesce, physicalize, then fade away. The theme...

Adastra Piano Trio Tackles Ambitious, High-Level Works

Adastra Piano Trio Tackles Ambitious, High-Level Works

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor March 30, 2017

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...

Artist Spotlight: Robby Brothers, student cellist

Artist Spotlight: Robby Brothers, student cellist

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer February 16, 2017

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...

Senior Piano Recitals to Showcase Musical Mastery

Senior Piano Recitals to Showcase Musical Mastery

Emma Dahl May 8, 2014
Two music majors, seniors Kaity McCraw, who is also majoring in religion, and Andrés Crane, who is also majoring in BBMB, both have upcoming senior piano recitals.

Music Majors Commit In and Out of the Classroom

Serena Runyan October 3, 2013
Learn about the busy lives of several music majors on campus.
David Kim: From Chemicals to Melodies

David Kim: From Chemicals to Melodies

James Kennedy September 19, 2013
At first it seemed like Whitman's new music professor was destined to become a chemist. One piano lesson later, Kim never looked back.

The Musician-Athlete

Sarah Debs November 29, 2012
Whitman student musician-athletes senior Katri Gilbert and sophomore Cheney Doane offer their thoughts on how they balance music and sport with grace and insight.

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 nature of the tenure track at Whitman.
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