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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

As the end of the school year draws nearer, Whitman seniors are wrapping up theses, projects and their time at Whitman. For many music majors, this means senior recitals, featuring themselves playing...

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,...

David Kim: From Chemicals to Melodies

David Kim: From Chemicals to Melodies

James Kennedy September 19, 2013

You know that person - perhaps you are that person - who sets their mind to a certain career, and then, at the last second, they completely jump ship. Such was the case with incoming Music Professor David...

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...

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...

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