Tag Archives: music

KSC Sends Four Students to NCUR

Four KSC students—history majors Kyle O’Brien and Alexander Habibi, theatre and dance major Matt McDougal, and music major Jordan Chase—will be presenting at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the University of Kentucky from April 3–5. Sending four students to the conference is a real accomplishment for the students and the college, according … Read More »

Student Choral Directors Attend ACDA Conference

During the first week of February, members of the KSC student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association traveled to the 2014 Eastern Division ACDA conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The students were awarded a Student Conference Fund grant and raised additional funds to attend this event. The chapter’s vice president, Kaitlyn Hart, a junior choral … Read More »

Students Attend 2nd Annual Choral Directors Conference

by Assistant Professor of Music Education Sandra Howard Members of Keene State College’s American Choral Directors Association collegiate chapter traveled to Plymouth State University on Saturday, September 28, to attend a one-day professional development conference. The Second Annual New England Area ACDA Collegiate Conference brought nearly 100 attendees together to spend a day focused on … Read More »

Elaine Ginsberg’s Choral Arrangement of “Oseh Shalom” Performed as Part of Great Music in a Great Space

In May, KSC Music Lecturer Elaine Broad Ginsberg’s choral arrangement of Nurit Hirsh’s “Oseh Shalom” was performed in New York’s Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine by the Cathedral Choir and the instrumental ensemble Rose of the Compass, as part of the Great Music in a Great Space series. The rich program also included … Read More »

Memorizing Choral Music Isn’t Always the Best Approach, Say KSC Researchers

During the 2012–2013 academic year, Assistant Professor of Music Sandra Howard and Hannah Hall, a junior studying music education, conducted a quantitative experimental research study entitled “The Effect of Memorized Versus Non-memorized on Choral Performance Evaluation.” The project investigated the way judges rated the quality of choral performances with different combinations of nonmusical factors (i.e., memorized … Read More »

KSC Sends Seven to New England Intercollegiate Band

Seven Keene State College students have been chosen to play in the honors ensemble for the 31st Annual New England Intercollegiate Band: Alyssa Comeau ’13, clarinet; Kathryne Lundstedt ’14, clarinet; Kirsten Burrows ’14, trumpet; Kathryn Lanouette ’15, clarinet; Joshua Brennan ’15, percussion; Sam Irvine ’16, trombone; and Gabriel Belluscio ’15, tenor saxophone. Sophomore Joshua Brennan, … Read More »

The Jimmy Stewart (’83) Orchestra’s Christmas Single

The Jimmy Stewart Orchestra — featuring James Stewart ’83, and his wife Samantha ’88 —  have released their new Christmas single, “There’s Nothing Like Christmas,” just in time for the holiday season. And a portion of the proceeds go to the Connecticut Humane Society! This neo-swing song blends the likes of the Brian Setzer Orchestra, … Read More »