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  • “Romancing the Steinway” October 11

    Aug 9, 2013

    After 37 years on the Seattle Pacific University music faculty, Professor of Music and Director of Keyboard Studies Wayne Johnson is preparing for retirement in 2014 with one last faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. on October 11, in E.E. Bach Theatre.

  • Holmes Presents Paper in Singapore

    Aug 9, 2013

    "Seoul Mates: A Comparative Study of Music Preferences Between Korean College Students in the United States and Korea," by Young-Youn Kim and Professor of Music Ramona Holmes, was presented at the ninth annual Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research July 17 in Singapore. The joint research compared music interests between SPU Korean students and those in Silla University in Pusan, Korea. The paper explores how this repertoire both reflects and impacts cultural identity in the two groups.

  • The Drums of War

    Jun 4, 2013

    Percussion Ensemble Director Dan Adams owns six authentic Civil War drums, half ceremonial, half showing the scars of battle. “Each has its distinct voice,” says Adams, “and produces a sound you cannot get from anything else.” Years after acquiring them, he still gets spine-tingling chills whenever they are played, especially together. Read more.

  • Maestro Marsh Steps Down

    Jun 3, 2013

    Gerry Marsh is retiring after 15 years as a Seattle Pacific University instructor of music, and director of the music technology program at SPU. “Always an encourager and defender of those whom he called ‘the good and faithful people’ in his performing groups," says Professor of Music Eric Hanson, "he was never afraid to stand up for what is right.” Read more.

  • Spring 2013 Music Showcase

    Mar 12, 2013

    You're invited to an exciting lineup of Spring Quarter choral and instrumental music events featuring both students and faculty. More information.

  • SPU Orchestra March 7; Concert Choir and Chamber Singers March 8

    Mar 6, 2013

    The SPU Orchestra will perform Thursday, March 7, 7:30 p.m., at First Free Methodist Church. The orchestra is directed by Professor of Music Eric Hanson. The repertoire includes Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2, (George Fiore, piano); and Franck's Symphony in D minor. On Friday, March 8, SPU's Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will present their winter concert at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The choirs are directed by Associate Professor of Music David Anderson. The concerts are free and wheelchair accessible.

  • Percussion and Flute Ensembles March 5

    Feb 4, 2013

    Join us for an evening of contemporary and ethnic percussion music featuring the SPU Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dan Adams; and special guests the SPU Flute Ensemble, directed by Sandra Saathoff. The concert is Tuesday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in E.E. Bach Theatre, McKinley Hall. Free and wheelchair accessible.

  • "Bach at Leipzig" Talkback Session With Eric Hanson

    Jan 31, 2013

    Following the SPU Theatre Department’s production of “Bach at Leipzig” on Friday, February 1, SPU Professor of Music Eric Hanson will lead a special talkback session for audience members. The performance and talkback session takes place in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall on the SPU campus. More information.

  • Symphonic Wind and Brass Ensembles February 22

    Dec 14, 2012

    On Friday, February 22, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Brass Ensemble, both under the direction of Gerry Marsh, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church. The concert is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. More information.

  • February 5 Faculty Recital: Brian Chin

    Dec 14, 2012

    Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Music Theory Brian Chin will perform a faculty recital on Tuesday, February 5, at 7:30 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church. The recital will feature his newly formed quartet, Torch. The concert is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

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