Music Department Events

  • WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles
    Feb 27, 2017 , 7:30 PM - Feb 27, 2017 , 7:30 PM

    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Admission:  FREE


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Collage Midday
    Mar 02, 2017 , 12:30 PM - Mar 02, 2017 , 12:30 PM

    Highlights and previews from the COLLAGE concert event!

    Admission:  FREE


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Collage 2017: The Benefit Concert
    Mar 03, 2017 , 7:30 PM - Mar 03, 2017 , 7:30 PM

    Featuring the “best of the best” of the William Paterson Music Department: concert band, large and small ensembles, pop, jazz, percussion, and more! All proceeds benefit WP music scholarships.

    Admission: $25 General Admission • $20 WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens • $10 Students?


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Double Portrait
    Renee Rosnes & Bill Charlap
    Two-Piano Duets

    Mar 04, 2017 , 8:00 PM - Mar 04, 2017 , 8:00 PM

    Grammy-winning pianist and WP jazz studies director Bill Charlap is a veteran in the game with longtime memberships in groups led by legendary saxophonists Phil Woods and Gerry Mulligan, and his trio who are considered one of the leading groups in jazz. Charlap is joined by his wife, Renee Rosnes, a renowned pianist/composer and  current member of Ron Carter’s quartet. The duo will showcase their “love” (for music) and exemplary compositions and playing.

    7:00 p.m. Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist Session in Shea Recital Hall 101

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens • $8 non-William Paterson students
    Please note: $3 additional charge on show day per ticket
    WP students are admitted free with ID.

    Bill Charlap

    Renee Rosnes


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Composer-In-Residence Concert
    Mar 09, 2017 , 12:30 PM - Mar 09, 2017 , 12:30 PM

    Program TBA, please check back!

    Admission:  FREE


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles
    Mar 20, 2017 , 7:30 PM - Mar 20, 2017 , 7:30 PM

    Featuring WP music professor Payton MacDonald and music from his Sonic Divide project.

    Admission:  FREE


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • William Paterson University Symphony
    Mar 22, 2017 , 8:00 PM - Mar 22, 2017 , 8:00 PM

    Music of Strauss and Shostakovich

    Admission:  FREE


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • A History of Hip Hop
    Rennie Harris Awe-inspiring Works Dance Company

    Mar 23, 2017 , 12:30 PM - Mar 23, 2017 , 12:30 PM

    This lecture/demonstration by dancers of RHAW illustrates how Hip Hop has its roots in African tradition and culture throughout the Diasporas and includes not only African American, but Afro-Brazilian, Afro Cuban and Puerto Rican cultures from the early sixties throughout today.

    Admission:  $8 Non-WP students • WP Students admitted free with ID

    Schools Call 973-720-3178 for reservations and information

    Rennie Harris Awe-Inspiring Works


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • I Want My ‘80s: The Best of MTV’s Early Years
    Mar 24, 2017 , 7:30 PM - Mar 24, 2017 , 7:30 PM

    Featuring special guests Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC and original MTV VJ Mark Goodman.
    Music Director: Grammy Award winner (with Lady Gaga) and WP alumnus Rob Fusari.

    Experience the 1980s in this tribute to the Ronald Reagan-era of MTV, featuring performances by WP Music Department students, along with McDaniels and Fusari. You’ll re-live the music of Whitney Houston, Prince, Toto, Bruce Springsteen, Journey, Tina Turner, Pat Benatar, and many more in this fundraiser for Music Department scholarships.  This will be the ultimate ‘80s tribute!

    Admission:  $25 General Admission • $20 WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens • $10 All Students

    Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC

    MTV VJ Mark Goodman on Facebook

    Rob Fusari


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Vocalist and Pianist Johnny O’Neal
    Mar 26, 2017 , 4:00 PM - Mar 26, 2017 , 4:00 PM

    Blues singer and bebop pianist Johnny O’Neal is a jazz treasure, who has returned to the New York jazz scene after a prolonged absence. O’Neal’s formidable style is influenced by the giants Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson and has made him a captivating vocalist and virtuoso pianist.

    3:00 p.m. Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist Session in Shea Recital Hall 101

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens • $8 non-William Paterson students
    Please note: $3 additional charge on show day per ticket
    WP students are admitted free with ID.

    Johnny O'Neal on Facebook


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • WP Brass Ensembles
    Apr 20, 2017 , 8:00 PM - Apr 20, 2017 , 8:00 PM

    Enjoy an evening of chamber music as the WP Brass Ensembles perform the works of Frackenpohl, Bach, Ewald, Susato, Gabrielli, Reynolds, and Gershwin.

    Admission:  FREE


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles
    Apr 24, 2017 , 7:30 PM - Apr 24, 2017 , 7:30 PM

    Program TBA, please check back!

    Admission:  FREE


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • WP Wind Ensemble
    Apr 27, 2017 , 8:00 PM - Apr 27, 2017 , 8:00 PM

    Conducted by J. Craig Davis

    The WP Wind Ensemble will perform selections by David Gillingham, Clifton Williams, Howard Hanson, Alfred Reed, John Barnes Chance, and WP music professor Payton MacDonald.

    Admission:  FREE


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Gypsy Jazz with the Rhythm Future Quartet
    Apr 30, 2017 , 4:00 PM - Apr 30, 2017 , 4:00 PM

    Led by violinist Jason Anick and guitarist Olli Soikkeli, this young quartet is dedicated to expanding the spirit of the Django Reinhardt’s gypsy jazz tradition. Anick’s talents have already been recognized as an award-winning composer and one of the youngest faculty members at Berklee in Boston. His Finnish colleague Soikkeli is a top call guitarist in the bustling New York jazz scene and has performed alongside many renowned musicians like Cyrille Aimee, Bucky Pizzarelli, and the world-famous Gypsy guitarist Stochelo Rosenberg. The quartet is squared up by drummer and 2015 Saga Djangofest Award winner Max O’Rourke and top rate bassoonist Greg Loughman.

    3:00 p.m. Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist Session in Shea Recital Hall 101

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens • $8 non-William Paterson students
    Please note: $3 additional charge on show day per ticket
    WP students are admitted free with ID.

    Rhythm Future Quartet


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Bridge to the Soul
    Celebrating Music, Poetry, and Dance of the Middle East and India

    May 02, 2017 , 8:00 PM - May 02, 2017 , 8:00 PM

    WP Spring Choral Concert features the WP Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus, and special guests.

    Admission:  FREE


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt
    with the WP Jazz Orchestra

    May 07, 2017 , 4:00 PM - May 07, 2017 , 4:00 PM

    Newly hired WP music faculty Jeremy Pelt is recognized as one of the most notable young trumpeters in jazz, voted Rising Star five years in a row by Downbeat Magazine and the Jazz Journalist Association. Pelt collaborated with some of jazz’s greatest masters and frequently performs with ensembles like the Roy Hargrove Big Band and the Duke Ellington Big Band. This exciting big band concert features the musical prowess of Jeremy Pelt, and the premiere of three new arrangements of Pelt’s compositions by WP masters level arrangers.

    3:00 p.m. Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist Session in Shea Recital Hall 101

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens • $8 non-William Paterson students
    Please note: $3 additional charge on show day per ticket
    WP students are admitted free with ID.

    Jeremy Pelt


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts