William Paterson Audio Technician Dante Portella (left) was a recording engineer on Lansing McLoskey's oratorio for tolerance, Zealot Canticles, performed by The Crossong, conducted by Donald Nally, which won a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance. Alan Hicks (second from left) won a Grammy for Best Music Film, along with Rashida Jones and Paula DuPré Pesmen for Quincy, their film about the legendary Quincy Jones. Director of Jazz Studies Bill Charlap (second from right) was a Grammy nominee for 'S Wonderful, his recording with Tony Bennett and Diana Krall. Congratulations to Dante, Alan, and Bill!
left to right: Sarah Wolfson, Janais Martinez, Loki DeAngelis, Christopher Herbert
WPU freshman Janais Martinez (from Passaic, NJ) won first prize in the lower college classical division of the National Association of Teachers of Signing Competition - NYC Chapter, on February 10 2019. Janais is a student of WP faculty member Sarah Wolfson. Loki DeAngelis, also a WPU student, competed as well and received high marks. Loki is a student of Dr. Christopher Herbert. The competition was held at Columbia University Teachers College in Manhattan and featured a wide range of competitors in a variety of categories. Congratulations to Janais Martinez on her win, and for doing William Paterson Music proud!
Billboard Magazine officially announced its top 2018 music business programs on June 27th, and William Paterson's undergraduate and MBA Music & Entertainment Industries programs received this national recognition. Read the full article HERE.
“A Celebration of the Arts,” a festive program featuring a wide range of musical and theatrical performances in honor of the investiture of William Paterson University’s new president, Richard J. Helldobler, PhD, will be held on Saturday, October 6 at 7 p.m. in the Shea Center for Performing Arts on campus. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please click HERE.
Anthony Jay LaLumia, Brian Flanzbaum, Caroline Sanchez, and Pete Gary – Alumni of the Sound Engineering Arts program at William Paterson – making the audio work at the 2018 Grammy® Awards.
Sunday, January 28, 2018 Shea Recital Hall 6-7:15 pm Monday, January 29, 2018 Shea Recital Hall 11 am-12:50 pm
Deeply rooted in the musical tradition of his home town, Ron-Dirk Entleutner, former member and prefect of the St. Thomas Boys Choir, is regarded as one of the most interesting and influential conductors in Leipzig.
During his studies at the musical conservatory "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdi" in Leipzig, he founded the ensemble "amici musicae", choir and orchestra, with which he has performed successfully in Germany and abroad to this day.
His musical work is influenced by two emphases, the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and rarely performed choral symphonic music. Since 2000, he has directed the Youth Symphonic Orchestra Leipzig (Das Jugendsinfonieorchester)?, several times federal prizewinner, with great success at the Johann Sebastian Bach Music School of Leipzig (Musik Schule Leipzig Johann Sebastian Bach).
Ron-Dirk Entleutner has focused his attention particularly on training and promoting young musicians. He was appointed as musical director at Koblenz University in 2007 and as director of the National Youth Choir of Saxony in 2015.
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