WP Music Department presents





  • WP Midday Concert Series
    Jazz Concert

    Jan 23, 2020 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Jazz Concert - check back for more details!

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Voice
    Workshop: Who Are You as An Artist?
    with Lucy Dhegrae, Vocalist and Director of the Resonant Bodies Festival

    Jan 27, 2020 @ 8:30 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    Dhegrae works with WP music students to help them hone their ideas about their careers and their roles as artists in society.

    “Vocal versatility and an omnivorous curiosity” (New York Times) are the hallmarks of mezzo-soprano Lucy Dhegrae, a passionate vocalist with a flexible technique that fits a variety of styles. She is an Artist in Residency at National Sawdust for the 2019-2020 season, presenting a multi-concert project, The Processing Series, which explores trauma’s relationship to the voice. She is the Director of the Resonant Bodies Festival, an international presenter of boundary-pushing contemporary music vocalists, which she founded in 2013.

    Admission:  Free!

    Lucy Dhegrae


     

  • WP Midday Concert Series
    Anton Vishio

    Jan 30, 2020 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Anton Vishio - Solo Piano

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP New Music Series
    Backpack Music Concert

    Feb 03, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble will perform 12 premieres.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • WP Voice
    Workshop: Who Are You as An Artist?
    with Lucy Dhegrae, Vocalist and Director of the Resonant Bodies Festival

    Feb 03, 2020 @ 8:30 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    Dhegrae works with WP music students to help them hone their ideas about their careers and their roles as artists in society.

    “Vocal versatility and an omnivorous curiosity” (New York Times) are the hallmarks of mezzo-soprano Lucy Dhegrae, a passionate vocalist with a flexible technique that fits a variety of styles. She is an Artist in Residency at National Sawdust for the 2019-2020 season, presenting a multi-concert project, The Processing Series, which explores trauma’s relationship to the voice. She is the Director of the Resonant Bodies Festival, an international presenter of boundary-pushing contemporary music vocalists, which she founded in 2013.

    Admission:  Free!

    Lucy Dhegrae


     

  • WP Midday Concert Series
    Bill Charlap

    Feb 06, 2020 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Bill Charlap - Solo Piano

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Midday Concert Series
    A Voyage to Paris

    Feb 13, 2020 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    WP Voice faculty perform French-language art songs and arias.

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Midday Concert Series
    WP Composers-In-Residence Day

    Feb 27, 2020 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    WP Composers-In-Residence Day

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP New Music Series
    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Mar 02, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The ensembles will perform music of WP composers and others.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • WP Midday Concert Series
    Stephen Bryant and Warren Helms

    Mar 05, 2020 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Acclaimed opera singer and former WP voice faculty Stephen Bryant will perform Schubert’s Winterreise accompanied by pianist and WP music faculty Warren Helms.

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Music
    Mallet Percussion Festival

    Mar 07, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Voice
    Song Evening

    Mar 09, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP Voice students perform a selection of French-language songs and arias.

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Music
    William Paterson University Symphony
    Happy 200th Birthday, Beethoven!

    Mar 11, 2020 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP New Music Series
    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Mar 23, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Admission: Free!


     

  • WP Presents! & Midday Concert Series
    Sons of Mystro

    Mar 26, 2020 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Sons of Mystro is the violin duo of two brothers, Malcolm and Umoja. These brothers use their violins to interpret reggae classics, American pop songs and their own creations accompanied by a DJ & a drummer. They are winners of the Best Emerging Artist under 21 Award at the International Reggae and World Music Awards. Their music is a reflection of their Caribbean roots, American upbringing and classical music training.

    “Our protégés, Sons of Mystro are an innovative musical force that is ready to take the world by storm.” -Black Violin

    Admission:  $10 • WP students admitted free with ID.

    Sons of Mystro


     

  • WP New Music Series
    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Apr 06, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Admission: Free!


     

  • WP Voice
    Master Class with Dashon Burton

    Apr 08, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    Internationally acclaimed bass-baritone Dashon Burton works with WP Voice students in a master class and workshop.

    Admission:  Free!

    Dashon Burton


     

  • WP Music
    Concert Band

    Apr 16, 2020 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Midday Concert Series
    Orpheus in the Underworld

    Apr 23, 2020 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Orpheus in the Underworld
    by Jacques Offenbach
    Stage Direction by Nathaniel Merchant
    Musical Direction by Christopher Herbert
    Choreography by Angel Reed

    First Act Teaser

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Voice
    Orpheus in the Underworld

    Apr 24, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Orpheus in the Underworld
    by Jacques Offenbach
    Stage Direction by Nathaniel Merchant
    Musical Direction by Christopher Herbert
    Choreography by Angel Reed

    WP Voice presents the classic underground hit first performed in Paris in 1858. This timeless comedy takes the Greek myth of Orpheus and turns it upside down, finishing with the famous can-can! 

    Admission:  $10 General Public • $5 WP students and alumni


     

  • WP Voice
    Orpheus in the Underworld

    Apr 25, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Orpheus in the Underworld
    by Jacques Offenbach
    Stage Direction by Nathaniel Merchant
    Musical Direction by Christopher Herbert
    Choreography by Angel Reed

    WP Voice presents the classic underground hit first performed in Paris in 1858. This timeless comedy takes the Greek myth of Orpheus and turns it upside down, finishing with the famous can-can! 

    Admission:  $10 General Public • $5 WP students and alumni


     

  • WP New Music Series
    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Apr 27, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Admission: Free!


     

  • WP Voice
    Kaleidoscope • Spring Choir Concert

    May 01, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Featuring WP Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and a jazz trio with special guests: Chicago Children's Choir Touring Ensemble, Lincoln Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir and soloist, Deidra Toran of "Eden Gem" (Baltimore). This concert will highlight the talented Karen Goldfeder and her improvisation work with the WP Voice program throughout the spring semester.

    Karen Goldfeder has sung repertoire from Gershwin to Penderecki to Machaud to Joni Mitchell with ensembles ranging from Musica Sacra to The Screaming Headless Torsos to her own band Magpie. Jazz, folk, oratorio, new music, free improvisation, early music, South Indian music, opera, musical theatre, and R&B have all shaped her musical perspective. She works with Bobby McFerrin and his management team to bring Bobby's approach to ensemble singing all over the world, and she serves as the program and curriculum coordinator for the Circlesongs workshop.

    Goldfeder has performed, toured, and recorded with New York Virtuoso Singers, Voices of Ascension, New York Treble Singers, the Bard Festival Chorale, and the Gregg Smith Singers (among many others). Her contemporary opera credits include John Adam’s Death of Kinghoffer at Brooklyn Academy of Music and Kurt Weill’s Mahagonny Songspiell at Merkin Hall with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. Solo appearances include the Monteverdi Vespers of 16010, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, the Stravinsky Mass, and the Pergolesi Stabat Mater. Her jazz resume includes appearances with Jay Clayton, Julian Priester, Muhal Richard Abrams, and more, as well as performing with her own band at festivals including Vancouver Jazz, Bumbershoot in Seattle, and the Edinburgh Fringe.

    Admission: Free!