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BillCharlapfor88KeysIn an effort to provide the tools necessary for student success in the music program and for the University to continue to provide outstanding public performances, The WP 88 Keys Campaign is being launched to generate support for the purchase of a new Steinway piano for the Shea Center for the Performing Arts. You are invited to join in this campaign with a purchase of a piano key. If you are interested, please contact Maureen O’Connor at oconnorm24@wpunj.edu or 973.720.3990. General support of the campaign is welcome by visiting wpunj.edu/giving, click on the giving form, and choose WP 88 Keys Campaign as your gift designation.

About the WP Music Department

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  • Midday Artist Series
    New Beginnings featuring Lisa Pike, French horn
    with Pianist Elizabeth Rogers and flutist Karen Demsey

    Sep 23, 2021 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    This program features trios, duos and solo pieces from this unique trio.  WP adjunct faculty member Lisa Pike is a first-call New York French horn artist who has performed with a wide range of artists, from the Spoleto and Caramoor Festivals, the Bard Festival and Yale at Norfolk, as well as concerts with popular artists Sir Elton John, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli, Brian Wilson, The Moody Blues, Tony Bennett, Rod Stewart, Mannheim Steamroller, Ray Charles, Patti Lupone, The Three Irish Tenors, and Chita Rivera. She has appeared in the orchestras for over 30 Broadway shows.

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • Midday Artist Series
    Christopher Dylan Herbert, baritone with Anna Keiserman, piano

    Sep 30, 2021 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    WP faculty member Christopher Dylan Herbert is a two-time GRAMMY® nominee, and has soloed with The San Francisco Symphony, Boston Symphony, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, performed with International Contemporary Ensemble and the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and he regularly presents Winterize – an outdoor adaptation of Winterreise with transistor radios. He frequently develops new opera and concert works, including commissions by Hannah Lash, Gregory Spears, Laura Kaminsky, and Ellen Reid. His current research focuses on the music of the eighteenth-century Ephrata Cloister in Pennsylvania. He was the baritone in the critically acclaimed ensemble New York Polyphony from 2010 to 2020. Herbert and Keiserman will present a program of art songs by Tchakovsky, Massenet, Bauer, and Sviridov.

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Voice
    Musical Theatre Ensemble Performance

    Nov 05, 2021 @ 5:00 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    The student-led Musical Theatre Ensemble presents a review of various selections from musical theatre works.

    Student coordinators: Taylor Andresen & Bridget Maresca
    Piano: Lois Buesser

    Admission: Free


     

  • WP Voice
    Musical Theatre Ensemble Performance

    Nov 06, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    The student-led Musical Theatre Ensemble presents a review of various selections from musical theatre works.

    Student coordinators: Taylor Andresen & Bridget Maresca
    Piano: Lois Buesser

    Admission: Free


     

  • WP Voice
    Opera Scenes

    Nov 12, 2021 @ 5:00 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP Opera presents scenes from various works of opera and musical theatre.

    Stage Director: Christopher Herbert
    Musical Director: Charity Wicks

    Admission: Free


     

  • WP Voice
    Opera Scenes

    Nov 13, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP Opera presents scenes from various works of opera and musical theatre.

    Stage Director: Christopher Herbert
    Musical Director: Charity Wicks

    Admission: Free


     

  • WP Voice
    Song Evening

    Nov 16, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP Voice Students perform art songs and arias.

    June Marano-Murray and Charity Wicks, piano

    Admission: Free


     

  • WP Music
    An Evening with WP Flutes and Friends

    Nov 17, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    Program TBA

    Admission: Free


     

  • WP Percussion
    Nov 21, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    This program features contemporary Percussion Music by composers Sekhon, Colgrass, Nelson, Glass, Moore III, and Daughtrey.

    Admission: Free


     

  • WP Voice
    WP Choirs Winter Concert

    Dec 03, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Rochelle Park, NJ

    William Paterson Choirs present a program of holiday-themed music.

    Lauren Fowler-Calisto, director
    Lois Buesser & Alla Milstein, keyboards