Concert Hall Column: Concert Review

By: Nina Campli, Assistant Editor of Student Life and Arts Pictures Courtesy of Communications This past week the Concert Hall was filled with the sounds of the many amazing ensembles of Drew University. Each of these musical ensembles, which are comprised of students, faculty and community members, showed off all their hard work with an end of the semester concert. This week’s set kicked off … Continue reading Concert Hall Column: Concert Review

Jill Spurr Titus Concert Kicks off Drew Ensemble Concert Season

By: Nina Campli Photographer: David Iskowitz Every April, the Concert Hall here at Drew is non-stop with events from both inside and outside Drew. The most recent was the annual Jill Spurr Titus Memorial Scholarship Recital on Sunday, April 15 at 8 p.m. Jill Spurr Titus graduated from Drew in May of 1989 with a double major in Music and Psychology. She was enrolled in … Continue reading Jill Spurr Titus Concert Kicks off Drew Ensemble Concert Season

Concert Hall Column: Amy Williams Plays John Cage

By: Caitlin Shannon, Editor of Student Life and Arts Photo from: http://amywilliamsmusic.com/photos/ Had you walked into the concert on Wednesday evening and struck a key on the piano, you might have been surprised to hear a ‘thud’ or ‘buzz’ instead of a concert A. That’s because Dorian Crimminss’19), Ashlie Sicilia (’19) and Brandon Johnson-Douglass (’18) got to prepare the piano for Wednesday night’s performance of John … Continue reading Concert Hall Column: Amy Williams Plays John Cage

Concert Preview: The Scoop on the Drew Ensembles Concerts

By: Caitlin Shannon, Editor of Student Life and Arts While we’re all worried about final exams and papers looming, Drew’s musicians are busy preparing for their upcoming concerts. At the end of each semester, Drew’s five performing ensembles each put on a concert as a culmination of their work for the semester. The concerts all go up in a crazy weekend of music where the … Continue reading Concert Preview: The Scoop on the Drew Ensembles Concerts

Concert Hall Column: Upcoming Concerts at Drew this Weekend

by Willy Nichter, Staff Writer This weekend, Drew University will be hosting two concerts in their Concert Hall as part of their 2018 season. First, on Saturday, October 14, Drew’s da Camara professional concert series will pick up with performances by Dionne Jackson and Marija Strokes in Parisian Influences. And second, on the following day, Sunday, October 15, the Drew University Choral Intensive ensemble will … Continue reading Concert Hall Column: Upcoming Concerts at Drew this Weekend

The History Behind the Woman Who Founded the Music Department at Drew

By Nina Campli, Assistant Student Life and Arts Editor Ever wondered who Drew’s music department was founded by? Her name was Dika Newlin, and she was quite a character. Born in 1923, she was noticed for her composition skills at an early age after composing “Cradle Song,” a piece for piano. Conductor Vladimir Bakaleinikoff orchestrated the piece and performed it with the Cincinnati Symphony in … Continue reading The History Behind the Woman Who Founded the Music Department at Drew

Concert Hall Column: The Kinnara Ensemble Returns to Drew for the 500th Anniversary of Reformation

by Nina Campli, Assistant Student Life & Arts Editor This past Friday, September 8, eight featured vocalists from the Kinnara Ensemble returned to Drew to perform pieces inspired the Protestant Reformation. The Kinnara Ensemble is a 32 voice chamber choir based in Princeton, NJ.  The group is led by conductor J.D. Burnett and features vocalists from all over the country. They had previously performed the … Continue reading Concert Hall Column: The Kinnara Ensemble Returns to Drew for the 500th Anniversary of Reformation