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Soprano and researcher Randye Jones, accompanied by pianist Marlys Grimm, will present two free public performances in April: “Interpreting the Negro Spiritual in Classical Vocal Performance,” 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, Lawson Lecture Hall, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts...
IOWA FLUTE FESTIVAL 2013: Saturday February 23 FLUTE OUT OF THE BOX: New Paths for the 21st-Century Flutist Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Grinnell College If you want to put an exact address into your GPS, Bucksbaum Fine Arts Center is located at 1108 Park St. in Grinnell....
If you’ve got a few minutes, you can take a whirlwind tour of the world’s musical instruments by visiting Grinnell’s World Music Instrument Collection in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. There, you’ll find instruments as diverse as the tarka flute from the Andes, the djembe...
Nicole Mitchell — a leading flutist, composer, and improviser — will present a lecture recital, “Ancient to the Future," at 4:15 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2015 in Herrick Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. Mitchell lives at the intersection of improvisation,...
In conjunction with the world premiere of Cynthia Folio's "Winds for Change: Concerto for Two Flutes, Strings, and Percussion," to be performed with the Grinnell Symphony Orchestra on November 15, a panel of artists and scientists will discuss the critical challenge that...
Chris Bulbulia ’10 came to Grinnell College as a Posse Foundation scholar interested in theatre. He wanted to become a professional actor, but a wealth of support and experience combined with intellectual flexibility honed at Grinnell opened up an even richer path of discovery....
*/ February 11-12, 2016 at Grinnell College On August 23, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans. Roughly five years later, on January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake rocked the small island nation of Haiti. These cataclysmic events, this shared experience...
Grinnell College will mark Celebrate Humanities Day, a daylong series of free, public events to honor the study of the humanities, on Monday, March 14. U.S. Rep. Jim Leach will present the keynote, "Where Politics and Morality Conjoin and Disconnect," at 7:30 p.m. in Joe...
The Grinnell Symphony Orchestra will perform with celebrated Western musician Dave Stamey in concert at Grinnell College on Saturday, April 16. A singer, songwriter and guitarist, Stamey also has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular...
Please join Grinnell music faculty Nancy McFarland Gaub, violin, and Eugene Gaub, piano, as they perform sonatas by Franck, Beethoven, and Debussy at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 in the Faulconer Gallery.
  Music majors and non-majors can take advantage of music scholarships for free or discounted private music lessons. The Music Department offers beginning to advanced lessons in voice and more than two dozen instruments. Students learn from professional musicians, including...
Grinnell’s own Eugene Gaub, associate professor of music, was the fortepiano soloist for the Des Moines Symphony's Beyond the Score performances of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.   The performance recieved critical praise from critic Michael Morain, who offered a "High Five for...
  On Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. the Grinnell Oratorio Society will join the Grinnell Singers in performing a concert titled “As We Remember Them,” a selection of choral works accompanied by string orchestra. The program, which will take place in the Bucksbaum Center's Sebring-...
The Grinnell Singers, directed by Ben Luedcke, will perform for the Grinnell Community after returning from their Spring Break Tour. The free public concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, in Sebring-Lewis Hall, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. No tickets are required.  
The Grinnell Singers, the College's premier choir, will perform in six cities during a concert tour of Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico during the week leading up to Easter. The concerts, which will take place from March 19-25, are open to the public. Directed by Lecturer in...
*/ The Grinnell Singers, the premier choir of Grinnell College in Iowa, will perform in six Midwest cities during a spring concert tour that runs from March 14-20. All of the concerts are open to the public. Each concert will include a repertoire of music spanning five...
Linda Pereksta joined the faculty of The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as Assistant Professor of Flute in 2009. Prior to coming here, she taught at The University of Mississippi and Tulane University. She currently holds the position of Piccolo with the Madison Symphony...
Internationally acclaimed flutist Nina Assimakopouloshas been hailed as "...a marvel!" (Münchner Merkur), and a versatile virtuoso with a "dramatic sense of pacing" who demonstrates "not just perfect technique and total breath control but supreme intelligent, elegant phrasing;...
Celebrate the last day of classes and the holiday season by joining the 11th annual read-through of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah in Bucksbaum Center for the Arts' Rotunda. Singers and instrumentalists are invited to participate; non-musicians are invited to listen...
The Lyra Baroque Orchestra, a professional period-instrument ensemble from Minneapolis, will join forces with the Grinnell Singers to perform Handel’s Esther. The Performance The concert will start at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in Sebring-Lewis Hall. Although the concert is free...
This fall Grinnell will stream four of the Metropolitan Opera's productions live and in high-definition as the Met celebrates its 10th anniversary of Live-in-HD movie theater transmissions. The screening will start at noon in the Harris Center Cinema. The season opens with...
First meeting will be Monday, January 25, 2016, 7 p.m., Sebring Lewis Hall at Grinnell College's Bucksbaum Center for the Arts RSVP to join the Oratorio Society The Oratorio Society is open to all – students, faculty, staff, and community members - to get together on Mondays...
Grinnell Singers will tour Kansas City, Denver, and Santa Fe this Spring Break!  We have an exciting array of music styles from the Holy Week motets of Poulenc, Whitacre, and Knut Nystedt to pieces about Spanish dance, young love, and butterflies! Grinnell Singers meet Tuesdays...
Grinnell College Organist Linda Bryant will present "Joy, Joy, Joy: An Organ Reflection" at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in Herrick Chapel. The performance is free and open to the public.  Most of the program will be carol-based music, reflective of the quiet and exuberant moods...
Join the Grinnell College Symphonic Band and Frank Battisti in an free public open rehearsal and seminar beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Sebring-Lewis Hall, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. The seminar begins at 8 p.m. Frank Leon Battisti is director emeritus of the New...
The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Alan Berg’s Lulu will be streamed live in high-definition at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in Harris Center Cinema. The opera talk by Eugene Gaub, associate professor of music theory, will begin at 11 a.m. Music Director James Levine—one of...
You know that to play, study, and love music requires more than just a passing interest. For Vincent Kelley ’16 and Omri Benami ’16, making music is about engaging with many different disciplines. The Grinnell approach to music allows them to meaningfully dive into the...
Making Music Happen Symposium: Working in the Music Industry Post-GrinnellThursday-Friday, March 6-7, 2014A Grinnellink Event About the Symposium More than perhaps any other in recent history, the music industry has engaged in the act of reshaping and redesigning itself. The...
Professors Juliet Bellow and Julia Randel will discuss models of collaboration in dance, art, and music at 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 6, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. Each will present a 20 minute talk. Bellow will present “Working Simultaneously: Robert and Sonia Delaunay...
Grinnell community members and college students will join forces to sing Mozart's "Requiem" in a free public performance by the Grinnell Oratorio Society, Grinnell Singers, and Grinnell Symphony Orchestra at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26, in Herrick Chapel. The program will begin with...
Anthony Perman asks his first-year students to question music and beauty: What does it mean to say music is beautiful? Can Chinese opera, American country music, and Zimbabwean spirit possession drumming all be beautiful? Does musical beauty thus vary from one society to the...
This fall Grinnell is streaming four of the Metropolitan Opera's productions live and in high-definition as the Met celebrates its 10th anniversary of Live-in-HD movie theater transmissions. The screening of Giuseppe Verdi's Otello starts at noon, Saturday, Oct. 17, in the...
Pacifica String Quartet will present a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in Bucksbaum Sebring-Lewis Hall. The quartet offered a master class at Grinnell College earlier in the week. The group regularly performs in the world’s major concert halls and was the...
Eugene Gaub, associate professor of music, will perform Maurice Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin: A Memorial to Friends Killed in the Great War” at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28. This free concert will take place in the Faulconer Gallery. Ravel, a 20th century French composer,...
Listen to the Marsh Chapel Choir perform music professor John Rommereim’s new piece for mixed choir, “And Glory Shone Around.” The choir premiered the work on Dec. 13. Their Dec. 16 performance was broadcast live on 90.9 WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, and is available on the...
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. — Victor Hugo Want to improve your ability to speak with the “universal language?”  Grinnell offers music scholarships for free or discounted private music lessons. About the Lessons Each...
Pro Arte Quartet, with Eugene Gaub on piano, will performing Mozart’s String Quartet in E-flat Major, Anton von Webern’s Langsamer Satz, and Antonín Dvořák’s Quintet for Piano and Strings No.2 in A Major in a concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in Sebring-Lewis Hall, Bucksbaum...
Craig Quintero, associate professor of theatre and dance, has been named the Frank and Roberta Furbush Faculty Scholar for the 2015-16 academic year. Quintero has also received a Fulbright Scholar Award and an Academic Enterprise Leave grant, funded by a grant made to the...
The Grinnell College Collegium Musicum will perform a 30-minute candlelit concert, featuring English and Latin chants interspersed with vocal and instrumental pieces by English Renaissance composers Thomas Tallis and William Byrd. The compline concert, based on evening prayers,...
Baritone John Rommereim and pianist Ian Moschenross will perform Schubert's "Winterreise" at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7. "Winterreise," or "Winter's Journey," tells the story of a young man who has been rejected in love and who sets out on a journey, with his destination unknown....
Six Appeal, an award-winning, six-member young men's vocal ensemble that performs with the energy of a rock band, but without instruments, will give a free, public concert on at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in Herrick Chapel. The versatile vocal band from Minnesota is one of the...
The Russian department invites the Grinnell community to our annual Slavic Coffeehouse at 5:30–7 p.m. Saturday, February 21, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center Room 101. A wide variety of sweet and savory Slavic foods prepared by Russian department faculty and students will be...
Grinnell College's Contra Dance club is holding its Second Annual Contra Dance at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22. The free, public event will take place in Main Quad Dining Hall. The dance will feature live music by Can I Get an Amen, one of Chicago's foremost folk bands. Nikki...
This fall Grinnell is streaming four of the Metropolitan Opera's productions live and in high-definition as the Met celebrates its 10th anniversary of Live-in-HD movie theater transmissions. The opera talk for Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser starts at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 31,...
Grinnell College will host a live, multi-media concert on Saturday, Nov. 21, featuring a screening of the silent film The Yellow Ticket with a klezmer score performed live by its composer, renowned violinist Alicia Svigals, and award-winning pianist Marilyn Lerner. Klezmer, the...
These Heavy Sands, a concert of new and recent music by John Rommereim, Blanche Johnson Professor of Music, will be presented at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 17, in Herrick Chapel. The concert, which is free and open to the public, includes four world premieres: Together with the Voca...
Each Topics in Music and Culture course — also known as Music 201 — provides a detailed study of the relationship between music and a particular aspect of culture, such as ritual, language, technology, politics, gender, or mythology.  This fall, the topics include: Music and...
Curious about the new group of first-years? Here are a few facts about the class of 2019: 81 percent graduated in the top 10 percent of their secondary school class. 40 percent were varsity athletes. 54 percent participated in the fine arts (music, theater, dance, visual art)....
Grinnell College is sponsoring a workshop featuring listening meditations of the prairie and a lecture on soundscape studies at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in Faulconer Gallery. The event is free and open to the public. The workshop, titled “Prairie Listening and the...
The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Jacques Offenbach's "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" will be streamed live in high-definition at noon Saturday, Jan. 31, in Harris Center Cinema. In this wild, kaleidoscopic production, tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the title role of Hoffmann in...

News Release

Grinnell College has partnered with New York City’s Metropolitan Opera to offer the final three shows of the 2011-12 season “Live in HD” at the Harris Center Cinema on the Grinnell campus. Each show will be preceded by a half-hour opera talk by Jennifer Williams Brown, associate...
World-renowned opera star and Iowa native Simon Estes will present and perform at Grinnell College during a two-day residency, Nov. 2-3. The internationally known bass-baritone will perform on Wed., Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell campus. The Grinnell...
World-renowned Preservation Hall Jazz Band will perform at Grinnell College, Thurs., Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell campus. The New Orleans jazz band—tuba, trombone, drums, trumpet, piano, clarinet and saxophone—derives its name from the venerable music...
The Young, Gifted and Black Gospel Choir, a 30-voice choral ensemble from Grinnell College, will present concerts, March 20-25, in churches in Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas-Ft. Worth, as part of a spring break tour. The Young, Gifted and Black Gospel Choir,...
The Young, Gifted and Black Gospel Choir, a 32-voice choral ensemble from Grinnell College, will present concerts, March 18-24, in churches in Iowa, Illinois, Mississippi, and Houston, Tex., as part of a spring break tour. The Young, Gifted and Black Gospel Choir, open to...
GRINNELL, IA.—Grinnell College’s Young, Gifted, and Black Gospel Choir will present public concerts, March 20-23, in St. Paul and Milwaukee as part of a spring break tour. The choir’s concert repertoire, directed by Barry Jones, will include traditional gospel and contemporary...

Venue

Sebring-Lewis Hall, opened in 1999, seats 338 people in a 4,050 square-foot space. It is the home of most music department performances and numerous guest artist events. One of the first ensembles to perform in the hall, the American String Quartet, described it as "one of the...

Group Info

Do you love music? The Music Department offers lessons, ensembles, and courses for beginners and experienced musicians alike, in styles ranging from Gregorian chant to Gospel. Courses in theory, history, ethnomusicology, jazz, composition, and performance have interdisciplinary...

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