Annual PRISM Concert – Dec 2, 2011

The “PRISM” Concert features West Liberty’s Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Marching Hilltoppers, and other chamber ensembles. The “Prism” concept is that, like shining a light through a prism, you can see at once the entire spectrum of what we are doing in the instrumental program at West Liberty. This event promises to offer a diverse and enjoyable evening of...

Handel’s “Messiah” – Dec 4, 2011

The West Liberty University Concert Choir and Chamber Orchestra will be performing Handel’s celebrated oratorio “The Messiah” on December 4th, 2011 at Vance Church in Wheeling, WV. The program will begin at 3pm and is free and open to the public. This performance is produced in collaboration with Vance Church and the Arts and Ideas program. If you want to sing along, you are welcome to do so. Bring your own...

Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” – Nov 10, 12, 13, 2011

Thursday, Nov. 10, 7pm at Brooke High School, Wellsburg, WV Saturday, Nov. 12, 8pm at Towngate Theatre, Wheeling, WV Sunday, Nov. 13, 2pm at Towngate Theatre, Wheeling, WV For the first time ever, the WLU music department will be producing a fully-staged opera. Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), will be performed three nights in November: CAST LIST: Chris Hardy – Tamino Ashley Carroll – First Lady Alex Perkins – Second Lady Timmi Williams – Third Lady Clifford Welch – Papageno Erin Mazzocca – Queen of the Night Greg Gust – Monostatos Kassidy Wells – Pamina Celesta Berga, Morgan Wagner, Sarah Luther – Spirits Michael Murphy – Speaker/Priest 1 Alan Cline – Priest 2 Matthias Dotson – Sarastro Brittany Kimball – Papagena Mitch Moon, Jeffrey Tice –...

Faculty Recital, Dr. Christopher Barrick, saxophone, Feb 19

February 19, 2012. 3pm in Elbin Auditorium, College Hall. Free and open to the public. Dr. Barrick, Assistant Professor of Woodwinds and Director of the WLU Jazz Ensemble, will be giving a solo recital on February 19th at 3pm. The recital will feature multimedia works as well as standard repertoire. The recital will also feature the premiere of a new piece, Carrier for saxophone and electronic sound, composed by Dr. Matthew...

2012 Audition Days – February 18 and April 21

February 18th and April 21st, 2012. For more information and to schedule an audition, please contact us – 304-336-8930 – [email protected] – and/or visit our Auditions Page – http://go.westliberty.edu/music/audition-information/. The Music Program holds annual audition days for students who wish to pursue a major or minor in Music. Auditions determine scholarship eligibility, initial private lesson level, and acceptance into the...

Cordis, new music ensemble – Nov 6, 2011

CORDIS, new music ensemble Sunday, November 6 2011 3pm, Elbin Auditorium, College Hall For over a decade the contemporary quartet Cordis has been redefining contemporary chamber music by fusing an original combination of custom-made and traditional ethnic instruments to create their signature sound. Although the ensemble is built upon cello (Jeremy Harman), concert cimbalom (Richard Grimes), piano (Oscar Rodriguez), and percussion (Andrew Beall) – one-of-a-kind creations such as the electric mbira, melodica, and the world’s longest playing cylinder-driven music box also have a way of weaving their way into any given performance. Time Out New York said, “(Cordis) makes a strong case for both sides of its musical personality – expanding the boundaries of chamber music.” NewMusicBox.com concurred, “Cordis offers an intriguing mix of instrumentation, and Grimes uses them well to show of his unique perspective on 21st century chamber...