Tyler Smith, Senior Piano Recital

April 21st, 7:00pm, Hudson Hall

Come enjoy listening to Tyler Smith play piano as he expresses in piano compositional form his 4-year journey at Willamette. He will be playing original compositions from his suite collection Piano Pals, marking a world premiere performance for finalized piano suites: Solace and Ruff Ruff! In addition to Piano Pals suites Tyler will be playing several other original compositions.

Classical works are to include a waltz that Tyler has forgotten (Liszt) and a beautiful butterfly (Grieg). The concert will take place in Hudson Hall; in Rogers Rehearsal Hall the audio will be played over the speakers with a stream of the video being projected (please forgive synchronization latency).

Expect cookies and soda in a small reception after the concert, in addition to the opportunity to talk to the composer. In addition to serving as a place to showcase his work, this concert will create an atmosphere for you to ponder the never-ending question, “Where do we go from here?”


Zachary Duell, Senior Organ Recital

April 22nd, 4:00pm, St. Mark Lutheran Church

790 Marion St NE, Salem, OR 97301

Senior organ performance major Zachary Duell will present a Senior recital on the Schantz Organ (III/58) at St. Mark Lutheran Church* in Salem. The program will include works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Messiaen, and others. A reception will follow.

Willamette Jazz Collective and Jazz Ensembles: "The Road to Reno" Concert

April 24th, 7:30pm, Cone Chapel

Join the Willamette Jazz Collective on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, for an evening of new music for large and small jazz ensembles. The concert begins with short sets by two of our accomplished small jazz groups, and concludes with the WJC presenting their festival set plus a few additional treats. The jazz ensembles are sounding fantastic and look forward to sharing their music with the thousands of musicians and attendees of the 56th annual Reno Jazz Festival in Reno, Nevada, April 27-28, 2018. Come on down to Cone Chapel at 7:30 pm! Admission is free.
For further information contact the Willamette University Music Department at 503-370-6255, music-info@willamette.edu.

Vocal Jazz Invitational with Special Guest Kathleen Hollingsworth

April 27th, 7:30pm, Smith Auditorium

On Friday, April 27th, 7:30pm in Smith Auditorium the Willamette Singers, Willamette’s renowned vocal jazz ensemble will be the hosts for the Festival and have invited several area high schools to perform. The Southernaires from South Salem HS directed by Will McLean; Framework from Sprague HS directed by David Brown; and Soundscape from West Salem HS directed by Kimberly McConnell will all be performing.

Headlining the evening performance will be Dr. Kathleen Hollingsworth who is a skilled and inspired choral director, vocalist, pianist, writer and educator. She is currently the Vocal Music Director at Clackamas Community College in Portland, Oregon. Invited high school groups will receive clinics from Dr. Hollingsworth and from Dr. Wallace Long during the day on Friday to be followed by the evening concert. Kathleen will perform with each ensemble in the concert that will end with the final performance of the year by the Willamette Singers.

Willamette Singers members Zach Duell, Arianna Pippert, Michael Watson Jr., Forest Deters, Evan Britton and Joey Grimmell from the Salem-Keizer area will be performing in the concert.

Suggested donation: $5 adults, $2 students at the door.
For further information contact the Willamette University Music Department at 503-370-6255, music-info@willamette.edu.