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In the fall, Matthew Nardone ’21 will attend Syracuse University to pursue a master’s in audio arts. Building on his double majors of biochemistry and music, Matthew Nardone ’21 looks forward to graduate work at Syracuse University’s Audio Arts program. “Part of me always wanted to work in the behind-the-scenes parts of the music industry, but

The founder and director of the Geneva Music Festival Geoffrey Herd reflects on musical education, the festival’s 10th anniversary and his 300+ year old violin. For 10 years, the Geneva Music Festival has presented acclaimed international artists in venues throughout the Finger Lakes and brought culturally diverse programming and educational concerts to local school districts.

Join the Department of Music for a virtual performance by award-winning saxophonist Alexa Tarantino on Friday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m.            As part of the Guest Artist series hosted by the Department of Music, saxophonist Alexa Tarantino will perform virtually on Friday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. She will be accompanied by Philip Norris on

How do you follow up a strong first semester at Hobart College? If you’re Jacob Appleton ’23, you take a semester off to complete basic training to enlist in the U.S. Army Reserves. “I’ve always wanted to serve our country in some capacity,” says Appleton, a physics major who made Dean’s List. “My uncle was a green

As a message of hope and solidarity in trying times, a group of Hobart and William Smith Colleges alums from the 1990s and early 2000s came together virtually to share a musical message with the greater HWS community. The idea to reconnect came from Amanda Myers Lombardo ’95 and was also organized by Eleanor Hamlin ’97.

Brendan Csaposs ’09 is no stranger to packing his bags and heading out to try something new. After earning his degree in music and lesbian, gay and bisexual studies, he’s held a variety of teaching and educational administration positions in places he’d never been to before, including Baton Rouge, La., San Jose, Calif., and McAllen,

This summer, Hobart and William Smith and the Society of New Music will offer a two-week composition intensive on June 1 – 13, 2020. Designed for undergraduate students interested in pursuing graduate degrees and careers as composers, the program offers students a chance to work closely with seasoned composers and develop the necessary skills, experience and body

Eric Bloom ’67, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and keyboardist for the legendary rock band Blue Öyster Cult, returns to the Finger Lakes region this winter for a show at del Lago Resort and Casino in Waterloo, N.Y. The performance on Saturday, Feb. 22, which marks the band’s 98th in just over a year, is part

We asked faculty who received tenure this year to answer the question: What has been the idea you’ve spent your career investigating or exploring, and why? Here are their responses. Gabriella D’Angelo, Associate Professor of Art and Architecture  Architecture’s ability to empower all people, to confront issues, to elicit conversations and to move beyond ego in playful overtures

The Geneva Music Festival makes its debut on Performance Today, a national show on public radio, with the arrangement of Florence Price’s Piano Concerto, performed by Michelle Cann and string quartet in 2018 at Froelich Hall in the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts. Price’s Piano Concerto has only been performed a handful of times.