Music: Related Content

Showing content tagged with this term.

Music performances and documentary screening create a vibrant program of Milford Graves events.

Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal, a nationally traveling exhibition, gathers the multifaceted work of Milford Graves (1941-2021) to explore the practices and predilections of an extraordinary jazz innovator, tireless polymath, and legendary Bennington College professor.

Shlesha Pradhan '24, from Kathmandu, Nepal, has always been interested in science, particularly in Biology. While in high school, her initial plan was to enter the field of medicine; however, her perspective shifted when she took a volunteer role at a rehabilitation center.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Garrett Crusan ’23 has been making music since childhood. They started by playing the piano before moving on to the drums, guitar, and bass. They transferred from the Jazz Studies program at a university in New York City to Bennington in their sophomore year.

Bennington Radio (B-Rad), which earned The Princeton Review’s #14 rating among college radio stations nationwide this year, is located in what was once a large coat closet at the entrance of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action.

Alma Reiss Navarre ’24 is from Harlem. They had ballet instruction from the time they could walk and were on track to join a professional dance company when the pandemic struck and canceled performances for the foreseeable future.

One evening earlier this month, students arrived at the Martha Hill Dance Theater in groups of four and five. Faculty Joseph Alpar waved them into the room. He knew that there would be a good crowd; he had been telling people about the event since the start of the term.

We know you need local Halloween event recommendations, and we’ve got them! But how to choose? Use your costume to determine which event is best for you.

Virginia Kelsey is a mezzo-soprano trained in the Western classical tradition and an original member of the Grammy© Award-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, an alternative-classical vocal band.

Calabro, Finckel, and 50 Years of Music

The supportive and inspiring start Martha Siegel ’72 received at Bennington has propelled her through a long and satisfying career as a cellist and teacher.

Tom Bogdan is a Music faculty member at Bennington College.

Renowned cellist Maxine Neuman, who was on the faculty of Bennington College from 1981 to 1994, passed away on December 13, 2022, after a long battle with cancer.

Electronic/folk duo Sylvan Esso, featuring vocalist-songwriter Amelia Meath ’10 and instrumentalist Nick Sanborn, have just released their fourth studio album, No Rules Sandy, which has received a rave review on NPR

Recording engineer Bella Blasko '11 was interviewed in Tape Op to discuss her influences, recording on tour, and being a positive force in the music industry.

Sound recording and electronic music faculty member Senem Pirler has been awarded a 2022 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Music/Sound.

Music faculty member Allen Shawn has been featured on The Jewish Lives Podcast to discuss the music and artistic life of Leonard Bernstein. 

On October 27, students in Kerry Ryer-Parke and John Kirk's Sing course surprised essential staff with a flash mob of "The Broom Dance" by the Wolfshäger Hexenbrut, led by Music Program Coordinator Gina Deibel.

Bennington College alum, trustee, and award-winning augmented reality creator Asad J. Malik '19, has collaborated with protest art collective, Pussy Riot, to create a music video for their new single, “Panic Attack.”

In January 2021, faculty member Michael Wimberly participated in the third residency of A Nation Grooves—a dance-centered theater piece that used oral history to tell an origin story of hip-hop—held at MASS MoCA.

Cardiologist, author, documentarian, and patient advocate Dr. Jennifer H. Mieres ’82 is the 2020 recipient of Bennington College’s Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award.

In summer 2019, Music faculty member composer/pianist Allen Shawn and Instrumental faculty member bassist Michael Bisio  teamed up for a recording of extemporaneous improvisations, now available.

As COVID-19 turned schooling remote, Sofia Salusso ’23 and her father worked together to bring weekly story time into students’ homes.

Originally released as a podcast on B-Rad radio on May 3, 2020, enjoy this eclectic playlist of performances and compositions by Bennington music faculty on SoundCloud.

In Nick Brooke's class, The Five Obstructions, 12 songwriters challenge each other to rewrite their songs in unique ways. Haiku? Disco? Blast beats? Stratocaster? All of that and more.

In lieu of in-person concerts, Bennington College seniors studying music present Senior MusicFest 2020, a full double album of their divine, diverse senior work.


 

On Saturday, May 9, Bennington students, alumni, and rising star bands will perform as part of Sunfest, Bennington's annual all-day music festival.

Bennington students, faculty, and staff in Kerry Ryer-Parke's Sing course go virtual with this arrangement of Love Is Love Is Love Is Love by Abbie Betinis.

At the start of Fall term, Bennington College students celebrated with Student Works, an annual showcase of projects done across disciplines—from poetry and play readings, to musical performances, genetics research, oral histories, and more.

Educator, composer, and instrument-builder John Bertles ’81 is the 2019 recipient of Bennington College’s Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award

Ethan Koss-Smith '21 speaks about the process of producing his debut album To Gallery a Cloud Ground.