Washington and Lee University celebrates the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of jazz icon Stan Kenton in a musical extravaganza conducted by Washington and Lee music professor Terry Vosbein. The concert, featuring the University of Tennessee Studio Orchestra combined with the trombones of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, will take place in Wilson Hall at […]
Terry Vosbein, professor of music at Washington and Lee, was one of seven composers from Associated Colleges of the South institutions commissioned to set poems to music as part of a project at Southwestern University of Texas. Vosbein's composition became part of a song cycle that focuses on the environment, particularly the importance of water […]
The new CD, "Fleet Street," featuring Washington and Lee music professor Terry Vosbein's compositions of the music from the Stephen Sondheim musical "Sweeney Todd" merited a review on the website, All About Jazz. The review, originally from JazzWax, described the music as "a superb reworking and a throwback to an age of introspective interpretation." Vosbein […]
When blues guitarist and singer Scott Ainslie, of the Class of 1974, saw the normally eight-inch-deep Whetstone Brook in his hometown of Brattleboro, Vt., transformed into a raging torrent as Hurricane Irene passed through on Sunday, he got out his video camera and recorded some remarkable images. Then Scott added his own recording of Stephen […]
Ron Pen '73 is awed by the power of music, and even more so by its social potential when people make music together. These interests have evolved in such a way that he is now director of the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music at the University of Kentucky, where he is a member […]
Washington and Lee University music professor Terry Vosbein has released a new CD featuring his arrangements of the music from the Stephen Sondheim musical, "Sweeney Todd," performed by the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra.
The ninth annual Flournoy Playwright Festival at Washington and Lee University will feature a performance of Lucinda McDermott's "Feeding on Mulberry Leaves" along with several other special performances and events.
Dramatic readings and recordings of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech" are staples at celebrations of his life. But Shane Lynch, director of choral activities at Washington and Lee University, had a different creative idea about how to bring that event to life, and his composition will be premiered on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Lexington.
Washington and Lee University will an evening of seasonal holiday music featuring the W&L Men's Glee Club; Cantatrici, the new women's only choir; the Wind Ensemble; String Ensemble; and W&L Swing: University Jazz Ensemble on both Dec. 2 and Dec. 7.
Prestigious end-of-the-year awards for five Washington and Lee students including the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medallion to 2010 graduates Kathryn Boiles and Kushal Harjani; the Edward Lee Pinney Prize to 2010 graduates Natalie Bunnell and Bena Tshishiku; and the Barber Scholarship Award to Crighton Allen '11 were announced at W&L's Commencement.