Lawrence University is launching two new summer music programs in 2024, both delivering immersive training to promising young musicians: The Lawrence Summer Music Institute and the Lawrence Chamber Music Festival.
Lawrence University senior Reese Pike and sophomore Vivian Shanley are leading the newly formed Jazz and Gender Equity Initiative (JGEI). The student group aims to put the spotlight on gender inclusivity in jazz.
The annual Fred Sturm Jazz Celebration Weekend will bring more than 400 high school and middle school students to campus Nov. 3-4 for immersive jazz instruction while showcasing the talents of Conservatory students and guest artists.
A new dance minor has been introduced at Lawrence University, the culmination of years of effort to build a comprehensive dance program. The emphasis is on collaboration.
Jonathan Bass, a fifth-year senior at Lawrence, won the Young Artist Performance Piano division in a statewide competition of the Music Teachers National Association. Four other Lawrence students earned honors.
Mapping Climate Change, an exhibit at the Wriston Art Center, explores climate change via the contributions of more than 2,500 hand-knitters. Multimedia artist Jools Gilson is on campus to talk about the project.
Kristin Roach, assistant professor of opera, has won The American Prize in Conducting in the Opera and Music Theater Division. It comes for her work conducting four 2022 performances of Suor Angelica.
Lawrence University was once again front and center as Mile of Music took over downtown Appleton for four music-filled days and nights. We have a photo gallery from the 10th edition of the all-original music festival.
The 10th edition of Mile of Music returns to downtown Appleton Aug. 3-6, and once again Lawrence University will be all in with music education workshops, multiple venues, and must-see performances.
Copeland Woodruff, director of opera studies at Lawrence University, has received a prestigious honor from The American Prize, a celebration of his “sustained excellence” in opera theater.
Lawrence University will host the Lawrence Music Camp in mid-July, adding to a musical summer that will include the annual Decoda Chamber Music Festival and participation in downtown Appleton’s Mile of Music.
Lawrence University has announced its 2023-24 Performing Arts Series, featuring performances that will showcase talented jazz, classical, brass, string, and world music artists.
Eight Lawrence University students recorded music at a Neenah studio for an upcoming film soundtrack. Luka & the Lights is a Dutch short film that aims to teach children about ALS.
Jonathan Bass, a pianist and dual-degree student in his fourth year at Lawrence University, took first place in a national piano competition organized by the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC).
The Klezmommies, a band featuring a roster of Lawrence students led by senior Miri Villerius, has dived deep into the exploration of klezmer music, a Jewish music tradition with roots in Eastern Europe.
Senior Michael Murphy is mixing business and music-making. He'll use his senior recital to present a rock concert in downtown Appleton, debuting music from his new album. It's a steppingstone to new business ventures.
Two jazz ensembles in Lawrence’s Conservatory of Music brought home huge honors in DownBeat magazine’s annual Student Music Awards, adding to a "remarkable" run of success over the past six years.
Lawrence University’s Conservatory of Music will present its Major Works concert April 21, an annual showcase of orchestral and choral talent from across multiple ensembles. Love will be a theme.
Lawrence University’s Conservatory of Music has been named a national semifinalist in multiple categories for the 2023 The American Prize. Two Opera Theatre productions received nods, as did Copeland Woodruff and Kristin Roach.
Handel’s Alcina, an 18th-century baroque opera, will be set in a traveling carnival when it is presented March 2-5 by Lawrence University’s award-winning Opera Theatre program.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis featuring Naseer Shamma on oud will be in concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 3, part of Lawrence’s 2022-23 Performing Arts Series.
Photo gallery: See images of John Holiday and students from his voice studio performing music inspired by the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Holiday concerts from Cory Chisel, with John Holiday and other guest artists, and the NEWVoices choir to be held at Memorial Chapel.
Catherine Kautsky is featured in a new 24-part recording in The Great Courses video series titled, Great Piano Works Explained. She shares her talents and insights.