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Music performance

Performance Calendar Fall 2019

2019 Performance Calendar

The 6th Annual Westfield State University Choral Artist in Residence

October 17, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 6:30 pm

The 6th Annual Westfield State University Choral Artist in Residence

Dr. Peggy Dettwiler, Guest Lecturer

Thursday, October 17

​Conductor as Choreographer: Dancing with your hands
9:45–11 a.m.
Dower Center 120

Conducting Master Class
12:45–2 p.m.
Dower Center 120

Open rehearsal
3:45–5:15 p.m.
Dower 134

The Choral Rehearsal: Process to Product
5:30–6:30 p.m.
Dower Center 120


The 6th Annual Westfield State University High School Choral Festival Concert

October 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The 6th Annual Westfield State University High School Choral Festival Concert

Friday, October 18
7 p.m.
Dever Stage

Featuring our university choral ensembles and area high school choirs. Dr. Felicia Barber, Conductor, Dr. Peggy Dettwiler, Guest Conductor


The 6th Annual Westfield State University Choral Artist in Residence

October 18, 2019 @ 10:20 pm - 4:45 pm

The 6th Annual Westfield State University Choral Artist in Residence

Dr. Peggy Dettwiler, Guest Artist

Friday, October 18

Open rehearsal, Chamber Chorale
10:20–11:20 p.m.
Dower 134

Open rehearsal, Combined Joint Festival Chorus
3:30–4:45 p.m.
Dever Stage


Catherine Dower Recital Series

October 21, 2019 @ 12:35 pm - 2:35 pm

Catherine Dower Recital Series

Monday, October 21
12:35 p.m.
Dever Stage

A recital of solo and chamber music presented by the Westfield Department of Music


Opera Night

October 25, 2019 - October 26, 2019

Opera Night

Friday, October 25–26
7:30 p.m.
Dever Stage

The University Music Theatre Workshop performs favorite opera scenes with orchestral ensemble from great operas throughout music history.

Directed by Dr. Mary Brown Bonacci, Music Direction by Scott Bailey


Catherine Dower Recital Series

November 4, 2019 @ 12:35 pm - 2:35 pm

Catherine Dower Recital Series

Monday, November 4
12:35 p.m.
Dever Stage

A recital of solo and chamber music presented by the Westfield Department of Music


Alumni Concert Series

November 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Alumni Concert Series

Thursday, November 7
7 p.m.
Dower Center 127

Evening of small-group jazz by distinguished Music Department alumni: Matt Richard,piano; Bill Fanning, trumpet; Mark Holovnia, drums; Genevieve Rose, bass


University Wind Symphony

November 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

University Wind Symphony

Tuesday, November 12
7:30 p.m.
Dever Stage

The Westfield State University Wind Symphony presents a fall concert.

Dr. Karen LaVoie, Conductor


Music Poetically Spoken

November 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Music Poetically Spoken

University Chorus and Chamber Singers

Friday, November 15
7 p.m.
Second Congregational Church, 487 Western Ave.

The Westfield State choral ensembles present their fall concert with music featuring celebrated poetic texts.


Dr. Felicia Barber, Conductor


Student Recital

November 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Recital

Sunday, November 24
3 p.m.
Dower Center 127

A senior jazz studies recital presented by Elliott Eastman, percussion. Works by Sonny Rollins, Benny Golson, and Ari Hoenig


Catherine Dower Recital Series

November 25, 2019 @ 12:35 pm - 2:35 pm

Catherine Dower Recital Series

Monday, November 25
12:35 p.m.
Dever Stage

A recital of solo and chamber music presented by the Westfield Department of Music


Love Theory

November 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Love Theory

University Gospel Choir

Monday, November 25
7 p.m.
Dower Center 127

Enjoy the heavenly sounds of the University Gospel Choir as they present their Fall Concert.

Dr. Felicia Barber, Conductor


An Evening of Chamber Music

December 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An Evening of Chamber Music

Monday, December 2
7:30 p.m.
Dower Center 134

A recital of chamber music for piano and percussion, under the direction of Scott Bailey and Dr. Peter Coutsouridis


Greek Cathedral Benefit Concert

December 8, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Greek Cathedral Benefit Concert

Sunday, December 8
3:30 p.m.
St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral

The University Wind Symphony and Chamber Chorale perform at the annual American Cancer Society Benefit Concert.

Admission: $10


An Evening of Chamber Music

December 9, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

An Evening of Chamber Music

Monday, December 9
7:30 p.m.
Dower Center 134

A recital of chamber music for strings, guitars, and saxophones, under the direction of Jessica Foskitt, John Mason, and Dr. Edward Orgill


Catherine Dower Recital Series

December 9, 2019 @ 12:35 pm - 2:35 pm

Catherine Dower Recital Series

Monday, December 9
12:35 p.m.
Dever Stage

A recital of solo and chamber music presented by the Westfield Department of Music


Jazz Night

December 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jazz Night

Wednesday, December 11
7:30 p.m.
Dever Center 127

An evening of classic jazz standards and new trends performed by the Westfield State Jazz Ensembles under the direction of James Argiro and Edward Orgill


Winter Gala

December 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Winter Gala

Friday, December 13
7 p.m.
Dever Stage

Enjoy the sounds of the season featuring the instrumental and vocal ensembles of the Westfield State University Department of Music


(All events are Free of Charge unless otherwise indicated.)