music

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GVSU music professor facilitates high school piano day

Almost everyone enjoys music, whether by listening to it, singing or playing an instrument. Music is a language that creates strong feelings and develops lasting memories. Events and programs driven by music play a large role in the community at Grand Valley State University, and help shape abilities and character for current and future students. Among these events is GVSU High School Piano Day.

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Arts at Noon continues with performance from GVSU music professor

Arts at Noon at Grand Valley State University provides students with the opportunity to listen to the mesmerizing sounds of various international and national ensembles and choirs. This semester, the lineup includes a piano trio, a jazz quartet, 12th century vocal music, a New York music ensemble, a percussion group featuring steel band music and a special performance from GVSU affiliate professor music, Gregory Crowell.

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Oboe Day 2017

GVSU music department to host annual oboe day

Grand Valley State University will welcome middle and high school students from around Michigan who play or are interested in the oboe for a music-filled afternoon with the GVSU Oboe Studio in celebration of the double-reeded, woodwind instrument. The 2017 GVSU Oboe Day is a day-long event beginning Friday, March 3 at 9:30 a.m.

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Annual Student Composer Compeition

GVSU New Music Ensemble to host eighth annual Student Composer Competition

What would life be like without music? Imagine it for a moment. No listening to music on the radio on a long drive. No music to dance to. Many people do not realize it, but music has a bigger effect on their lives than they may think. The New Music Ensemble at Grand Valley State University, an undergraduate ensemble that promotes modern-day music through different events, will be facilitating the eighth annual Student Composer Competition for GVSU music students.

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Gregory Maytan

GVSU violin professor nominated for Grammis Award

The music department at Grand Valley State University is home to many influential and talented faculty members who have gained recognition in their areas of expertise, including Sweden-born associate professor of violin, Gregory Maytan. Recently, Maytan has received a nomination for a Grammis Award in the “Classical CD of the Year” category for his CD “Amanda Maier Volume 1.”

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Choral concert

GVSU hosts first chorale concert

The music and dance department at Grand Valley State University presented the final choral concert of the year with the Cantate Chamber Ensemble, Select Women’s Ensemble and University Singers Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center on the Allendale Campus. Cantate Chamber Ensemble is under the direction of Ellen Pool, while the Select Women’s Ensemble and University Singers are directed by Shirley Lemon.

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GVL / Kevin Sielaff - The Cook Carillon Tower offers free tours while university carillonneur Julianne Vanden Wyngaard plays the instrument on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 in Allendale.

GVSU carillonist to perform Christmas Eve concert

As the holidays draw near, sounds of the season will be spread throughout the streets of downtown Grand Rapids with a special Christmas Eve performance by Grand Valley State University carillonist Julianne Vanden Wyngaard. The Christmas Eve carillon concert will be held at the Carillon Tower on the Pew Campus Saturday, Dec. 24, beginning at 9:30 p.m. and concluding at 10:15 p.m.

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