Music

Kentucky Wesleyan Singers join Owensboro Symphony in Season Finale

The Kentucky Wesleyan Singers joined the Owensboro Symphony in concluding the Symphony’s 58th season on April 20 with a show titled “The Crown Jewel.” The Symphony performance showcased the music of English composers Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughn Williams, William Walton, and more. Among the show’s featured pieces was Vaugh Williams’ “Dona Nobis Pacem,” a six-movement…

Kentucky Wesleyan Band presents concert celebrating the 60s

The Kentucky Wesleyan College Band presents their final concert of the 2023-2024 academic year, “All You Need is Love,” wind band literature celebrating the 60s, on April 18 at 6 p.m. in the Jack T. Wells ’77 Activity Center. Music from Leonard Bernstein, Claude T. Smith, Dmitri Shostakovich, Vincent Persichetti and The Beatles represent some…

Kentucky Wesleyan to host Faculty Recital with Kirsten Ahnell

Kentucky Wesleyan College will host a faculty recital with clarinetist Kirsten Ahnell on Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m. in Tapscott Chapel in the Barnard-Jones Administration Building. A reception will follow. Pianist Garnet Ungar and violinist Michael Chu will take part in the program, which will consist of French music and works by Poulenc, Debussy,…

Kentucky Wesleyan Band and Choir to present joint concert – “Leap of “Faith”

The Kentucky Wesleyan College Band and Wesleyan Singers, under the direction of Dr. Patrick Stuckemeyer and Professor Dennis Jewett respectively, will present a joint concert, “Leap of Faith,” on Feb. 29, 2024, at 6 p.m. in the Jack T. Wells Activity Center. Dr. Stuckemeyer said, “Works from Vaughan Williams, Kirchner, Reinecke and Grantham will surely…

Kentucky Wesleyan to host Shepard Brass Quintet recital

Kentucky Wesleyan College will host a free recital by the Shepard Brass Quintet on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, at 7:30 p.m. in Tapscott Chapel at the Barnard-Jones Administration Building. Shepard Brass, founded in 1999, is named after Wesley Shepard, past director of bands and chair of the University of Evansville Department of Music. The brass…

KWC Band to open 2023-24 concert schedule Nov. 16

The Kentucky Wesleyan College Band, under the direction of Dr. Pat Stuckemeyer, has announced its 2023-24 concert schedule. All performances are free and open to the public and will be hosted in the Young Auditorium of the Jack T. Wells ’77 Activity Center (3300 Frederica St.). The first concert of the new season will take…

Kentucky Wesleyan Vocal Department presents “A Grand Night for Singing”

The Kentucky Wesleyan College Vocal Department will present “A Grand Night for Singing” on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in Tapscott Chapel in the Barnard-Jones Administration Building.  Tickets are $10 and are available at kwc.edu. The event will be a magical evening of favorites from Rodgers and Hammerstein shows. For more information, contact lclark@kwc.edu.…

Kentucky Wesleyan College launches new music industry degree program

Kentucky Wesleyan College is excited to announce the launch of the bachelor of arts in music industry degree, a collaboration between three award-winning, nationally recognized KWC programs, beginning in the fall 2023 semester. Students who select this degree will take an interdisciplinary approach in their major courses, combining areas of music, business and communication arts…

Study Abroad: Scotland and Ireland 2023

By: Macy Dame ’23 The Kentucky Wesleyan College Singers embarked on a singing tour of Scotland and Ireland in May 2023. The group performed at Laidlaw Music Centre at the University of St. Andrews (St. Andrews, Scotland), St. Giles Cathedral (Edinburgh, Scotland), St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Belfast, Northern Ireland), and St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Dublin, Ireland).  Our…