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Alma College is a great place for musicians.

Concerto Competition Winners

These students will be soloists with the Alma Symphony Orchestra on February 21: Rachel Dobyns (2018, McBride, MI), Eric Ferrara (2019, Livonia, MI), Luke Bent (2017, Marysville, PA), and Shanley Dorn (2017, Grayling, MI).

Whether you have professional ambitions or you just love to play and sing, there is a spot for you in one of Alma’s fine ensembles.

You have opportunities to perform on campus and to tour across Michigan, the United States and around the world. You can study with experienced professors who are professional performers and respected scholars. 

The top of this page shows the Masterworks Concert featuring the Alma Symphony Orchestra and combined Choirs, all conducted by Murray Gross, April 11–12.

Joy of the Season

The Alma Choir, joined by student instrumentalist gave its annual Christmas concert in December. The Chorale and Women’s Glee Club were also featured performers.

Congratulations to the Alma College Pipe Band, winning its fourth consecutive United States Pipe Band Championship at the Highland Games in Alma on May 31!

The Alma College Percussion Ensemble performed on February 28 at the 57th annual Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival. The ensemble received a Division I score from all five judges. Awards for “Outstanding Soloist” were given to Kegan Ball, Chelsea Bertagnoli, Elliot Bates, Shanley Dorn, Aaron Krause, and Rachel Nemeth.

Musicians here practice on Steinway pianos, work with the most current audio technology, give concerts and recitals in the Heritage Center for the Performing Arts, and rehearse and practice in the Eddy Music Building (below).

Facade of the new Eddy Music Building LobbyFacade of the new Eddy Music Building Lobby

Upcoming events:

February 13, 2016

  • 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: A Faculty Recital entitled, “Masterworks from the East and West”
    Please join us for a beautiful evening of Korean, French, Brazil and Canadian art songs, a unique intercultural event. Also featuring solo pieces for the cello and piano.  Performers include:  Moon Sook Park, vocalist; MiJung C. Trepanier, piano; and Jamie Fiste, cello.

February 20, 2016

February 21, 2016

  • Image preview 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Alma Symphony Orchestra
    The Alma Symphony Orchestra presents The Stars of Tomorrow, showcasing the talented winners of the Alma College Concerto Competition.

February 25, 2016

Congratulations to Luke Bent, a double major in music and mathematics, whose team won the 21st MATH Challenge, at which 74 other teams from 28 different colleges and universities competed.

Congratulations to Joseph Kennedy (right, 1st place) and Cameron Tahaney (left, 3rd place) for awards at the state NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) competition on November 7.


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