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Alma Choir Places First in Ireland
The Alma Choir won two first place awards at the Navan Choral Festival in Ireland this past May. The Choir’s 17-day Ireland tour included performances in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. At the Navan Festival, the Alma Choir was named winner of the Mixed Choir competition and winner of the Popular Music Choir competition, and was awarded 2nd place in the National Choir of the Year competition.
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.
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 Lobby
October 23, 2016
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.:
Alma Symphony Orchestra
October 27, 2016
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.:
The Narrative of a Slave Woman: an exploration of American Spirituals
This unique program, open to all in the Alma College community, is a powerful presentation examining the issue of slavery by combining musical performance with spoken slave narrative accounts.
November 19, 2016
8 p.m. - 10 p.m.:
Alma College Kiltie Marching Band
November 22, 2016
8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.:
Alma College Jazz Ensemble
December 2, 2016
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.:
A Flute and Saxophone Chamber Recital
Please join the Flute and Saxophone Chamber Ensembles in a fall term recital, performed in the Dunning Memorial Chapel.
A pre-student teaching internship in Rwanda helped Rachel Nemeth solidify her music education career goals. “I was able to see what a band director will do and have that glimpse of what my future might look like,” she says.
Music faculty member Murray Gross has composed a new piece for the Alma College Choirs. “One by One” highlights the observance of Hanukkah.