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ENDING THE TERM WITH GREAT MUSIC
The Alma Choir, Chorale and Women’s Glee Club performed the annual Festival of Carols.
The Alma Symphony Orchestra
The Percussion Ensemble
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.
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
February 11, 2017
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.:
Midwest Regional Bagpiping Competition
This competition is one of five indoor regional qualifiers held throughout the midwest over the winter months. The top three competitors at each grade level qualify to compete in the Terry McHugh Memorial Solo Bagpiping Competition on April 1st in Chicago. This event is free and open to the public.
February 18, 2017
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.:
Alma College Choirs
Glee Club and Chorale
February 19, 2017
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.:
Alma Symphony Orchestra
February 23, 2017
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.:
Alma College Choir
Spring Break Tour Concert
March 24, 2017
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.:
High School Jazz Festival
Competition for area high school music departments.
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.