Music

April 27, 2022

A pair of volumes by Dr. Lia Jensen-Abbott aids in sharing anew the story of one of the most important African American composers.

April 22, 2022

Music and physics majors Nathaniel Jennings, ’22, and Daniel McGarry, ’22, are concluding a successful undergraduate run. 

January 19, 2022

The Music Department piano professor is using her own positive undergraduate honors experience as inspiration for leading Albion College’s Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program.

December 10, 2021

Doran, who died December 6 at the age of 86, earned a reputation as an exacting and challenging professor during his 37 years at Albion College, from 1963 to 2000.

October 16, 2020

Albion College professor of piano David Abbott may not have the answers to the challenges, conflicts and uncertainties of today’s world. But in a unique performance October 8, he and adjunct music professor Anna Khalikova offered a place to start.

April 6, 2020

It’s fascinating music trivia: one of Beethoven’s greatest piano works, the Diabelli Variations, is Volume II, but Beethoven did not write, or even contribute to, Volume I. Some 200 years later, Albion College music professor Lia Jensen-Abbott—whose doctoral work focused on Beethoven’s Variations—is now putting a new spin on Volume I, with an idea the creative genius of Beethoven could never have imagined.

June 17, 2019

Albion College Professor and Director of Choral Activities Clayton Parr, ’80, has long viewed the Republic of Georgia as something of a second home so when the chance was presented to take his Briton Singers, a 12-member a capella group, to the country in May to perform and learn about the culture, it was an opportunity not to be missed.

April 16, 2019

Her voice recently resonated through Goodrich Chapel during her junior recital, and this summer it will resonate in Europe—in particular, Austria. Ikpemesi Ogundare, ’20, was accepted to the prestigious American Institute of Musical Studies, or AIMS Graz, located in Graz, Austria. It is a world-renowned program designed to prepare individuals for a career as a music professional.

July 23, 2018

The four-year wait for new music from Jane, ’14, and Brian Spencer, ’13, is over. The married couple, now based in Los Angeles, have also seen their journey go from indie/folk to electronic soul/pop. Three new songs in 2018 will be followed up with F I N K E L’s first full-length album in 2019.

April 16, 2018

The Richard and Marilyn Vitek Center for Musical Arts moves another step toward creation with the hiring of Northeast-based Acoustic Distinctions as acoustician. Says Albion College music professor David Abbott, “We are now on track to build a first-class recital hall.”