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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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MSU Percussionists Offer Guest Recital

The Albion College Music Department is excited to host guest percussionists Kathryn Irwin and Sebastian Buhts in concert on Wednesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel.


Both candidates in Michigan State University’s Doctor of Musical Arts program, Irwin and Buhts bring a plethora of experiences to the stage. Irwin, originally from Petal, MS, has performed with scholastic and professional ensembles throughout the United States, Germany, and Italy. She is an advocate of expanding the percussion repertoire and prioritizes commissioning new works, especially those that can be performed in collaboration with other artists or other mediums.


Buhts received his master's degree from Belmont University in Nashville, TN, and currently works as a graduate teaching assistant at MSU. He is also on faculty at the MSU Community Music School and Jackson Symphony Orchestra Community Music School, He has performed with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra, various musical theater companies, and has collaborated with several chamber groups.


This concert is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information, contact the Albion
College Music Department at 517/629-0481 or .

April 2018 7:30 pm
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Art Students Hold Spring Pottery Sale

Handmade pottery and sculptural objects are on sale as Albion College’s advanced ceramics students host their annual Spring Pottery Sale Thursday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the College’s Kellogg Center. 



Albion College ceramics professor Lynne Chytilo noted that the sale will include hundreds of items at reasonable prices. Items intended for everyday use are all made with food-safe materials.



For more information, contact the Albion College Art and Art History Department at 517/629-0246 or .

April 2018 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Electroacoustic Music Pairs with Oboe for Guest Recital

An evening of fun, accessible, and rewarding electroacoustic music is in store for Albion with award-winning oboist Benjamin Buergel on Thursday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Albion College's Goodrich Chapel.


Starting at the age of nine, Buergel studied oboe and has received his doctorate in Musical Arts and a Master of Music degree from Michigan State University. Besides performing, he has given lectures on the pedagogical benefits of performing electroacoustic music. “And They Sing This” is a piece written by Stephen Gorbos for oboe and electronics; “Niobe” by Thea Musgrave is also included. In this recital, Buergel performs his own piece “composed to experiment with looping and electronic music.”


This concert is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information, contact the Albion College Music Department at 517/629-0481 or .

April 2018 7:30 pm
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Physician/Developer Shaheen, '88, to Address Class of 2018 at Commencement

Several local community champions and College boosters, including trustee Sam Shaheen, '88, will be on hand as Albion College celebrates its 2018 Commencement Saturday, May 5, at 1 p.m. in the College Quadrangle.


Physician and entrepreneur Sam Shaheen, '88, will deliver the Commencement address and receive an honorary doctorate. Currently serving as executive director of Medical Education Partners and professor of surgery at the College of Medicine at Central Michigan University, Shaheen is also president and CEO of Shaheen Development, which initiated the development and construction of Albion's newly-opened Courtyard Marriott. A member of Albion College's board of trustees since 2011, Shaheen is also a founding member of the Albion Reinvestment Corporation.


Albion will also award honorary doctorates to history professor Wes Dick and his wife, historian Leslie Dick, and community and business  leaders Bill AND Karen Knudson Dobbins, both 1974 graduates of Albion College. A Briton Medallion will be given to Bruce and Peggy Sale Kresge, '53.


Albion's Commencement is free and open to the public, except in the case of inclement weather, when tickets will be required. For more information, see, or contact the Campus Events office at 517/629-0242.

May 2018 1:00 pm
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