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Jake Blount '17, second from left, with his band the Moose Whisperers.
King of the Mountain

Jake Blount ’17 just disproved the notion that practice makes perfect. Blount, a banjo player, put together an impromptu old-time string band, the Moose Whisperers, for a performance at the Appalachian String Band Festival (Clifftop) in West Virginia and took home first place.  More ...

Play It Again, Monk

Having attracted more than 9,000 students to his first offering of Jazz: the Music, the Stories, the Players, Joe Williams Director of the Jazz Archive and Lecturer in Music Performance Monk Rowe will again offer this free six-week online program beginning on Sept. 6 via the edX platform. The course is designed to appeal equally to the casual listener, the avid fan and the proficient jazz player, according to Rowe.   More ...

Director of the Fillius Jazz Archive Monk Rowe with British guitarist Laurence Juber.
Rowe Presents at International Music Conference

Monk Rowe, the Joe Williams Director of the Jazz Archive and lecturer in music performance, recently presented two programs at the International Society for Music Educators conference in Glasgow, Scotland. He also conducted interviews with Swedish jazz pianist Hakan Rydin and British guitarist Laurence Juber to add to the Jazz Archive.  More ...

Four Promoted to Professor

Hamilton College President David Wippman announced the promotion of four faculty members to the rank of professor.  Heather Buchman, music; Stephen Ellingson, sociology; Ella Gant, art; and Chaise LaDousa, anthropology, were promoted effective July 1.  More ...

Kolb ā€™02 and Schell ā€™03 Cast in Rome Capitol Theatre's Carousel

David Kolb ’02 and Katrina Schell ’03 will appear in the the Rome Capitol Theatre production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel.  The show will run from July 14-16, at 7:30 p.m. Kolb will play the role of Mr. Snow and Schell is cast as Carrie Pipperidge. Music professor Rob Kolb is music director for the local production.  More ...

Kolb is Musical Director for Carousel Production

Professor of Music Rob Kolb  is music director for a production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel  at the Capitol Theatre in Rome, N.Y. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, July 14-16, at 7:30 p.m.  More ...

Eight Faculty Members Appointed to Endowed Chairs

President Joan Hinde Stewart recently announced the appointment of eight Hamilton faculty members to endowed chairs.  Doug Ambrose (history),  Brian Collett (physics), Martine Guyot-Bender (French), Gordon Jones (physics), Tim Kelly (mathematics), Heidi Ravven (religious studies), Patrick Reynolds (biology) and Michael “Doc” Woods (music) received appointments. All are effective July 1.  More ...

Joel Dias-Porter
An Evening of Poetry and Jazz on May 5

Hamilton College’s Departments of Music and Literature and Creative Writing join forces to create a unique evening of poetry and music on Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m., in Café Opus.  More ...

Janis Siegel P'16, right, works with Nicole Mion '16. They were accompanied by Rick Montalbano, jazz piano instructor.
Janis Siegel Pā€™16 Presents Jazz Workshop

Recording artist Janis Siegel P’16 was on campus April 29 to conduct a jazz vocal workshop for students. The event was sponsored by the Fillius Jazz Archive in recognition of Jazz Appreciation Month.  More ...

Deanna Nappi '15 on baritone sax
Rowe's Jazz Session Reaches 600+ Around the World

“I'm playing this out the window to the monkeys... The monkeys are still there...so you didn't scare them off. I thought they only liked classical music,” exclaimed a Costa Rican listener to the livestreamed jazz program delivered by Fillius Jazz Archive Director Monk Rowe as part of his edX course on March 6. More than 600 listeners from dozens of countries and states joined in with those in the college’s packed Little Pub to hear Rowe and his fellow musicians play and talk about jazz.  More ...

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