Department of Music

All performances are in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center unless otherwise noted. Admission is free unless otherwise noted.

Faculty Events

Fall Faculty Concert

Friday, September 1, 7:30 p.m.

Hamilton College faculty artists present a recital for voice, piano, strings, brass, and more.


Jazz Kick Off Concert

Wednesday, September 13, 9 p.m.
Café Opus

“Doc” Woods and local jazz artists present Thugmanuzzahnimmeride: An Album of Ridiculous Funk, an eight-movement suite of original tunes by Woods.


Faculty Recital

Lutz Get It On
“Doc” Woods, composition and bass, with Greg Lutz, saxophone
Monday, October 2, 9 p.m.
Café Opus

Lutz Get It On is an evening of jazz improvisation featuring local jazz musicians and guest artist Greg Lutz on tenor and alto saxophone.


Faculty Recital

Jesse Sprole, piano
Sunday, November 5, 3 p.m.

Pianist Jesse Sprole offers a program of masterworks by Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Scriabin.


Hamilton College and Community Masterworks Chorale with Symphoria

A Psalm Is A Psalm Is A Psalm
Tuesday, November 28, 7:30 p.m.
$10/$8/Free for Hamilton College students

G. Roberts Kolb conducts the Masterworks Chorale in A Psalm Is a Psalm Is a Psalm, a collection of psalms including Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Lili Boulanger’s Psalm 130, and Albert Roussel’s Psalm 80.

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Student Events

Hamilton College Choir

Family Weekend Performances
Forward Together: Celebrating Diversity Through Song
Friday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 21, 1:30 p.m.

Under the direction of Jace Saplan, this program will feature exciting works by young American composers passionate about social justice, including Jake Runestad, Susan LaBarr, and Abbie Betinis in a shared program with the Department of Dance and Movement Studies.


Winter Concert

Carols, Lullabies, and Love Songs
Saturday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.

The Hamilton College Choir and College Hill Singers present a program featuring Conrad Susa’s Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest, a charming work that honors carols and lullabies from Latin America, and Eric Whitacre’s winter-inspired proclamation of love entitled Five Hebrew Love Songs.


Annual Service of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 3, 4 p.m.

The Hamilton College Choir performs at the Annual Service of Lessons and Carols.

Jazz Ensembles

Jazz Combo

Tuesday, November 7, 9 p.m.
Café Opus

Join the Jazz Combo for an informal concert that features student compositions for small groups.


Family Weekend concert

Saturday, October 21, 7:30 p.m.

Led by “Doc” Woods, the Jazz Ensemble presents tunes for big band in a program shared with the Hamilton College Orchestra.


Winter Concert

Monday, December 4, 7:30 p.m.

The Jazz Ensemble plays their final concert of the year with big band charts and student compositions written for large ensemble.



Family Weekend

Saturday, October 21, 7:30 p.m.

Conducted by Heather Buchman, the Hamilton College Orchestra performs in a shared program with the Jazz Ensemble.


Winter Concert

Friday, December 8, 7:30 p.m.

Heather Buchman conducts the Hamilton College Orchestra in Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C Major, “The Great.”


Other Performances

Chamber Ensembles
Friday, December 1, 7:30 p.m.

Take a musical tour of the Schambach Center with a chamber music crawl featuring the Percussion, Flute, and Brass Ensembles.


Student Soloists Concert

Saturday, December 9, 6 p.m.

A recital of solo pieces for voice, piano, winds, strings, brass, and more by music students selected by a faculty panel.

Special Events

Fallcoming Weekend Jazz

The Nicki Parrott Trio
Friday, October 20, 9 p.m.
Fillius Events Barn

Pianist Rossano Sportiello and drummer Eddie Metz will join bassist and vocalist Nicki Parrott for an evening of music guaranteed to please the most discerning jazz fan. Hosted by Monk Rowe and sponsored by the Fillius Jazz Archive. For additional information call: 315-859-4071.


Keith Kirchoff, piano and composition

The Electroacoustic Piano
Friday, November 10, 7:30 p.m.

The Electroacoustic Piano (EAPiano) is an ongoing project which supports and promotes new works for piano and computer. This evening’s performance includes works for live interactive video, Xbox Kinect, and a short glimpse into the infinitely long Fever Dream. The program also features music by Hamilton’s Ryan Carter.


Community Concert

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Saturday, November 11, 7:30 p.m.

The Days-Massolo Center, in cooperation with Sam Pellman, Monk Rowe, “Doc” Woods, and the Hamilton Choir presents Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. Each group or musician explores the song “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” to demonstrate its meaning, application, and value to different cultural groups.

Contact Information

Michelle Reiser-Memmer

Performing Arts Administrator
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, N.Y. 13323
315-859-4350 mreiserm@hamilton.edu
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