Department of Music

Choral Ensembles

College Choir and College Hill Singers

Out of the Void, Into the Darkness
Wednesday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.
Free admission
Wellin Hall

Come join the Hamilton College Choir and College Hill Singers in a musical exploration of pieces that speak to the journey of overcoming obstacles and enduring hardship, all while embracing the beauty of life’s surroundings. Conducted by Jace Saplan, this concert will feature Brahms’ robust Zigeunerlider, Mozart’s triumphant Te Deum, and innovative works from the Philippines, India, and Hawai’i.

This Land is Your Land
Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
Free admission
Wellin Hall

As we reflect on our Nation’s current political climate, the Hamilton College Choir and College Hill Singers embark on an effort to spark a meaningful musical dialogue on a divisive issue, immigration. As part of our program’s Creating Choral Conversations initiative, Jace Saplan will lead the choirs in Perera’s The Golden Door, a cantata based on the lives of immigrants who passed through Ellis Island in the early 1900s, and Mollicone’s Misa De Los Inmigrantes, a work highlighting the lives of Mexican immigrants and their search for a better life in America. 

Masterworks Chorale with Symphoria
Tuesday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.
$10 adults/$8 senior citizens, students and Hamilton College community/free for Hamilton students
Wellin Hall

Conducted by G. Roberts Kolb, The Masterworks Chorale will perform Mozart’s timeless Requiem for the first time in 32 years. Also on the program is Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, with pianist Sar-Shalom Strong.

Jazz Ensembles

Jazz Combo

Tuesday, April 10, 9 p.m.
Free admission
Café Opus

The Hamilton College Jazz Combo presents Combo-Nation, a concert for small jazz ensembles.

Spring Concert

Thursday, May 3, 7:30 p.m.
Free admission
Café Opus

“Doc” Woods leads the Hamilton College Jazz Ensemble in their final concert of the semester.

College Orchestra


Sunday, March 4, 3 p.m.
Free admission
Wellin Hall

Heather Buchman conducts the HCO in the annual Brainstorm! lecture-concert.

Spring Concert

Friday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Free admission
Wellin Hall

The Hamilton College Orchestra plays their final concert of the semester.

Chamber Ensembles

Chamber Ensemble Crawl

Sunday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.
Free admission
Schambach Center

The Hamilton College Chamber Ensembles presents an audio tour of the Schambach Center.

Solo Events

Sungmin Kim, piano and choral conducting

Sunday, April 15, 3 p.m.
Free admission
Wellin Hall

Sungmin Kim presents a dual recital in piano and choral conducting. The piano portion will feature works by Scarlatti, Franck, and Liszt. The conducting portion, as part of his Senior Project, will feature works by Josquin, Palestrina, Haydn, Brahms, and more.

Student Soloists Concert

Saturday, May 5, 6 p.m.
Free admission
Wellin Hall

A recital for voice, piano, strings, winds, and more feature student soloists.

Senior Concert

Saturday, May 19, 9 p.m.
Free admission
Wellin Hall

Senior music students present a final concert the night before Commencement.

 Carl DuPontSpecial Events

Carl DuPont, baritone

Friday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.
Free admission
Wellin Hall

Dr. Carl DuPont, assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, presents an evening of art songs by Black composers for bass and baritone voice. This performance brings rare and neglected works to the concert stage.

Vision of SoundVISION of SOUND

Saturday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.
Wellin Hall

New works by six upstate composers collaborating with six regional choreographers, with electronics & video.

The composers for this project are Peter Allen, Diane Jones, Sally Lamb McCune, Mark Olivieri, Octavio Vazquez, and Michael “Doc” Woods. The choreographers working with the composers are Paige Cummings, Christina D’Amico, Lynea D’Aprix, Zachary Frazee, Molly Naef, and  Caitlyn Schrader. Musicians for this program include Hamilton faculty members Sar-Shalom Strong, piano, and Peter Rovit, violin.


Shute Piano Recital: Michael Brown, piano

Michael BrownSaturday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.
Free Admission
Wellin Hall

Called “one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performers-composers” by the New York Times, pianist and composer Michael Brown presents a solo recital featuring work by Mendelssohn, Nikolai Medtner, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and his own compositions.

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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