Join the watch party: Department of Music presents an evening of works by students and faculty on March 2

Faculty and students from the Department of Music will present a collection of performances recorded during COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday, March 2

The lineup includes a faculty jazz ensemble performance, solo and group pieces by music students, a world-premiere faculty composition and a short film by a recent program alumna.

This live-streamed watch party will be broadcast on the Listen Forward YouTube channel at 7 p.m. on March 2.

All are invited to attend, but RSVP is required and will be offered on a pay-what-you-can scale. Your donation will directly benefit music students by supporting programmatic and performance opportunities, residencies and guest artists, community music making, and more. Attendees are also welcome to leave a donation for the Department of Music after the show to support our programming initiatives.

The full schedule will feature:

  • A video greeting from Assistant Professor and Associate Chair of Music Alex Peh
  • A short ethnographic film created by SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence recipient Alyson Hummer ’20 (Psychology) on the Burmese Hsaing Waing ensemble at SUNY New Paltz
  • A performance by Music faculty resident jazz ensemble The Professors: Assistant Professor Mark Dziuba, adjunct lecturers Jeff Siegel and Rich Syracuse, and retired professor Vinnie Martucci
  • The world premiere of the opening of Assistant Professor Phyllis Chen’s newest work, “Resonant Echoes,” featuring Assistant Professor Christiana Fortune-Reader on violin
  • Performances by Music students including Alexa-Marie Fini, Robert Vetri, Ryan Stevens, Jennifer Poroye, Darius Beckford, Stephanie Voyard and Hailey Brown

Listen Forward showcases diverse forms of music making taking place on campus and in the broader New Paltz community. In a historic time when opportunities to perform live are profoundly limited, the musicians, designers, digital media students and others who work on Listen Forward have found a way to continue sharing their works and talents with campus and beyond.

Read more here about the Listen Forward video series from the Department of Music