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Fall 2016 Faculty Notes

Fall 2016 Faculty Notes

A quick survey of URI Music Faculty currently featured in print and on the web: Professor Manabu Takasawa is captured in the cover story for the Division of Research and Economic Development’s current Momentum Magazine . Professor George Kent, music Alum Andrew Howell and Professor Emeritus Ward Abusamara are prominently featured in the URI Alumni […]

South County Trumpet Player Manuel Morales Can’t Slow Down

South County Trumpet Player Manuel Morales Can’t Slow Down

WRIU DJ by morning, trumpet player by night, Manuel Morales is singularly focused on jazz

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URI Big Band shines at the Newport Jazz Festival

The URI Department of Music’s Big Band, led by Jared Sims, shone brightly at the Newport Jazz Festival this August, in two performances. Read the Providence Journal Review

URI fall music season to end with Brass Ensemble Concert, Dec. 14

URI fall music season to end with Brass Ensemble Concert, Dec. 14

The final concert presented by the University of Rhode Island Department of Music for the fall semester will feature the URI Brass Ensemble on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. in the URI Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston. The concert is free and open to the public.

URI vocal performance major chosen to sing at Fenway; named soloist for state civic chorale

URI vocal performance major chosen to sing at Fenway; named soloist for state civic chorale

A University of Rhode Island sophomore who began taking singing lessons when he was 9 years old will perform at one of the oldest and most venerable ballparks in the country

Kingston Chamber Music Festival at URI to feature composer David Ludwig

Kingston Chamber Music Festival at URI to feature composer David Ludwig

World-renowned violinist Hilary Hahn will make her Rhode Island debut at the 26th annual Kingston Chamber Music Festival, from July 23 to Aug. 3, at the University of Rhode Island.

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Piano Extravaganza! Festival kicks off at URI, March 27-29

Pianists, budding and accomplished, will gather at the University of Rhode Island next weekend for an annual three-day music festival.

URI students, alumni to sing at Boston Symphony Orchestra Chorus Festival

URI students, alumni to sing at Boston Symphony Orchestra Chorus Festival

Two students and three alumni of the University of Rhode Island’s Music and Chorus Department have been performing at the Boston Symphony Orchestra Festival Chorus at Tanglewood.

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URI Big Band to make third consecutive appearance at Newport Jazz Festival

For the third year in a row, the Newport Jazz Festival will include a performance by the University of Rhode Island’s 17-member Big Band.

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