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Concerts will showcase S3 research

March 10, 2014

A project that had a student and faculty mentor researching unpublished works of a 19th century composer will come to fruition during concerts in Allendale and the musician's hometown in Missouri. Read More

Three events enhance History of Space Photography exhibit

March 4, 2014

Three upcoming events are planned in conjunction with the ongoing Art Gallery exhibit, The History of Space Photography. All events are open to the public with free admission. Read More

Arts at Noon Series to host cello and piano duo

March 3, 2014

Chicago-based iAn & ANi Duo, comprised of Russian cellist Ian Maksin and Bulgarian pianist Ani Gogova, will perform at Grand Valleys next Arts at Noon Series, Wednesday, March 12 Read More

Brass Quintet performance canceled

February 26, 2014

The Brass Quintet performance, planned at the Art Gallery, Wednesday, February 26, from 6-7:30 p.m., has been canceled due to illness. Read More

Arts at Noon to feature GR Symphony

February 10, 2014

The Grand Rapids Symphony will perform at the Arts at Noon Series Wednesday, February 12, from noon-1 p.m. in Cook-DeWitt Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Faculty music performances ahead

February 4, 2014

The GVSU Faculty String Trio and Grand Valleys Brass Quintet faculty ensemble will perform this week. Read More

Arts at Noon Series features Maniacal 4 Trombone Quartet

January 22, 2014

The internationally acclaimed Maniacal 4 Trombone Quartet kicks off the Arts at Noon Series winter concerts Wednesday, January 22, from noon-1p.m. in Cook-DeWitt Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Opera Theatre to present 'Urinetown: The Musical'

January 14, 2014

One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years has been selected for six performances by the Grand Valley State University Opera Theatre. Read More

Ring in the Holidays

December 19, 2013

A free Christmas Eve carillon concert will ring out over downtown Grand Rapids from the Beckering Family Carillon. Read More

Fall Arts Holiday Celebration to feature Very English Christmas Music

December 3, 2013

A holiday gift to the community is planned for the final event of Grand Valley's Fall Arts Celebration 2013, and will take place in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Opera Theatre to present Amahl and the Night Visitors

November 19, 2013

Grand Valley Opera Theatre will present the special Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors at the Grand Rapids Ballets Peter Martin Wege Theatre. Read More

Nationally recognized New Music Ensemble to perform

November 7, 2013

Founded in 2006 by its director Bill Ryan, the ensemble has been profiled in numerous national publications, and has released three critically acclaimed recordings. Read More

Arts at Noon Series presents Akropolis Reed Quintet

November 5, 2013

Grand Valleys Arts at Noon Series continues with a performance by the Akropolis Reed Quintet, Wednesday, November 6, from noon - 1 p.m. in Cook-DeWitt Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Music faculty member wins international competition

October 30, 2013

Dan Graser, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Music and Dance, is emerging as one of the most active saxophone performers and educators of his generation. Read More

Fall Arts Celebration to feature modern dance

October 28, 2013

The event features a unique pairing of iconic American music, celebrating the many moods of summer, and its interpretation in modern dance. Read More

Baroque Legacy Conference to explore art forms

October 14, 2013

An interdisciplinary conference at Grand Valley will feature presentations on music, literature and art from two regions: Latin America and Central/Eastern Europe. Read More

Fall Arts Celebration presents historic music of Paris

September 12, 2013

Grand Valley's Fall Arts Celebration continues with "Music from La Belle Époque: Chamber Music for Winds from Turn-of-the-Century Paris," Monday, September 16, at 8 p.m., in the Louis Armstrong Theatre, PAC, Allendale Campus. Read More

Fall Arts Celebration 2013 set

August 22, 2013

Fall Arts Celebration at Grand Valley has been enriching the arts and humanities in West Michigan for more than 10 years. Read More

Summer Scholars Showcase set

August 2, 2013

Musicians who play the oboe like to tout that they've learned two crafts: playing the woodwind instrument and learning how to make its reeds. Read More

Beckering Carillon concerts to begin

July 8, 2013

The 13th Annual Beckering Family Carillon International Concert Series opens July 10. Read More

London tour was rewarding

June 20, 2013

The Grand Valley Chamber Orchestra performed three concerts in London, honing not only their performance skills, but also learning the various aspects of touring. Read More

Summer Carillon Concert Series set

June 17, 2013

The Grand Valley State University Summer Carillon Concert Series brings some of the worlds finest carillonneurs to perform on two campuses, rain or shine. Read More

Memorial service set for Hills

May 20, 2013

A memorial service for Arthur Hills, a pioneer professor and administrator who died March 31 at age 92, is set for Thursday, May 23 at 2 p.m. at the Cook-DeWitt Center. Read More

Two Grand Valley finalists in Opera Grand Rapids Collegiate Vocal Competition

April 17, 2013

Emalie Huber and Andrea Fleming were among the nine who made it to the Opera Grand Rapids annual Collegiate Vocal Competition Final Round Concert Read More

Grand Valley Chamber Orchestra to perform in London

April 10, 2013

A local Sendoff Concert, open to the public with free admission, will be performed at Park Church,10 East Park Place NE, Grand Rapids, Sunday, April 28, at 3 p.m. Read More

Arthur Hills dies, played formative role at Grand Valley

April 1, 2013

Arthur Hills, a pioneer professor and administrator at Grand Valley, died March 31 in Grand Rapids. He was 92. Read More

Dance Concert changed to 7 p.m.

March 21, 2013

The Grand Valley Dance Ensemble Spring Concert will feature diverse music and student dancers during two performances, March 22-23, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Louis Armstrong Theater, Performing Arts Center, on the Allendale Campus. Admission is free and open to the public. Read More

William Baum Endowment Fund Series presents piano concert

March 20, 2013

Frances Renzi, an experienced teacher as well as performer, will be the featured pianist at the William Baum Endowment Fund Series Sunday, March 24, from 3-4:30 p.m., Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, GVSU Allendale Campus. Read More

Grand Valley alumnus chosen by Detroit Symphony Orchestra

March 4, 2013

Grand Valley alumnus Hunter Eberly has been named principal trumpet of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Read More

New CD features music of Bill Ryan

January 15, 2013

Composer Bill Ryan is well known for his founding of the Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble in 2006, and their acclaimed recordings and success profiled by national media. The focus returns to his own work with the January 29 release of Towards Daybreak, a second CD from his ensemble Billband. Read More

Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra to perform

January 10, 2013

Associate Conductor and GVSU faculty member John Varineau will conduct the orchestra January 16 in LAT. Read More

Duo nominated for International Classical Music Award

December 10, 2012

A recording by two Grand Valley faculty members has been nominated for the 2013 International Classical Music Awards, one of the most prestigious distinctions available to classical musicians today. Read More

Open Carillon Tower and Holiday Music Performances

December 5, 2012

Climb inside the Cook Carillon tower during a holiday music performance on Grand Valley's Allendale Campus. Enjoy a Christmas Eve Carillon Concert on the Beckering Family Carillon, on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Read More

Free performance of holiday classic wraps up Fall Arts Celebration

November 19, 2012

Grand Valley wraps up Fall Arts Celebration 2012 with a holiday gift to the community, a free performance of the holiday classic by Gian Carlo Menotti, "Amahl and the Night Visitors." Read More

Discounted tickets available to Grand Rapids Symphony

November 12, 2012

The Grand Rapids Symphony, in cooperation with Temple Emanuel, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids, and the 2012 Year of Interfaith Understanding presents a special concert, 'We Remember,' Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17, at 8 p.m. at DeVos Performance Hall, in Grand Rapids. Read More

Pulitzer prize-winning composer will visit Grand Valley

November 6, 2012

David Lang, one of Americas most performed composers, will visit Grand Valley November 12-13 for a variety of activities. Read More

Octubafest celebrates brass as solo instruments

October 22, 2012

The Department of Music will host two unique performances in the Performing Arts Center as part of Octubafest, a celebration of the tuba and euphonium as solo instruments. Read More

Dance performance of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons at Grand Valley

October 15, 2012

The exuberance of Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, as performed by celebrated violin soloist Rachel Barton Pine, will be coupled with the athleticism of modern dance by Thodos Dance Chicago in a unique multi-media interpretation set by Shawn T Bible, Grand Valley faculty artist choreographer. Read More

ArtPrize at Grand Valley began with music and dance

September 20, 2012

Grand Valley kicked off the fourth annual ArtPrize competition Wednesday, September 19, with events beginning at Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids. Read More

Cello concert opens Artist-Faculty Series

September 6, 2012

The Grand Valley Artist-Faculty Series kicks off with a recital by cellist Pablo Mahave-Veglia, associate professor of music, Friday, September 7. Read More

Arts at Noon series opens Wednesday

September 5, 2012

The 35th season of Grand Valleys Arts at Noon series begins Wednesday, September 5 at noon, with a performance by the West Michigan jazz quartet Minds Eye. Read More

Beethoven concert opens Fall Arts Celebration

September 5, 2012

Fall Arts Celebration 2012 opens with a performance by Grand Valley Music Department faculty members, students and guest artists, Music for the Era of Good Feelings: Beethoven in Federalist America, Monday, September 10, 8 p.m. in the Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Carillon Concert Series continues; Traveling carillon comes to Allendale

July 30, 2012

The music of the bells continues at two locations during August, with four concerts by internationally renowned carillonneurs. The free open air concerts are provided by the Grand Valley State University Department of Music. Read More

International trumpeters performing, teaching in Allendale

July 23, 2012

During the Grand Valley State University International Trumpet Seminar, through July 28, evening concert performances are open to the public. Read More

Alumni collaborate on transcontinental Olympic event

July 9, 2012

As college students, Adam Cuthbert and Daniel Rhode had always wanted to compose music with electronic influences for a symphony orchestra. Now their collaboration will be part of a transcontinental project in honor of the Olympics. Read More

Alumnus Tyler Howe is 'Take the Stage' finalist

July 3, 2012

Grand Valley alumnus Tyler Howe is one of nine finalists in 'Take the Stage,' the Myspace online singing competition. Read More

Grand Valley to participate in Olympic events

July 2, 2012

Not every Olympic event will take place in athletic arenas, nor only in London. Bodies in Motion is a transcontinental project that will take place July 9, 10 and 12, in Allendale, Amsterdam and London, with simultaneous interactive performances captured for live webcasts. Read More

Grand Valley summer carillon concerts set

June 11, 2012

Grand Valley State University will feature the music of the bells at two summer concert series. All concerts are open to the public with free admission and will take place rain or shine. Free parking is available at both campuses. Read More

Student wins third prize in Opera Grand Rapids Collegiate Vocal Competition

April 23, 2012

Grand Valley student Andrea Fleming took third place at the Opera Grand Rapids Collegiate Vocal Competition held April 22. Read More

GVSU departments team for World Voice Day

April 16, 2012

Students and faculty members from speech-language pathology and vocal music will host an event Monday, April 16, to honor World Voice Day. Read More

President Haas appears in 'Movemedia' promo

April 5, 2012

Grand Valley President Thomas J. Haas was one of several area celebrities photographed on "the sofa" as part of a promotional campaign for the Grand Rapids Ballet's production of Movemedia. Read More

Spring Gala Concert

March 27, 2012

The Music Department is celebrating spring with a free community concert in Grandville. A varied program will include segments by the University Arts Chorale, the Symphony Orchestra and solo performances by students and faculty members. Read More

Grand Valley hosts NATS auditions, garners awards

March 26, 2012

Music students from Grand Valley scooped up many of the top awards at the National Association of Teachers Singing Great Lakes Region competition... Read More

Grand Valley Dance Program on the move

March 14, 2012

Dance faculty members at Grand Valley State University have been busy extending their reach beyond campus by hosting a regional conference and preparing for an upcoming Grand Rapids Ballet Company collaboration. Read More

Italian pianist to perform at Grand Valley

March 5, 2012

Italian pianist Gabriele Baldocci will give a free performance as part of the Department of Music Guest Artist Series. Read More

GVSU Opera Theatre presents 'The Light in the Piazza'

January 19, 2012

Travel to Rome and Florence from the comfort of a theater seat during the Grand Valley State University Opera Theatre production of the romantic Broadway musical 'The Light in the Piazza.' Six performances are scheduled February 3-4 and 10-11, at 7:30 p.m. and February 5, 12 at 2 p.m. in the Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Grand Rapids Symphony opens Arts at Noon Series

January 10, 2012

The Grand Rapids Symphony, recognized as America's finest regional orchestra, kicks off the new semester of the Arts at Noon Series of free concerts. Read More

Christmas Eve Carillon Concert

December 21, 2011

Professor Julianne Vanden Wyngaard, university carillonneur, performs on the Beckering Family Carillon, in this traditional Christmas Eve concert. Read More

Dance Ensemble on the move

November 29, 2011

Members of the Grand Valley Dance Ensemble have traveled east and west to give stellar performances in recent festivals. Concerts in Allendale are next. Read More

Fall Arts Celebration 2011 will conclude with 'Gloria'

November 23, 2011

"Gloria: Music of the Holiday Season from Grand Valley" will be performed Monday, December 5, 8 p.m. at Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids. This holiday gift to the community is the final Fall Arts Celebration 2011 event. It is free and open to the public. Read More

New Music Ensemble embarked on week-long tour

November 21, 2011

The Grand Valley New Music Ensemble, directed by associate professor Bill Ryan, embarked on its first, week-long tour. Read More

Dance, Music students show skills in performance

October 27, 2011

Grand Valley music and dance students showcased their skills Monday night in a performance called "The Spanish Tradition: Manuel de Falla, El Corregidor y la Molinera." Read More

Fall Arts Celebration brings the Spanish tradition in dance and music

October 24, 2011

A rambunctious, comedic evening of seduction and mishap told through the dramatic exuberance of flamenco music and song, pantomime and dance is next up during Fall Arts Celebration at Grand Valley. Read More

Guest Artist Series: Andrea Ridilla, oboe, and Tatjana Ognanoska, piano

October 13, 2011

Oboist Mezraq Ramli, a GVSU graduate, will also perform on the recital. Ramli is an oboe graduate assistant at Miami University (Ohio). Open to the public. Free admission. Read More

Fall Arts Celebration opens with Vienna operas

September 7, 2011

The opening night event is "A Night in Hapsburg Vienna: From the Marriage of Figaro to Fidelio as arranged for Wind Harmonie," Monday, September 12, at 8 p.m., Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Fall Arts Celebration presents six events

August 29, 2011

Fall Arts Celebration 2011 is set to go at venues in three locations, including downtown Grand Rapids. Grand Valley's gift to the community includes six enriching events, all free and open to the public, and planned with a focus on the future. Read More

Changes to GVSU Carillon Concert Series

July 12, 2011

Timothy Sleep is unable to perform at the GVSU International Carillon Concert Series, as was scheduled on July 17 and 20. The concerts will go on with new performers taking his place. Read More

Special outdoor concerts planned at Grand Valley

June 28, 2011

All of the concerts are free and open to the public, rain or shine, and feature performances by internationally renowned carillonneurs from Denmark, the Netherlands and the U.S. Read More

International Carillon Concert Series begins

June 13, 2011

Hear the music of the bells performed by internationally renowned carillonneurs at two locations throughout the summer. Read More

Music celebrates 50th Anniversary with special concert in Grandville

April 14, 2011

The Music Department 50th Anniversary Celebration, on Wednesday, April 20, at 8 p.m. will be held at the Grandville High School Auditorium, 4700 Canal Ave. SW. The concert is open to the public with free admission. All alumni, parents and other supporters are especially encouraged to attend and be recognized. Read More

Spring Dance Concert

April 13, 2011

Grand Valley dance students perform in LAT April 15 & 16. Open to the public with free admission. Read More

eighth blackbird to give two performances

April 6, 2011

The Grammy-winning ensemble eighth blackbird will show off its phenomenal virtuosity and renowned theatrical flair Wednesday, April 13, during the Arts at Noon Series, from 12-1 p.m. in Cook-DeWitt on the Allendale Campus, and an 8 p.m. performance at St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids. Read More

Guest Artist Series: Christopher Creviston, saxophone; Hannah Gruber, piano

March 16, 2011

His performance in the Guest Artist Series at Grand Valley includes pianist Hannah Gruber Thursday, March 17, from 8-10 p.m. in the Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Arts at Noon Series: Bach cello suites featuring Pablo Mahave-Veglia

March 9, 2011

Grand Valley's Arts at Noon Series continues Wednesday, March 16, from noon-1 p.m., in Cook-DeWitt Center, GVSU Allendale Campus, with Pablo Mahave-Veglia, associate professor of music, performing Bach's masterworks for solo cello. Read More

Artist-Faculty Series: Giuseppe Lupis, piano

March 8, 2011

The Artist-Faculty Series continues with a performance by Giuseppe Lupis, assistant professor of piano at Grand Valley, Tuesday, March 15, from 8-10 p.m. in Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, GVSU Allendale Campus. Read More

Nancy Baum remembered

March 3, 2011

Nancy Baum, a Grand Valley friend and educator, died February 28. A memorial service is planned for Sunday, March 6, at 3 p.m., at the former Christ Community Church, now C3 Exchange, 225 East Exchange Street, in Spring Lake, with arrangements by Clock Funeral Home. Read More

CANCELED: Gruenberg Master Class & Concert

February 24, 2011

Today's Master Class and concert featuring pianist Immanuela Gruenberg have been canceled. Read More

Mark Santillano Dance Concert

February 23, 2011

Guest artist Mark Santillano of SoMar Dance Works, will give a free, informal dance concert Friday, February 25, at 7 p.m., Room 1600 - Dance Studio Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

GVSU Opera Theatre, GR Ballet collaboration

February 18, 2011

A first-time collaboration between Grand Valley's Opera Theatre and the GR Ballet Company brings an opportunity to experience both art forms during two entertaining productions geared to families: "Mother Goose" and "The Boy Who Wouldn't Do His Homework." Read More

CANCELED: Free Play 20: New Music Detroit

January 31, 2011

CANCELED: The performance Wednesday, February 2, from 8-9:30 p.m., Large Dance Studio, Performing Arts Center, GVSU Allendale Campus has been canceled. Read More

CONSTRAINT: A GVSU Arts Faculty Performance

January 27, 2011

Four faculty members will take on individual "constraints" for this one-time performance in dance, music, writing and theatre, Thursday, January 27, 7- 8 p.m., LAT, Allendale Campus. Read More

Open Dress Rehearsal: Richard Stoelzel, trumpet and Solee Lee-Clark, organ

January 26, 2011

The program, Thursday, January 27, 6-7 p.m., Cook-DeWitt Center, GVSU Allendale Campus, will feature music for trumpet and organ from the Baroque period to contemporary works. Read More

CD Release Party: Czech and Moravian Oboe Music featuring Marlen Vavrikova

January 25, 2011

Vavrikova, assistant professor of oboe at Grand Valley, will perform Masek's Oboe Quartet in C Major with Vitezslav Cernoch, violin; Paul Swantek, viola; and Pablo Mahave-Veglia, cello. A reception will follow. Read More

GR Symphony to play PAC

January 20, 2011

Due to the large number of musicians, this concert will be held in the Louis Armstrong Theatre in the Performing Arts Center on the Allendale Campus, Wednesday, January 26, from 12-1 p.m. Read More

Carillon bells to ring Christmas Eve

December 20, 2010

A free concert of songs of the season will begin at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, December 24, on the Beckering Family Carillon, located on Grand Valley's Pew Campus at 401 W. Fulton St. Read More

'A Fall Arts Celebration Holiday Gift'

November 29, 2010

The final performance of Grand Valley's Fall Arts Celebration 2010 will be a special performance in downtown Grand Rapids, where the community can come together to celebrate Grand Valley's 50th anniversary. Read More

Fall Dance Concert

November 15, 2010

The annual Fall Dance Concert featuring students from Grand Valley's Dance Program will take place Friday and Saturday, November 19-20. Read More

Transfer students benefit from GVSU/GRCC agreement

November 15, 2010

Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College have reached an academic credit transfer agreement for music students. Signing of the agreement took place Monday, November 15, Read More

Arts at Noon Series: Ars Antiqua with violinist Rachel Barton Pine

November 1, 2010

Next up in the Arts at Noon Series is Ars Antiqua with violinist Rachel Barton Pine, on Wednesday, November 3, in the Cook-DeWitt Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Free Play 19: Michael Lowenstern

October 21, 2010

Michael Lowenstern, composer/producer/bass clarinetist, will perform works from his new CD "Spin Cycle" on Monday, October 25, from 8-10 p.m. in the Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus. The concert is open to the public with free admission. Read More

Grand Valley to perform 'Appalachian Spring' during Fall Arts Celebration

October 18, 2010

Through a special licensing agreement with the Graham Foundation, Grand Valley State University is very privileged to bring an iconic work of modern dance to the West Michigan community. Read More

Grand Valley grad in performance trifecta; Playing tonight with GR Symphony

October 15, 2010

Trumpeter Hunter Eberly has had quite the jet-setter week with nothing but good news. The 2009 graduate of Grand Valley and native of Muskegon is performing October 15-16, with the trumpet section of the Grand Rapids Symphony's production of "Lord of the Rings." Read More

'Appalachian Spring' opens dress rehearsal to ease crowds

October 12, 2010

Anyone with tickets for the 8 p.m. performance has the opportunity to trade for admission to the 5 p.m. full dress rehearsal. Read More

ArtPrize Poetry and Dance at GVSU Outdoor Art and Sculpture Exhibition Center

September 30, 2010

A special Grand Valley ArtPrize Poetry and Dance program will take place at Friday, October 1, at the GVSU Outdoor Art and Sculpture Exhibition Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. The program will begin at 3 p.m., near the outdoor piano just east of the Eberhard Center, 301 W. Fulton. Read More

Carillon CD set celebrates Grand Valley's 50th Anniversary

September 15, 2010

Music from Grand Valley's carillon tower is often part of a visit to either the Allendale or Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Some of that music has now been preserved in a 2-CD set produced by music professor Mark Williams, a year in the making as part of the university's 50th Anniversary celebration. Read More

Fall Arts Celebration kicks off with 'El Capitan'

August 30, 2010

Grand Valley State University's Fall Arts Celebration 2010 kicks off with a rare opportunity to go back in time with a special concert performance, during the university's 50th anniversary year. Read More

Grand Valley trumpeter wins international acclaim

July 16, 2010

A recent Grand Valley State University graduate, Alex Wilson, from Belleville, Mich., has won First Place at the International Trumpet Guild Orchestra Competition, held this year in Sydney, Australia. Read More

International Trumpet Seminar starts Saturday at Grand Valley

July 12, 2010

Guest artists from around the world will provide education for developing musicians at the Grand Valley State University International Trumpet Seminar, now in its sixth year under the direction of Richard Stoelzel, associate professor of trumpet. Read More

Beckering Family Carillon International Concert Series begins 10th year

July 6, 2010

The Grand Valley State University 10th Annual Beckering Family Carillon International Concert Series kicks off Wednesday, July 7. The free one-hour concerts begin at noon, each Wednesday in July, at the Lacks International Plaza at Richard M. DeVos Center, Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus, 401 W. Fulton, Grand Rapids. Read More

July 4th Patriotic Concert

June 30, 2010

University Carillonneur Julianne Vanden Wyngaard and the Chicago-based brass quintet Sapphire Brass will present a concert of patriotic tunes to help commemorate the nation's birthday. Read More

Summer carillon concerts at Grand Valley begin Sunday

June 14, 2010

Grand Valley State University will bring carillon concert series to two campuses this summer, featuring performers from throughout the U.S., as well as Copenhagen, Denmark and the Netherlands. Each open air concert is open to the public with free admission. All concerts will take place rain or shine. Free parking is available at both campuses. Read More

Grand Valley saxophone professor plays at ASCAP Awards

June 8, 2010

As a member of the h2 quartet, Jonathan Nichol, assistant professor of saxophone in Grand Valley State University's Music Department, was invited to New York to perform at the recent ASCAP awards ceremony. The quartet was the first saxophone ensemble to play at this prestigious ceremony and "Echolocation" was the first piece written for a saxophone quartet to win the Kaplan prize. Read More

Grand Valley Brass to give local performances

April 30, 2010

On Thursday, May 6, the Grand Valley quintet will perform master classes for the Wind Ensemble and the Concert Band, through arrangements with Pat Brumbaugh, band director at West Senior High. Read More

Martin joins ABA

April 16, 2010

Grand Valley State University Director of University Bands Barry Martin has been accepted as a member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. Read More

Czech mates convene at Grand Valley

April 13, 2010

The music, dance, theater and food of Czech and Slovak lands will be explored at the first conference of its kind being hosted by Grand Valley State University, beginning on Friday, April 23, at 9 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center, on the Allendale Campus. Seven sessions will be held through Sunday, April 25. All events are free and open to the public. Read More

Acclaimed GVSU New Music Ensemble to release third CD

April 8, 2010

The Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble, whose first two recordings garnered international attention, will release a third recording on April 27. The ensemble was founded and is directed by associate professor of music Bill Ryan. Read More

GVSU Piano Fund Benefit Concert

April 1, 2010

Grand Valley State University artist-faculty members and piano majors are staging a benefit concert for the acquisition of a new concert grand piano. The concert will be held Saturday, April 17, from 2-4 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center on the Allendale Campus. An afternoon tea will follow the performances. Read More

GVSU springs into dance

March 24, 2010

Students from the Grand Valley State University Dance Ensemble will give two performances, both open to the public with free admission. The performances are set for April 2 and 3, at 8 p.m., in the Dance Studio Theatre, 1600 Performing Arts Center, on the Allendale Campus. Read More

GVSU to host distinguished folklorist and musician Joe Hickerson

March 22, 2010

"My 50+ Years in Folk Music: Songs from the English-Speaking World," will be presented in concert by Hickerson. The distinguished folklorist and folk musician, will perform on Wednesday, March 31, from 8:30-10 p.m., in room 1515 of the Performing Arts Center, on the Allendale Campus. Admission is free and open to the public. Read More

Grand Valley places third at National Trumpet Competition

March 18, 2010

The Grand Valley State University Trumpet Ensemble, under the direction of associate professor of music Richard Stoelzel, continued its long-standing tradition as a top competitor in the 2010 National Trumpet Competition. Read More

GVSU Artist-Faculty Series: Mark Williams, trombone

March 11, 2010

Next up in the Grand Valley State University Artist-Faculty Series is nationally known pedagogue of trombone, Mark R. Williams. His performance, open to the public with free admission, is Monday, March 15, at 8 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center, on the Allendale Campus. Read More

Arts at Noon Series: h2 Quartet

February 8, 2010

This young saxophone quartet is quickly earning a reputation as one of the leading groups in their field. See their free noon performance on February 10. Read More

Grand Valley New Music Ensemble director wins national award

February 4, 2010

Awards and accolades continue to mount for the New Music Ensemble at Grand Valley State University, which will give two free local performances this semester. Most recently, a national award recognized efforts of the ensemble's director Bill Ryan. Read More

Film by Grand Rapids native to air on PBS

January 29, 2010

A performance-driven documentary about the jazz age in Paris, directed by a Grand Valley State University alumnus, will be aired nationally on public television stations in February, in conjunction with Black History Month. Read More

Arts at Noon Series: Quink

January 27, 2010

Performing for more than 30 years, this group of five professional singers is commonly considered among the top a cappella ensembles in the world. Read More

GVSU Opera Theatre to present 'Into the Woods'

January 20, 2010

Familiar fairy tale characters take on unfamiliar roles in the upcoming production of "Into the Woods," by the Grand Valley State University Opera Theatre. Six performances are planned at the Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus, on February 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 7:30 p.m. and February 7 and 14, at 2 p.m. Read More

Arts at Noon Series begins new season

January 15, 2010

The GVSU Arts at Noon Series will bring seven eclectic performances to the Allendale Campus during the winter/spring semester. Admission is free to each concert, which begins at noon in the Cook-DeWitt Center. Read More

Music for the Holidays

December 1, 2009

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences invites the campus community to enjoy two performances of holiday music on Friday, December 4. Read More

Grand Valley singers win awards

November 11, 2009

Students from Grand Valley State University scooped up nearly a dozen awards at the National Association of Teachers Singing statewide competition. Read More

Dance concert to feature eclectic mix

November 5, 2009

Students from the Grand Valley State University Dance Ensemble will be featured during two performances on November 20-21, at 8 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center Dance Studio, on the Allendale Campus. The public is welcome to attend with free admission. Read More

Music professor records second solo CD

November 2, 2009

A second solo CD by trumpeter Richard Stoelzel, associate professor of music, has been lauded by music critics. Read More

Artist-Faculty Series features Giuseppe Lupis, piano

October 26, 2009

Giuseppe Lupis, who joined the faculty at Grand Valley State University as assistant professor of piano in the fall, will be featured at the next Artist-Faculty Series. His performance will be on Monday, November 2, from 8-10 p.m., in the Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus. Read More

Arts at Noon Series: Hudson Highlands Trombone Ensemble

October 26, 2009

The Hudson Highlands Trombone Ensemble is comprised of members of the United States Military Academy Concert Band and Jazz Knights. Enjoy this free performance on Wednesday, October 28. For more information, please call (616) 331-3484, or visit www.gvsu.edu/music. Read More

Grand Valley ensemble to launch new CD locally and in New York

October 13, 2009

The Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble, recently profiled in Newsweek magazine, will give a free local performance of their latest project before repeating the program in New York, in celebration of releasing their second CD. Read More

Homecoming offers slate of activities

October 9, 2009

A concert by Motion City Soundtrack and Laker football versus Findlay are highlights of a packed homecoming weekend, October 16-18. Read More

Grand Valley brings modern dance to Stravinsky classic

October 6, 2009

A new modern dance adaptation of Stravinsky's neoclassical "Pulcinella" will be presented as the final Grand Valley State University Fall Arts Celebration 2009 event. The performance, on Monday, October 19, begins at 8 p.m. in the Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus. The performance is open to the public with free admission. Read More

New Music Ensemble receives national accolades

October 2, 2009

Grand Valley State University's New Music Ensemble's upcoming recording of Terry Riley's "In C" received a glowing review in Newsweek. Read More