Around Campus - Chamber Choir Practice

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 16, 2024 at 10:45 AM

Dr. Jonathan Harvey held practice for the Fitchburg State Chamber Choir in Weston Auditorium. Learn more about our music programs here.

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Topics: Humanities, Music Programs

Around Campus - Jazz Band

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 5, 2024 at 1:14 PM

Professor Amy McGlothlin's Jazz Band class jamming in Conlon Fine Arts. Learn more about our Music Programs here.

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Topics: Humanities, Music Programs

Around Campus - Concert Choir Practice

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 23, 2024 at 9:30 AM

Dr. Jonathan Harvey held practice for the Fitchburg State Concert Choir in Weston Auditorium. Learn more about our music programs here.

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Topics: Student Experience, Humanities, Music Programs

Around Campus - Guitar Class

Posted by Andy Cunningham on December 7, 2023 at 3:18 PM

In this course, the fundamentals of guitar playing are studied including learning basic chords, scales, arpeggios and techniques for playing a variety of musical styles. Emphasis is placed on melody and accompaniment style texture as well as on individual and ensemble playing.

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Topics: Humanities, Music Programs

Around Campus - Intro to Music Technology

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 30, 2023 at 1:45 PM

Music Professor Amy McGlothlin discusses and demonstrates how different types of microphones can be used in different ways to improve voice or instrument recording in her Intro to Music Technology course. Students recorded, then evaluated the microphones based on sound, soundwaves, and tonality. This course focuses on acoustics, hardware operation, music theory, notation, and composition skills through instructional software and on creating, recording, and editing sounds with digital audio applications. Learn more about our music programs here.

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Topics: Programs and Majors, Humanities, Music Programs

Around Campus - Music Theory

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 9, 2023 at 12:15 PM

Music Professor Justin Casinghino shares his passion for, and importance of, the Circle of Fifths with students in his Basic Music Theory course. Learn more about our Music Programs here.

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Topics: Programs and Majors, Music Programs

Music Faculty Recital

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 27, 2023 at 9:15 AM

University music faculty members Jane Fiske, Jonathan Harvey, Amy McGlothlin and Justin Casinghino were joined by special guests Kris Layton, Alanna Rantala and Cynthia Schilling for this performance highlighting Fitchburg State's new, nine-foot Steinway Model D concert grand piano. 

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Topics: Our Faculty, Programs and Majors, Humanities, Music Programs

Music Program - Music Mega Mix

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 25, 2023 at 9:12 AM

Fitchburg State University’s instrumental and choral ensembles performed a joint concert last evening in Weston Auditorium. The concert program served as  a showcase of “bite-sized” performances by the university’s choirs, bands and orchestra. Performers will include Fitchburg State students as well as faculty members Jonathan Harvey, Amy McGlothlin, and Hildur Schilling. Learn more about our Music Programs here.

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Topics: Programs and Majors, Humanities, Music Programs

African Kora Performance

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 17, 2023 at 9:30 AM

John Hughes, an internationally-renowned composer, musician, and educator, held a kora performance yesterday afternoon in the Hammond Main Lounge. The kora is long-necked harp/lute of the Malinke people of western Africa. The instrument’s body is composed of a long hardwood neck that passes through a calabash gourd resonator, itself covered by a leather soundboard. Hughes also visiting two classes earlier in the day - Medieval Africa and World Music.

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Topics: Community, Humanities, Music Programs, English Studies

Around Campus - Jazz Band

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 11, 2023 at 1:15 PM

Professor Amy McGlothlin's Jazz Band class jamming in Conlon Fine Arts. Learn more about our Music Programs here.

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Topics: Humanities, Music Programs