April – December 2014
Founded by trombonist Chris in 1992, SYOTOS performs Latin Jazz with a global reach, combining Afro-Cuban, funk, jazz, gospel and contemporary classical music. SYOTOS pushes the genre of Latin Jazz into uncharted waters, embracing dissonance, and weaving contemporary uptempo beats with a driving sound. For more see www.chriswashburne.com.
The 3rd Annual Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pinning Ceremony is scheduled on Friday, May 16, 2014, 5:00-6:30 pm in the Student Center Gymnasium. Family and friends are invited to attend. Graduating students, faculty and staff will assemble at 4pm, Hall of Flags for pictures. Light refreshments will be served in the Cougar Den immediately following the ceremony. Contact Delcy Szczepanski x3155 for questions.
Music Department Professor Rob Middleton is a guest on One-on-One with Steve Adubato . Middleton, a composer and conductor, shares how he first became interested in jazz as a child after hearing Charlie Parker play. He describes jazz as a crown jewel of African American culture, a profound expression of the American experience and talks about how all Americans should be familiar with this great cultural heritage. He describes how he went from performing to teaching and how teaching helps one understand music on a deeper level. Middleton explains how a university learning environment can be a very good place to open up the world of music to students who have not had much exposure to the study of music, and jazz in particular.
Wednesday, August 6, 7 p.m., NJTV
Wednesday, August 7, 12:30 a.m., WNET
The 2014 junior student orientation is scheduled on August 20 & 21, 9 am to 1 pm, in the Nursing Lecture Hall, RAY 103. The orientation is mandatory for junior level students to enhance readiness for the overall nursing curriculum and clinical course work in particular.
The talented young singers of GSO perform Puccini’s first opera, Le Villi in Italian and Mozart’s comedy Der Schauspieldirektor in German with English supertitles and English dialogues.
The production is accompanied by full orchestra with the Caldwell University Chorale as chorus.
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.
EastRiver Ensemble is a group of Chinese musicians now living in New York who perform in the traditions of the Dongbei and Hebei regions of north China. Since 2000, EastRiver has performed with an impromptu style, reinventing folk and traditional Chinese music in the idiom of urban America.