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Fall 2016 Schedule of Events

Nyack College, Pardington Hall

All performances are held in Pardington Hall and simultaneously broadcast over the web at and on 88.7FM locally.  For a complete listing of events this semester, visit

Opening Gala Concert

Faculty Concert
Thursday, September 29th, 8:00 PM
Dr. Tammy Lum, Director

A highlight of the fall season!  This concert features music faculty from Nyack College in solo and ensemble selections. This annual program is not to be missed!

Free Admission

Every Day a Gift

An evening with Sungrai Sohn: Violinist, Musician, Teacher, & Liver Transplant Recipient
​Friday, October 7th, 7:30 PM

Prof. Sohn has faced his medical challenges with courage and dignity. Along the way, he has become a tireless supporter of organ donation. In the last year, he has developed a combination concert and talk on the theme of his approach to dealing with severe illness. For more information, visit:

Free Admission

Amasi Trio

Nyack College Trio in Residence
Wednesday, October 12th, 12:45 PM

Nyack College’s Trio-In-Residence with Dr. Tammy Lum, piano; Prof. Sungrai Sohn, violin and Dr. Chungsun Kim, cello artfully perform trios by well-loved composers.  For more information, visit

Free Admission

Annual Homecoming Concert

“Jazz on the Hillside”
Saturday, October 15th, 4:00 PM

Faculty, students, and alumni will perform an exciting variety of original compositions and jazz standards on stage in beautiful Pardington Hall at Nyack College! For more information, visit

Free Admission

19th Century Music Concert

Thursday, October 20th, 8:00PM
Dr. Marie Herseth Kenote, Director

An evening of 19th century music (vocal, piano, and instrumental) performed by faculty and students studying Music of the Nineteenth Century (MUS319). Music by composers such as: Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Clara Schumann, Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt, and more.

Free Admission


Thursday, November 3rd, 8:00PM
Dr. Marie Herseth Kenote, Director

Join us for an evening of hymn singing with reflections on some of the great hymn writers of the past and present. The Psalmist says: “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.” (Psalm 40:1-3)

Free Admission

Dr. Tammy Lum, piano

Faculty Recital
Thursday, November 10th, 8:00 PM

Our own artist piano faculty, Dr. Tammy Lum will perform a program of solo piano music commemorating the birth years of Ferrucio Busoni (150th), Alberto Ginastera (100th) and death year of Enrique Granados (100th). Also featuring music by jazz guitarist, Daniel Carillo.           

Free Admission

Student Composition Concert

Prof. William Vollinger, Director
Monday, November 14th, 8:00 PM

An annual event well worth attending.  Nyack students perform new original compositions written by members of the Composition Class, taught by Prof. William Vollinger.

Free Admission

Fall String Orchestra Concert

Nyack College String Orchestra
Wednesday, November 16th, 8:00PM
Prof. Sungrai Sohn, Director

The Nyack String Orchestra, comprised of students, faculty, and community instrumentalists will perform a concert representing a variety of musical periods.

Free Admission

Chamberfest Concert

Thursday, November 17th, 8:00 PM
Dr. Tammy Lum & Dr. Marie Herseth Kenote, Directors

Students, faculty and friends perform an eclectic program of vocal, keyboard, and instrumental chamber music, representing a variety of musical styles and periods, in the elegant ambience of Pardington Hall.

Free Admission

Carol & Candlelight Concert

Sunday, December 4th, 8:00 PM
Dr. Glenn Koponen & Prof. Jennifer Scott, Directors

68th Annual holiday favorite, performed by Nyack College’s Handbell Choir, Women’s Chorale, and Brass Ensemble.  Seasonal music ranging from classical to contemporary, from carols to spirituals, and carols from England, France, Austria, and the United States will be performed.  The program will conclude with a deeply moving Candlelight Ceremony.

A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the cost of the annual Carol & Candlelight Tour

Lessons & Carols

Nyack College Chorale
Friday, December 9th, 7:30 PM
Prof. Joel Jameson, Director

Nyack College Chorale performs a program of traditional lessons and carols. The concert shares the story of the birth of Christ through scripture readings, songs by the chorale, organ, harp, carol singing, and a special guest performance by Artist in Residence, Prof. Shelley Jameson.

Free Admission

Winter Concert

Nyack College Wind Ensemble & Nyack College Handbell Choir
Tuesday, December 12th, 8:00 PM
Dr. Glenn Koponen & Prof. Jennifer Scott, Directors

Established in 1968, the Wind Ensemble is comprised of students, faculty, and community musicians performing works for concert band under the direction of Dr. Glenn Koponen.  Selections by the Nyack College Handbell Choir, directed by Jennifer Scott, will also be performed.

Free Admission