Fall 2017 Schedule of Events

Nyack College, Pardington Hall

All performances are held in Pardington Hall and simultaneously broadcast over the web at www.nyack.edu/WNYK and on 88.7FM locally.  For a complete listing of events this semester, visit www.facebook.com/nyackcollegeschoolofmusic/events

Opening Gala Concert

Faculty Concert

Wednesday, September 27th, 7:00 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

Annual Homecoming Concert

“Truth & I”

Saturday, October 14th, 4:00 PM

Truth & I—Jordan (‘12) and Alethea (‘13) Wilhelm—are School of Music alumni who have been writing music together since 2011, when they were students at Nyack College. Sharing their great love for American music of all kinds, this wonderful duo from Cleveland, OH will showcase their vocal harmonies and strong melodic lines in original songs and fascinating instrumental work. To date, they have released two full-length albums, Floorboards (2013) and This is Living (2015); and two EP’s, Share Their World (2014) and A Midwestern Christmas (2015). The Wilhelms are currently based in New Jersey and perform primarily in the Tri-State area. This event will also be webcast online at www.nyack.edu/wnyk. For more information, email musicoffice@nyack.edu.

Free Admission

Amasi Trio

Nyack College Trio in Residence

Wednesday, October 18th, 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 Hummel and Brahms.  For more information, visit www.amasitrio.weebly.com.

Free Admission


Thursday, November 2nd, 7:00PM

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

Wednesday, November 8th, 12:45 PM

Our own critically acclaimed artist professor gives a solo recital with music featuring Handel/Wild, Chopin, Liszt, Granados, Carreño and her own hymn improvisations.

Free Admission

Student Composition Concert

Monday, November 13th, 8:00 PM

Prof. William Vollinger, Director

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 15th, 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 16th, 8:00 PM

Dr. Tammy Lum & Dr. Marie 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

Sunday, December 3rd 8:00 PM

Dr. Glenn Koponen & Prof. Jennifer Scott, Directors

69th 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

Tuesday, December 5th, 8:00 PM

Prof. Joel Jameson, Director, Asst. Prof. of Music, Head of Vocal department and Director of Choral Activities

Nyack College Chorale performs its annual 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

Monday, December 11th, 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