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School of Music Performances

Fall 2014 Schedule of Events - Nyack College, Pardington Hall
All performances listed are in Olson Auditorium, Pardington Hall and simultaneously broadcast over the web at and on 88.7FM locally.
Opening Gala Concert

Faculty Concert

Wednesday, September 24th, 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

Annual Homecoming Concert

“I Can Still Hear Them Singing!”

Saturday, October 11th, 4:00 PM

Dr. Richard Allen Farmer, class of 1975, returns to "the Hillside" for an hour of inspiring music and the spoken word. Great music, great fellowship! To learn more about Dr. Richard Allen Farmer, visit

Free Admission

Art Series -Dr. Chungsun Kim

Dr. Chungsun Kim, cello

Monday, October 13th, 8:00 PM

Concert cellist and member of the Amasi Trio teams up with award winning pianist, Nelson Padgett to perform a multi-faceted program: works by Bach-Kodaly, Rachmaninoff, Poulenc, and Golijov.

Free Admission

Art Series -Anthony Newman

Anthony Newman, harpsichord & organ

Wednesday, November 5th 12:30 PM

Time Magazine described the legendary keyboardist and prolific recording artist, Anthony Newman as "The High

Priest of the Harpsichord.” Music by Bach, Handel and Newman and more.

Free Admission

Velocity Winds

Faculty Woodwind Quartet

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00PM

Nyack College’s faculty woodwind quartet with Dr. Marie

Herseth Kenote, flute; Jennifer Graham, oboe; Dennis Dougherty, clarinet; Donna McGowan, bassoon will feature music by Haydn, Rutter, Arnold, Skolnik, and others.

Free Admission

Nyack Scholars Symposium

Thursday, November 6th 1:30-2:30PM Dr. Marie Herseth Kenote, presenter

Nyack Professor, Dr. Kenote, D.M.A. gives a presentation on

“Medieval Music and Healing Music of Today (Taize

Worship)” part of the all-day Nyack College Scholars Symposium. For more information visit: /NSS

Free Admission

Student Composition Concert

Tuesday, November 11th, 7:00 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 Chamberfest Concert

Thursday, November 13th, 7:00 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

Fall String Orchestra Concert

Nyack College String Orchestra

[Postponed to a later date TBA]

Dr. Tammy Lum, piano

Faculty Recital

In memory of Ralph Ellenberger, late professor emeritus

Thursday, November 20th, 7:00 PM

Our own critically acclaimed artist professor gives a solo recital with music featuring Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Liszt, Albright and Gershwin.

Free Admission

Amasi Trio

Nyack College Trio in Residence

with guest flutist, Dr. Marie Herseth Kenote

Wednesday, December 3rd, 12:30 PM

Nyack College’s Trio-In-Residence with Dr. Tammy Lum, piano; Prof. Sungrai Sohn, violin and Dr. Chungsun Kim, cello performs trios by C.P.E. Bach, Brahms and hymn arrangements.

Free Admission

Carol & Candlelight

Sunday, December 7th, 8:00 PM

Dr. Glenn Koponen & Ms. Jennifer Scott, Directors

66th 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

Winter Concert

Nyack College Wind Ensemble

Nyack College Handbell Choir

Monday, December 8th, 8:00 PM

Dr. Glenn Koponen & Ms. 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 Handbell Choir, directed by Jennifer Scott, will also be performed.

Free Admission

Lessons and Carols

Nyack College Chorale

Tuesday, December 9th, 8:00 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.

A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the cost of future chorale tours and special events

Concert Recordings