Former Oswego State Goalie Scores as ‘Prolific Writer’

Paul Ferguson ’69

Coach George Crowe built SUNY Oswego’s first hockey team by recruiting Canadian athletes, including Ottawa goalie Paul Ferguson ’69. That team established Oswego as a power hockey school by winning the 1964-65 championships. Fifty years later, at Reunion 2014, Ferguson recalled his college days. “I was a history major, spending a lot of time in

Faculty Hall of Fame – Winter 2015

Hugh Burritt with his wife, Grace

The next time you hear the ceremonial trumpets at Torchlight or Commencement, you can thank Hugh Burritt. Burritt, the former chair of the Music Department, is responsible for bringing music to SUNY Oswego ceremonies. The herald trumpets that play during public ceremonies are the original ones he bought 40 years ago. Initially, the trumpets were

Sharing Music for a Purpose

Jim Van Arsdale '08

When a student in a guitar class of Jim Van Arsdale ’08 suggested that they sponsor a concert to raise money for a fellow student’s medical expenses, the fifth-grade teacher at Millard Fillmore Elementary School in Moravia, N.Y., agreed. And so was born, Perform 4 Purpose. Since that initial concert, Central New York students and

Creative Arts Programs at Oswego

Creativity... the Creative Arts programs at Oswego

Creativity… demands risk-taking rejects prevailing thoughts bubbles up from within spawns innovation follows no rules accepts mistakes begets creativity thrives at Oswego The Creative Arts programs at Oswego encompass a range of academic disciplines, including fine arts, music, theatre, film and creative writing. The work of faculty and alumni enrich the cultural environment of the

Composer Nick Gianopoulos and His Life ‘Con Variazioni’

George “Nick” Gianopoulos ’07, right, top, composer-in-residence for the LA-based Symbiosis Chamber Ensemble, turns pages for Oswego music professor Robert Auler, who performs Gianopoulos’ classical piece, “Theme and Variations,” during a concert in Sheldon Hall Ballroom.

Enrolling without specifying a major, George Nicholas Gianopoulos ’07 expected his SUNY Oswego journey to proceed “con variazioni,” with changes. He was leaning toward computer science, when—as one of 126 students enrolled in MUS 101, a general education music appreciation course—he discovered his passion. He played no instrument. He did not read music. He insists

PHOTO: Tamar Greene ’09 performs

PHOTO: Tamar Greene '09 performs

PROFESSIONAL VOCALIST TAMAR GREENE ’09 performed Nov. 30 in Waterman Theatre as a special guest of the SUNY Oswego jazz ensembles, which included the small jazz group, the Latin Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Ensemble. Greene, a master of music graduate of the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, also has performed with the Eastman and

Photo: Tari Kahn performance

Photo: Tari Kahn performance

Audience member Delia Reed ’12 “sings” the sounds of Tari Khan’s table during “The Role of Music in Education and Social Change,” a class session featuring the Pakistani artist Oct. 10 in the Campus Center auditorium. Performances initiated SUNY Oswego’s fall-to-spring program “Caravanserai: A Place Where Cultures Meet.” Caravanserai is a cultural engagement program launched by Arts Midwest, with support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Artswego is one of five arts presenters across the United States selected for the first year of the initiative.

Former Professors Endow Scholarships in Music, Wellness

Former Professors Endow Scholarships in Music, Wellness

During their long careers at SUNY Oswego, Hugh and Grace Mowatt Burritt helped thousands of students reach their full potential. It’s only fitting that as emeriti they extend their reach in perpetuity by establishing an endowed scholarship to help students in their areas of expertise.