Student Involvement Awards
Awards recognize and reward students and their organizations whose involvement has made SUNY Oswego and the surrounding community a better place to live and learn. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-5420; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center
Tuesday, April 22, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Indie concert: Arms & Sleepers, American Royalty and Gianni Paci
Arms & Sleepers is an electronic duo from Boston. American Royalty is a psych-pop trio from Brooklyn. Guitarist Gianni Paci is a recent graduate of New York University and is influenced by Buddy Holly and The Beatles. Performer Magazine recently featured him on its cover. $5 at the door; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-4581.
Location: Lounge, Hewitt Union
Friday, April 25, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Women's Lacrosse vs. Brockport
Location: Oswego, NY- South Athletic Field
Saturday, April 19, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Softball vs. Potsdam
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Softball Field
Sunday, April 20, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
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Location: Various Cities
Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Reunion Weekend 2014
More information: alumni.oswego.edu/reunion
Location: SUNY Oswego, New York 104, Oswego, NY, United States
Thursday, June 5, noon - noon
We offer opportunities for involvement, whatever your musical taste, style and instrument. You can learn from a professor in the afternoon and see that teacher perform with an outstanding visiting artist in the evening. If you're interested in recording and producing others' work, we have a strong program for that too. Or, for more on the sounds coming out of our music program, sit back and listen:
Majors and Programs
- Intensive one-on-one lessons with faculty committed to staying in tune with students
- Instrumental ensembles include Concert Band, College Orchestra, Oswego State Jazz Ensemble, Oswego Jazz Project
- Choral ensembles include Festival Chorus, College Choir and State Singers
- Annual Collage concert inviting solo and ensemble performances
- Students in our "Music Business" class have been involved with performing, recording, producing, designing and marketing CDs
- Student performers recorded the track "Tug" for the Oswego Jazz Project album "And the Time is Now"
- The Mu Beta Psi music fraternity encourages closer connections among students
Recently faculty accomplishments include:
- Three members in faculty-student combo Oswego Jazz Project recorded two albums and toured widely in support of their original music and jazz standards.
- Pianist Rob Auler recorded piano album "American Century," using musical roots including blues, ragtime, jazz, bluegrass and rock.
- Juan F. LaManna serves as the principal conductor for the Miami City Ballet.
Robert Allen: MUS 100, Applied Voice, Class Voice
Robert Auler: Piano, Music Theory
Rick Balestra: Guitar
Dan Barach: Viola/Violin, History and Literature
Terrance Caviness: Brass
Colleen Dailey: MUS 112
Jackie Darvill: Beginning violin, cello
Todd Graber: Department Chair, Voice & Musical Theatre
Rebecca Horning: Piano Class, Staff Accompanist
Nancy James: Applied Voice
Kris Jorgensen: Flute, MUS 310/311, MUS 112
Trevor Jorgensen: Wind Ensemble, Woodwinds, History & Literature
Juan F. La Manna: Orchestra, Piano, Music Appreciation, Conducting
Tom McGrath: Percussion
Julie Pretzat: Associate Dean - School of Communication, Media & the Arts, Theory
Mack Richardson: MUS 101, MUS 112
Josh Russell: Recording Engineer
Eric Schmitz: Jazz Studies, Jazz Ensemble, Theory
Robert Senko: Piano Technician
Jonathan Shallit: Music Literature, Violin
Marilynn Smiley: Music History and Literature
Mihoko Tsutsumi: Director of Choral Activities, Music Tht Director
Sally Vanburen: Department Secretary
Dan Wood: Audio Technician, Music Tech. Instructor
Danny Ziemann: Bass Instructor
Students take their Oswego experience into careers as musicians and vocalists, music producers, events managers, educators, master's/advance degree programs or other paths.
Craig Schulman has performed from Broadway to national tours in roles including the Phantom of the famous opera, Jean Valjean of "Les Miserables" and the twin personalities of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Phil Cokorinos '79 has performed more than 70 leading roles for top operas across the U.S. Karin Franklin '71 became a trailblazing producer and host of public-affairs broadcasting. Other graduates record and tour, such as twins Maggie and Maynah Goble and Jason Checkla in Closer Still.