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Direct Your Attention: Music’s biggest stage is actually quite small

“Musicians would come to your home for a private performance, or they’d show up at your office and play at your desk, easing you through the workday.” PIA CONTRERAS BALBUENA

By Owen Mason-Hill

October 15, 2020

There’s a moment in each NPR Tiny Desk Concert when the hairs on the back of my neck stand up in applause because something truly remarkable has just happened.

Inaugural concert of fall 2020 features Grammy-nominated quintet

Imani Woods, COURTESY.


October 1, 2020

The Performing Arts Series is providing the gift of music in a time of uncertainty and pandemic-era stress. 

If music be the food of love, listen on

If music be the food of love, listen on


April 22, 2020

Bring some love to your quarantine with this Spotify playlist.

Five Hot Albums For A Cold Day

Little People — “Mickey Mouse Operation”


January 17, 2018

With the little bit of extra time this J-Term can provide, it is as good a time as any to discover new music. Here are a couple albums that could have slipped your radar in your lifetime, spanning from the early 2000s to now. If finding new music proves difficult or daunting, these fantastic works may be t...

‘Breathe’ Brings Performance to the Pool

The performance took place in the College’s Natatorium.

By Sarah Boyle, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017

On Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30, the Middlebury College Department of Theatre and Dance, along with the Department of Music, the Johnson Visual Arts Residency Performance Fund and the Natatorium, co-hosted “Breathe,” an underwater opera and dance event that aimed to connect with the audi...

Middlebury Musicians United Makes a Music Scene

By Noah Stone

February 26, 2014

The music scene here at the College is leaving its underground home for the center stage, as Middlebury Musicians United (also known as MMU) provides a new venue for campus performers. MMU’s main goal is to bring student music to the Middlebury community. They currently manage a rehersal space in the facili...

Local Recording Studio Releases First Album

Jer Coons (left) produced Caronline Rose’s (right) most recent album “America Religious” in his new Middlebury studio. (Courtesy Caroline Rose)

By Devin MacDonald

April 23, 2013

MIDDLEBURY — Caroline Rose, a Long Island native, has recently made her way to Burlington to produce and release her first major musical album, America Religious. A collaboration between Rose and her musical partner Jer Coons, a musician native to Middlebury, the album will be released on June 11,...

Pulse Found-Object Percussion

Pulse Found-Object Percussion

By Leah Pickett

April 7, 2013

On Saturday, April 6, percussion ensemble Pulse performed in Hepburn Zoo. Pulse, a group from Skidmore College, is a found-object percussion group. Listen to the full 30-minute show here:  [soundcloud url="" params="" width=" 100%" height="166" iframe="true"...

Doing It the Ugandan Way

Doing It the Ugandan Way

By Maggie Cochrane

January 19, 2013

On Friday, Jan. 18 Samuel Bakkabulindi, a master drummer and dancer from Uganda, taught a workshop entitled "Doing It the Ugandan Way" to students, faculty and community members in the Mahaney Center for the Arts Dance Theater. The afternoon concluded a week of events on percussion, dance and ethnic...

Honored Professor Inspired by Electronic Music

By Deirdre Sackett

November 7, 2012

Department of Music Chair Peter Hamlin ’73 was honored on Tuesday, Nov. 6 with the title of “Christian A. Johnson Professor of Music.” In addition to receiving this honor, Hamlin presented an accompanying inaugural lecture that focused on his interest in electronic and computer music. Hamlin’s...

Symphony of Whales Celebrates Halloween and Music

By Sofia Rodrigues

October 25, 2012

Last Sunday Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts hosted the family concert Symphony of Whales. The concert combined recited narration with the music of a splendid string quartet, and the musicians (members of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra: Sofia Hirsch, David Gusakov, Hilary Hatch and Dieuwke...

Dispatch Live on YouTube at 9 PM

Dispatch Live on YouTube at 9 PM

By Gregory Woolston

October 5, 2012

In case you're still piecing together your plans for the evening, Dispatch's concert at Radio City Music Hall will be broadcast live on YouTube at 9 PM. Chad Urmston, Brad Corrigan, and Pete Heimbold formed the band while attending the College in the 1990s....

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