It’s a fine time for music
Smith Fine Arts Series

It’s a fine time for music

Polk County Itemizer-Observer By Aaron Newton October 1st, 2013 MONMOUTH — The 2013-14 Western Oregon University Smith Fine Arts Series is a veritable who’s who in the world of acclaimed and celebrated musicians. Featuring the world-renowned Chamber Orchestra of the Kremlin, Grammy award-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, esteemed Celtic fiddler Kevin Burke and venerated jazz … Continue reading

Kevin Walczyk of Western Oregon University wins major composition prize
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences / Creative Arts

Kevin Walczyk of Western Oregon University wins major composition prize

By David Stabler The Oregonian Kevin Walczyk, professor of music at Western Oregon University, has won the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Music Composition Prize. The competition, organized by the University of Connecticut’s School of Fine Arts, promotes composers and their music. The international award comes with $25,000 and presents public performances and  recordings. Walczyk was … Continue reading

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences / Creative Arts

Monday music medicine

  Albany Democrat Herald – The Entertainer Albany’s Mondays at Monteith series has traditionally served as a relaxing respite from work-week drudgery, and as always, perennial opener the Willamette Valley Concert Band offers cultural cures for the summertime blues. The 55-musician-strong ensemble launches the 2012 season, which runs weekly through Aug. 13, with a “Music for … Continue reading