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Music Program

The Music Program cultivates music literacy, musicianship, individual creativity, and engaged citizenship through challenging learning experiences, diverse performance opportunities, and a commitment to providing music to both the campus community and many local organizations. In keeping with the Marist mission, the Music Program encourages students to share their love of music with those in need, creating a lifelong opportunity for creative expression and commitment to community.

Under the guidance of Arthur B. Himmelberger, Director of Music, the various instrumental and vocal performance ensembles have become the backbone of the Marist College Music Program. The program has grown tremendously over the past few years and is the residence for a 'family' of about 400 students. The young men and women who comprise this family pursue their love for music through the achievement of musical excellence while performing on the Marist campus as well as throughout the greater Hudson River Valley, New York State, the nation, and abroad.

Each Marist student can participate in several performing ensembles and take a variety of courses offered in music theory and music history. We also offer courses ranging in interest from applied voice and instrumental studies, to researching the lives and works of renowned composers. The Marist music student experiences an environment of individual care and attention that is conducive to personal growth. These nurtured skills contribute to the musical vitality of the College and remain with the student, to be used and enjoyed throughout their lives.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will attain basic music literacy.
  • Students will have a foundational knowledge in cultural contexts of music.
  • Students will demonstrate musicianship through their ability to interpret and perform a wide range of musical genres.
  • Students will demonstrate commitment to community by participating in performances in support of many organizations.

 

Music at Marist Upcoming Events: Spring 2020

Unless noted, concerts are free of admission and located on the Marist College Main Campus in Poughkeepsie, NY. The Steinway Grand Piano used in certain Music at Marist recitals was graciously donated by the Frank A. Fusco and Nelly Goletti Foundation. Please contact the Marist Music Program at (845) 575-3242 for further information.

February 2020

Swing Dancing & More 

Hosted by Julie & Joseph Donato of Hudson Valley Dance Depot

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 7:30pm

Symphonic Hall - 4th Floor, Fusco Music Center

Free and Open to the Public

March 2020

Swing Dancing & More 

Hosted by Julie & Joseph Donato of Hudson Valley Dance Depot

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 7:30pm

Symphonic Hall - 4th Floor, Fusco Music Center

Free for Marist Faculty, Staff, and Students with ID

 

Love in the Afternoon:  Love Will Save the Day

A Benefit for Sparrow’s Nest of the Hudson Valley

Saturday, March 7, 2020 – 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Sunday, March 8, 2020 – 2:00pm

Nelly Goletti Theatre – 3rd Floor, Murray Student Center

$10.00 General Admission/$5.00 Students of all ages and Senior Citizens

 

A Cappella Invitational Concert

Featuring Sirens, Time Check, and the Enharmonics

Saturday, March 28, 2020 – 7:00pm

Fusco Recital Hall, Fusco Music Center

$5.00  - General Admission

April 2020

Hudson Highlands Trombone Ensemble

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – 8:00pm

Fusco Recital Hall, Fusco Music Center

Free and Open to the Public

 

An Evening with The Enharmonics

A Benefit for Needle in the Haystack

Friday, April 17, 2020 – 7:00pm

Fusco Recital Hall, Fusco Music Center

$5.00  - General Admission

 

 

A Cappella Final Concert

Featuring Sirens and Time Check

Saturday, April 25, 2020 – 7:00pm

Fusco Recital Hall, Fusco Music Center

$5.00  - General Admission

 

Studio Voice Recitals

Students participating in Sarah Williams’, Bryan Lynch’s, and Lindsay O’Neil’s vocal studio recitals. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 – 8:00pm

Thursday, April 30, 2020 – 8:00pm

Fusco Recital Hall, Fusco Music Center

Free and Open to the Public

May 2020

Harmony on the Hudson

Marist Music Annual End-of-Year Performances

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Fusco Music Center & Murray Student Center

$20 General Admission/Free for all students

 

**Schedule of programming will be released later in the Spring 2020 semester. 

 

Dr. Edwin A. Ulrich Student Scholarship Recitals

Students participating in Student Instrumental Studio Lessons end of semester recital. 

Woodwind, Percussion, and Piano Studio:  Monday, May 4, 2020 – 8:00pm

Brass and String Studio:  Tuesday, May 5, 2020 – 8:00pm

Fusco Recital Hall, Fusco Music Center

Free and Open to the Public

 

Beginner Piano Recital

Thursday, May 7, 2020 – 8:00pm

Fusco Recital Hall, Fusco Music Center

Free and Open to the Public