Turkish Sufi Musician Performs, Presents

Turkish Sufi musician Latif Bolat will lecture and perform at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Thursday, Oct. 16. Bolat, who will visit classes throughout the day, will talk about Islam and Turkish Sufi practices in relation to Turkish music. His talk will be followed by a multimedia presentation that includes both musical performance and recitation of poetry. The program is co-sponsored by ...  More >>

Call Security Releases New EP, Music Video

Call Security, a band comprised of five HWS students and alums, released its new five-song EP, "To Whom it May Concern," in tandem with a music video for the album's first single, "Small Talk." The group was interviewed about their newest ventures on WNYR 98.5 FM on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The band is also a featured artist this October on WHWS, which has been playing one song from the album every hou...  More >>

Olivieri to Premiere “Tilt”

Assistant Professor of Music, Mark Olivieri recently completed his newly commissioned work, "Tilt," for piano and percussion. Tilt was commissioned by pianist Dr. Sonia K. Vlahcevic and will premiere in Stockholm, Sweden in the summer of 2015. The American premiere will occur at the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall, on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, in the fall ...  More >>

Shaw III '01 Named Hutchins Fellow

Woody Louis Armstrong Shaw III '01, an independent artist, music producer, and scholar of jazz studies, has been awarded the prestigious 2014-2015 Hutchins Fellowship for his steadfast research on his father, trumpeter-composer Woody Shaw (1944-1989). Along with 22 other esteemed fellows, Shaw was granted a one-year appointment at the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute housed at the Hutchins Cen...  More >>

Olivieri Featured on Sharp Ears

Assistant Professor of Music Mark Olivieri was recently featured in WXXI's "Sharp Ears" series. The radio series features a different musician each week, discussing how the music they listen to affects their own compositions or informs their playing. A lover of all music, Olivieri describes the music he is most drawn to as visceral, and he tries to emulate these qualities in his own work. "I sit ...  More >>