Emma Giron, Senior Recital

Thursday, November 30, 7:30pm, Hudson Hall. Admission is free.

Come support one of our own senior music students Emma Giron as she performs on the viola in a wonderful evening concert.

Family Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 2, at 7:00pm in Smith Auditorium. 

A favorite for both Willamette University and Mid-Valley Families, the Family Concert follows Willamette University’s annual tree-lighting ceremony and features the University Wind Ensemble, the University Chamber Orchestra, and the Willamette Jazz Collective performing arrangements of seasonal favorites. Please join us from 6:30-7:00pm as the University lights up the enourmas star trees on campus, accompanyed by caroling and treats! Following the tree lighting will be the Family Holiday Concert in Smith Auditorium.

John Doan's Christmas Unplugged

Sunday, December 3, at 7:00pm in Hudson Hall. 

Emmy nominated for “Best Entertainment Special of the Year” “Christmas Unplugged” invites the audience to a magical escape from the frenzy of our times. Experience Christmas past as if it were today with group sing-alongs and whistle-alongs, archival photographs, and the sound of a century old instruments (harp guitar, classical banjo, various zithers) rarely if ever heard today. John’s physical comedy interspersed with fine musicianship makes for a fun filled evening for all ages.

“John Doan reminds us in a way that is funny, musical and touching how we might find something we’ve lost from our homes and hearts.”
Focus Magazine

Doan is an international touring and recording artist who has appeared on radio and television across the country, including his Emmy-nominated Oregon Public Broadcasting special (seen on PBS) “A Victorian Christmas with John Doan.” He recently was given the International Brand Laureate Award for “World’s Leading Harp Guitarist.” He has performed with a diverse range of artists including Donovan, Burl Ives, Mason Williams, as a member of the New Christy Minstrels, among others and his virtuoso playing and arranging has attracted praise from no less guitar luminaries than Chet Atkins and Doc Watson. Doan is an Associate Professor of Music at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.