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Student Scholarship Recognition Day(s) highlights student research and presentations in live virtual format

05.27.2021 | Peter Li '20, MBA'21

The annual event was hosted virtually for the second consecutive year and expanded to a two-day format for the first time, featuring 250 student presentations and more than 2,500 guests.

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Only six matching gifts for student scholarships left

05.27.2021 | Office of Advancement

An anonymous donor has given Willamette $1 million in matching funds to inspire the creation of new endowed scholarships and a limited number of matching funds remain.

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Willamette Singers collect fourth national award from DownBeat

05.25.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Premier jazz publication recognizes ensemble for qualities such as musicianship, creativity, improvisation and technique.

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Academic Honors and Awards announced

05.06.2021 | Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

More than 200 undergraduates are recipients of 2021 Academic Honors and Awards. Congratulations, Bearcats!

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Ian Scarfe ’05: Creative with classical music and his career

04.15.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Scarfe is a soloist, faculty member and founder of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival.

Chloe Prendergast ’14

A finely-tuned success

11.30.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Chloe Prendergast ’14 founded her own string quartet and became an orchestra member in the Netherlands after she graduated.

Waller Hall with green grass before it and a blue sky streaked with white clouds overhead

New faculty members join Willamette

09.01.2020

Six new professors bring expertise in law, data science, Japanese, computer science and vocal jazz.

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More than 130 undergraduates honored

05.13.2020 | Office of the Dean, College of Liberal Arts

The Willamette University College of Liberal Arts honored students’ academic achievements this week.

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Faculty tenure announced

03.04.2020 | Marketing and Communications

Board of Trustees promotes eight professors in the College of Arts and Sciences to associate professor with tenure.

Willamette musicians tour Oregon, Washington and Idaho

12.20.2019 | Wallace Long

Willamette musicians tour Oregon, Washington and Idaho

Katherine Skovira head shot

Willamette welcomes new opera chair

09.16.2019

New chair is expert at building new art institutions, presenting concert music with contemporary twist.

head shots of George Gu, Katherine Skovira, and Anusha Ramesh

New tenure-track faculty start the year

09.06.2019

Willamette welcomes three tenure-track faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

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More than 130 undergraduates recognized at Academic Honors and Awards

04.30.2019

Willamette University College of Liberal Arts honored students’ academic achievements at a ceremony April 29 in Cat Cavern.

Billy Childs

Grammy winner Billy Childs to play at Willamette

03.12.2019 | University Communications

Childs and the Ying Quartet will perform April 5 in the Distinguished Artists Series.

Associate Professor of Music John Doan

‘Christmas Unplugged’ makes final appearance at Willamette

12.11.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Hundreds show up for the old-fashioned holiday program to support departing professor.

Sequoias glow with Christmas lights

Willamette’s Star Trees light up the night

12.05.2018

University event features tree lighting ceremony, special dinner and concert.

Students record at Studio X recording studio

Willamette Singers records eighth album at legendary studio

10.30.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Vocal jazz group joins music icons who record at Seattle’s Studio X.

Student shows off sculpture at art opening.

Creativity flourishes with new arts fellowship

10.09.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Students gain more access to faculty mentorship, funding and peer learning communities.

Carson and Colloquium grants, Presidential Scholars announced

04.30.2018

The grants fund students’ research across a spectrum of disciplines.

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More than 140 undergraduates honored

04.30.2018

The Willamette University College of Liberal Arts honored students’ academic achievements April 23 in Cat Cavern.

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Traditional Malay dance, bird song animates choir performance

04.18.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette Chamber Choir performed at regional conference for 18th time.

Students in two lines face the audience singing in "Wings of Fire"

‘Wings of Fire’ makes world premiere at Willamette

04.16.2018 | Department of Theatre

Director Susan Coromel and composer Austin Green discuss the evolution and staging of the musical based on a tragic fire that shaped workers’ rights in the U.S.

Willamette University musicians to host tour kick-off concert in Hudson Hall

12.15.2017 | University Communications

Willamette University musicians to host tour kick-off concert in Hudson Hall

Star Trees in holiday lights and Waller Hall

Star Trees shine at holiday celebration

12.04.2017

Roughly 600 people gathered on the North Lawn Saturday to close Willamette University’s 175th anniversary celebration by relighting the university’s grove of 75-year-old giant sequoias.

Wallace Long conducting

Choir alumni celebrate their community of music

11.13.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Former Willamette singers return to campus for a special reunion and a remarkable professor.

Jane Austen with earbuds

Grace Goudy Distinguished Artist Series: Jane Austen’s Songbook

10.13.2017 | University communications

Piano, vocal performance highlights 19th century songs

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“An orchestra at your fingertips”

04.28.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Zach Duell ’18, the university’s sole organ student this semester, explains why the Bishop Family Organ is so grand.

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Willamette Singers win Best Undergraduate Large Vocal Jazz Ensemble

04.28.2017 | Adam Torgerson

The group wins Best Undergraduate Large Vocal Jazz Ensemble

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More than 100 undergraduate students honored

04.17.2017

College of Liberal Arts students received more than 100 academic honors and awards.

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More than music: The Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series

04.03.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Series connects students at Willamette and beyond to exceptional learning experience.

Distinguished Artists Series features renown flutist and pianist

03.17.2017 | Adam Torgerson

Jim Walker and Bryan Pezzone will perform and hold master classes for music students.

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Winter choir tour brings Bieber and Basie to Oregon, California

12.20.2016 | University Communications

Update (Jan. 9, 2017): Unfortunately, the choir tour had to be canceled due to the winter storm that paralyzed Oregon over the weekend.

Bull kelp performance

Music and nature meet in Colloquium grant composition

12.02.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

Michael Chergosky ’19 transforms bull kelp into a horn section.

ATOS Trio, courtesy of the artists

ATOS Trio perform November 14

11.01.2016 | University Communications

The ATOS Trio will open the Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series on Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Hudson Hall.

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All ears on her

05.02.2016 | Mike Russell

Madison Hall ’16 explores music and a new-found love of opera.

Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder

Distinguished Artists Series features Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder Duo

04.04.2016 | Adam Torgerson

Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder Duo to perform April 12 in Salem

Willamette Magazine features four alumni musicians

03.10.2016 | Erin Dahl

Read about these four alumni in Willamette Magazine

Sergei Babayan

Distinguished Artists Series features Sergei Babayan

03.08.2016 | Adam Torgerson

The Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series will feature Sergei Babayan.

"The Hotel Casablanca"

“The Hotel Casablanca” opens March 10

02.29.2016

Secrets and misunderstandings ignite in comedic opera.

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Singers, chamber choir to tour Idaho, Washington and Montana

12.08.2015 | University Communications

Singers, chamber choir to tour Idaho, Washington and Montana.

Lara St. John by Kevin Lowery

Violinist Lara St. John to kick off the Distinguished Artists Series

10.20.2015 | Adam Torgerson

The performance is slated for Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Rogers Music Center.

Willamette Singers achieve global recognition through DownBeat award

04.28.2015

The jazz group gains global recognition for second straight year.

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