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 >>

Concerts Galore this Weekend

Student musical ensembles from Hobart and William Smith will complete the spring semester's program with three concerts this weekend, Friday through Sunday. While all of the concerts are free and open to the public, donations to the musical programs are greatly appreciated. The Colleges' Brass Ensemble will begin the weekend of concert opportunities with a performance on Friday, May 2 at 8 p.m. U...  More >>

Irish Women Singers, Songs Lecture

Mary McPartlan will give a public lecture, "A History of Irish Traditional Women Singers and Songs since the 1900s," on Monday, April 14. McPartlan is director of the highly successful and popular innovative Arts in Action program and a teaching member of the staff at National University of Ireland, Galway. The lecture will take place in Trinity 300, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. A high-profile profession...  More >>

Call Security Takes Second

Call Security, a band comprised of five HWS students, won a total of $750 in cash and $750 in studio time at Turning Stone Resort Casino's "College Battle of the Bands" competition on Thursday, March 27. Call Security was named the second place winner by the panel of judges and the audience voted the band "Fan Favorite." Call Security faced competition from bands from Le Moyne College, Ithaca Col...  More >>