Pam Choinski, a second-year graduate conducting student, was selected for the Eastman School of Music’s Summer Wind Conducting Institute, where she participated in masterclasses given by Mark Scatterday and Donald Hunsberger, and conducted an ensemble comprised of members of the Rochester Philharmonic wind section.
Over two dozen UNH students are spending their summers undertaking socially- and environmentally-conscious internships through the UNH Social Innovation Internship program. Half of them are students from the College of Liberal Arts (COLA) who are bringing their energy for social innovation to the nonprofit and for-profit business worlds.
The fifth annual New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge at the University of New Hampshire concluded earlier this week, with liberal arts students prominent among the competition winners and finalists.
Nine music students and three dance students from UNH will be visiting China May 21-31. The trip is sponsored by the UNH Confucius Institute and is intended to build closer relationships between UNH and Chengdu University.
The UNH 3 O’Clock Jazz Band will be embarking on a tour of Switzerland and Italy this summer from July 5-17. The band has been invited to perform at two prestigious international jazz festivals, the Montreux Jazz Festival (Montreux, Switzerland) and the Umbria Jazz Festival (Perugia, Italy).
"My name is Jillian Meszar and I am going to be a junior in Music Education this fall, focusing on Double Bass and String Pedagogy. This summer I will be in Durham teaching violin, viola, cello and bass and focusing on string pedagogy. I am also going to be doing a lot of folk violin and jazz bass gigs as well as volunteering in student orchestras in the area.
UNH music students debuted original compositions at the 2017 Student Composers’ Concert. The annual concert takes place during the UNH Undergraduate Research Conference, the largest conference of its kind in the nation.
When it comes to campus traditions, there are few more familiar than the songs that toll from the Thompson Hall tower every morning at 11. Listen for a moment and you might hear a familiar tune — the theme from “Harry Potter,” perhaps, or, during the holiday season, a Christmas carol.