School of Music Events

Fredonia Student Composers

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
The Fredonia Composition Studio and Ethos New Music Society co-sponsor the third Student Composers' Concert of the academic year. Works by Barone, Buck, Dejuri, Jang, Jansen, Kowalski, Levelle, Saiff, Secunde, Slilaty, White, and Yackiw.This event will be live streamed. Free.

Fredonia Wind Symphony

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 8:00pm
Paula Holcomb, conductor This event will be live streamed.Free.

Student Recital: Katelyn Dietz, soprano

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 4:00pm

Community Ukulele Jam Session

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
Beginners and "brush-up" from 6-6:30pm. Jam Session for all from 6:30-8pm. We welcome everyone, regardless of experience! Don't have a uke? We have extras. Join us for a community strum-a-long. The goal is to have fun and to make music. Questions? Contact Jill Reese at

Constellation Concerts: Aligning Fredonia's Brightest Stars

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 8:00pm
Music performed by faculty members Sarah Hamilton (English horn), Andrew Seigel (clarinet),Roderick MacDonald (trumpet), and James Welch (piano), plus the Fredonia Jazz Area, led byprofessor Kieran Hanlon (bass).Free.

Student Recital: Eder Garcia, violin

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 3:00pm

CANCELED: Student Recital: David Stedge, tenor (Event canceled)

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

Fredonia Wind Ensemble

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 8:00pm
Paula Holcomb, conductor. This event will be live streamed. Free.

Student Recital: Jacob DeGarie, piano

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 8:00pm

The Claudette Sorel Piano Competition

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 12:00pm
The Claudette Sorel Piano Competition at Fredonia is open to young artists ages 15-18 who are passionate about piano performance and repertoire. On February 26th, ten finalists will present a 15-minute recital that demonstrating their artistic vision. The competition is named for pianist and SUNY Distinguished Professor Claudette Sorel and is supported by a foundation she founded. 1st Prize winner will receive $2,500 cash prize and a 30-minute recording studio time with sound recording technician.

Guest Artist Recital: Les Barocudas

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 8:00pm

Faculty Recital: resAUnance

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
The ethereal sound combinations of the chamber-jazz quartet resAUnance have turned the heads of audiences and critics alike. Jazz writers have praised the band’s debut release Migration (FMR Records) as “a feast for the ears and heart” (Budd Kopman, AllAboutJazz), “highly original” (Eval Hareuvini, Salt Peanuts), and “wonderfully evocative” (Jeff Miers, The Buffalo News). resAUnance began as the trio of vibraphonist/percussionist John Bacon, vocalist Esin Gunduz, and pianist Michael McNeill, at Buffalo's Pausa Art House in March of 2013. The following year the group collaborated with master brass improvisers Dave Ballou and Adam Unsworth in concerts at Pausa and Villa Maria College. In June 2014 the band became a quartet with the addition of 'cellist Jonathan Golove for a concert as part of the legendary June in Buffalo New Music festival. The quartet's repertoire includes music by each member of the group as well as folksongs from the Balkans, each selection interpreted through the lens of each member's extensive experience with jazz, classical, and improvised music. This event will be live streamed. Free.

Fredonia Concert Band

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
This event will be live streamed. Free.

SOTA Opera Scenes @ 1891 Opera House

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 7:00pm

Music Therapy Awareness Week: Music Therapy Recital

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 7:00pm

Fredonia All College Band

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 8:00pm
Paula Holcomb, conductor This event will be live streamed. Free.

Student Recital: Hannah Stanek-Chu, soprano

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 12:00pm

SOTA Opera Scenes @ 1891 Opera House

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 2:00pm

Student Recital: Juan Morales, trombone

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 2:00pm

Student Recital: John Secunde, composition

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 4:15pm

Student Recital: Whitney Nightingale, oboe

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 6:00pm

Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem with the Fredonia College Symphony and Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
with the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus David Rudge, conductor The Fredonia College Symphony joins forces with The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus for Brahms' profoundly moving A German Requiem, created as a tribute in the wake of the deaths of his mother and Robert Schumann, a close father-figure. Soaring strings, transcendent voices, and powerful winds and brass create a remarkably intimate and comforting work of tremendous hope and beauty. General Seating General Public: $15.00 Students w/ ID: $8.00 Tickets: 716-673-3501 or