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Senior Majors, Faculty, and Staff in

ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, COMP, E&ES, ENVS, MATH, MB&B, NS&B, PHYS, PSYC

are cordially invited to a

Wine and Cheese Senior Reception

Monday, May 7
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Woodhead Lounge

Roadside Girls: Standing – Andrea Roberts, Pat Arend, Marina Melendez, Susan Lourie, Kari Weil, Sarah Lazare, Lily Milroy, Seated – Laura Grabel, Louise Brown

Come and toast the Class of 2012 with
The Roadside Girls’ Song for the Seniors at 5 p.m.!

Hosted by Dean David Phillips
(Seniors must have WesID)

Thursday, February 16,  7:00 p.m.
Crowell Concert Hall

Prizes for Best in Class, Best in Show & Judges’ Choice

With performances by:

The Apple Daughter
Gentlemen’s Touch
Jacob Masters
Inha Cho
Guys Next Door
Norovirus
Robert Don
Jack & Gwen
Ratched & the Lunatics
Austin Dong
Leah & Lauren
Henry Robertson
Double D
Julia Mark
Chris Sailor
Dr. Green & the Machine
Abaye Stienmetz-Silber

Musical Madness: Competition between the Classes
Thursday, February 16, 7:00 p.m.
Crowell Concert Hall

  • Acoustic, electric or a cappella
  • Ensemble or solo, original or cover, any genre
  • All performers must be in the same class year for ensemble entries.
  • Performances must be no longer than 5 minutes.

Prizes for

  • Best in Class
  • Best in Show
  • Judges’ Choice

Entry Deadline:  February 9.

Click on this link to submit entry form:
http://www.wesleyan.edu/studentaffairs/musicalmadness/madness-entry.html.

Pumpkin Fest at Long Lane Farm

  • Live Music
  • Crafts
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Food
  • Farm Tours

Bring a canned good to be entered in a raffle

Saturday, October 29
12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Long Lane Farm, the WSA,  Bon Apetit, Wesleyan Farmer’s Market, and the College of the Environment.

Decadent Desserts

Student event organized by the Friends of the Davison Art  Center

Thursday, Sept. 22, 5:00-7:00 pm

Desserts by Fusion Bakery, jazz by student musicians in the Davison Art Center courtyard, and the opportunity to view the exhibition, Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu.

On April 23, 2011 at 7 p.m., Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts will present the world premiere of Dear Mother Earth: An Environmental Oratorio by composer Glenn McClure. The free premiere will be performed by the Wesleyan University Orchestra conducted by music director Angel Gil-Ordóñez while joined by the Wesleyan Ensemble Singers, the Middletown All-City Grade 4 and 5 Chorus, singers from Middletown High School, and Ghanaian, Korean, Japanese Taiko, and Caribbean steel drummers from Wesleyan. The event will take place at Crowell Concert Hall located at 50 Wyllys Avenue, Wesleyan University, Middletown CT.

“Dear Mother Earth: An Environmental Oratorio” was commissioned by Center for the Arts for the inaugural year of Wesleyan’s College of the Environment as part of the Feet to the Fire initiative and was made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Feet to the Fire program is dedicated to the proposition that a multidisciplinary examination that includes art will provide a more comprehensive and deeper understanding of these global issues.

The musical content of Mr. McClure’s 40-minute oratorio is driven by environmental data related to insect diversity in local rivers collected by Wesleyan University students. The composer worked in collaboration with mathematics scholars to create a translation equation that transforms scientific data into melodic and harmonic content – a musical model of the bio-mathematics concept of “emerging complexity”.

The lyrics are drawn from letters written by children from around the world, including Middletown’s Macdonough Elementary. These letters were addressed to “Mother Earth” and share each child’s view of both the unique beauty and the challenges of their part of the world. While some movements are based solely on one child’s letter, other movements bring themes from multiple letters together, stretching from Ghana and Nicaragua to the classrooms of Middletown. Images of student letters and artwork will be projected during the performance of the oratorio. “While each letter is unique, they all share the central themes of celebrating beauty, thankfulness, compassion and a call to action,” said McClure. “Just as a flock of individual birds turn together in the wind without any discernable leader, these children have expressed these themes in their letters and illustrations.” Along with the premiere, a project website will be launched that will continue to gather letters from children around the world and their musical responses as well as provide educators with teaching lessons and musical scores. This information can be found at http://letterstomotherearth.com.

For more information about either events, please visit www.wesleyan.edu/cfa or call (860) 685-3355.

Calling all singers, musicians, and performers in the Class of 2012!

Enter your act in the third annual Musical Madness Competition between the Classes, Thursday, February 24, in Crowell Concert Hall.

Prizes for

  • Best in Class
  • Best in Show
  • Judge’s Choice

Get your act together — acoustic, electric, a cappella, ensemble or solo, original or cover — any genre.

To enter your act, submit a Musical Madness Entry Form to Dean Phillips, 217 North College, by 5pm, Thursday, February 17.

Click here to see videos from last year’s competition.

Calling all singers, musicians, and performers in the Class of 2012!

Enter your act in the third annual Musical Madness Competition between the Classes, Thursday, February 24, in Crowell Concert Hall.

Prizes for

  • Best in Class
  • Best in Show
  • Judge’s Choice

Get your act together — acoustic, electric, a cappella, ensemble or solo, original or cover — any genre.

To enter your act, submit a Musical Madness Entry Form to Dean Phillips, 217 North College, by 5pm, Thursday, February 17.

Click here to see videos from last year’s competition.

Wesleyan’s Pakistani Flood Relief Initiative is bringing back Omar Offendum, a Syrian-American MC/Producer, to debut his new album Syriana-americanA at Eclectic this Friday.

Bones Complex will start the show followed by Omar Offendum.

WHEN: 10.29.10
WHERE: Eclectic
TIME: 10:30 pm – 1:00 am
TICKETS: $3 sold in Usdan and $4 at the door

Buy tickets while they last, because you really don’t want to miss this!

All proceeds go to Oxfam, Red Cross and Islamic Relief for Pakistani Flood Victims.

Lou & The Blues, “The Class Year Blues” (original)
Louise Brown, Barry Chernoff, Paul Horton, Sarah Lazare, Marina Melendez, David Phillips, Rob Rosenthal


Men with Bad Manners, “Natty on the Road” (original)
Jesse Humm ’12, Benjamin Kaufman ’12, Jeremy Keim-Shenk ’12, Immanuel Lokwei ’12, Howe Pearson ’12, Abaye Steinmetz-Silber ’12


Yousry Benyoun ’11, “Dream in Purple” (Bob Dylan)


DJ Swanrape, “Mingus & Zappa” (original)
Harry Ezratty ’13


Thelonius Funk, “Other Side of the Looking Glass” (original)

Julian Applebaum ’13, Adam Brudnick ’13, Adam Jaskol ’13, Audrey Kiely ’13, Greg Shaheen ’13, Zack Sulsky ’13


Genelle Faulkner ’13, “Warrior Love” (Etana)/”Officially Missing You” (Tamia)


Max Baum ’11, “Teach Your Children” (Graham Nash)


Walrus Hunters, “Return of the Midnight Watch” (original)

Robbie Hardesty ’11, Henry Keily ’11, David Thompson ’11


Anastasios Germanidis ’13, “Movie in the Making” (original)


Clark 3 Jam, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” (Frankie Valli)

Jon Kim ’13, Ryan Richman ’13, Michael Zazzaro ’13


Alex Hunt ’13, “Put a Penny in the Slot” (Fionn Regen)


Lu Yang ’10, “Gran Sonata Eroica” (Mauro Guiliani)


Emma Daniels ’13, “Horizon Line” (original)

Bones Complex, “Between Hemispheres” (original)

Mark Bennett ’13, Shivan Bhaynani ’13, Frank Fineis ’13, Zack Goldberg ’13, Andrew Pfeiffer ’13, Alex Ray ’13


Henry Kiely ’11, “Ragged Army” (original)

The Senior Moments, “Hear My Song” (Jason Robert Brown)

Jesse Bordwin ’10, Justin Bours ’10, Sam Friedman ’10, Leah Lucid ’10, Ariela Rotenberg ’10, Hansel Tan ’10, Elizabeth Trammell ’10


Here’s a video of Men With Bad Manners performing at the 2010 Musical Madness Competition on February 18.  Men With Bad Manners won the Best in Class category for the Class of 2012.

Calling all musicians, singers and performers!

Musical Madness: Competition between the Classes
Thursday, February 18, 7:00 p.m.
Crowell Concert Hall

Acoustic, electric or a cappella
Ensemble or solo, original or cover, any genre

Prizes for

  • Best in Class
  • Best in Show
  • Judges’ Choice

Get Your Act Together and Feel the Love

Entry Deadline:  February 11. Click on this link to enter: http://www.wesleyan.edu/deans/musicalmadness/entry.html.

Here’s a video of the band “Michael Roth” playing “Reason Why,” which was late year’s “Best in Class” winner from the Class of 2012:

Click here to print out an entry form for the Musical Madness Competition Between the Classes

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Crowell Concert Hall
7:00 p.m.

Prizes for Best in Class and Best in Show

  • acoustic, electric or a capella
  • original or cover
  • ensemble* or solo

Get your act together and feel the love!
Stay tuned for more info…

*all performers must be in the same class year for ensemble entries

thumbnailCA9T1NXZ-150x150Calling all musicians and singers…thinking ahead

Musical Madness
A Musical Competition Between the Classes

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Crowell Concert Hall
7:00 p.m.

Prizes for Best in Class and Best in Show

  • acoustic, electric or a capella
  • original or cover
  • ensemble* or solo

Get your act together and feel the love!
Stay tuned for more info…

*all performers must be in the same class year for ensemble entries

Calling all musicians and singers…thinking ahead

MUSICAL MADNESS

A Musical Competition Between the Classes

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Crowell Concert Hall

7 p.m.

Prizes for Best in Class and Best in Show

acoustic, electric or a capella

original or cover

ensemble* or solo

GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER &

FEEL THE LOVE

Stay tuned for more info…

*all performers must be in the same class year for ensemble entries

In an effort to collaborate and combine programming efforts, a new committee has been established. The Usdan Common Connections Committee is looking to work with musical performers within the Wesleyan Community to provide opportunities to showcase your talents.

These performances will take many different forms and will happen in a variety of venues. We are currently planning a series of Coffee House performances that will feature two or three artists or groups and will likely be held in the Daniel Family Commons on the third floor of Usdan. The committee is also putting together a “Last Waltz”esque jam that will happen on December 14th in the Marketplace Dining wing. This event is tentatively being billed as “Classes Ending on a Good Note.”

Our hope is that throughout the year many different performers or groups will take advantage of the opportunity to let the Usdan Common Connections Committee plan their performance event. If you have ideas for performances or would like to play in either a Coffee House or in the December jam, please contact Michelle Myers-Brown via email (mmyersbrown@wesleyan.edu) for more details.

If you, or your group, are interested in performing in Usdan at these or other events, please email Michelle Myers-Brown by 11/20/09.

We look forward to hosting performances that showcase the diverse musical styles and the musicians helping to continue the tradition of great music at Wesleyan.

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