Current Ripon News

Symphonic Wind Ensemble to Perform Nov. 23

The Ripon College Symphonic Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Kurt Dietrich, will present its fall concert at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, in Demmer Recital Hall, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts, on the campus. Kurt Dietrich, professor of music and Barbara Badlwin De Frees Chair in the Performing Arts, is the conductor. HIghlighted on the program will… Continue reading

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Choirs open season November 21

The Collegium Musicum choral ensemble at Ripon College will present its first concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. The performance will be in Demmer Recital Hall, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts, on the College campus. Admission is free. The conductor is John C. Hughes, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities at Ripon… Continue reading

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Collaboration in music inspires new choral director

When the Ripon College choirs present fall semester concerts, no one will be more eagerly anticipating the performances than new College conductor John Hughes, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities. Collegium Musicum will perform Nov. 21; Choral Union, Dec. 5; and all musical ensembles at the Holiday Concert Dec. 14. “Performing music at a high level with… Continue reading

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Kraaz Examines Connections between Music and Art

A semester as a visiting affiliated scholar in Florence, Italy, has led to a new research subject for Sarah Kraaz, professor of music, chair of the department, and College organist. She will present results from that research with “Music for the Queen of Heaven in 15th Century Italian Paintings” at the Southeast College Art Conference in Sarasota, Florida, in October.… Continue reading

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Ripon College presents POPS concert May 7

The Ripon College Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will perform a POPS concert at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 7. The players will perform from the porch of Harwood Union, and there is no charge. The concert will feature the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble. Wind Ensemble is directed by Carl Rath, and Jazz Ensemble is conducted by Adam… Continue reading

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Pianist, vocalist perform May 3

A senior piano and vocal recital will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Ripon College. The recital will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Demmer Recital Hall, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts, on the campus. There is no charge for admission. Senior Michael Rausch of Deerfield, Wis., is a pianist and will perform Sonata, Op. 13, No.… Continue reading

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