Christopher Newport University Department of Music

Christopher Newport University Department of Music Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music,CNU is known for its outstanding music program and its commitment to artistic/academic integrity
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Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, CNU is known for its outstanding music program and its commitment to artistic and academic excellence. Through a highly selective, competitive program within a rich liberal learning environment, CNU music majors develop outstanding skills in the Ferguson Center for the Arts. This stunning venue offers unforgettable live shows and concerts, masterclasses, and performances by world-renowned guest artists.

02/27/2020
Wind Ensemble 2020

2020 CNU Honors Wind Ensemble
Mr. Uri Reisner, condcuctor, Tel Aviv University

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade
06/25/2019

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

At over 200 members, the Chrisopher Newport University Marching Band is one of the largest NCAA Division III marching bands in the United States. From Newport News, VA, the band has performed in venues across Virginia and the world including the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland, the New Year's Day Parade in London, England, and the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade.

We're excited to have the Marching Captains in the 2019 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade! Find out more about the parade by visiting http://chicagothanksgivingparade.com?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com.

Only a few days left!  Do you know somebody who should be attending Torggler this Summer?  Applications close Monday, Ma...
05/16/2019

Only a few days left! Do you know somebody who should be attending Torggler this Summer? Applications close Monday, May 20th! Don't delay!

Apply now!
cnu.edu/torggler

Did you miss the deadline to apply for Torggler? We have great news! You have until this coming Monday, May 20th to apply! You won’t want to miss #Torggler2019!

05/12/2019
Christopher Newport University

Christopher Newport University

This is all about you, Class of 2019! We had an extraordinary day – hope you did, too! #CNUGrad2019 #captainforlife

Christopher Newport University
05/11/2019

Christopher Newport University

What a special day!!! Congratulations to the newly graduated class of 2019 for all they have accomplished, and we can’t wait to see where your next journey takes you!! #CNUGrad2019 #captainforlife

Torggler Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University
04/27/2019

Torggler Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University

There’s good news! You still have time!!! Applications are due this Wednesday, May 1 before midnight.
Apply Now: cnu.edu/torggler/
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Torggler Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University
04/26/2019

Torggler Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University

This is not a drill, people! There are only 5 days left to send in your application for Torggler this June!
Apply now! cnu.edu/torggler/
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Torggler Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University
04/15/2019

Torggler Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University

2 WEEKS LEFT TO APPLY!

Have you submitted your Torggler application yet? What are you waiting for?? Our May 1st deadline is only 2 weeks away, so tell all of your friends to get online and apply today! http://cnu.edu/torggler/
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Torggler Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University
04/12/2019

Torggler Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University

Spring is in the air and we could not be more excited for Torggler 2019! Our May 1 deadline is quickly approaching so don't delay any longer!

Apply today! http://cnu.edu/torggler/

Christopher Newport University
04/11/2019

Christopher Newport University

We celebrated the accomplishments of our student-athletes today with a pep rally in the DSU Breezeway! We recognized CNU Men's Basketball and CNU Women's Soccer for making it to the NCAA Final Four, Christopher Newport University Women's Basketball for their Sweet Sixteen appearance, cheerleading for their national championship, and the pep band for their constant support for our teams!

Tonight at 8pm, you won't want to miss CNU Opera Workshop's performance of Marriage, Mayhem & Magic featuring scenes fro...
04/09/2019

Tonight at 8pm, you won't want to miss CNU Opera Workshop's performance of Marriage, Mayhem & Magic featuring scenes from Mozart's Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro & Die Zauberflöte.

Tonight, April 9, 2019 @ 8 p.m.
Ferguson Center for the Arts
Peebles Theatre
Free Admission

Virginia Harp Center
04/02/2019

Virginia Harp Center

Thanks to everyone who made the 2019 Christopher Newport University Harp Festival such a fantastic day! It was wonderful to see so many good friends and and make new ones too. 😊Congrats to all the performers and teachers for such an inspiring day.

It’s a beautiful day for a Harp Festival!  The 3rd Annual CNU Harp Festival is underway and we are having a blast!  Harp...
03/30/2019

It’s a beautiful day for a Harp Festival! The 3rd Annual CNU Harp Festival is underway and we are having a blast! Harpists from all over are on campus experiencing an amazing day full of workshops, demonstrations, and masterclasses from some of the best harpists of our day!

Thank you to our amazing CNU Professor of Harp, Dr. Anastasia Pike and all of those who made today happen!

We are so pleased with our 2nd Annual CNU Piano Day!  These talented young pianists have been able to collaborate with o...
03/30/2019

We are so pleased with our 2nd Annual CNU Piano Day! These talented young pianists have been able to collaborate with other and learn from our incredible piano faculty, Dr. Ben Corbin & Dr. Seung-Hye Kim.

Thank you to everyone who joined us on campus and made today a wonderful experience!

"Fight, Fight Fight for CNU!"
03/30/2019

"Fight, Fight Fight for CNU!"

Torggler Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University
03/29/2019

Torggler Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University

Torggler's guest faculty include master teachers, veteran performers and directors. This is your chance to learn from pros who have been on Broadway and won Tony Awards. Apply now at cnu.edu/torggler!
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Good news! We are extending the 2019 Piano Day Registration to Monday, March 25, 2019!Advanced student pianists aged 13-...
03/14/2019

Good news! We are extending the 2019 Piano Day Registration to Monday, March 25, 2019!

Advanced student pianists aged 13-18 are encouraged to attend CNU's second annual Piano Day, being held on Saturday, March 30, 2019!

Check out our website to register!
http://cnu.edu/academics/departments/music/festivals/pianoday/

Christopher Newport University Department of Music
03/14/2019

Christopher Newport University Department of Music

Torggler Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University
03/11/2019

Torggler Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University

Learn to audition like you've never auditioned before! Whether it's for college or for a professional gig, Torggler Vocal Institute will give you the tools to be totally confident in the audition room. Apply now at cnu.edu/torggler!
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Torggler Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University
03/08/2019

Torggler Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University

Torggler guest faculty include Broadway performers and directors, opera singers, and gifted teachers who will help you Elevate Your Voice, Unleash Your Talent and Take the Stage. Apply today at http://cnu.edu/torggler/

Christopher Newport University Harp Department
03/08/2019

Christopher Newport University Harp Department

Christopher Newport University Department of Music has a unique relationship with Riverside Healthcare's Performing Arts Medicine Program. Riverside's Performing Arts Medicine program is the region's only program designed to meet the unique medical needs of professional, non-professional and aspiring dancers, singers, musicians and actors. Their team of physicians and therapists have backgrounds in the performing arts, and they provide the highest quality of care and rehabilitation with an appreciation and dedication to the special needs of performing artists.

The 2019 Christopher Newport University Harp Festival is delighted to welcome orthopedic surgeon Dr. Paul McLendon of Riverside Performing Arts Medicine to our Festival to discuss how harpists can best take care of our bodies.

Dr. Paul McLendon is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of disorders involving the shoulder and elbow. A native Floridian, Dr. McLendon completed his undergraduate and medical school training at the Florida State University, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, the oldest and most respected medical honor society in the nation. He subsequently completed his orthopedic residency training at the U.S. News #1 ranked hospital in the country, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. After completing his residency, Dr. McLendon’s passion for shoulder and elbow disorders led him to complete an additional one-year fellowship in Tampa, FL under the tutelage of Professor Mark Frankle MD, the pioneer of the reverse shoulder replacement and the first surgeon in the United States to perform this procedure. During his fellowship year, Dr. McLendon was awarded the coveted ASES Cofield Award for outstanding research by an orthopedic shoulder fellow.

Dr. McLendon’s journey toward becoming an expert in shoulder and elbow surgery began with his own shoulder injury, which was successfully treated surgically after many years of disability. Grateful for the benefit he received from this operation, he felt a desire to help others overcome their own shoulder problems, and this desire continues to fuel him today. He has multiple publications and presentations in the field of shoulder and elbow surgery, including a recently-accepted Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Society publication proposing his own classification system for proximal humeral bone loss. Outside of work, Dr. McLendon’s main hobbies include exercising, music, and spending time with his wife and two young boys.

https://www.riversideonline.com/services/orthopedics/providers/Paul-Mclendon.cfm

Torggler Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University
03/07/2019

Torggler Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University

At Torggler, you'll Elevate Your Voice, Unleash Your Talent and Take the Stage through masterclasses, private voice lessons, and by learning advanced audition techniques with the best teachers and professional artists. Take your talent to the next level – apply today at cnu.edu/torggler!

Torggler Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University
03/01/2019

Torggler Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University

#Torggler2019 will prepare YOU to take the stage! If you're looking to elevate your voice and unleash your talent, apply today for this two-week, residency program. Check out the class schedule and instructor profiles at cnu.edu/torggler.

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Christopher Newport University Harp Department
03/01/2019
Christopher Newport University Harp Department

Christopher Newport University Harp Department

~*FEATURE FRIDAY!*~

We are delighted to welcome back Venezuelan harpist Angel Tolosa! Bring your harps as Angel helps us learn Latin American rhythms and dazzles us with what is sure to be another unforgettable performance (we're still talking about last year's!).

ANGEL TOLOSA is a Musician, composer, arranger and performer, Bachelor of Venezuelan Harp, Bachelor of Education and Cultural Promoter. The Harp and The Joropo (Venezuelan music rhythm) are very important for him, both are a National Cultural Heritage of Venezuela. His Venezuelan Harp has a universal flavor, it's a encounter with various world music genres. His musical career began at an early age. He learned to play the piano, Venezuelan Cuatro (small guitar from Venezuela) and Harp his great passion.

Angel Tolosa is considered a great harp player, his musical study he has allowed to mix various world music genres with traditional music from Venezuela into compositions of great complexity; he masterfully demonstrates his rhythmic ability and technical skill in these compositions. He released his first album named "Katuketi" (native indigenous word that mean: Greetings to world), he recorded also an album for Radio France and National Czech Radio. He is a founder member and organizer of the International Network Harp Fest.

He has realized concerts, workshops, book publishing, instructional videos, conferences at universities, arts schools, symphony orchestras, arts centers in
various cities of France, Canada, USA, Mexico, Costa Rica , Panama, Spain, Belgium, Trinidad and Tobago, El Salvador, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Czech Republic, Paraguay, England, Brazil, Italy and Venezuela. His biography it was published in the Mexican Book "The Latinamerican Harp and its new sound" as one of the more important latinamerican harpist of the present.
http://www.angeltolosa.com

And just like that the 2019 CNU Choral Invitational is underway!  Congrats to all of our participating Virginia high sch...
02/28/2019

And just like that the 2019 CNU Choral Invitational is underway! Congrats to all of our participating Virginia high schools!
Osbourn High School
Chancellor High School
Woodbridge Senior High School
Poquoson High school
Western Branch High School
Woodside High School
Smithfield High School

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02/26/2019
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Excited about MUSICAL THEATRE ? Learn more through any of these summer programs - find them on the page below! Berklee Summer Programs BGSU College of Musical Arts University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music - CCM DePauw University French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts University of Miami Frost Young Musicians' Camp Interlochen Center for the Arts Lawrence University - Conservatory of Music Manhattan School of Music University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance Wanda L. Bass School of Music - Oklahoma City University Philadelphia International Music Camp & Festival San Francisco Conservatory of Music Syracuse University Summer College Torggler Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University Walnut Hill School for the Arts Long Lake Camp For The Arts

Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity at CNU
02/26/2019

Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity at CNU

Albert now has a friend. Meet the newest addition to our office: Wolfie Mozart. Our office IS Undergraduate Research and CREATIVE ACTIVITY.

We are just days away from sending our CNU Wind Ensemble to Greece and Cyprus!!!!!!  Fire Up!  #CNUMusicAbroad
02/22/2019

We are just days away from sending our CNU Wind Ensemble to Greece and Cyprus!!!!!! Fire Up! #CNUMusicAbroad

Torggler Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University
02/22/2019

Torggler Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University

We're pleased to announce the faculty for the 2019 Torggler Vocal Institute! First up, Artistic Director Tiffany Haas Online and Christopher Stephens, Associate Artistic Director. Click the photos for more about them, and stay tuned for more!

Christopher Newport University Harp Department
02/22/2019

Christopher Newport University Harp Department

~*FEATURE FRIDAY!*~

We are so excited to welcome Virginia native Charles Overton to the CNU Harp Festival. He will be leading a jazz workshop and performing in the closing concert. You don't want to miss it!

Charles Overton is a Boston-based harpist and performer of classical, jazz and contemporary music. He began his harp studies at the age of ten under the direction of Lynelle Ediger, and attended high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy where he studied with Joan Raeburn Holland. In 2012 Charles moved to Boston to attend the Berklee College of Music, where he continued his studies with BSO principal harpist, Jessica Zhou.

During his time at Berklee, he competed in the Advanced Division of the 2013 American Harp Society National Competition where he was a finalist, attended summer festivals like the Castleton Festival, and Bowdoin International Music Festival, and appeared as a soloist with local ensembles Symphony Pro Musica and Benjamin Zander’s Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. In addition to his classical music pursuits, while at Berklee Charles also began to explore the world of jazz and other improvised music more seriously. In 2014 he became the first harp student to be admitted to the Berklee Global Jazz Institute - a specialized program at the school in which students are given the opportunity to work intimately with master jazz artists such as Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, and Terri-Lynn Carrington.

Over the course of his musical career, Charles has performed under the batons of Andris Nelsons, Alan Gilbert, Stephane Deneve, the late Lorin Mazel, Stefan Asbury, among others in orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Pacific Music Festival Orchestra, and the Virginia Opera Orchestra. Additionally, with these ensembles and various others he has had the opportunity to perform around the world in concert halls including Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, the Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Philharmonic, and the KKL Luzern Concert Hall.

Currently, Charles resides in Boston where he maintains an active performance schedule. Engagements during his 2017-2018 season include include regular performances with the Boston Symphony and Boston Philharmonic Orchestras, as well as performances with New England based ensembles Collage New Music, the Cantata Singers, and the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra. With his jazz quartet he is slated to appear at festivals in Lyon, France and Washington D.C., as well as local concerts at Scullers Jazz Club, the Lilypad Inman, and a monthly series at the Outpost 186 in Cambridge promoting his recent commercial album release entitled “Convergence”.

If you are, or somebody you know, is a 15-25 year old who has a passion for singing and performing, this is the program ...
02/21/2019

If you are, or somebody you know, is a 15-25 year old who has a passion for singing and performing, this is the program for them! Check it out!!

Join us this Summer for our 2019 Torggler Vocal Institute where you will train with world-renowned vocal teachers, performers and industry professionals who will prepare you to take the stage! Apply now! cnu.edu/torggler/

#Torggler #Torggler2019 #TVI #TakeTheStage #Broadway #NextBroadwayStar #AuditionReady #VocalArtsCamp #Masterclass @ Christopher Newport University

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Ferguson Center For The Arts
Newport News, VA
23606

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Dr. Rachel Holland, dept. chair and voice Dr. Mark Reimer, director of music, Wind Ensemble Dr. Lauren Fowler-Calisto, director of Choirs Dr. Kelly Rossum, director if jazz studies Dr. Jeremy Reger, director of piano studies, chamber music Dr. Christopher Cook, music theory/composition Dr. John Lopez, director of Athletic Bands Professor J. Lynn Thompson, director of orchestra/opera CNU Professor Joshua Bowman, director of percussion Professor Christopher Mooney, vocal studies Dr. Danielle Ward-Griffin, music history Dr. Kimberly Ankney, Music Education Brass faculty: Kelly Rossum, trumpet David Wick, horn Rodney Martell, trombone, euphonium, tuba Woodwind faculty: Bonnie Kim, flute George Corbett, oboe David Savige, bassoon Patti Carlson, clarinet James Richmond, saxophone String Faculty: Mr. Yun Zhang, violin Ms. Satoko Rickenbacker, viola Mr. Peter Greydanus, cello Mr. Kelly Ali, bass Mr. John Boyles, guitar

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