Music Department and Music Center Concerts

Homecoming Music Gala

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $8

Sat, Oct 06th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Part of Goshen College’s 2018 Homecoming activities, the Homecoming Music Gala is your first opportunity to hear the Goshen College ensembles. Performing will be the Goshen College Chamber Choir and Women’s World Music Choir, directed by Debra Detwiler; Men’s Chorus, directed by Joshua Boggs; and the Symphony Orchestra, conducted by José Rocha.

Visiting Artist: Kate Boyd, piano

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Wed, Oct 31st @ 7:30 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Described by Gramophone Magazine as a pianist with a “strong lyrical bent and feeling for nuance,” Kate Boyd has performed solo recitals at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Schubert’s birth house in Vienna, the National Concert Hall in Dublin, the Musikhalle Hamburg, in addition to many places throughout the US and Canada. Recent concerts and conferences have taken her to Germany, England, Canada, Malaysia, Florida,California, Idaho, Minnesota, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, New York, Michigan and Greece.

Boyd has received numerous awards and prizes, including 2016-17 Outstanding Professor of the Year, an Indiana Arts Commission Grant and a Creative Renewal Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis, an award funded by the Lilly Foundation for creative artists of all disciplines.  Other awards and prizes include a Fulbright scholarship and fellowships at the Tanglewood Center, Blossom Music Center, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and Prussia Cove (England).

Boyd received her Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory, under the tutelage of Russian pianist Sedmara Rutstein; her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University, where she studied with renowned pianist and pedagogue Gilbert Kalish; and a Diploma from the Hannover (Germany) Academy of Music,where she studied with Israeli master teacher Arie Vardi. She also studied with Estonian pianist Arbo Valdma at the Cologne (Germany) Academy of Music, under the auspices of a Fulbright Grant. In addition to her major teachers, she received extensive coachings and attended residential masterclasses with Leon Fleisher, Peter Serkin, Gyorgy Sebok, John Perry, Reinbert DeLeeuw, and Ronald Copes, among others.

Kate Boyd currently serves as Professor of Piano and Piano Area Coordinator at Butler University, in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she was recently promoted to rank of Full Professor. In the summers she is on the faculty of the internationally-renowned Interlochen Arts Camp in northern Michigan. Formerly, she was on the faculty of Heidelberg University, in Tiffin, Ohio, and for ten summers taught at Kinhaven Music School, in Weston, Vermont.

GC Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Choir

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID.

Fri, Nov 02nd @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Goshen College’s choral and instrumental ensembles will join together for an unforgettable concert in Sauder Concert Hall! Performing will be the Goshen College Chamber Choir, directed by Debra Detwiler, with the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of José Rocha.

Men’s Choir Festival Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID.

Tue, Nov 06th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

The Goshen College Men’s Chorus, directed by Joshua Boggs, will participate along with invited area men’s choral ensembles in a one day festival for men’s voices, culminating in an evening concert in Sauder Concert Hall.