Department of Music


Union College Music Department Spring 2024 Concert Series

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Choir, Chamber Singers, and Orchestra - SP 24 Spring Concert: Bon Voyage
Friday, May 10 at 8pm, Memorial Chapel

Jazz Ensemble and Latin Percussion Workshop
Saturday, May 11 at 11am, Emerson Auditorium

Early Music Ensemble
Saturday, May 18 at 2pm, Emerson Auditorium

Zakuro Daiko, The Japanese Drumming and Global Fusion Band
Friday, May 31 at 7pm, Emerson Auditorium

Student Recital and Hollander Prize Competition
Tuesday, June 4 @ 5pm, Emerson Auditorium

Zakuro-Daiko - Celebration of the Cicadas

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Zakuro-Daiko - Celebration of the Cicadas
Friday, May 31st at 7 p.m, Emerson Auditorium
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The Union College Taiko Ensemble was started in 2007 under the leadership of resident ethnomusicologist Jennifer Milioto Matsue with the goal of bringing Japanese music and culture to life on campus. At the time, students agreed to call the group "Zakuro Daiko," which translates as "Garnet drums." They perform a type of Japanese ensemble drumming that is popular throughout the world. In recent years, we also have welcomed an increasing number of students with diverse talents in global music and dance. We celebrate their accomplishments through solo and fusion performances. Zakuro-Daiko would like to thank the community for its continued support of our efforts to expand awareness and understanding of world musics, dances, and cultures.

Suggested donation is $15 for general public, $10 for Union faculty, staff and alumni, and $5 for students. All donations directly support Zakuro-Daiko's efforts.

Student Recital and Hollander Prize Competition

Student recital Sp24 poster

Student Recital and Hollander Prize Competition
Tuesday, June 4th at 5pm, Emerson Auditorium

This showcase will be featuring performances by students in the private lesson program, it will also feature performances from those entering the Hollander Prize Competition.

Guest Artist Concerts