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Fairfield, CT 06825

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Joseph Carter
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The Academic Music Program, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers a minor, music elective courses, individual private lessons, and performing ensembles.
The program provides the environment and opportunity to hear, experience, and participate in the art of music. The study of music both as a knowledgeable listener, creator, and/or performer nurtures an important human aesthetic dimension.
Music, in its many cultural manifestations, touches upon the enduring questions of human meaning and value. It serves as an opportunity to develop imagination, creativity, and understanding, and gives students the opportunity to use and further help their own skills and talents. As a non-major program, the program’s goal is to encourage students to experience music so that a foundation for continued learning, appreciation and enrichment is created.

Latest News

Make a Long Story Short

March 8, 2019

The Academic Music Program presents “Make a Long Story Short,” featuring the Lin-Seidenberg Duo, on Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in the WSHU Broadcast Center Stone Family Assembly Hall, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield. Pianist Hui-Mei Lin, a member of the SHU music faculty, and cellist Peter Seidenberg have been collaborating for 20 years. They will present a program of short works by Beethoven and several living composers such as Joan Tower, David MacDonald, Aaron Kernis and Srkki-Sven Tüür.

International Jazz Day Concert

March 8, 2019

The Academic Music Program will present an International Jazz Day concert on Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in the WSHU Broadcast Center Stone Family Assembly Hall, featuring the Darren Litzie Trio with Darren Litzie (piano), Jeff Fuller (bass) and Ben Biello (drums).

Jobimfest VI

March 7, 2019

The Music Faculty Concert Series presents “Jobimfest VI,” celebrating the music of Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, on Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts. Professor Joe Carter and the Brazilian Jazz All Stars will pay tribute to Brazilian music composer, Antonio Carlos Jobim, during this special concert. Jobim was the primary force behind the creation of the Bossa Nova style and his songs have been performed by many singers and instrumentalists in Brazil and internationally.