Spring 2015 Calendar of Events

FEB 18

African American/Black History Month Celebration:  History of Gospel featuring the Marist College Gospel Choir
Student Center Cabaret

Light Refreshments will be served
Sponsored by the Marist College Center for Multicultural Affairs, Music Department and Student Activities

FEB 22

African American Recognition Ceremony with the Marist College Gospel Choir
Beulah Baptist Church
94 Catherine Street
Poughkeepsie, NY

FEB 25

Concert Series: "The Unexpected Duo: Music for Saxophone and Bass Trombone"
Lois Hicks-Wozniak, soprano saxophone and alto saxophone
Matthew Wozniak, bass trombone
Nadine Shank, piano 

Fusco Recital Hall 


Innovative saxophone and bass trombone ensemble, the "Unexpected Duo," is comprised of husband and wife team: Lois Hicks-Wozniak (saxophones) and Matthew Wozniak (bass trombone).  Formed in 2007 and borne out of a desire to seek opportunities for their unique interests, they have performed works from Bach and Brahms, to original compositions by Kevin Ames, Daniel Schnyder and a newly commissioned piece, Duo for Alto Saxophone and Bass Trombone, by Carter Pann.  Written expressly for them, Matthew and Lois premiered Pann's Duo in 2011 at the Eastern Trombone Workshop in Washington, D.C., and at the Region 8 North American Saxophone Alliance Conference.  They continue to champion new music for this original setting.  



Lois Hicks-Wozniak, saxophone, is an active concert saxophonist in the New York Metropolitan Region and Hudson Valley.  A saxophonist with the United States Military Academy Band (West Point Band) from 1996-2004, she is currently principal saxophonist for the Ridgewood Concert Band (N.J.) and presents recitals and is guest soloist with many regional groups.  July 4, 2014, she was a featured soloist at the Caramoor Music Festival.  She has performed a Debut Recital in Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, as a winner of Artists International, and among her many performances, she counts the East Coast premier of John Mackey's Concerto for Soprano Sax and Wind Ensemble with the Ridgewood Concert Band as a high point.



MattMatthew Wozniak has served as a bass trombonist with the United States Military Academy Band (West Point Band) since 1997.  A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Matthew has performed Alex Freeman's Concerto for Bass Trombone, commissioned for him and the United States Military Academy Band in 2004, with both the West Point Band and the Ridgewood Concert Band.  He has served as Artist-in-Residence at Delta State University (MS) and he has been an invited guest artist at the 2014 International Trombone Festival and 2012 Eastern Trombone Workshop where he presented the premiere of Five Pieces for Tenor and Bass Trombone by Dexter Morrill.  



When Matt and Lois aren't playing music together, they are busy raising their four children, two sets of twins, and they are on the music faculty at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.  



 If Music Be the Food of Love: The Marist College Singers Present Love in the Afternoon
A Benefit for the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley
Nelly Goletti Theatre
Student Center Third Floor
2:00pm and 7:00pm

$10.00 General Admission
$5.00 Students (K-12, College)
$5.00 Senior Citizens (62+)

Call (845) 575-3242 to reserve tickets. 

MAR 25

Concert Series: Storm King Trombone Ensemble
Fusco Recital Hall 

Trombone Ensemble

MAR 28

Gospel Choir Service
First Congregational Church
44 Liberty Street
ewburgh, NY


Concert Series: Natalie Wren, oboe
Fusco Recital Hall 

APR 17

Dr. Edwin A. Ulrich Vocal Scholarship Recital I
Fusco Recital Hall

APR 24

Dr. Edwin A. Ulrich Vocal Scholarship Recital II 
Fusco Recital Hall 

APR 25

Harmony on the Hudson 2015: Remembering President Lincoln
Marist College Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Chamber Singers & Alumni Choir
Bardavon 1869 Opera House
35 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY

Ticketing information to follow.  

APR 26

Harmony on the Hudson 2015: Spring Festival Concert
Marist College Band and Singers 
Bardavon 1869 Opera House
35 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 


Dr. Edwin A. Ulrich Instrumental Scholarship Recital
Fusco Recital Hall 


Small Ensemble Recital 
Symphonic Hall (MU 4001) 


Beginner and Advanced Piano Recital 
Fusco Recital Hall 

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