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Music Program

Music Program

The Music Program cultivates music literacy, musicianship, individual creativity, and engaged citizenship through challenging learning experiences, diverse performance opportunities, and a commitment to providing music to both the campus community and many local organizations. In keeping with the Marist mission, the Music Program encourages students to share their love of music with those in need, creating a lifelong opportunity for creative expression and commitment to community.

Under the guidance of Arthur B. Himmelberger, Director of Music, the various instrumental and vocal performance ensembles have become the backbone of the Marist College Music Program. The program has grown tremendously over the past few years and is the residence for a 'family' of about 400 students. The young men and women who comprise this family pursue their love for music through the achievement of musical excellence while performing on the Marist campus as well as throughout the greater Hudson River Valley, New York State, the nation, and abroad.

Each Marist student can participate in several performing ensembles and take a variety of courses offered in music theory and music history. We also offer courses ranging in interest from applied voice and instrumental studies, to researching the lives and works of renowned composers. The Marist music student experiences an environment of individual care and attention that is conducive to personal growth. These nurtured skills contribute to the musical vitality of the College and remain with the student, to be used and enjoyed throughout their lives.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will attain basic music literacy.
  • Students will have a foundational knowledge in cultural contexts of music.
  • Students will demonstrate musicianship through their ability to interpret and perform a wide range of musical genres.
  • Students will demonstrate commitment to community by participating in performances in support of many organizations.

Music at Marist Upcoming Events

Unless noted, concerts are free of admission and located on the Marist College Main Campus in Poughkeepsie, NY. The Steinway Grand Piano used in certain Music at Marist recitals was graciously donated by the Frank A. Fusco and Nelly Goletti Foundation. Please contact the Marist Music Program at (845) 575-3242 for further information.

Fall 2019 Events

September 2019

Be Still:  A Benefit for Hurricane Dorian Relief featuring the Marist College Singers and Orchestra
Sunday, September 29, 2019—4:00PM
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 95 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie, NY
Free Admission

Collegiate Marching Band Festival
Sunday, September 29, 2019—12:00PM
J. Birney Crum Stadium, Allentown, PA

October 2019

Faculty Recital:  Teresa Tyce, strings & Martin Tyce, trombone
Wednesday, October 2, 2019—8:30PM
Fusco Recital Hall

Chamber Strings & Brass Ensemble Recital
Wednesday, October 23, 2019—8:30PM
Fusco Recital Hall

November 2019

Marist Singers Present: Night on Broadway
A Benefit for Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS
Saturday, November 2, 2019  - 2:00PM & 7:00PM
Sunday, November 3, 2019  - 2:00PM
Nelly Goletti Theatre
Tickets:  $10.00—General Admission, $5.00 Students and Senior Citizens
Call (845) 575-3242 to reserve tickets

Kappa Kappa Psi National Month of Musicianship Coffeehouse
Saturday, November 9, 2019—5:00PM
Student Center Cabaret

Time Check 25th Anniversary Concert
Saturday, November 16, 2019  - 7:00PM
Fusco Recital Hall
Call (845) 575-3242 to reserve tickets

Vocal Skills Class Recital
Thursday, November 21, 2019—8:00PM
Fusco Recital Hall

Private Voice Studio Recitals
Friday, November 22, 2019—6:00PM
Monday, November 25, 2019—8:00PM
Fusco Recital Hall

Marist Band Fall Concerts
Saturday, November 23, 2019—2:00PM & 7:00PM
Nelly Goletti Theatre
Tickets:  $10.00—General Admission, $5.00 Students and Senior Citizens
Call (845) 575-3242 to reserve tickets

Marist Orchestra Fall Concerts:  A Benefit for VetZero
Sunday, November 24, 2019—2:00PM
Nelly Goletti Theatre
Tickets:  $10.00—General Admission, $5.00 Students and Senior Citizens
Call (845) 575-3242 to reserve tickets

December 2019

Dr. Edwin A. Ulrich Instrumental Studio Recitals
Monday, December 2, 2019—8:00PM (Woodwind, Percussion, Piano Studios)
Tuesday, December 3, 2019—8:00PM (Brass and String Studios)

Small Ensembles Recital
Wednesday, December 4, 2019—8:00PM
Symphonic Hall—4th Floor, Murray Student Center

Beginner Piano Recital
Thursday, December 5, 2019—8:00PM
Fusco Recital Hall

An Ecumenical Service of Lessons & Carols
Featuring the Marist Singers, Orchestra, and Handbell Choir
Saturday, December 7, 2019—3:00PM
Redeemed Christian Fellowship, 100 Cannon Street, Poughkeepsie, NY
Free Admission