As a singer-songwriter, Lillian Jones ’11 never thought she’d have the opportunity to perform with an orchestra. But after taking Professor Delvyn Case's songwriting seminar, she created a string arrangement during a semester of independent study. Lillian premiered “Flowers” at the Chamber Orchestra’s spring concert; she also presented a solo recital, performing a dozen of her original songs. Though she has graduated, Lillian’s influence can still be felt in the Wheaton Songwriting Club, which she co-founded and which was recently approved as an official student organization.
Wheaton students write music in a variety of styles. In April 2011, a talented group of young composers worked with Delvyn Case and alumnus Travis Worthley ’05 to create new compositions for the Providence-based Aurea Ensemble, which recently premiered the pieces at Wheaton's Cole Memorial Chapel.