Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Visiting Artists

Wheaton's music students learn from world-class performers thanks to two musical series that are distinctive for a school of our size:

The Mary Bloor Loser Concert Series brings acclaimed musicians to campus each semester for concerts and master classes.

Recent Mary Bloor Loser Performers include:
The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma
Dawn Upshaw (concert and master class)
Bobby McFerrin
Rockapella (concert and master class)
Jonathan Biss, piano
Cavani String Quartet
Hilary Hahn, violin
Paquito D'Rivera Quintet
The King's Singers (concert and master class)
Kronos Quartet


The Evelyn Danzig Haas '39 Visiting Artists Program brings notable performers into the classroom and rehearsal hall to work directly with our students. The program covers all of the arts, and brings 12-15 artists to the music department annually.

Recent Haas Collaborations include:
Turn-tablist DJ Spooky performed with the Great Woods Chamber Orchestra
Bass-Baritone Frank Ward led a master class, coaching voice students on art song and spirituals
King's Singers founder Simon Carrington led a choral festival with the Wheaton Chorale
Mallika Sarabhai brought a company of Indian Dancers to Wheaton
Los Pleneros Del Coco, a Puerto Rican traditional music ensemble, performed and visited classes
Sabrina Aviles and Friends presented Flamenco music and dance
Take 6, Grammy award winning gospel acappella group led a master class with the Wheaton Chorale and a cappella groups
Balla Kouyate and World Vision introduced Wheaton students to the Malian balafon

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