Wheaton’s choral tradition for the holidays celebrates music of varied cultures and time periods, and features the Wheaton Chorale and Chamber Singers under the direction of Assistant Professor Alexandra Lutkevich.  The concert is free to the public, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Wheaton’s largest wind ensemble performs its spring concert under the direction of Associate Professor Earl Raney, .

Suggested donation $5.

The ensemble, under the direction of Assistant Professor Sheila Falls, performs music from a variety of genres from around the world, including Europe, South America, Africa, and more.

A curated selection of student work is showcased in this end-of-semester screening.

The faculty members in the Department of Music perform as part of the Faculty and Friends Music Series.

We have boxes of brightly colored pencils, marking pens, hex codes, and seasonal fashions.  All of these give us access to color. But could it be that we are not seeing the whole picture in the color choices that are offered to us? The way many of us identify individual colors actually closes us off from the protean nature of color and from our abilities to interact with our color vision.  Color is not a thing; it is a relationship between. In this talk, artist Rosy Lamb shares her research into color as a responsive language we all can learn to speak by listening, and by attending to what our eyes see all around us.  Her reserach includes a prototype of a digital tool she is developing, which allows users to intuitively build relational colors using a similar methodology to pigment mixing.

Over the last half century, hip hop has taken over the world. Its beginning is marked by Cindy and Clive Campbell’s (aka DJ Kool Herc) legendary back-to-school party held in the Bronx on August 11, 1973. Since that time, hip hop has spread around the globe, lending its influence to innumerable spaces. Style is one of the most pervasive and visible manifestations of the culture, and twenty- first century fashion, from luxury labels to everyday dress, owes a debt to hip hop. Join Associate Curator Elizabeth Way to discuss her recent exhibition celebrating hip hop style at the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Ms. Way will also discuss her curatorial specializations, impactful Black designers in American fashion and the historical evolution of fashion systems rooted in American slavery. 

Soloway is the creator of the groundbreaking Amazon series Transparent, a poignant comedy that artfully explores identity, love, sex, god, and boundaries through the lives of a complicated American family. Other contributions to American/Jewish/Feminist/Trans culture include the critical I Love Dick, adapted from the novel by Chris Kraus and the Sundance award winning film Afternoon Delight. Soloway will discuss their creative process and career in a Q&A style conversation.

The ensembles, under the direction of Visiting Assistant Professor Alexandra Lutkevich, present a concert of works with orchestra, featuring visiting artist conductor Christopher Lowrey and soloists from Ensemble Altera: Clare Brussel, Andrew Brown, and Michael Garrepy.  Suggested donation $10.

Wheaton’s largest wind ensemble performs its spring concert under the direction of Associate Professor Earl Raney, . Suggested donation $5.