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The Show Must Go On(Line): Upcoming Virtual Music Events

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Keene State Music students are studying, taking lessons, practicing their instruments, and collaborating online while sheltering in place. Juniors and seniors are rehearsing for recitals, which will be streamed online so the public can attend from their homes. The Music Department is moving several other events online as well. See below for the schedule and the links to follow to be part of the virtual audience.

Friday, March 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Kirsten Becker, Senior Piano Recital
Link: and Livestream:

Join us via Live Stream for a recital from graduating Keene State College piano performance major Kirsten Becker. The program will include Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Kapustin, and more. Kirsten will be performing without a live audience at the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts, debuting the center’s new Steinway.

Tuesday, March 31, 8-9:30 p.m.
Navigating the First Years of Teaching
Guest Lecturer Danielle St. Amand, Music Educator

Diving into first-year teaching can be fun, scary, and incredibly exciting! Join in for a guest lecture, “Navigating the First Years of Teaching,” with Danielle St. Amand, Vermont music educator. The discussion will include job applications, advice for new teachers, and expectations for the first years of teaching.

Friday, April 10, 4-5:30 p.m.
Systemic Oppression In/Through Music Education
Brent Talbot, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music Education, Gettysburg College Link:

What possibilities exist for decolonizing music education? Drawing upon a number of scholars and researchers, this provocation and workshop asks scholars and practitioners to consider how our historicities and assemblages may contribute to the perpetuation of systemic oppression in/through music education.

Wednesday, April 22, 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Each year, the Music Department inducts its top academic students into the Kappa Pi Chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Music Honor Society.

Thursday, April 23, 4-5:30 p.m.
Inclusive Instruction in the Instrumental Ensemble
Shannon Laine, Music Therapist, Manchester Community Music School

This lecture will focus on specific Instructional Inclusive Practices that might be necessary when working with students with identified needs in the music ensemble classroom. In addition to these Inclusive Practices, participants will explore the adaptation of both music and specific instruments to individual students’ needs, thereby promoting success for all learners in an Instrumental Ensemble. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Sandra Howard at or 603-358-2344.

Sunday, April 26, 5-6 p.m.
Kelly Uselton, Senior Soprano Recital

Kelly Uselton is a senior studying Music Performance at Keene State College. In accordance with this degree, Kelly will be performing on April 26 at 5 p.m. Kelly is studying with Professor Daniel Carberg. This event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, May 3, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Jayce Barone, Senior Soprano Recital

Jayce Barone is a senior studying Music Education at Keene State College. In accordance with this degree, Jayce will be performing on May 3 at 7:30 pm. Jayce is studying with Dr. Carberg. This event is free and open to the public.

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