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Music

2022 Academic Festival Program

The Skidmore Music Department is rooted in the liberal arts tradition: we believe that music is an essential component of human experience and a unique vehicle for artistic, intellectual, and personal growth. By offering a range of opportunities, including classes, ensembles, lessons, and events, we strive to equip students of all backgrounds to experience, explore, and understand human culture and creativity through musical study.


Music Theory students compose steelband melodies:

Students in Jeremy Day-O’Connell’s MU241 (“Materials and Structures of Music I”) composed calypso-style melodies, which were premiered in a steelband performance in the Grossman Recording Studio.

Music Events


  • 12/01
    Zankel Music Center: Coached by Joel Brown and including Class Study of Guitar students of Joel Brown and Brett Grigsby, and the Jazz Guitar students of George Muscatello.This is a live, inperson,…
  • 12/02
    Zankel Music Center: The Skidmore College Big Band will play music from historical big band libraries from prominent band leaders of the past, such as Count Basie. Coached by Adam Hutcheson.This live,…
  • 12/03
    Zankel Music Center: Conducted by Glen CorteseFeaturing music by Brahms, Vaughn Williams, and Tchaikovsky This is a live, inperson, indoor performance with general admission seating (first come, first…
  • 12/04
    Zankel Music Center: Coached by Milt Lee and featuring Skidmore students and members of the broader Saratoga/Skidmore community.The program will include pieces from Leonard Bernstein, John Mackey,…
  • 12/05
    Zankel Music Center: Coached by Michael Emery, Jameson Platte, and Laura SahinThis is a live, inperson, indoor performance with general admission seating (first come, first served). Free and open to…