Music Fridays @ Noon


MUSIC FRIDAYS @ NOON is a series of one-hour free programs featuring the College of DuPage Music Department, with performances and presentations by COD faculty, students, alumni and guests.

2017-2018 Season


August 2017
25        Faculty Spotlight–features faculty in recital including: Carolyn May, flute, Cynthia Trowbridge, piano (Bozza and Saint-Saëns);            Dr. Andrew Rozsa, trombone; Dr. Tom Tallman, trumpet-Mr. Steve Ramsdell, guitar-Mr. Richard Armandi, bass-Ms. Deb Zelman, vocals

September 2017
1          Alumni Spotlight–Tony Reyes & Friends Jazz It Up (Lakeside Pavilion)
8          Guest Artist–Wonders of Music and Medicine, Alyssa Wilkins, music therapist & founder of Dynamic Lynks
15        Student Spotlight–Menghua Guan, Chinese zither
22        Faculty Spotlight–Schubert songs on French Horn: Paulette Velazquez, horn, Lee Kesselman, piano
29        Faculty Spotlight–features faculty in recital including: Jennifer Barnickel-Fitch, voice, Steven L. Havens, piano (Copland songs); Alexander Djordjevic, piano; Jim Martincic, trumpet

October 2017
6          Student Recital
13        Guest Panel–Discussion on music transfer process by administrations from Assoc. Illinois Music Schools (AIMS)
20        Guest Artist–Roosevelt University Large Jazz Ensemble, arranged & conducted by Marshall Vente
27        COD Percussion Ensemble–Ben Wahlund, Director (MAC Lobby)

November 2017
3          Film–Take Me To The River (2014) documentary on American music, telling the story of music that came out of Memphis in the age of Royal Studios and Stax Records, the golden age of Soul
10        Alumni Spotlight–Christopher Kriz: theatre composer/sound design and COD Outstanding Alumnus
17        Faculty Spotlight–New COD music professor Lucille Mok: Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson, and New World Virtuosities

December 2017
1          Student Recital
8          Student Recital

All events are free and begin at noon in MAC Room 140
For more information, contact Lee Kesselman