"Music from Home" Series

While our WCMS building is closed and we are unable to host live performances, we are presenting weekly online performances and educational programming from our (virtual) Home for Music! You can watch the videos individually below, or check out the full playlist on YouTube.

August 5, 2020
Today's "Music from Home" performance features WCMS oboe teaching artist Kyoko Hida-Battaglia, who joined forces with bassoonist Stephanie Busby for a beautiful performance of three movements from Joseph Fiala's Duo Concertante in F for Oboe and Bassoon. Many thanks to Kyoko and Stephanie, as well as to Darin Ernst for lending his recording capabilities!

July 15, 2020
Today's "Music from Home" is a special throwback edition: an audio recording of our November 2014 concert, "The Beatles: The Studio Years LIVE." Organized by Mike Verge and Tad Hitchcock, this performance was a collaboration between many WCMS students and faculty, from guitarists to string players to vocalists. They took the audience on a journey through some of the most legendary songs the Beatles produced between 1966-1970.

July 8, 2020
Flute teaching artist Ceora Jaffe, joined by harpist Erica Driscoll, perform three works:

  • Entr'acte (Ibert)
  • Sonata in g minor, movements I & II (Bach)
  • Aria from the Pearl Fishers (Bizet)

June 21, 2020
Flute teaching artist Jessica Lizak made this wonderful video of her "Duo Project" with her private students. Watch Jessica perform remote duets with WCMS flute students Amogh Morje, Anna Li, Caroline Jiang, and Sahana Vadlamani.

June 17, 2020
Our June 17th performance features jazz pianist Jonathan Fagan and vocalist Shayla McDermott. Shayla is a music therapist who works with older adults, and shares a few words about how music has helped her patients to cope during this challenging time. Jonathan and Shayla perform arrangements of two of the songs that Shayla has found to be a special source of comfort to her patients, "Blue Heaven" and "The Way We Were."

June 10, 2020
Our June 10th installment features guitar and songwriting faculty member Mike Verge together with his son Dylan, a WCMS alum who is currently studying at Berklee College of Music. Mike and Dylan are sharing three songs: "Shine On" and "This Land is Still Yours," both written by Mike Verge, and "What's So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding" from songwriter Nick Lowe.

June 3, 2020
Blues musician and WCMS faculty member Tim Gartland provides some fascinating background and demonstrations on the harmonica. Tim was our very first "online" faculty member, as he lives and works in Nashville and has been teaching harmonica remotely to WCMS students for years.

May 27, 2020
WCMS piano teaching artist Sarah Tocco brings us a beautiful performance of three Brahms intermezzi.

May 13, 2020
Our "Music from Home" series begins with two lovely performances featuring percussion teaching artist Sylvie Zakarian on marimba, joined by her daughter, vocalist Sarine Meguerditchian. Sylvie and Sarine recorded two Armenian folk songs, "Alagyaz" and "Hoy Nazan." Translations for both can be found in the YouTube video descriptions.