Dr. Nicholas Papador conducts the University Wind Ensemble at their spring 2017 concert

Concerts and Events

Bob Fazecash conducts the University Jazz EnsembleBob Fazecash conducts the University Jazz Ensemble

Concerts, Guest Artists, Talks, Recitals, Exhibitions, Master Classes and Workshops
 

1967 - 2017 Celebrating Music's 50th Concert Season and Anniversary!
 

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SoCA Presents Artist Talks

The SoCA Presents Artist Talks series feature professional visual and multmedia artists —faculty and guests— at the new SoCA Armouries' in either the Performance Hall or SoCA Gallery. Free event.

SoCA Presents Guest Artists

The SoCA Presents Guest Artists series feature professional musicians—faculty and guests—in concert, at the SoCA Armouries' new Performance Hall. Tickets $20 Adults and Seniors; Students $5.

SoCA Presents Student Concerts 

Student Ensemble Concert series feature performances by our student ensembles. Featured University of Windsor ensembles include: UWindsor Chamber Choir, Jazz Combo, Jazz Ensemble, University Singers, Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble, and speical showcase concerts. Tickets $15 Adults and Seniors; Students $5.  

SoCA Fridays Student Recitals  Enjoy FREE performances and musical presentations by our faculty, special guests and students in SoCA's new and acoustically excellent Performance Hall in the Armouries, located at 37 University Ave. East.  Soca Fridays take place at noon on Fridays, except for the Jazz Combo and Jazz/Pop Guitar Ensemble recitals which will take place on a Thursday evening.

Student Third Year and Graduation Recitals This year, third year and graduating Music students will perform solo recitals in the Armouries Performance Hall or at a variety of venues around Windsor.  

Community Concert series at SoCA Music.

Purchase your tickets to any of our concerts in advance online at our secure website or buy at the door. If you purchase tickets to three different concerts at one time you will receive a 20% discount on your purchase. Now, that’s a great value!  Our goal is to inform and connect music lovers, whether they are students, alumni, or our friends in the community.  
 

Winter 2018

 
 
Ianni Scholarship competitors in 2017Sunday, January 14, 2:30 pm

Ianni Scholarship Competition

Multimedia Studio, Freedom Way building, 360 Freedom Way

Tickets $15;  Students with ID $5

 
 
Saturday, January 20

Audition Workshop #2

SoCA Armouries building, 37 University Ave. East
 
 
Saturday, January 27, 2018

SoCA Music Alumni Concert with the WSO

Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave. W., downtown WindsorPhiliip Seguin is a professional musician who plays with both the WSO and Stratford Festival
Featuring Music Alumni:
Michael Stone, trombone
Michael Seguin, trumpet
Philip Seguin, trumpet
Ross Osmun, piano
And SoCA Student Concerti winners:
Emilian Cailean, clarinet
Bethany Russell, piano
A fundraiser for the University of Windsor
Tickets $25;  Students with ID $10
Call the WSO Box Office for tickets:  (519) 973-1238 ext. 2
www.windsorsymphony.com
 

FEBRUARY

 
UWindsor Chamber Choir and University Singers join the WSO and soloists for a concert performance of the Marriage of FigaroSaturday February 3, 8:00 pm

WSO Masterworks: Marriage of Figaro

Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave. W., downtown Windsor
Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Robert Franz, conductor
UWindsor Chamber Choir
University Singers
  Dr. Bruce Kotowich, director

Experience the remarkable marriage of beautiful music, social commentary, deviousness, and delight. The performance features a stellar cast in a concert version of Mozart’s beloved comedic opera. WSO - Marriage of Figaro     

Call the WSO Box Office for tickets:  (519) 973-1238 ext. 2

 

Friday, February 16, 7:30 pm

Tubist, Mr. Travis ScottTravis Scott, Tuba Recital

Travis Scott, tuba
  Hyekyung Lee, piano

SoCA Freedom Way building, Multimedia Studio, room 107
360 Freedom Way

Travis Scott is currently pursuing his DMA in Tuba and Euphonium Performance
at Michigan State University where he has been the Teaching Assistant for the Tuba and Euphonium studio. Prior to teaching at the University of Windsor, Travis was a freelance musician and taught private lessons for some of the most lauded band programs in Texas and served on the faculty at Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch, Texas. He is currently the music director of the Capital City Brass Band, and the newly founded East Lansing Euphonium Company.
 
Dr. Nicholas Papador conducts the University Wind Ensemble in concertTuesday, February 13, 4:30 pm
Canadian Music Centre Concert Band Reading Session
University Wind Ensemble, Dr. Nicholas Papador, director
SoCA Freedom Way building, 360 Freedom Way
 
Featured composers and compositions:
David Carovillano, Onward! An Overture for Concert Band
Sarah Coles, Sunset on Green Lake
Alex Eddington, Flight of the HawksDavid Fawcett, Meditation and Allegro
Jim Harley, A Walk in the Woods
Monica Pearce, Let Them Howl
The Canadian Music Centre and the School of Creative Arts at the University of Windsor collaborate to present a reading session of contemporary Canadian compositions for concert band. We will present six works that have been written for beginner and intermediate level ensembles, and the composers will be present to share insights into their works.
Conductors, educators, and other members of the band community interested in Canadian repertoire will enjoy the chance to connect and discuss the music. We will host a short reception following the
reading.
Free Event
Baritone, Jeremy Ludwig
 
Soprano Julie Ludwig

Thursday, Feb. 15, 10:00 am

Julie & Jeremy Ludwig, Voice Masterclass

SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East

 
 

MARCH

Friday, March 2, 7:30 pm

Brothers Michael and Philip Adamson present a recital of classical works for violin and pianoAdamson Duo Recital

Michael Adamson, violin
Philip Adamson, piano
Brothers Michael and Philip Adamson present an evening of classical music featuring violin and piano.
SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall, 37 University Ave. East

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Sunday, March 4, 2:30 pm

DSO Concertmaster Yoonshin SongDSO Trio

Yoonshin Song, violin
Eric Nowlin, viola
Wei Yu, cello
Bethany Russell, collaborative pianist (SoCA student)
The DSO Trio consists of the Concertmaster (violin), Principal Violist and Principal Cellist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra!
 
SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall, 37 University Ave. East
 
Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 pm

Robert Franz Masterclass

SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall, 37 University Ave. East
 
Thursday, March 8, noon

Tina Tarpgaard is a choreographer and bioartistVisiting Artist Talk Tina Tarpgaard 

Tina Tarpgaard will present her work in a lecture for the bioart class on March 8 at 12:00 noon.
The lecture is free and open to public audiences.
Visiting Artist at SoCA March 5-9  Tina Tarpgaard, a choreographer from Denmark working with meal worms and the bioart class.
SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall, AM 132,
37 University Avenue East
 
 
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Mother and daughter duo Elsie and Rachel InselmanFriday, March 9, 7:30 pm

Rachel and Elsie Inselman Voice Recital

SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall, 37 University Ave. East
Join mother and daughter duo, Elsie and Rachel Inselman for a recital of The Great American Songbook, where they will take you back in time for a cabaret style performance with semi staging, audience participation, some conversation to get a glimpse into our life, and tunes that will leave you humming all night!
 
Saturday, March 10, 2:00 pm

Rachel Inselman, Voice Masterclass

Erreur de Type 27 is a new music collective based in Quebec City

SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall, 37 University Ave. East
 
 
Saturday, March 10, 7:30 pm

Erreur de Type 27

Performance/presentation
Freedom Way building, Multimedia Studio, room 107
360 Freedom Way
 
 
Wednesday, March 14, 5:00 pm

TUG CollectiveTug Collective
Artist Talk

FREE event. SoCA Armouries, Gallery or Performance Hall, 37 University Ave. East
 
 
 
 
Friday, March 16, 10:00 am
Dr. Gayle Murchison, Associate Professor of Music at William and Mary University in Virginia

Dr. Gayle Murchison, Musicologist

Listening to Mary Lou Williams in London: Race, Gender, and the Canon.

Lecture/presentation
Gayle Murchison is Associate Professor of Music at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall
37 University Ave., East
Free event
 
 
Saxophone Instructor Jeffrey PriceFriday, March 16, 7:30 pm

Saxophonist Jeffrey Price in Recital

Dr. Ina Yoon, piano

SoCA Armoury, Performance Hall
37 University Ave., East
Free event
 
 
 
Jazz pianist Tad Weed is assoc. prof. of jazz studies at University of toledoFriday, March 23, 10:00 am

Tad Weed, Jazz Piano Masterclass

SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall, 37 University Ave. East
 
 
Saturday, March 24, 7:30 pm

Vocalist Shahida Nurullah and Pianist Tad Weed

Jazz vocalist Shahida Nurullah teaches jazz voice at the University of WindsorJazz Recital

SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall, 37 University Ave. East
 

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Sunday, March 25, 2:30 pm

Director of Choirs, Dr. Bruce KotowichSpring Choral Celebration Concert

UWindsor Chamber Choir
University Singers
  Dr. Bruce Kotowich, director
Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.
 
Come join in a celebration of choral music! The UWindsor Chamber Choir and University Singers will feature music of the masters and new voices in composition.
 

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Saturday, March 24

Audition Day #1

SoCA Armouries building, 37 University Ave., East
 
 
 
 
Mr. Robert Fazecash directs the University Jazz EnsembleFriday, April 6, 8:00 pm

University Jazz Ensemble Cabaret

Mr. Robert Fazecash, director
Waters Edge Event Centre, 2879 Riverside Drive East
 
 

 

 

 
 
Members of the Clarinet section, University Wind EnsembleSunday, April 8, 2:30 pm

University Wind Ensemble Spring Concert

Dr. Nicholas Papador, director
Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave. W., downtown Windsor
 
 
 

Saturday, April 14

Audition Day #2

SoCA Armouries building, 37 University Ave., East
 
The Canadian Brass will give a master class while they are in Windsor performing with the WSOFriday, April 13, 7:00 pm

Canadian Brass Masterclass!

SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall, University Ave. East and Freedom Way
 
 

Saturday, April 28

Audition Day #3

SoCA Armouries building, 37 University Ave., East
 
 
 
 
 

Updated:  February 2, 2018