Please join us as we enjoy Soul Food and have discussions relating back to Black History Month and current trends in American culture. Sponsored Student Life & Multicultural Student Club.
The Decho Ensemble, founded in 2011 by saxophonists Sarah Marchitelli and Jacob Swanson, have collaborated with poets, dance companies, chamber orchestras, and other instrumentalists to present unique and varied programs, performing on concert series, television, and radio throughout North America and in Europe.
Collaborating with composers, presenting standard repertoire, and adapting old works for two saxophones, the Decho Ensemble continues to push borders and broaden the saxophone’s voice in classical chamber music.
As educators, Swanson and Marchitelli share their passion for music, the saxophone, and collaboration with their students. Marchitelli serves on faculty at the State University of New York at Fredonia and is the Director of Instruction at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts in Jamestown, New York. Swanson teaches instrumental music for the Gowanda Central School District in Gowanda, New York, the New Horizons Band of Western New York, and Jamestown Community College. Both Marchitelli and Swanson maintain private studios at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts where they founded and co-direct the Infinity Saxophone Ensemble.
James Welch serves on the faculty of the State University of New York at Fredonia as a collaborative pianist and instructor of class piano. James also serves on the faculty as a collaborative pianist for the Rocky Ridge Music Center in Estes Park, CO. He has performed for Peter Schickele, Giuseppe Sabatini, Renee Fleming, Lee Hoiby, Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish, Jake Heggie and most recently Ian Clarke, Judy Kuhn, Eric Ewazen, Karen Akers and Jason Robert Brown.
As a soloist, James was a Second Prize winner of the 2007 Bradshaw and Bouno International Piano Competition. He has performed at SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Buffalo, East Carolina University, Morgan State University, Western Oregon University, The Rocky Ridge Music Center, Portland, OR, Lucca Italy, and Ambialet, France.
Student Life will host an event to celebrate Black History Month during Campus Hour!
Today, everyone is Irish! Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and participate in some fun activities and test your luck with Bingo!
Student Life presents the first Lunchtime Live series where performers are coming to our college during Campus Hour! First up, we have Comedian Adam Grabowski! He has won multiple awards for his stand up, including 2015 APCA Comic of the Year:
- 2015 Best Comedy Performer
- 2014 Entertainer of the Year Runner-Up
- 2013 Comic of the Year – Youngest Winner Ever
- 2012 Fastest Rising Star
- Highest Rated Comic 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014
- 2013 NACA Mid Atlantic Outstanding Associate Award
- 11-time NACA Showcasing Artist