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Western New York Musician, Former Villa Maria Music Student Will Holton Featured on WGRZ’s commUNITY Spotlight 150 150 Villa Maria College

Western New York Musician, Former Villa Maria Music Student Will Holton Featured on WGRZ’s commUNITY Spotlight

Will Holton didn’t start playing the saxophone until his senior year at Buffalo Traditional High School. Previously, he had dedicated most of his time to his involvement with JROTC. Once his path shifted and he became more focused on music, he enrolled into Villa Maria’s Music program, where he studied jazz performance. Despite his dedication…

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Percussionist & Music Faculty John Bacon Curates JAZZ IMPRESSIONS: 1968, a New Region-wide Jazz Initiative 150 150 Villa Maria College

Percussionist & Music Faculty John Bacon Curates JAZZ IMPRESSIONS: 1968, a New Region-wide Jazz Initiative

Last month John Bacon, who serves as a faculty member in the music department at Villa Maria College, announced a new, annual, region-wide jazz initiative, JAZZ IMPRESSIONS: 1968. Curated by John Bacon, and supported by a $3000 award from the The Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation, the series asks  musicians and literary artists to reflect on…

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Line Up Announced for 2018-2019 M&T Concert Series 150 150 Villa Maria College

Line Up Announced for 2018-2019 M&T Concert Series

The performance line up for Villa Maria College’s 2018-2019 M&T Concert Series has been set, and the College will host 6 free concerts between September and March. The 2018-2019 concert series includes a jazz sextet, a classical duo, an alumni concert featuring highly accomplished jazz fusion and blues performers, a group featuring musicians and dancers…

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Villa Maria College Celebrates 54th Commencement: Harkness, Principato, Rust and Say Yes to Education Buffalo to Receive Awards 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Celebrates 54th Commencement: Harkness, Principato, Rust and Say Yes to Education Buffalo to Receive Awards

Villa Maria College will celebrate its 54th commencement on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The ceremony, which begins at 1 p.m. and takes place in the auditorium, will award degrees to 115 students. A total of 68 students will receive bachelor degrees: 9 bachelors of arts, 7 bachelors of science, 2 bachelors of business administration, 50…

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2018 Honors Convocation Awardees 150 150 Villa Maria College

2018 Honors Convocation Awardees

Honor Convocation is an annual event at which we celebrate our students’ academic achievements. This year’s Convocation was held on April 26, 2018. Eighteen students were recognized as outstanding in their major, for presenting at this year’s Symposium and received the faculty association achievement award, and 11 students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international…

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Strong Showing for Villa’s Music Department in 4th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll 150 150 Villa Maria College

Strong Showing for Villa’s Music Department in 4th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll

The fourth annual JazzBuffalo Poll results are in, and Villa’s faculty and alumni were named as winners in several categories. According to JazzBuffalo, the poll is a casting of ballots by readers of JazzBuffalo, audiences, fans, musicians, and supporters of jazz.  The poll is not a “best of” from a critic point of view.  Rather, it…

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Michael Petrino, ’14, Joins Los Angeles-Based Trickfish Amplification as Touring Bassist and Multi-Instrumentalist 150 150 Villa Maria College

Michael Petrino, ’14, Joins Los Angeles-Based Trickfish Amplification as Touring Bassist and Multi-Instrumentalist

Trickfish Amplification, a California-based company that produces professional-grade musical instrument amplification product, has hired Michael Petrino, a 2014 graduate of Villa Maria College’s Music Industry program.  Petrino is an up-and-coming professional bassist with roots deep in the Buffalo, New York music scene. After graduating with an Associate Degree in Business from Bryant & Stratton College in 2008,…

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2017 Honors Convocation a Success 150 150 Villa Maria College

2017 Honors Convocation a Success

Each year, students, families, faculty and staff gather in our recital hall to celebrate the academic achievements of our students throughout the school year. This year’s event took place yesterday, April 27, 2017.  Twenty-three students were recognized as outstanding in their major, for presenting at this year’s Symposium and as a Who’s Who, and 21 students were inducted into…

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Music Chair Casuccio 1/2 of Rock Duo A&L 150 150 Villa Maria College

Music Chair Casuccio 1/2 of Rock Duo A&L

Anthony Casuccio, assistant professor of music and the chairman of Villa’s music department, has been a producer for more than 25 years. He worked with Johnny Cash and Buffalo’s Aqueous before teaming up with Lana Marie, the lead singer and bass guitarist of Black Widow, to form A&L. A&L is a pop/rock duo that’s put out an EP…

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Students Present their Research Papers at Villa’s Second Undergraduate Symposium 150 150 Villa Maria College

Students Present their Research Papers at Villa’s Second Undergraduate Symposium

Gabe Marrone presents “Too Personal?,” a look at how social media impact an individual’s ability to get a job. On Thursday, April 20, 2017 Villa Maria College held its second annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Seven students presented original work they completed in their classes to an audience made up of fellow students, faculty and staff members,…

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