The music department celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the music major with a season that showcases alumni performers, speakers and teachers. What better way to share the success of the major and the breadth of the music department's programs through the years, than by presenting our very own!


Alumni Vocal Recital featuring: Antanas Melius ’09, Elizabeth Anderson ’14 , Kathryn O’Connell ’11, and Ginny O’Connell ’06; Beverly Soll, accompanist

Thursday, October 2, 7:30 pm

Alumni Songwriters Roundtable and Concert with Molly Pinto Madigan '13, Via Perkins '13 and Ross Livermore '07

Monday, October 20

Roundtable - 11 am

Concert - 7:30 pm

Take a look at local music performance calendars and you are sure to see all three of these artists listed regularly. Each is in high demand throughout the region for their beautifully crafted original songs in combination with their extraordinary musicianship.  Hailed for her "pure" and "sweet” singing style as well as for her haunting compositions, Molly Pinto Madigan '13 performs extensively around the Boston area at venues like Club Passim, The Boston Celtic Music Festival, Cantab Lounge, and notloB Parlour Concerts, sharing the stage with some big names in folk music, including Claire Lynch, Scott Alarik, Bridget Fitzgerald, Tracy Grammer, and John Carter Cash.

There are several places the unique voice of Via Perkins ’13 can be found and they aren’t all on stage. Her Purevolume page features 30 songs and over 6,000 listens. From there, clicking the iTunes link leads you to her self-produced EP, “Invincibility.” A search on Youtube shows her video “Commodity” with over 9,000 views.  Her “simple delivery of surprisingly affecting songs,” as described by the Acoustic Showcase Blog, delights her audiences.

The resume of Ross Livermore ’07 is filled with performances in a wide variety of groups and ensembles, including a stint in a traveling band in Sicily during a semester abroad in 2006. Over the past 3 years his focus has been spent writing, recording, and touring with the Ross Livermore Band (RLB). Known for their dynamic live performances and soul-tinged rock grooves, RLB is halfway through a novel campaign to release one song a month for all of 2014 as a free download and live video.  During this unique process  they have received rave reviews and are on course to be the breakout band of Boston in 2014.

Jazz Ensemble Performance under the direction of Dirk Hillyer
Monday, November 3, 7:30 pm

This concert will be a tribute to Eric Poto ’95 and features alumni from across the decades including:  Damon Vrettos ’94, Kathleen McDonald ’94, Leah Miles ’94, Jeff Worthley ’02, Garth Retallack ’09, Jon Perrson ’11, and Steve Lacey ’12.



University and Alumni Chorus
Monday, December 1, 7:30 pm

University Band and University Chamber Orchestra
Thursday, December 4, 7:30 pm

Percussion Ensemble
Monday, December 8, 7:30 pm

Guitar Ensemble and World Music Ensemble
Tuesday, December 9

Jazz Bands
Wednesday, December 10, 7:30 pm

Chamber Singers,  Women’s Chorale and Handbell Ensemble
Thursday, December 11, 7:30 pm

All concerts are free, although donations at the door are welcome to support scholarships for music majors.



All concerts and master classes are held in the Recital Hall, Central Campus, 71 Loring Avenue. The Recital Hall is located in the Central Campus Classroom Building. Additional information: 978.542.7890.


Parking is available in the lot across the street from 71 Loring Ave.