Special Opportunities for Students
Performance on the twice-yearly Angela Waite Student Recital is considered to be an honor. By majority vote of the classroom faculty, invitations will be extended to those students who have given an outstanding performance on a music jury in fall and spring semesters.
About the Angela Waite Recital
Angela and Charles P. Waite have, over the years, been especially generous to the Kenyon College Music Department. This recital series was Charlie's gift to Angela for their anniversary in 2000. The recitals feature the students judged the best performers at the end-of-the-semester music department juries. Approximately ten performers, from among several hundred competing instrumentalists and vocalists, are chosen for each year's Angela Waite Student Recitals in January and May.
The recitals are always held in the Brandi Recital Hall. This location is just across the lobby from the Waite Rehearsal Room, a large, well-lit space with a flexible design for band and orchestra rehearsals, another fine gift from Charles and Angela Waite.
Each year the Department determines the recipients of the following awards:
The Thomas B. and Mary M. Greenslade Award in Music Performance is a cash prize given annually to the student or students who have presented the most outstanding solo performance or series of performances during the current academic year. Performances must take place by March 1st to be considered. Performances after this date are eligible for the award in the following academic year.
The David B. Perry Music Prize is a cash award provided by funds from David B. Perry, of the class of 1966; given annually to the student or students who have provided outstanding service to the Kenyon community through their musical activities.
David B. Perry Senior Music Major Award is a cash award given anually to a senior Music Major; recognizing outstanding academic achievement during four years in the Kenyon Music Department.
The Knox County Symphony sponsors annually a competition for college-age performers which involves a cash award and an appearance with the Symphony. See Mr. Locke for more information.
Since 1985, these talented undergraduates have been sharing their love of a cappella choral music with audiences outside of Gambier. Below are performance cities and venues where the Chamber Singers have performed. Learn more about the Chamber Singers...