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William Paterson University's Music and Entertainment Industries program featured on News 12 NJ

Billboard Names William Paterson University's Music & Entertainment Industries Program One Of America's Best

Billboard Magazine officially announced its top 2018 music business programs on June 27th, and William Paterson's undergraduate and MBA Music & Entertainment Industries programs received this national recognition. Read the full article HERE.

William Paterson University Celebration of the Arts

“A Celebration of the Arts,” a festive program featuring a wide range of musical and theatrical performances in honor of the investiture of William Paterson University’s new president, Richard J. Helldobler, PhD, will be held on Saturday, October 6 at 7 p.m. in the Shea Center for Performing Arts on campus.  Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please click HERE.

WP Celebration of the Arts




WP Alumni working the 2018 Grammy® Awards


Anthony Jay LaLumia, Brian Flanzbaum, Caroline Sanchez, and Pete Gary – Alumni of the Sound Engineering Arts program at William Paterson – making the audio work at the 2018 Grammy® Awards.

WP Chamber Choir MASTERCLASSES with conductor
Ron-Dirk Entleutner
Leipzig, Germany

Sunday, January 28, 2018 Shea Recital Hall 6-7:15 pm
Monday, January 29, 2018 Shea Recital Hall 11 am-12:50 pm

Ron-Dirk Entleutner

Deeply rooted in the musical tradition of his home town, Ron-Dirk Entleutner, former member and prefect of the St. Thomas Boys Choir, is regarded as one of the most interesting and influential conductors in Leipzig.

During his studies at the musical conservatory "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdi" in Leipzig, he founded the ensemble "amici musicae", choir and orchestra, with which he has performed successfully in Germany and abroad to this day.

His musical work is influenced by two emphases, the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and rarely performed choral symphonic music. Since 2000, he has directed the Youth Symphonic Orchestra Leipzig (Das Jugendsinfonieorchester)?, several times federal prizewinner, with great success at the Johann Sebastian Bach Music School of Leipzig (Musik Schule Leipzig Johann Sebastian Bach).

Ron-Dirk Entleutner has focused his attention particularly on training and promoting young musicians. He was appointed as musical director at Koblenz University in 2007 and as director of the National Youth Choir of Saxony in 2015.

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