WP Music Department


BillCharlapfor88KeysIn an effort to provide the tools necessary for student success in the music program and for the University to continue to provide outstanding public performances, The WP 88 Keys Campaign is being launched to generate support for the purchase of a new Steinway piano for the Shea Center for the Performing Arts. You are invited to join in this campaign with a purchase of a piano key. If you are interested, please contact Maureen O’Connor at oconnorm24@wpunj.edu or 973.720.3990. General support of the campaign is welcome by visiting wpunj.edu/giving, click on the giving form, and choose WP 88 Keys Campaign as your gift designation.

About the WP Music Department

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  • WP Music
    WP New Music Ensemble

    Nov 29, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The WP New Music Ensemble performs a dynamic program of various styles, ranging from the experimental and avant-garde to minimalism, neo-romantic and more. William Paterson composers, faculty, students and alumni will be featured in this collaborative presentation!

    Admission: Free


  • WP Music
    Global Percussion Ensemble

    Dec 01, 2021 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    WP Global Percussion Ensemble features new and traditional music from West Africa, the United States, Peru, and Colombia. Special guest artists include master drummers M'bemba Bangoura and Hector Morales.

    Admission: Free!


  • WP Voice
    WP Choirs Winter Concert

    Dec 03, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Rochelle Park, NJ

    William Paterson Choirs present a program of holiday-themed music.

    Lauren Fowler-Calisto, director
    Lois Buesser & Alla Milstein, keyboards


  • WP Presents! and Midday Artist Series
    Singer-songwriter Natalia Zukerman

    Dec 07, 2021 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Musician, painter and educator Natalia Zukerman grew up in New York City and began her songwriting career in Boston, and now resides, writes, plays, teaches and paints in the Hudson Valley. Having released eight independent albums on Weasel Records and her own label Talisman Records, Zukerman has toured internationally as a solo performer since 2005. Her music can be heard on the soundtrack of several seasons of The L Word and ABC Family's Chasing Life. She also created the score for The Arch of Titus, an independent film created for Yeshiva University and a Harvard online course called Poetry in America. In February, 2017, Natalia became a Cultural Diplomat for the US Department of State, playing concerts and conducting workshops with her trio, The Northern Lights throughout Africa. Natalia teaches private songwriting lessons and has taught at various programs and festivals throughout the US and in Canada. In May 2018, she was the artist in residence at the cell theatre in New York City where she developed her multimedia one woman show, The Women Who Rode Away. In March, 2020, Natalia co-produced an online music festival called Shut In & Sing which ran for 8 weeks and provided immediate financial relief to hundreds of independent musicians at the beginning of the lockdown. Since then, she has been performing livestream shows, teaching songwriting, coaching, among other endeavors.

    “Natalia’s voice could send an orchid into bloom while her guitar playing can open a beer bottle with its teeth.” –New Yorker

    “a wise mix of rootsy styles from torch blues to country swing. If you’re a fan of Madeleine Peyroux, Bonnie Raitt or even Amy Winehouse, you’ll find stuff to connect with here.” –Philadelphia Daily News

    Natalia Zukerman

    Admission:  Free


  • WP Music
    WP Wind SymphonyA Little Night Music

    Dec 09, 2021 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The William Paterson Wind Symphony presents its final concert of the semester, “A Little Night Music.” With music by Adolphus Hailstork, Cait Nishimura, Jess Langston Turner, Benjamin Dean Taylor, and Adam Gorb.

    Teresa C. Purcell-Giles, Conductor

    Admission: Free