Story Categories: Music Department

Beautiful 16x9
December 10, 2015
Every Wagnerian knows the alma mater, “Beautiful Upon a Hill.” But did you know that “Beautiful” was not our original school song? That honor belongs to “We Stand United,” written by Frederick [...] Keep reading →
December 1, 2015
During its 1975 tour of Austria and Germany, the Wagner College Choir stopped in Berlin and worked into the small hours of the morning to record their tour program. The album was recorded in Berlin's [...] Keep reading →
November 2, 2015
Bruce Bainbridge '73 recently donated a boxed three-disc set of 78 rpm recordings made by the "Wagner College A Capella Choir" in 1949 under the direction of his father, John L. Bainbridge, who took over [...] Keep reading →
Flier, Kingston, 11-14-15
October 30, 2015
Pieter Brueghel The Younger - The Wedding Party, 1610 This November, the Wagner College Choir will present its fall concert, “A Wedding of Sorts,” in three performances: Staten Island on Nov. 8, [...] Keep reading →
Wagner College Choir 16x9
September 22, 2015
For many years, the Wagner College Choir has been our musical ambassador, visiting church congregations all over the country and letting people see — and hear — what real, live Seahawks look and sound [...] Keep reading →
Opera Ebony 16x9
February 23, 2015
Wagner College combined music and storytelling in an emotional Black History Month performance. Opera Ebony and playwright Anthony Knight collaborated to bring the play, "No Cowards in Our Band," to [...] Keep reading →
Vocal Synergy (Jan Somma-Hammel) 16x9
October 22, 2014
Staten Island Advance photojournalist Jan Somma-Hammel posted this video and news story about Wagner College's all-female a capella group, Vocal Synergy, on the community newspaper's website. Watch the [...] Keep reading →
Schulenberg 16x9
August 19, 2014
Wagner College music historian David Schulenberg’s new book, “The Music of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach,” will be published next month by the University of Rochester Press, a partner of the humanities [...] Keep reading →
1973 Music faculty (Margery Mayer Steen is third from left) (Kallista) 16x9
May 19, 2014
Margery Mayer Steen Voutsas, former music professor at Wagner College and contralto with the New York City Opera, died on May 12 in Cupertino, California at age 96. Marguerite Caroline Louise Mayer was [...] Keep reading →
Ernie Jackson 16x9
December 10, 2013
Earlier this year, guitarist Ernie Jackson — a 1987 music graduate of Wagner college — got a call from the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a most unusual gig: Would he play the Met’s 1860s-era Martin [...] Keep reading →