2022-2023 Season

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Computer Music and More

Price Music Center, 7:30 pm

Fixed electronic music (tape music; acousmatic music) and performances by Rodney Waschka II.

Music by Pauline Oliveros, Vladimir Ussachevsky, and others.



Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Betty R. Wishart, composer

On Her Music

Truitt Auditorium, Broughton Hall 1:30pm


Betty Wishart’s music has been performed throughout the United States, in England, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, South Korea, Russia and Japan.  After graduating from Queens University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she continued her studies in New York City.  Her major piano and composition teachers were Richard Bunger, Michael Zenge, Roger Hannay, Donald Waxman, and Wolfgang Rosé.

Prof. Wishart will discuss her music including works that will be performed that same evening by Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi.



Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi, pianist

Piano and electronics

Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre in Thompson Hall, Concert, 7:30pm

Tickets HERE. Music by Betty Wishart, Ed Martin, and others including the world premiere of …on the edge of the middle of nowhere (2022) by Phillip Schroeder and the world premiere of the piano and computer version of Triple Play (1991/2022) by Joseph Koykkar.

Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi is a Canadian-born pianist whose playing has been lauded as “brilliant” (New Music Connoisseur), “persuasive” (Sequenza21), and “beautiful” (American Record Guide). Her repertoire, ranging from the Renaissance era through the present, clearly affirms her keen interest in new music, which has led her to commission and premiere many new solo and collaborative works—music that has been featured on live radio broadcasts and released by Albany Records, Innova Recordings, Ravello Records’ Capstone Collection, Ravello Records, as well as the Society of Composers Inc. Performers Recording Series. Mainly Piano has hailed, “Astolfi is the rare artist who seems as comfortable with traditional classics as she is with more experimental music. … [A]stonishing pianism … her recordings never fail to impress.” Her multimedia recording of Yehuda Yannay’s Fantasietta and Ten Hommages will be released in 2022.