Conservatory of Music

From Bach to Broadway
Conservatory of Music Concerts & Events
Boesel Musical Arts Center
(440) 826-8078

The BW Conservatory is now Live-Streaming selected concerts.  Visit the live-streaming web page to see the schedule as well as instructions on enjoying a live-streamed BW event. 


Concerts below denoted with an asterisk (*) will be live-streamed.

Concerts and Events

All events take place in Fanny Nast Gamble Auditorium, and are free, unless otherwise noted.  Other possible venues include:

  • Fanny Nast Gamble Auditorium; Chamber Hall; Kulas Musical Arts Building, 96 Front Street
  • Fynette Kulas Music Hall; Kadel Family Vocal Music Hall; Boesel Musical Arts Center, 49 Seminary Street
  • Kleist Center for Art and Drama, John Patrick Theatre and William Allman Theatre, 95 East Bagley Road
  • The United Methodist Church of Berea, 170 Seminary Street
  • St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 50 East Bagley Road

Driving Directions to the Conservatory of Music 

The BW Listings Line: (440) 826-2330 provides a recorded listing of all that is happening weekly on campus.



Spring 2015

(All events take place in Gamble Auditorium, and are free,
unless otherwise noted)


3/1/15 2:00pm

Student Recital: Allison Klier, flute, with Rei Sakurai, piano (Fynette Kulas Music Hall)

3/1/15 3:00pm

Faculty Recital: Robert Mayerovitch, piano

Masterworks of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries by Haydn, Schumann and Ravel.

3/1/15 4:00pm

Brass Choir: John Brndiar, conductor (Brecksville United Church of Christ, 23 Public Square, Brecksville, OH)

3/3/15 7:30pm

Guest Recital: Duo Damiana: Molly Barth, flute, and Dieter Hennings, guitar (Chamber Hall)

3/4/15 12:00pm

St. Thomas Noontime Recital: Keyboard Instruments (St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 50 E. Bagley Road, Berea, OH)

3/5/15 6:00pm

Student Recital: Caroline Murrah, soprano, and Gabriel Brown, tenor, with Mark Graham & Nancy Maier, piano (Chamber Hall)

3/6/15 12:00pm

Beech Street Brass Recital (Berea United Methodist Church, 170 Seminary St., Berea)

3/8/15 3:00pm

Conservatory Outreach: Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition Concert: Rand Laycock, conductor, Shelly Jensen, David Jelen, and Kathy Musat, assistants

Elegy Op. 24 for Cello by Gabriel Fauré.  Featuring Emily Szabo, cello, the winner of the Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition.

3/15/15 3:00pm

Cleveland Composers' Guild Recital: George Pope, flute, and friends (Fynette Kulas Music Hall)

Works by Emerson, Wiley, Chobanian, Rollin, Conner and others.

3/15/15 7:00pm

Art Song Festival Guest Recital ($): Elliot Madore, baritone, and Natalia Katyukova, piano

During festival years, the Art Song Festival brings world-renowned concert artists to BW for recitals and master classes.  This year's non-festival guest artists are Elliot Madore, baritone, and Natalia Katyukova, piano.  They will perform a recital of works by Poulenc, Ives, Wolf, Schumann and more.

$30 Adults
$25 Seniors and groups of 10 or more
Students FREE with I.D.

Tickets available at or by calling 440-826-7664.

3/19/15 3:10pm

Conservatory Convocation Recital*

3/20/15 7:00pm

Africa→West Percussion Trio: Jamie Ryan, Ryan Korb, & Josh Ryan

Performance includes original works from the trio's three CD recordings.  Featured will be a new premier and their composition, Lobi Variations, from their recent release, Aburé.  The trio continues to perform both Western and non-Western aesthetics in addition to creating a unique blend of their many influences.

3/20/15 8:00pm

Student Recital: Josiah Bullach, horn (Fynette Kulas Music Hall)

3/21/15 12:00pm

Student Recital: Rachel Wilken, clarinet, with Denella Sing, piano (Chamber Hall)

3/21/15 2:00pm

Student Recital: Kaylyn Murphy, horn (Kadel Family Vocal Music Hall)

3/21/15 4:00pm

Student Recital: Isaac Hopkins, trumpet, with Jason Aquila, piano (Chamber Hall)

3/21/15 5:00pm

Jazz Ensemble Concert ($): Greg Banaszak, director (Brothers Lounge, 11609 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH)

For more information visit:

3/21/15 6:00pm

Student Recital: Briana Bergen, mezzo-soprano, with Zarina Melik-Stepanova, piano (Fynette Kulas Music Hall)

Also featuring Sarah Nadler, soprano

3/21/15 7:00pm

Faculty Recital: Nicole Keller, organ (Lindsay-Crossman Chapel, 56 Seminary St., Berea)

3/21/15 7:30pm

Cleveland Chamber Symphony with guest Verb Ballets: Steven Smith, conductor

World Premieres by Composer-in-Residence, Clint Needham, as well as Jeremy Allen and Steven Smith.  Also featuring Cowell's Hymn & Fuguing Tune No. 10.

3/19/15 through 3/21/15  

fyoo zh en 15: new music + dance (John Patrick Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama)

Sara Whale, director

New movement, new music...and sociology!  All of the original, new dance works in this year's fyoo zh en take their inspiration from Dr. Carol Gregory's research on prevention of workplace violence and the U.S. Marine Corps.  Student choreographers and composers will explore all aspects of this phenomenon as it relates to U.S. Marines and their re-entry into civilian life. 

Tickets available at

3/22/15 2:00pm

Student Recital: Sarah Tyhurst, soprano, with Jason Aquila, piano (Chamber Hall)

3/22/15 2:00pm

Student Recital: Kyle Harris, flute, and James Kunselman, percussion (Fynette Kulas Music Hall)

3/22/15 3:00pm

Faculty Recital: Barton Samuel Rotberg, violin, and Christine Fuoco, piano

3/22/15 4:00pm

Student Recital: Sarah Nadler, soprano, with Jason Aquila, piano (Fynette Kulas Music Hall)

3/22/15 4:00pm

Conservatory Outreach: BW Men's Chorus: Frank Bianchi, conductor (Fairlawn Lutheran Church & School, 3415 West Market, Akron, OH)

3/22/15 6:00pm

Student Recital: Natalie Young, clarinet (Fynette Kulas Music Hall)

3/22/15 7:00pm

BW Singers Concert*: Marc Weagraff, conductor

3/24/15 7:30pm

Guest Recital: Kupinski Guitar Duo (Chamber Hall)

3/25/15 7:00pm

New Music Series: Concert V: Students of Clint Needham (Student Activities Center, 96 Beech Street, Berea, OH)

Under the direction of Composer-in-Residence Clint Needham, composition majors present original works performed by BW student musicians.

3/27/15 7:00pm

Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert*: Brendan Caldwell, conductor

3/27/15 through 3/28/15

5th Annual Beatles Festival

With a wink and a nod to BW's Bach Festival, the BWBeatles Festival pays tribute to the Fab Four with a performance of one of four albums in its entirety each year.  This year "Abbey Road" will restart the cycle.  Featuring an all-student production and artistic team (including our own Fab Four - Mickey Ryan '15, Rod O'Toole '15, Jon Kramer '16, and Colton Ryan '17), we are proud to present "The Oldest Collegiate Beatles Festival."

Preview Concert
March 27 @ 10:30pm (Fynette Kulas Music Hall)
Limited seating.  Tickets are first come, first served 15 minutes before the house opens.  Come early to guarantee a good seat!

Abbey Road in Concert
March 28 @ 7:30pm & 10:00pm (John Patrick Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama)

Free tickets required, available at beginning March 1st.

3/28/15 5:00pm

Faculty Recital: Sungeun Kim, piano

Featuring solo works by Beethoven, Chopin, Medtner, and Rachmaninoff.

3/28/15 5:00pm

Student Recital: Sean F. Burns, baritone, with Jason Aquila, piano (Lindsay-Crossman Chapel, 56 Seminary St., Berea)

3/29/15 3:00pm

Symphony Orchestra Concert*: Octavio Más-Arocas, conductor

3/29/15 4:00pm

Student Recital: Rayna Brooks, soprano, and Lucy Anders, soprano, with Jason Aquila, piano (Fynette Kulas Music Hall)

3/29/15 5:00pm

Faculty Recital: Ken Heinlein, tuba (Kadel Family Vocal Music Hall)

3/29/15 6:00pm

Student Recital: Jennifer Oxley, clarinet, with Denella Sing, piano (Chamber Hall)

3/29/15 8:00pm

Student Recital: Eric Klickman, bass-baritone, with Susan Schoeffler, piano (Chamber Hall)



4/1/15 12:00pm

St. Thomas Noontime Recital: Bach Festival Brass (St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 50 E. Bagley Road, Berea, OH)

4/1/15 8:00pm

World Music Series: Rundá

Pat Egan and Tim Britton of Rundá are in the forefront of the contemporary Celtic music scene.  Hailed as "a phenomenon" by TIME magazine, Tim Britton is a virtuoso on the rare uilleann pipes, wooden flute and tinwhistle.  He has performed for nearly 40 years with the best Irish musicians.  For over 30 years, Pat Egan has developed his own powerfully emotive style of guitar playing and vocal delivery, appearing throughout Ireland and the U.S.  Together, they will warm your hearts and challenge you to stay in your seats.

4/4/15 8:00pm

Student Recital: Jesse Penfound, percussion

4/8/15 6:00pm

Music Theatre Senior Showcase

A 30-minute revue prior to their New York City performance for agents.

4/9/15 3:10pm

Conservatory Convocation Recital*

4/10/15 7:00pm

Jazz Ensemble Concert: Greg Banaszak, director

4/10/15 & 4/11/15 8:00pm

Spring Opera Showcase & Freshman Spotlight: Benjamin Wayne Smith, director (Fynette Kulas Music Hall)

Vocal performance majors present scenes from the French, German and Italian repertoires with supertitles.  After a milk and cookies reception, everyone is invited to the Freshman Spotlight, a cabaret of songs showcasing our talented freshman class.  Seating is limited, so arrive early.

4/11/15 12:00pm

Student Recital: Mary Jane Booker, violin (Chamber Hall)

4/11/15 1:00pm

Student Recital: Melissa Wallace, oboe (Kadel Family Vocal Music Hall)

4/11/15 2:00pm

Student Recital: Roxy Star Callan, soprano, with Jason Aquila, piano (Chamber Hall)

4/11/15 4:00pm

Student Recital: Sarah Huston, flute, with Rei Sakurai, piano (Chamber Hall)

4/11/15 6:00pm

Student Recital: Peter Douglas, piano (Chamber Hall)

With Professor Tracy Grady, soprano, and Patrick Hickey, clarinet

4/11/15 7:00pm

Student Recital: Cody Hiller, violin, with Helen Candea & Rei Sakurai, piano

4/11/15 8:00pm

Student Recital: Daniel Muller, saxophone, with Denella Sing, piano (Chamber Hall)

4/12/15 1:00pm

Student Recital: Audrey Zybura, flute, with Rei Sakurai, piano

4/12/15 2:00pm

Student Recital: Kia Frank, soprano, with Christine Fuoco, piano (Fynette Kulas Music Hall)

4/12/15 3:00pm

Lyceum² Concert: Julian Ross, violin, & Robert Mayerovitch, piano

"Bartók and Bubbles!"
Beethoven's "Champagne" Sonata, Bartók's monumental First Sonata and works by jazz greats Joe Venuti, Eddie South and more.

4/12/15 5:00pm

Student Recital: James Kunselman, composition

4/12/15 5:00pm

Student Recital: Cory Vetovitz, horn (Kadel Family Vocal Music Hall)

4/12/15 6:00pm

Student Recital: Jerri Lou Lugo, viola, with Denella Sing, piano (Chamber Hall)

4/12/15 7:00pm

Student Recital: Stuart Popagain, piano

4/17/15 through 4/19/15  

83rd Annual Bach Festival* ($)

Beginning this year, Baldwin Wallace's Bach Festival is broadening its scope with a fresh, artistic fusion of music and events that meld masterful tradition with contemporary chic and innovation. 

Under the leadership of Dirk Garner, the beauty, majesty and power that have made Bach's music reverberate through the ages - influencing generations of classical and modern artists, comes alive through BW's celebrated Bach Festival.

For more information, including ticketing information, click here.

4/20/15 7:30pm

Excerpts from La finta giardiniera: Benjamin Wayne Smith, director (West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Boulevard, Rocky River, OH 44116)

BW vocal and orchestra students will perform selections from Mozart's opera, La finta giardiniera, in the Rocky River Chamber Music Society's 56th season of presenting high-quality professional chamber music concerts for the Northeast Ohio community.

4/22/15 7:00pm

Faculty Recital: Factory Seconds: Jack Sutte, trumpet, Richard Stout, trombone, and Jesse McCormick, horn

4/23/15 3:10pm

Conservatory Convocation Recital*

4/23/15 6:00pm

Student Recital: Isabel Plana, soprano, with Christine Fuoco, piano (Chamber Hall)

4/23/15 8:00pm

Student Recital: Julia Hines, mezzo-soprano, and Nathan Klingenberg, baritone, with Sara Smith & Peter Van Reesema, piano (Chamber Hall)

4/24/15 7:00pm

Symphonic Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band*: Brendan Caldwell, conductor

4/25/15 11:00am

Conservatory Outreach: Triple Threat Informance: Lisa Ortenzi, artistic director and acting instructor, Joel McDaniel, vocal instructor, Carli Miluk, dance instructor (Chamber Hall)

Triple Threat students will share prepared songs, dances and scenes of the popular and Broadway genres.

4/25/15 12:00pm

Student Chamber Recital: Hayden Forsythe, clarinet, Caroline Stephenson, violin, & Helen Candea, piano (Chamber Hall)

4/25/15 2:00pm

Student Recital: Griffith Gentilcore, trumpet, with William Shaffer, piano (Chamber Hall)

4/25/15 4:00pm

Student Recital: Grace Yang, viola, with Denella Sing, piano (Chamber Hall)

4/25/15 6:00pm

Student Recital: Erica Moffatté, soprano, with Denella Sing, piano (Fynette Kulas Music Hall)

4/25/15 6:00pm

Student Recital: Kelly Autry, tenor, with Sara Smith, piano (Chamber Hall)

4/25/15 7:00pm

Percussion Ensemble Concert: Josh Ryan, director

The ensemble will present an array of sounds, instruments and textures.  The program will feature works for percussion and marimba, including Ivan Trevino's "Catching Shadows."

4/25/15 8:00pm

Student Recital: Stephen Rieger, tenor (Chamber Hall)

4/25/15 8:00pm

Student Recital: Patrick Hickey, clarinet, with Denella Sing, piano (Fynette Kulas Music Hall)

4/25/15 10:00pm

Conservatory Outreach: Mr. Sun's Echo Concert (Fynette Kulas Music Hall)

4/26/15 12:00pm

Faculty Recital: George Pope, flute, and Rei Sakurai, piano

4/26/15 12:00pm

Student Recital: Jason McGlynn, percussion (Fynette Kulas Music Hall)

4/26/15 2:00pm

Student Recital: Jacob A. Donofrio, tuba, with William C. Shaffer, piano (Fynette Kulas Music Hall)

4/26/15 3:00pm

Women's Choir Concert*: Jordan Saul, conductor

4/26/15 3:00pm

Student Recital: David Nainiger, double bass, with Denella Sing, piano (Kadel Family Vocal Music Hall)

4/26/15 6:00pm

Student Recital: Michael Taylor, percussion (Fynette Kulas Music Hall)

4/26/15 7:00pm

New Music Series: Concert VI: Students of Clint Needham

Under the direction of Composer-in-Residence Clint Needham, composition majors present original works performed by BW student musicians.

4/26/15 8:00pm

Student Recital: Mary Mondlock, soprano, and Ellis Dawson, baritone, with Jason Aquila & Nancy Maier, piano (Chamber Hall)

4/29/15 7:00pm

Jazztet Student Composition Concert: Greg Banaszak, director

4/30/15 TBA

Conservatory Honors Recital*



5/1/15 7:00pm

Symphony Orchestra & Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert*: Octavio Más-Arocas & Brendan Caldwell, conductors

Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, featuring faculty pianist Robert Mayerovitch, and Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis.

5/1/15 through 5/3/15  

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER: The Musical ($) (PlayhouseSquare, 1501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115)

BW performance at PlayhouseSquare

Friday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 3, 7 p.m.

For tickets visit

5/2/15 12:00pm

Student Recital: Peter Henkels, tenor, with Peter Douglas, piano (Chamber Hall)

5/2/15 6:00pm

Student Recital: Helen Candea, piano (Fynette Kulas Music Hall)

5/2/15 8:00pm

PRISM Concert

A collaborative student-produced cabaret style show, encompassing music, visual arts, dance, theatrics, and more.

5/3/15 2:00pm

Music Theatre Freshman Showcase (John Patrick Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama)

Freshmen perform musical highlights from duet class and solo material.

5/3/15 5:00pm

Conservatory Outreach: BW Men's Chorus Concert ($): Frank Bianchi, conductor

Tickets available at

5/3/15 7:00pm

Student Recital: Hayden Forsythe, clarinet (Fynette Kulas Music Hall)

5/3/15 8:00pm

Collegium Musicum Concert: Janet Winzenburger, director

Featuring guest artists and Baldwin Wallace alumni Madeline Apple Healey, soprano, and keyboard faculty member Nicole Keller, harpsichord.

Vivaldi: La Follia (Madness)
Lully: Passacaille from Armide
Handel: V'adoro, pupille from Giulio Cesare
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050

5/6/15 12:00pm

St. Thomas Noontime Recital: Percussion Ensemble (St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 50 E. Bagley Road, Berea, OH)

5/6/15 7:00pm

Conservatory Outreach: New Horizons Band Concert: Laura Joss, director, Liam Sleggs & Chris Zanella, assistant directors

5/7/15 7:00pm

Conservatory Outreach: New Horizons Orchestra Concert: Peggie Willet, director

5/8/15 2:00pm

Student Recital: Sarah Rice, harp (Chamber Hall)

5/8/15 7:00pm

Conservatory Outreach: Junior & Senior Youth Orchestra Concert: Rand Laycock, conductor, Shelly Jensen, David Jelen and Kathy Musat, assistants

5/9/15 6:00pm

Conservatory Outreach: Youth Honors Wind Ensemble Concert: Laura Joss, conductor, Liam Sleggs & Chris Zanella, assistant conductors

5/9/15 8:00pm

Conservatory Outreach: Honors Chorales Concert: Jordan Saul, conductor

5/10/15 1:00pm

Conservatory Outreach: String Ensemble & String Orchestra Concert: Dianna Richardson, conductor, Valerie Roman, assistant

5/12/15 through 5/19/15 TBA

CIPC Young Artists Competition ($)

The Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music is privileged to partner with one of northeast Ohio's most venerable arts organizations, the Cleveland International Piano Competition, in bringing the Young Artists Competition to the BW Campus in May.  For eight days, Gamble Auditorium will be home to 25 international pianists between the ages of 12 and 18 as they compete in preliminary rounds.

Competition preliminary rounds will be held on campus and are open to the public (tickets required).  Guest artist recital and final round performances (May 20 & 21) will be held at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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