Music Mondays

Kutztown University's Music Department embraces social media to showcase the work of our students during the Covid-19 quarantine. Here you can see all of the shared videos. Follow #MusicMonday for updates.

Route 66 by Bobby Troup, arranged by Dick Averre, and performed by Afterhours

Afterhours singers: Alex Reyes, Emily Bedouin, Lindsey Fitting, Christina Shecktor, Elena Altmiller, Emma Clark, Mikala Hardie, Sam Brown, Mo Maceluch, and Belen Jurado. Directed by Professor Neal Kirkwood.

We Take Long Trips, Ruminations composition by Professor Neal Kirkwood, set to poems of Rumi

Afterhours singers: Alex Reyes, Emily Bedouin, Lindsey Fitting, Christina Shecktor, Elena Altmiller, Emma Clark, Mikala Hardie, Sam Brown, Madison Martin, Mo Maceluch, and Belen Jurado.

Neal Kirkwood: What Makes Nightfall Come

Olivia Lionetti, pianist, sophomore in BA Commercial Music, plays and sings an original song by KU Professor, Neal Kirkwood

Witold Lutoslawski: Variations on a Theme by Paganini for Two Pianos and Percussion

Four Kutztown University music students connect to play together selections from Lutoslawski's Variations on a Theme by Paganini during the Covid-19 quarantine. Featuring: Jean Pierre Kiklikian; pianist, BA in Music Performance, freshman (originally from Venezuela). Recording from the concert grand piano in Schaeffer Building. Olivia Lionetti; pianist, BA in Commercial Music, sophomore. Recording on an electric keyboard from her house in NJ. Lola Pardee; percussionist, BA in Music Performance, freshman. Recording from her home in PA. Alexander Felix; percussionist, BS Music Education, freshman. Recording from his house in Florida.

Attilio Ariosti: “La Rosa” - Professors María Asteriadou, pianist, and Kurt Nikkanen, violinist with KU students Rachael Heater, soprano, and Esther Brink, violin.

Two Kutztown University Music students and 2 professors connect to play together during Covid-19 isolation. Featuring: KU faculty, pianist María Asteriadou, and violinist Kurt Nikkanen recorded from their home in New York City. KU students, Rachael Heater, soprano, a senior in BA Music Performance and Esther Brink, violin, a sophomore in BS Music Education recorded from their homes in PA.

Mendelssohn Trio: Jean Pierre Kiklikian, piano, Nicolas Gomez Amin, violin, Laura Keim, cello

Three Kutztown University Music students connect to play together during Covid-19 isolation. Featuring: Jean Pierre Kiklikian: Pianist: BA Music Performance, freshman (originally from Venezuela). Recording from the concert grand piano in Schaeffer Building. Nicolas Gomez Amin: Violinist: BA Music Performance, Sophomore (originally from Chile). Recording from his home in Santiago, Chile. Laura Keim: Cellist: BS Music Education and BA Music Performance, junior. Recording from her home in Long Island.

Jean Pierre Kiklikian Chopin Etude Op. 25 No. 10

Jean Kiklikian, music student at Kutztown University, and recipient of the Presidential Piano Quintet Scholarship, performs Chopin Etude Op. 25 No. 10 in B minor, during the period of isolation imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Olivia Lionetti - Chopin Piano Sonata No. 2, Funeral March

Olivia Lionett a Sophomore at KU records from her home in NJ with an electronic keyboard.

Nicolás Gómez Amín - J. S. Bach: Partita No. 3 in E major. III. Gavotte en Rondeau

Nicolas Gomez Amin: Violinist: BA Music Performance, Sophomore. Recording from his home in Santiago, Chile during the period of isolation imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Olivia Lionetti: Fantasia in D Minor - Mozart (Quarantine Concert)

Pianist, Olivia Lionetti, performs a Quarantine Concert from her home in NJ during the Covid-19 Pandemic. She is a sophomore studying Commercial Music at Kutztown University.

Adrianna Howden - Alberto Ginastera: Danzas Argentinas, II. Danza de la mosa donoz

Pianist and Oboist: BA Music Performance, senior. Recording from her home in Pennsylvania.

Athanasios Radamanidis playing Mozart: 10 Variations on "Unser dummer Pöbel meint"

Kutztown University Student Athanasios Radamanidis playing Mozart: 10 Variations on "Unser dummer Pöbel meint", K.455

Adrianna Howden - Chopin Etude in A flat major, Op. 25 No. 1

Adrianna Howden is a Pianist and Oboist. She is currently a senior studying Music Performance from Kutztown University. Here she is recording from her home in Pennsylvania while in isolation do to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jean Kiklikian - Beethoven piano sonata Op. 110 - Mov.1

Jean Pierre Kiklikian is a freshman from Venezuela. He's pursuing a BA Music Performance from Kutztown University. Here he is recording on the concert grand piano in Schaeffer during the period of isolation imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Adrianna Howden - Bach Prelude and Fugue No. 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867

Adrianna Howden is a Pianist and Oboist. She is currently a senior studying Music Performance from Kutztown University. Here she is recording from her home in Pennsylvania while in isolation do to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Athanasios Michael Ramadanidis: J. S. Bach: Keyboard Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829

Kutztown University Student Athanasios Radamanidis playing J. S. Bach: Keyboard Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829. Ramadanidis is an exchange student from the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece. He is a senior in BM Piano Performance and came to KU for the semester to study with Dr. Asteriadou. Unfortunately, he had to go back right after Spring break, due to Covid-19, but they have continued lessons and coaching via Zoom.

Adrianna Howden - Scriabin Etude in C Sharp Minor Op. 2, No. 1

Adrianna Howden is a Pianist and Oboist. She is currently a senior getting a BA Music Performance from Kutztown University. Here she is recording from her home in Pennsylvania while in isolation do to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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