Music and Vocal Arts

Fall 2017


August 23, 3:00 pm
Location: NDNU Cunningham Chapel

A concert by pianist, Kathleen Nelson, an NDNU MM Alum.

MFA Piano Recital: Angelica Kamen

August 24, 2:00 pm
Location: NDNU Taube Center

Brazilian music by Jewish composer Darius Milhaud, music of Spain by Albéniz, nocturnes by Chopin and Debussy, and Angelica’s original songs.

Vocal Auditions: “1776”

September 2nd, 1:00 pm
Callbacks September 3, 11:00 am
Location: NDNU Taube Center

Contact Megan Bartlett to schedule a time.

City of Tracy Artwalk

September 23rd,  6-9 pm
Location: Downtown Tracy

Notre Dame de Namur University will be presenting a free program of show tunes and poetry in the NDNU Tracy office before the Wine Stroll/Art Walk.

BFA Senior Vocal Recital: Melanie Mardesich

September 29th, 7:30 pm
Location: NDNU Taube Center
BFA Project, Accompanied by MFA alum, Elizabeth Neff

Following the theme of “Couples” ; songs by composers and lyricists who are, or were, partners in life as well as in music. Repertoire from 19th century Germany through 2017 Broadway.

Homecoming Showcase & “1776” Preview

Special lunchtime performance for NDNU alums
October 7th, from 12-2 pm
Location: NDNU Taube Center

MFA Recital: Khemya MitRahina

Accompanied by MFA alum, Elizabeth Neff
MFA Vocal Recital
October 8th,  2:00 pm
Location: NDNU Taube Center

“Music from Around the World,” from Italian bel canto through Latin, Jazz, spiritual and original work.

MFA Lecture Recital: Michael Strelo-Smith

Accompanied by MFA Collaborative Piano student, Heather Razo
MFA Vocal Recital
October 11th, 2:00 pm, in honor of National Coming Out Day
October 14, 7:30 pm
Location: NDNU Taube Center

“Queer Liberation Theology”, the story of the rainbow flag, a Judy Garland song, the AIDS epidemic, and current politics. Music from Harold Arlen through Mama Cass and William Finn’s FALSETTOS.


Book by Peter Stone, Music & Lyrics by Sherman Edwards
Greg Fritsch, Director – Dottie Lester-White, Choreographer – Debra Lambert, Music Director
October 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30 pm
October 22, 29 at 2:00 pm
Location: NDNU Taube Center

The 1969 Tony Award winning musical, based on the frustrations, political intrigue and deals with the devil required to achieve the signing of the Declaration of Independence. John Adams declares in his opening sentence, “I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace, two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a congress.”

Performed in a blind-cast version. Classes are welcome – please notify us in advance, as seating is limited. (We will schedule additional performances if needed.)


Vocal & Choral Workshop: Los Medanos Junior College Choir

October 29th, arrive at 1:15pm, workshop beginning at 2:00 pm, tour at 3:30 pm
Location: NDNU Taube Center

The choir of Los Medanos College will visit NDNU, have workshop with NDNU faculty, and tour the campus with NDNU Admissions.


November 18th, 7:30 pm
Location: NDNU Taube Center

Our Fall 2017 vocalists and collaborative piano students perform classics through contemporary Broadway, accompanied by faculty and MFA students.

About the Department of Music and Vocal Arts

Tickets and Information

To purchase tickets, visit or call 1-800-838-3006.

For information, call 650-508-3429.

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