Performances are planned for the spring. Details will be made available when state and health authorities deem it safe for performing arts centers to resume activity.
Pfitzer's Driveway Choirs Lift the Season
UAlbany Choral Director Michael Pfitzer kept the music playing during intersession, conducting a Driveway Choir in Bolton, Mass. on Dec. 19, with mic'd singers doing their parts from their pandemic-free car seats. The Bolton concert, which was preceded by a relaxed parking lot "sing" in September, presented Handel's Messiah. The two events, the idea of two Massachusetts musicians, were featured in the New York Times and Boston Globe, as well as Bay State TV coverage.
FRESH ACTS: A Festival of New Plays
Artistic Director: Kate Walat
Zoom in to experience works written, directed, and performed entirely by students, as the Theatre Program’s annual festival of play readings is held online this spring. This year’s festival will also feature excerpts from solo pieces, read by their authors, for the Friday afternoon performance. Registration and more information
April 7 & 8 @ 8pm, April 9 @ 3pm, April 10 @ 2pm & 8pm
Love & Other Destinations
A Digital Musical Film
Music: Brad Ross, Lyrics: Michael Cooper, Director: Chad Larabee, Music Director: Jenny Kim-Godfrey, Choreographer: Liv Larson
This one-hour digital musical film explores love and yearning to connect with others, with songs ranging from the hysterical to the heart-breaking. More information
April 22 @ 8pm, April 23 @ 3pm, April 24 @ 2pm & 8pm, April 25 @ 2pm
Interstate, Fresh Acts and Love & Other Destinations are online productions.
Music Performance Ensembles
The Music Program’s ensembles perform on campus every semester. Our vocal groups include a large Chorale and the audition-based Chamber Singers. Instrumental ensembles include Orchestra, Jazz Band, Concert Band, and Percussion Ensemble. The Marching and Pep Bands play at athletic events. Non-majors and community members are welcome to participate.
Auditions for UAlbany Theatre productions occur three times a year.
See our Theatre Auditions and Production Policy page for additional information.
Faculty are internationally recognized for their compositions, performances, and scholarship. We emphasize issues relevant to music and society such as social media, rock, jazz, and transatlantic cultural exchange. Expertise includes recording practices, multimedia composition, film music, gender studies, world musics, and history of theory. See faculty bios for additional information on publications, recordings, and performances.
Performing Arts Center 310
By Phone: Monday - Friday, 8am-4:30pm (closed 12-1pm for lunch)
Performing Arts Center 262
By Phone: Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm (closed 12-1pm for lunch)