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Spring Music Showcase 2021

Friday, May 21, 2021

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Mahaney Arts Center - Robison Concert Hall and Outdoor Stage (near MAC patio)

The Middlebury College Department of Music presents a Spring Music Showcase
celebrating students’ musical achievements in coursework and ensembles.


Robison Concert Hall Performances

  • 5:00 p.m. - MUSC 0210 Compositions
  • 5:25 p.m. - Middlebury College Orchestra

 ---5:40 p.m.   -  Audience moves to outdoor stage---

Outdoor Stage Performances

  • 5:50 p.m. - MUSC 0246
  • 6:10 p.m. - Massimo Sassi
  • 6:15 p.m. - The Jazz Trio
  • 6:35 p.m. - Middlebury College Afropop Band
  • 6:55 p.m. - Zack Abrams
  • 7:00 p.m. - End  


In Robison Concert Hall

MUSC 0210, Composition II

Peregrine Trio (Comp. Ashley Wang)

Derridean Serialism (Comp. Tejas Srinivasan) 

Homage to Slayer (Comp. Zack Abrams) 


Middlebury College Orchestra

Grieg: Holberg Suite (from Holberg’s time), Op. 40

Movements announced from the stage


Isaac Xie

Ben Matthews

Kat Betrus

Jess Tseo

Jillian Lessing


Amelia Grosskopf

Luna Simone-Gonzalez

Kasey Mazzone

Maddie Pappano

Vincent Falardeau


Ashley Wang

Wheeler Jarvis

Will Procter

Stella Roseburrough-Borras

Julian Calder

Matt Brockley


This spritely, gorgeous piece, written to celebrate the bicentennial of Ludvig Holberg (a founding figure in Norwegian literature), re-creates a baroque dance suite using forms from Holberg’s era, and brings to life one of the earliest, most influential, and poignant works of neo-classicism.

Audience moves to outdoor stage

MUSC 0246, A Capella Ensemble

Wade in the Water

African American Spiritual 

Arr. Ensemble 246


Traditional Song (Zimbabwe/South Africa)

Dos Corazones

Blas Galindo (Mexico)

Mille Regretz

Josquin des Prez (France/Burgundy)

Mo Li Hua

Chinese Folk Song

Arr. Chen Yi

Keep Your Hand On the Plow

African American Spiritual 

Arr. Joseph Jennings

This Little Light of Mine

Harry Dixon Loes

Arr. Ensemble 246/Jeff Buettner

Ensemble 246

Jeremy Brotz

Fionah Carbee 

Bryan Currie

Ben Johnson 

Gabrielle Martin

Lily Staton 

Jeff Buettner


Massimo Sassi

Squishy (pre-recorded)

Created on Ableton for my MUSC 0214 class, "Squishy" is an instrumental electronic song that tells the story of a worm as it's flushed out of the grass onto the sidewalk during a rainstorm only to be met by the boots and shoes of unaware college students walking around campus. 


 The Jazz Trio 

 Selections announced from the stage

The Jazz Trio, formerly known as The Mickey Feeney Trio, features Riley Dowell, guitar, Massimo Sassi, bass and Mickey Feeney, drums.  Riley and Massimo have worked together and been mainstays of our jazz program for 3 years; Mickey joined us last year.  The group will play a selection of bop and jazz standards.


Middlebury College Afropop Band (Damascus Kafumbe, director)

Malaika (Comp. Fadhili William & Adam Salim) – Kenya, Tanzania, Burma, & Cuba
Arr. Middlebury College Afropop Band

Imegi (Comp. Judikay) – Nigeria
Arr. Middlebury Afropop Band

Overtake Don Overtake Overtake (Comp. Fela Kuti) – Nigeria
Arr. Middlebury College Afropop Band

Nelson Mandela (Comp. Youssou N'Dour) – Senegal
Arr. Middlebury College Afropop Band

Keyboard & Percussion - Damascus Kafumbe and Sam Medeiros

Guitar - Jude Seo

Bass - Hans Kindstedt

Drum set - Josh Stretten-Carlson

Violin - Ben Matthews


Zack Abrams

Flamenco Performance (pre-recorded)


With special thanks to MAC Technical Director Mark Christensen whose heroic efforts made this event possible.

Department of Music

Mahaney Center for the Arts
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753