Student Opera Theatre Association and Hillman Opera
Contact: Julie Newell
These groups provide experiences with a variety of types of full-scale musical theatre
works presented in cooperation with the Department of Theatre and Dance. Recent musical
productions include The Merry Widow, The Marriage of Figaro, The Gondoliers, and Albert Herring.
Contact: David Rudge
The Collective is a student organization dedicated to self-expression through music
improvisation, and to addressing the National Standards for teaching Improvisation.
It is comprised of some of the most creative students in the School of Music, as well
as non-music majors. We are a community of musicians which benefits from the courage
of the performance major, skill of the music educator, creativity of the composition
major, technology of the sound recording major, nurturing of the music therapist and
most of all, from the “beginner’s mind” of the non-major. For us there are no wrong
notes for we believe, as tribal people do, “If you can talk, you can sing. If you
can walk, you can dance.”
"FJE" (Fredonia Jazz Ensemble)
Contact: Bruce Johnstone
In addition to the curricular Jazz Ensembles, students have the opportunity to participate
in the non-curricular, Student Association-sponsored jazz group best known as "FJE."
FJE is structured to to foster a wider understanding of and ability to perform different
styles of jazz. The Jazz Ensemble has produced several records and won many national
and international awards at festivals.