Naval Academy Brass Quintet
Tuesday, September 29, 8 p.m., Merrick Lecture Hall
This diverse program will take you on a journey from the earliest music written for brass and percussion to cutting edge compositions, including selections from one of the greatest Broadway shows of all time, West Side Story.  Don't miss out on this fun and entertaining program!

Otherworld: The Debut Concert
Wednesday, September 30, 8:00 pm, Merrick Lecture Hall
The contemporary jazz quartet that began at Goucher will perform their original works.  The quartet's members are pianist and Instructor of Music, Jeffrey Chappell, guitarist Jake Kohlhas '11, bassist Chris Taylor '13, and drummer Jake Marinari '13.

Bridge Ensemble Concert
Friday, October 2, 8 p.m., Sanford J. Ungar Athenaeum, Hyman Forum
The Bridge Ensemble includes acclaimed musicians who form a cultural bridge between East and West by fusing American jazz with the music of India and the Middle East. Pianist José Antonio Bowen and percussionists Jamal Mohamed, Poovalur Sriji, and Wes Crawford are improvisers as well as technically accomplished instrumentalists. They combine exotic grooves and cross-cultural sensibilities to create exciting acoustic music.

Baltimore Rhythm Festival
A Spirited Day Celebrating the Power of Community & Rhythm in Baltimore
Saturday, October 3, Lovely Lane Church 2200 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD  21218
Noon-6 p.m.  Free Afternoon Festival with Stage and Street Performances, Workshops, Vendors, Open Mics, and Jams!
7-10 p.m.  Evening Concert follows with stellar lineup of performers. Ticket Price: $15, $10 for children and students, and are available by visiting
Goucher College President José Bowen and Assistant Professor Rory Turner will perform at this year's Baltimore Rhythm Festival featuring internationally celebrated musicians and dancers, great local bands and troupes, and a new, larger site in the heart of Baltimore at Lovely Lane Church. The festival welcomes all to celebrate peace through music, and creates space to be inspired, to learn, to participate, and to share.

Alumni Mandolin Recital Joel Michael-Schwartz
Tuesday, October 6, 8 p.m., Merrick Lecture Hall
Joel Michael Schwarz '15 will perform and speak about flamenco music, its cultural context, and the challenges of adapting it to a non-traditional instrument.

Baba John Mason's African Spirits of Cuba
Tuesday, October 13, 7 p.m., Merrick Lecture Hall
This musical trip to Cuba highlights the special people and places that became dear to John Mason over the last three decades in his work there as a world-renown Òrìsà priest, historian, ethnographer, and musician. The program comprises musical compositions and lyrics by Mason, with arrangements by Gregory Maker. Goucher President José Antonio Bowen, a concert and jazz pianist, will be a special soloist during this celebration of the patroness of Cuba, La Caridad del Cobre.

The 2015 Annual Janet and Avery Fisher Music Residency:  Tara Helen O'Connor, Flutist
Wednesday, October 14, 7 p.m., lecture-demonstration, 7:45 p.m., master class
Thursday, October 15, 8 p.m., recital
All events are in Merrick Lecture Hall.
Flutist Tara Helen O'Connor is Goucher's 2015 Fisher music artist in residence. She performs regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and chamber music festivals worldwide. She is a professor at the Conservatory of Music in the School of the Arts at Purchase College and teaches at Bard College and the Manhattan School of Music. Tickets for the concert must be reserved at or by calling 410-337-6333.

Celebrating Strayhorn, with Rusty Hassan, Jazz Radio Host
Tuesday, October 20, 3:00 p.m., Kelley Lecture Hall
Renowned WPFW radio host Rusty Hassan celebrates the centennial year of jazz composer Billy Strayhorn with a lecture, demonstrated by saxophonist Craig Alston.

Pianist Caroline Hong
Thursday, October. 29, 8 p.m., Merrick Hall 
Pianist and Ohio State University professor Caroline Hong returns to Goucher with a program of new music including the premiere of Goucher faculty member Kendall Kennison's Glasovir fantasy and a piece by Goucher alumna Ingrid Arauco '77.

A Symphony of the Night, Part V; Halloween Concert
Friday, October 30, 8:00 p.m., Haebler Memorial Chapel
Enjoy a night of musical fantasies as Goucher faculty and alumni organists team up with a host of musical talents to perform works from film, video games, and classical repertoire.

Music Department Student Showcase
Wednesday, November 4, 7:00 p.m., Merrick Lecture Hall
Enjoy a variety of works performed by students from the department's private voice and instrumental studios. 

Goucher College Choirs
Wednesday, November 11, 8:00 p.m., Haebler Memorial Chapel
The Goucher College choirs will present a diverse and vibrant program under the leadership of the Director of Choral Activities, Daniel McDavitt.

Senior Guitar Recital, Carlos Jimenez
Thursday, November 12, 7:00 p.m., Haebler Memorial Chapel
Senior Juan Jimenez will perform a variety of pieces for guitar.

Goucher College Orchestra
Thursday, November 19, 8:00 p.m., Haebler Memorial Chapel
The Goucher College Orchestra presents its fall concert under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Elisa Koehler.  Senior Shayna Parr '16 will be the featured flute soloist in Griffes' "Poem." The program also features Beethoven's epic Symphony No. 3 in E-flat (Eroica) and Leopold Mozart's delightful Toy Symphony.

Chamber Music Seminar Concert
Monday, November 23, 8:00 p.m., Merrick Lecture Hall
Students from Goucher's Chamber Music Seminar, presents its fall concert led by guest director Michael Poloncheck '10, will perform a variety of challenging works for small instrumental ensembles.  

Voice Studio Recital
Wednesday, December 2, 7:00 p.m., Haebler Memorial Chapel
Students from Goucher's vocal studios will perform selections from the opera, art song, and musical theatre repertoires.

Jazz Ensemble
Thursday, December 3, 8:00 p.m., Merrick Lecture Hall
The Goucher Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Jeffrey Chappell, will perform a program of standard jazz repertoire and original compositions.

Annual Service of Lessons and Carols
Monday, December 7, 5:00 p.m., Haebler Memorial Chapel
The Goucher College choirs and Chaplain's Office present the Annual Service of Lessons and Carols. Ring in the season by attending this service of music and readings featuring Goucher students, faculty, and staff. The choirs and audience will sing many well-known carols, and the choirs will also present carols from different parts of the world.

Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop
Wednesday and Thursday, December 9 and 10, 8:00 p.m., Merrick Lecture Hall
Students from Goucher's Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop present their fall concert under the direction of professors Lisa Weiss and Jennifer Blades featuring solo and ensemble pieces.  

Computer Music Concert
Friday, December 11, 8:00 p.m., Merrick Lecture Hall
Students from the Computer Music Studio, faculty, and guests will participate in a digital and multimedia concert.

Unless otherwise noted, all concerts are free of charge and open to the public.  Please confirm events because they are subject to change. For information about tickets and events, call 410-337-6333 or visit  Directions to Goucher College can be found at