WVU alumna brings back jazz band to campus Oct. 25

West Virginia University alumna Allison Miller will be back at the College of Creative Arts on Oct. 25 to perform with her band, Boom Tic Boom. 

A New York City-based drummer, composer and teacher, Miller has been named to Downbeat Magazine’s “Top 20 Jazz Drummers” and her band is a recipient of Chamber Music America’s “Presenter Consortium for Jazz Grant.” Boom Tic Boom’s 2016 release, Otis was a Polar Bear, was chosen for NPR’s Jazz Critics Poll.

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Music alumna leaves gift to honor piano faculty

West Virginia University Alumna Carole Ross will leave a legacy in the School of Music through an estate gift honoring the devoted faculty she learned under while a student.

 A Uniontown native, Ross attended WVU on a Board of Governor’s Scholarship and began classes as a music major concentrating in piano the same year as Herman Godes began teaching at WVU.

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WVUSO to play ‘concert café’ Oct. 19

The West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra will perform an intimate concert on Oct. 19 in the Antoinette Falbo Theatre at WVU’s Creative Arts Center.

The program, which begins at 7:30 p.m., calls for forces as large as full orchestra down to as few as two musicians to perform a set inspired by music one might hear in the cafés of Europe or South America. 

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