• Music Office

    • Michaela Tauscher, Secretary
    • Kapelski Learning Center Music and Lecture Hall Wing
    • tel: 610-499-4339
    • mktauscher@widener.edu
  • Fine Arts


Program Highlight

widener chorale

Widener Chorale Fall Concert

All students and community are welcome to join the Widener Chorale. Check out photos from a recent performance.

Program Highlight

Widener Jazz Ensemble

Widener Jazz Ensemble

Led by artist-in-residence John Vanore, this ensemble is built on the model of the contemporary jazz orchestra. The repertoire is based on compositions from the libraries of Thad Jones, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Oliver Nelson, John Vanore, and others.

Students who play an instrument or sing don't have to stop just because they’ve graduated high school. Widener offers numerous opportunities on campus for students to participate in musical performances, and to also enjoy performances from renowned musicians from around the world. 

Music Program

Widener's music program is unique in that it is designed to allow the development of musical ability through performance and private study either while majoring in another field or as part of the fine arts program.

Both academic and performance-based courses are offered each semester, and there are multiple scholarship opportunities in the music department as well.

Students can participate in instrumental ensembles and vocal groups, by working closely with others in small chamber ensembles, collaborating with professional musicians, or becoming an integral part of a large performing ensemble or choir group.

Performance Events

Throughout the academic calendar, the campus community and general public are welcome to attend various engaging musical performances from not only Widener students and faculty but renowned ensembles through the Widener Recital Series.

Featured events include:

  • Fall & Spring Concert Ensembles: Chamber, jazz, wind, percussion, and choral ensembles showcase their talents each and every semester.
  • Faculty Recital: Enjoy a performance by Widener campus faculty members.
  • Recital Series: Spend a Sunday afternoon attending a free performance from renowned ensembles and music groups in the newly renovated Recital Hall in the Kapelski Learning Center. View the 2016-2017 season.

Upcoming Recital

Percussion Ensemble

Widener Chorale

Members of the Widener Chorale invite everyone to a free concert in memory of their  Director, Pasquale (Pat) Montenegro. The event is Saturday, April 30th at 8:00 p.m. in Lathem Hall.  Susan Descano will be the Guest Conductor.

For more information contact Dr. Mara Parker at 610-499-4344 or email meparker@mail.widener.edu.


Want to learn more about an upcoming performance? View the performing arts calendar.

If you have made music an important part of your life, schedule a visit to learn more about what Widener University has to offer.