A Different Kind of Audience

By Ioanida Costache ’12

For the past three weeks a group of string players have been working with Professor of Music David Schneider on a chamber music project designed to get classical music out of its traditional settings of classrooms and concert halls.  With Schneider on clarinet, a string quartet composed of UMass alumnus Ben Van Vliet, me on violin, Hana Kommel ’10 on viola and local cellist Wayne Smith prepared a range of pieces to bring to a different kind of audience.

Student Life at Amherst

Amherst students have countless opportunities to enrich their educations through co-curricular and extracurricular activities. A student might go to hear a guest speaker in anthropology, take a karate class, sing in an a cappella concert and then help paint a house with Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity—all in a single week!

Activist John Dear To Speak on “The Road to Peace” March 14

February 27, 2001Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Fr. John Dear, a Jesuit priest and peace activist, will speak on “The Road to Peace: Walking the Way of Gospel Nonviolence” on Wednesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College. Fr. Dear’s talk will be free and open to the public.

Amherst College Community Service Orientation Program Aug. 31 to Sept. 3

August 23, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417