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Tag: The Massry Center for the Arts

Good to Know: The Massry Center: The College’s most public classroom

Before acclaimed jazz saxophonist Steve Wilson brought his trio to the Massry Center for the Arts, Tom Bystryk collaborated on a press release, took part in a radio interview and picked up the musician at the train station. “We had a very nice conversation,” said Bystryk, who carefully selected the music, a Mike Stern CD, for the car ride. “We…

Good to know: Welcome back to our college town-in-a-city

Between classes, Saint Rose senior Ashlie Garcia sometimes walks down Madison Avenue to buy groceries at Price Chopper, or sit with a cappuccino at Tierra Coffee Roasters to study for an exam, or simply forget about it for a few minutes. “It’s a great place for coffee and a good environment to get some work done in,” said Garcia, a…

The Art of Practicing

If you’re a music major, then you probably have your own “art of practicing.” We all have our little rituals that we go through, – warming up, playing scales, getting frustrated at yourself so much that you want to flip a piano – but the one thing that we all have in common is this goal – to master the…

A Day of Saint Rose Appreciation: Accepted Students Day and Honors Convocation

I got to experience two exciting events at The College of Saint Rose this past Saturday, March 23rd.  The first part of the day was Accepted Students Day (talked about from a tour guide perspective last year by another blogger), and the second part was Honors Convocation. Saturday Morning Accepted Students Day is a day for students who have been admitted to…

Good to know: Dave Brubeck was here – twice

Tucked against a wall of Studio A in The College of Saint Rose communications building, where music industry students took a final exam on Tuesday, a slice of American jazz history beckons. Written in a flowing, cursive hand, the name “Dave Brubeck” is sheltered beneath the lid of the gleaming Mason & Hamlin grand piano. “1971,” it is labeled. Informed of this, a…