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The Whitworth Music Program is widely recognized for preparing students to excel in competitive graduate programs, performance careers, as music educators, and in a variety of other careers across the performing-arts spectrum.

Whitworth's music program is vibrant and thriving, averaging 85 majors (music and music education) and hundreds of students who participate in more than 20 outstanding instrumental and vocal ensembles.

The original Whitworth Music Building was constructed in 1978. At that time, the building supported four full-time faculty, 20 adjunct faculty, 64 music majors, and eight vocal and instrumental ensembles.

By 2015, the building could no longer support the university's burgeoning music program: Whitworth's full-time music faculty has increased 125 percent; adjunct faculty has increased 67 percent; music majors have increased 33 percent; and ensembles have increased 150 percent.

The new Cowles Music Center, opening Oct. 8, includes an addition and remodel that provides much-needed rehearsal space for Whitworth's choral and instrumental ensembles, additional teaching studios, and smaller rehearsal and storage areas.

Tickets are on sale now through Ticketswest and the Fox Theater for
Branford Marsalis

with the award-winning
Whitworth University Jazz Ensemble
Dan Keberle, Director
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016
The Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 8 p.m.

One of the world's greatest jazz and classical musicians, an NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award®-winning saxophonist and Tony Award® nominee, saxophonist Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of our time.

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