Music Department Events at Carroll

Whether your musical preferences include jazz, rock, big band, chorus or a full orchestra, Carroll offers many opportunities for you to enjoy any or all of these types of performances. 

Music performances are held in the Theater in the Scott Center. General admission for music workshops and events is $5 and free for senior adults over age 65, faculty, staff and students with ID, unless otherwise noted. Box office sales are available approximately one hour prior to ticketed events. For more information, please contact Theresa Fourcade in the office of Performing and Visual Arts, 410-386-8575.

Spring 2014 Music Events


Guest Performers

Sweethearts and Scoundrels

No matter how you feel about Valentine’s Day, you won’t want to miss Carroll's faculty, Sarah Howes, Peter Burroughs and friends, in this Valentine’s Day Cabaret. There's something for every musical taste, including opera, musical theatre, art song, Latin pop and more! All kinds of music for all kinds of moods are performed in a cabaret style, celebrating the ups and downs of love! Your ticket price also includes a dessert reception following the show!

NEW DATE:  Saturday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission
$10 for senior adults over age 65, faculty, staff and students with ID

Caleb Stine

Singer-songwriter, Caleb Stine, performs songs from his sixth album, "Maybe God Is Lonely Too," scheduled for April, 2014 release. A soundtrack for reflection, these songs create a space where someone can step outside noisy, modern life and breathe for a moment. Stine has quickly earned a regional reputation that sparked the Baltimore Sun to call him the "lynchpin of the Baltimore folk scene." His concert is followed by a songwriting workshop on Saturday, March 29 (see workshops below for details).

Friday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.


SONAR boasts an unstoppable core of musicians, all of whom are graduates of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. Devoted to the performance of contemporary music, the ensemble brings a fresh, innovative, uncompromising approach to music-making that is artist driven, without limits and breaks boundaries. This performance comes alive with surround-sound rhythm and energy, presenting the electric music of one of America’s most iconic composers, Steve Reich.

Thursday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.


A Smattering of Song!!

Sarah Howes, with Scott Crowne

Soprano, Sarah Howes, begins with Turina and ends with Stravinsky, with everything in between and determined randomly by audience requests!

Tuesday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.

Rose Eide-Altman, piano

This performance includes our Music Department Director, Elijah Wirth, conducting a small ensemble performing works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Gerald Raphael Finzi, as well as Frédéric François Chopin’s “Fantasy”, a piano solo, performed by Rose Eide-Altman.

Tuesday, March 11, 7:30 p.m.

The Inverse Square Trio

The Inverse Square Trio is dedicated to exploring what lies at the intersection of science and music, both through composition, performance, experimentation and demonstration of acoustical phenomenon.

Wednesday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.

Student Recitals

Join us for our delightful lunchtime performances highlighting selected voice and instrumental music students.

Wednesday, April 2, 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 15, 12:30 p.m.
Free admission


Carroll Jazz Singers:  Songs of Sinatra

Featuring a celebration of jazz favorites popularized by Frank Sinatra, under the direction of Rebecca Bell.

Friday, May 9, 7:30 p.m.

Westminster Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, May 10, 3 p.m.

Rock N’ Roll and Guitar Ensembles

The Guitar Ensemble opens with music written and arranged for classical guitars, followed by the Rock N’ Roll Ensemble, performing the music of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

Wednesday, May 14, 7:30 p.m.



Caleb Stine:  Fishing With The Muse – A Songwriting Workshop
Saturday, March 29, noon -1:30 p.m.

Where do songs come from? What's the difference between a song and a poem? What tools can we sharpen in our songwriting box to keep us prepared when inspiration strikes?

This hands-on workshop tackles these questions and more, so bring your guitar and a notebook. We'll dissect songs from the greats like Dylan and Hank, as well as our own. Slant rhymes, scansion and some other scary sounding literary terms are explained for what they are: songwriter's bread and butter.

If you've written songs for years, or just want to play hot licks over them, this is a great chance to dive deep into the oceans of songwriting and explore the mysteries therein. Who knows, maybe you'll even catch a song in the process.


Jeff Auen Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop
Saturday, April 12, noon – 1:30 p.m.

Fingerstyle guitar employs a number of techniques used across all music genres. Play bass, rhythm and lead all at once! In this beginner/intermediate fingerstyle workshop we start with a very basic alternating bass line and overlay a nice melody. More than just an exercise, this piece is very musical. Then, we finish up with a favorite Pete Huttlinger tune called "Darcy's Guitar," utilizing everything we learned at the start.

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