Gold Company, Western Michigan University’s internationally regarded and award-winning vocal jazz ensemble, will perform as a part of West Shore Community College’s Performing Arts Series on April 5, 7:30 p.m., in the Center Stage Theater.
Gold Company, directed by Greg Jasperse, is made up of WMS’s undergraduate and graduate students whose majors range from jazz studies to vocal performance, music education, music therapy and more.
Graduates of the program are currently working everywhere from Broadway to Hollywood, touring with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, Taylor Swift, Sting, Liza Minnelli. Graduates are also working across the country in music production, composition and arranging, music publishing and music education. Gold Company graduates also currently lead the nation’s top collegiate vocal jazz programs.
This select ensemble, part of the innovative jazz studies program at WMU, maintains an active performance schedule throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, including trips to both coasts during the past academic year.
Gold Company has performed at the Jazz Education Network national international conference, MusicFest Canada, and the Music Educators National Conference. They have also performed at the divisional convention of the American Choral Directors Association, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center and jazz festivals across the United States and Canada.
Last year, Gold Company was selected to be one of only six finalists in the collegiate vocal jazz division invited to perform and compete at the Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey, California.
For more information and to purchase general admission tickets click here. Customers can also call 231-843-5507, or stop by the box office located in Schoenherr Campus Center. Visa, Master Card, Discover credit cards are accepted.