Archive for October, 2010


Sole Nero Presents Contemporary Piano/Percussion Concert

October 27, 2010

Sole Nero will present an exciting program of contemporary art music during the 3rd Guest Artist Series Concert, Sunday, November 7th, at 3:00 PM in the Silver Lake College Chapel.  Pianist Jessica Johnson and Percussionist Anthony Di Sanza, both professors in the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Music, will collaborate in the performance of six commissioned works, all written within the first decade of this 21st century.  No standard literature for piano and percussion exists; thus, a prime focus of Sole Nero’s mission is to commission and perform works that add to the body of classic music repertoire.

Sunday’s program will be descriptive and imaginative.  The composers themselves wrote the program notes.  Listeners will be brought to new awareness of global sounds and will be amazed at the range and possibilities for 21st century music. Don’t miss this exciting and somewhat challenging new music!

Tickets for Sunday’s concert are $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for senior and students; they can be purchased at the door.  Seating is on a first-come basis.  For more information, call the Silver Lake College Department of Music at 920-686-6173.


Silver Lake College Presents Lovenotes™: Music for the Unborn Child

October 18, 2010

Sister Lorna Zemke of the Silver Lake College Department of Music faculty will conduct a five-week session of Lovenotes™: Music for the Unborn Child, beginning on Wednesday, November 10th and continuing for 5 consecutive weeks. The class is open to all expectant parents, and starts at 6:15 P.M. at the college. Classes are 45 minutes in length and both parents are encouraged but not required to attend.

Dr. Lorna Zemke, author of this unique concept of prenatal development, explains that the Lovenotes™ classes are not designed to develop “Little Mozarts”, but are meant to enrich the life of the unborn child. Pregnant moms and dads will find the quiet, contemplative moments and the uplifting musical exercises both relaxing and stimulating. By this early communication with their unborn child, parents begin to build a mutually beneficial life-long relationship.

The nine months between conception and birth are vitally important to the emotional, social and physical development of a child. The most important contribution parents can make to the total well-being of their child is to clearly communicate before and after birth that he or she is wanted, cared about and loved. This is what the Lovenotes™ program is designed to achieve.

The five-week course is a small investment of time needed to teach pregnant parents how to use the language of music to communicate love and reassurance to their unborn child. Preregistration is necessary; please call the SLC Department of Music at 686-6173.


Sandra Eithun of Silver Lake College Receives ASCAPLUS Award

October 18, 2010

Silver Lake College is honored to report that a member of its faculty, Sandra Eithun, director of the Silver Lake college Hand Bell Ensemble, and a 1988 graduate of the Kodaly music education program, will receive the ASCAPLUS Award this year.  This award given by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), is based upon the unique prestige value of each writer’s catalog of original compositions, as well as recent performances.  The members of the Concert Music Division of the ASCAPLUS Awards panel are Judith Clurman, noted choral conductor and arranger; H. Robert Reynolds, Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan; and Steve smith, music editor for Time Out NY and classical music critic for The New York Times.


SLC Hosts High School Choir Collaboration

October 15, 2010

On Friday, October 22nd Silver Lake College will host “Diversity through Music,” a musical presentation featuring four area high school choirs. The presentation will include the performance of two or three pieces by each choir accompanied by a brief description of the stylistic period and/or compositional technique. The participating high schools will be Lincoln, Roncalli, Sheboygan South, and Two Rivers. The Silver Lake College Chorale will also present a few selections. This performance will give area high school students an off-campus performance opportunity where they will learn about different stylistic periods, and performance cues from their peers. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Silver Lake College Chapel, and is open to the public. Contact Damon Carlson at 920-686-6184 for more information.


Silver Lake College Holds Information Sessions in Manitowoc and Sheboygan

October 11, 2010

Silver Lake College Holds Information Sessions in Manitowoc and Sheboygan

Thinking about going back to college, but not sure where to start?  Come discover how to earn a degree in as few as two and a half years from Silver Lake College.  Information sessions will be offered on the second Tuesday of each month in order to answer your questions about the college.  Learn about the dozens of undergraduate majors leading to a bachelor’s degree, the four graduate level programs, adult accelerated programs, teacher certification and licensure offerings, on- and off-campus delivery options, and financial aid availability.  The first session will take place on October 19th from 1:00 – 2:00 PM at Silver Lake College, and 5:30 – 6 PM at the Sheboygan Job Center.  “Bring your unofficial transcript or other educational records, and begin exploring a world of new opportunities,” says Cindy St. John, Director of Admissions.

Register online for a session near you at  If you are unable to attend and would like more information on the program offerings at Silver Lake College, contact the Admissions Office at 2406 S. Alverno Rd., Manitowoc, WI 54220.  Call 920/686-6175 or 1/800-236-4SLC, ext. 175.  Email  Silver Lake College is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity.

Information sessions will be held on the following dates:

Manitowoc – Held at the Generose Enrichment Center

Tuesday, October, 19th at 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 16th at 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sheboygan – Held at the Sheboygan Job Center

Tuesday, October, 19th at 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 16th at 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 5:30 – 6:00 p.m..

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.


Silver Lake College Presents Choral and Instrumental Concert

October 8, 2010

Silver Lake College Presents Choral and Instrumental Concert

The Silver Lake College Fall Choral and Instrumental Concert will be held on Friday, October 15th at 7:30 pm in the Silver Lake College Chapel, located at 2406 South Alverno Road in Manitowoc. The concert will feature the Jazz Ensemble and Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Jeremiah Eis, and the Silver Lake College Chorale and Concert Choir, directed by Damon Carlson.

The Silver Lake Jazz Ensemble will open the concert with a series of jazz favorites. Selections include Ain’t Misbehavin, Moonlight in Vermont, How About You, featuring vocalist Tammy Reigel, and 25 or 6 to 4.  The Silver Lake Wind Ensemble will conclude the instrumental portion of the concert with Overture for Winds by Charles Carter, Shenandoah by Frank Ticheli, Currents by Robert W. Smith, and The Conqueror by Carl Teike.

The Silver Lake Chorale and Concert Choir will present an eclectic mix of music.  The Concert Choir will feature contemporary music from composers such as Z. Randall Stroope, Randall Thompson and Howard Helvey, as well as a delightful setting of Feller from Fortune, a Newfoundland folksong.  The Silver Lake Chorale will present works from the Renaissance through contemporary stylistic periods from composers such as William Byrd, Anton Bruckner, Randall Thompson and Noël Goemanne.


Silver Lake College to Host Brent Anderson’s Senoir Exhibition

October 4, 2010

Silver Lake College to Host Brent Anderson’s Senior Exhibition

Silver Lake College, 2406 South Alverno Road, invites the public to attend the art exhibit, Brent Anderson: Senior Exhibition. The exhibit, which features artworks Anderson completed as a studio art major at SLC, will appear in the art hallway from October 14-October 30th, 2010.   A reception, free and open to the public, will be held on Thursday October 14, 3:40-6:00pm.

Anderson says of his art, “This body of work investigates my personal identity.  Through this body of work I hope to share the perspective of a young graphic artist.”  His work focuses on the juxtaposition of natural life and unique, man-made objects.  He states, “Every project I produce has some part of me in it.  These pieces are a projection of who I am and who I want to become.”

During his time at SLC, Anderson was a student pioneer, participating in the first men’s basketball team and men’s golf team.  He was a leader in student activities, including bowling leagues, Brewer games, Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America, and game nights at the SLC.  Anderson also held a part-time job at Menards.

Exhibits are open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday: from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.