Linfield Reports 11/27/17

Using science to think about music 

Elizabeth MargulisAn upcoming lecture will explore the bridge between music, science and psychology. 

Elizabeth Margulis, a professor and director of the music cognition lab at the University of Arkansas, will present “Using Science to Think About Music” on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 8 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield College. 

Margulis’ lecture will connect multiple disciplines and departments at Linfield, particularly music, psychology, theatre and communication arts and education. 

Margulis’ book, “On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind,” won the Wallace Berry Award from the Society for Music Theory and the Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award from the American Society for Composer, Authors, and Publishers. Her newest book, “The Psychology of Music: A Very Short Introduction,” will be published in the near future by the Oxford University Press. In 2016 she was recognized as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences. Her current cross-cultural work on narrative perceptions of music is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. 

The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Anna Song at 503-883-2406 or 

Linfield College presents a musical theatre cabaret 

Piano at Linfield College“Come to the cabaret,” the musical theatre standard beckons. Linfield College takes up this call as it holds an evening cabaret performance of musical theatre scenes. 

The Linfield Department of Music will present its cabaret on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall of the Vivian A. Bull Music Center.  

Linfield College students will perform solo and ensemble pieces from Broadway musicals including “Rent,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “[title of show],” “Legally Blonde,” “Ragtime,” “The Light in the Piazza” and more. The event is the culmination of a fall class led by Hannah Penn, adjunct professor of music.  

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit 

Winter choir concert offers seasonal songs 

Linfield College ChoirWinter is coming, and with it, a seasonal concert featuring a varied program of choir music and caroling at Linfield College.  

The Linfield Department of Music will present a winter choir concert on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield. 

The Linfield Wildcat Men’s Glee Club, Women’s Vocal Ensemble and Concert Choir will present the winter program featuring music by Edward Elgar, Arvo Pärt and other composers spanning six centuries, as well as holiday songs of the season. The audience will be invited to join the choirs and sing along for several carols. 

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit 

Fall chamber music recital planned  

Linfield College Music DepartmentThe upcoming fall chamber music recital at Linfield College will have a diverse array of chamber music styles and instruments, from samba to Mozart. 

The Linfield Department of Music will present their fall recital on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall of the Vivian A. Bull Music Center.   

More than 30 musicians will present a wide variety of chamber music, from percussionists performing a traditional Brazilian samba bateria to pianists performing movements from “The Dolly Suite” of Fauré. String ensembles will perform duos and trios by Mozart, Dvořák and more. 

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit 

Linfield to host second annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ food or funds drive  

Stuff the BusLinfield will host the annual Stuff the Bus event on Friday, Dec. 8, from 4-5 p.m., with cookie decorating, photo booth, music and more.  

In preparation for the event, your group or office is invited to pick up a box or envelope now from the Community Engagement and Service office in Riley 301.  

YCAP can provide 33 meals for just $10, so whether you want to donate non- perishable items, money or volunteer, your community neighbors will benefit. Visit to donate online to YCAP and make a note of ‘Linfield STB’ at check out. 

This is a partnership with the community-wide Stuff the Bus event sponsored by YCAP and Willamette Valley Medical Center. There is also a bin to collect gently used or like-new coats and new/unwrapped toys outside the ASLC office in Riley Hall.  

For more information, contact Joni Tonn, or 503-883-2636. 

Community News 

José Araguz, assistant professor of English, had an excerpt from his creative nonfiction memoir, “A Personal History of Want,” named the winner of Blue Earth Review’s Summer Flash CNF contest and published in their latest issue. 

Greg Jones, professor and director of wine education, was extensively quoted in the Eugene Register-Guard about this year’s grape harvest.

William A. Mackie, professor of physics, has won the Lynwood W. Swanson Scientific Research Award from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

Events calendars  

View the Linfield events calendar or the Linfield athletics calendar.