Seth F. Wollam is Linfield College’s Marching Band Director 

Seth WollamLinfield College has announced that it has hired Seth F. Wollam as its inaugural marching band director. He will start full-time in August 2018. 

Wollam is an 18-year veteran of music education and band leadership. He is currently in his fourth year as the Director of Bands at Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. While at Lock Haven, Wollam led and conducted the athletic and concert bands and community orchestra, as well as taught applied saxophone clarinet, and percussion, as well as individual advanced music studies in marching band techniques, music history and introduction to music.  Continue reading

Linfield students and faculty to present annual Cello Extravaganza 

Linfield College cello extravaganzaLinfield students and faculty will showcase an eclectic range of classical and non-classical pieces in an upcoming concert.  The Linfield Cello Ensemble will present the annual Cello Extravaganza on Saturday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College.  Continue reading

Reyna Grande: Finding home

Reyna GrandeReprinted with permission of the News-Register. • By Tom Henderson, March 29, 2018

Writer Reyna Grande spent much of her childhood living in cardboard homes that turned to mush in the rain.

Scorpions crawled along the wall. The sight of them haunted her. “I felt I had a kind of scorpion inside me that was stinging my heart again and again,” Grande said.

As she prepares for a visit to McMinnville, the author wants her readers to feel that sting — the pain of a 4-year-old girl separated from her parents.

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Master class with Daniel Helfgot planned at Linfield College

Daniel HelfgotDaniel Helfgot, author and noted opera director, will give a master class in techniques of interpretation for singers Thursday, April 5, at 4 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield College.  Continue reading