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Music Department

Academic Year 2019-2020

  • Sep
    06
  • MOMIX Ballet
    Location: USNA, Alumni Hall (Bob Hope Center For The Performing Arts)
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    The Distinguished Artists Series is part of a comprehensive program developed by the Naval Academy's Senior Leadership to enrich the education of Midshipmen through exposure and involvement with fine arts. This series has presented the world's finest classical and cultural performers to the Academy with an annual mix of Opera, Ballet, Orchestra, and diverse international ensembles. The Distinguished Artists Series was launched with the opening of Alumni Hall, and for the past 28 years, has enjoyed the support of the Navy's most senior officers, the Naval Academy's faculty and staff, the Midshipmen, and the greater Academy community.

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    Momix transports audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its trademark use of magical lighting and imagery. Momix has thrilled fans in over 22 countries and has been featured on stage, screen and television. In an endless search for ‘another gravity,’ Artistic Director Moses Pendleton combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props and pure talent to create an entertaining multimedia experience.

     "... the IMAX version of dance theater… a savvy mix of puppetry, strobe lights and multi-media" —Star Ledger

    “A joyous, fantastic, magical multimedia creation… celebrates the joy of spectacle-an eye popping mind boggling production.” —The New York Times

    “…seduction and emotion…acrobatics, pure classical line, rhythmic gymnastics, circus tricks - they did everything with a touch of class and amazing body control.” —Montreal Gazette

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  • Sep
    13
  • Second Class Parents Week Concert
    Location: USNA, Mahan Hall
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    In honor of Second Class Parents Weekend, the USNA Men's Glee Club, USNA Women's Glee Club, and USNA Gospel Choir join together in a rare combined performance highlighting the incredible talents of the Brigade of Midshipmen!

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  • Sep
    15
  • Guest Artists at Maryland Renaissance Festival
    Location: Annapolis, MD
  • Sep
    20
  • Organ Recital
    Chapel Organ
    Special Guest: Chelsea Chen
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    USNA proudly welcomes renowned guest organist, Chelsea Chen.

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  • Sep
    27
  • Jazz Night
    Trident Brass
    (Midshipmen Only Event)
    Location: USNA, Smoke Hall
    Time: 07:00 PM
  • Oct
    05
  • U.S. Navy Sea Services Annual Mass
    Location: Emmitsburg, MD (Seton Shrine)
    Time: 03:00 PM
  • Oct
    06
  • Guest Choir at First Baptist Church Glenarden
    Location: Glenarden, MD
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • Oct
    25
  • Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    The USNA annual Halloween Concert is a spectacular event of music, light, drama, and dance.  One of the most popular events on the Yard, this production is an experience you will not soon forget!  This electrifying concert features Mr. Monte Maxwell, Chapel Organist and Director of Chapel Music, with the multi-faceted talents of midshipmen in a presentation that has drawn record-breaking crowds into the Naval Academy Chapel.  A wide variety of music from multiple genres, including the famous Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, are featured in this concert celebrating the triumph of good over evil and All Saints’ Day. The incredible performances, special effects, and grand finale will leave you on the edge of your seat!

    Friday, October 25, 2019 at 7:00 PM

    Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10:00 PM

    Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM

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  • Oct
    25
  • Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 10:00 PM

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    The USNA annual Halloween Concert is a spectacular event of music, light, drama, and dance.  One of the most popular events on the Yard, this production is an experience you will not soon forget!  This electrifying concert features Mr. Monte Maxwell, Chapel Organist and Director of Chapel Music, with the multi-faceted talents of midshipmen in a presentation that has drawn record-breaking crowds into the Naval Academy Chapel.  A wide variety of music from multiple genres, including the famous Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, are featured in this concert celebrating the triumph of good over evil and All Saints’ Day. The incredible performances, special effects, and grand finale will leave you on the edge of your seat!

    Friday, October 25, 2019 at 7:00 PM

    Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10:00 PM

    Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM

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  • Oct
    26
  • Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    The USNA annual Halloween Concert is a spectacular event of music, light, drama, and dance.  One of the most popular events on the Yard, this production is an experience you will not soon forget!  This electrifying concert features Mr. Monte Maxwell, Chapel Organist and Director of Chapel Music, with the multi-faceted talents of midshipmen in a presentation that has drawn record-breaking crowds into the Naval Academy Chapel.  A wide variety of music from multiple genres, including the famous Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, are featured in this concert celebrating the triumph of good over evil and All Saints’ Day. The incredible performances, special effects, and grand finale will leave you on the edge of your seat!

    Friday, October 25, 2019 at 7:00 PM

    Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10:00 PM

    Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM

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  • Nov
    01
  • Jazz Night
    Trident Brass
    (Midshipmen Only Event)
    Location: USNA, Smoke Hall
    Time: 07:00 PM
  • Nov
    07-11
  • Veteran's Day Outreach Tour
    Location: Norfolk, VA

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    The Gospel Choir will travel to NORFOLK, VIRGINIA to visit several high schools and perform publicly to highlight the talents of the Brigade of Midshipmen and to introduce prospective candidates to the opportunities available to them by attending the US Naval Academy.

         November 10, 2019 - Guest Choir
              Zion Baptist Church 
              125 W. County Street
              Hampton, VA 23663
              11:00 AM (Worship Service)

  • Nov
    22
  • Midshipmen Instrumentalists
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    The Naval Academy Orchestra, comprised of talented midshipmen and members of the Annapolis community, presents its 4th annual fall concert.

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  • Dec
    03
  • Holiday Concert
    Location: USNA, Mahan Hall
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    Join us for a fun-filled holiday concert by our swingin', rockin', jazz band - Trident Brass along with the Naval Academy Band Jazz Ensemble!

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  • Dec
    05
  • Fall Concert
    Location: USNA, Mahan Hall
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    Join the Pipes and Drums as they perform their Fall Concert - complete with Pipes and Drums (of course!), Highland Dancers, Celtic instruments, and a few extra surprises!  Don't miss it!

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  • Dec
    07
  • 73rd Annual Handel's Messiah
    Men's Glee Club
    Women's Glee Club
    and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    Continuing a long-standing tradition, the USNA Glee Club combines with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and soloists from the Metropolitan Opera Company to present selections from Handel's beloved Messiah on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon conducted by Dr. Aaron Smith, USNA Director of Musical Activities. This beautifully elegant concert has been broadcast on public television stations nationwide.

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  • Dec
    08
  • 73rd Annual Handel's Messiah
    Men's Glee Club
    Women's Glee Club
    and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 03:00 PM

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    Continuing a long-standing tradition, the USNA Glee Club combines with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and soloists from the Metropolitan Opera Company to present selections from Handel's beloved Messiah on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon conducted by Dr. Aaron Smith, USNA Director of Musical Activities. This beautifully elegant concert has been broadcast on public television stations nationwide.

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  • Dec
    13
  • Annual Pipe and Drum Competition
    Pipes and Drums
    and West Point Pipes and Drums
    Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Time: 06:00 PM
  • Dec
    15
  • Christmas Carols
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    Led by Mr. Monte Maxwell, USNA's Chapel Organist and Director of Chapel Music, come usher in the Christmas Season in the beautiful Naval Academy Chapel.  Bring a list of your favorite carols and get ready to sing your heart out!
    No tickets required!  (Just your voices!)

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