Arts Canisius Events

Canisius University Jazz Ensemble Recordings from Spring 2021

Both arrangements by Dr. Russell Scarbrough

Slow Hot Wind (Henry Mancini)
solos: Dominic Manzella, alto saxophone
Gillian Scozzaro, tenor saxophone
Aiden Root, piano

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St. Thomas (Sonny Rollins)
solos: Dominic Manzella, alto saxophone
Alex Bogart, drums

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CCJE Personnel:

Dominic Manzella
Gillian Scozzaro
Brianna Horn

Zach Lundy

Aiden Root

Alex Bogart
Joshua Brink

Valerie Diamond performed this recital as part of her requirements to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree. 
The works she performed are as follow:
Basson Sonata in C Major                                                    
Johan Friedrich Fasch (1688-1758)                     
Valerie Diamond, Piano 
Ellen Barnum, Bassoon                 
  • Largo
  • Allegro
  • Andante
  • Allegro assai
Invention No. 14 in B-flat Major, BWV 785                        
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Sonatina in D Major, Op. 36, No. 6                       
Muzio Clementi (1752-1832)
  • Allegro con spirito
  • Rondo. Allegretto spiritoso
Knecht Ruprecht (from Album für die Jugend, Op. 68)
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Curious Story, Op. 38, No.9                         
Stephen Heller (1813-1888)
Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 19, No. 15                         
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Prelude in A Major, Op. 28, No. 7                          
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Valse Brilliante, Op. 34, No.2                          
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Melancholy Reflections                                 
Mike Schoenmehl (1957 -)


“Empty Nest” Artist Talk with Studio Arts Adjunct Professor Jacqueline Welch

Enjoy Professor Welch’s tour of her exhibit on view during the spring 2021 semester in the Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library.

Meet-the-Faculty Recital

by Professor Ellen Barnum, bassoon

Student Events

Jazz Ensemble

"Midnight Blue"
composed by Kenny Burrell, arranged by Russell Scarbrough


  • Eisa Hashmi, trombone
  • Aiden Root, piano
  • Dominic Manzella, alto saxophone

Art History Lecture by Adjunct Professor Denise Prince, MA

Art History Events 

Self portrait
Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun Self-Portrait 
1790 oil/panel Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy

Every semester, the art history program brings in distinguished scholars and area museum professionals to present their works to our community.

Meet-the-Faculty Art History Lecture

2:00 PM RR

"Redirecting the Gaze: Self-Portraits by Women Artists"

Yvonne K. Widenor, Visiting Assistant Professor


When first exploring a publication entitled 500 Self-Portraits, I was struck by the very low number of self-portraits by women illustrated in the book. This led me on an exploration of self-portraiture and they continue to intrigue me: whose self-portraits do we "value" more as a society? What motivates an artist to create a self-portrait? To whom is the gaze directed? Does the gaze look back at the artist or towards the viewer?

Redirecting the Gaze - ArtsCanisius from Canisius University on Vimeo.