The Clarion

Music Department Update 

In person performance by Madison College music ensambles like the one pictured above can't currently happen because of COVID-19 pandemic, so the college's music department is developing other ways for students to stay engaged in the activities they enjoy.

Anica Graney , Editor-in-Chief 

October 14, 2020

Co-Music Director Jamie Kember usually teaches a three-credit course every year at Madison College along with directing jazz ensembles and teaching at LaFollette High School.   “This is the first semester in 12 years that I haven’t been teaching that course and that’s just a COVID casualty, I suppose,” said Kember.  The music depart...

Summerfest – World’s biggest music festival

Summerfest illustration

Brighid Monahan, Staff Writer

April 20, 2016

When thinking about Wisconsin summers, many of us think of rolling hills, corn and 4-H fairs. Even though these are staples of the state and take up a good portion of the summer there is more to our state’s summer than cow showings and threshers. When experiencing Wisconsin summers, don’t forget...

A glimpse into a songwriter’s life

Kyle Rightley and Lo Marie

John Everman, Staff Writer

March 2, 2016

Madison - On Thursday, February 25, two local musicians sat down to talk about their lives as artists and writers as part of the Writer’s Life Lecture Series. The event, the first to feature songwriters as part of the panel, drew a large crowd to one of the classrooms of the downtown Madison College...

Escaping the echoes of Adele

Clarion illustration by Michael Edwards

Stephanie Riedel, Copy Editor

February 3, 2016

In his video, Viner and YouTuber Curtis Lepore drives down the street in his royal blue BMW. Switching on his radio, Adele’s “Hello” sings out. He casually switches the channel, but it also plays the song. Moving through all his pre-set channels, “Hello” plays on all he chooses. Growing...

Adele ‘25’ sells millions

Adele’s third album “25” was released on Nov. 20.

Alyssa Washington, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015

Adele has done it once again. Her new album, “25,” was released on Nov. 20. According to Nielsen Music, 3.48 million copies were bought within the first week. Now, the album has sold over 4.2 million and Adele is No. 1 on Billboards Top 200 chart. After reviewing the album, I can say “25”...

Justin Bieber releases 6th studio album

Justin Beiber’s newest album “Purpose” was released on Nov. 13 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.

Megan Behnke, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015

Six years after his debut album, three years after his last studio album, and just coming off a two year hiatus, Justin Bieber his back and better than ever. His newest album, “Purpose,” is an incredible step from his “Believe” album back in 2012. “What Do You Mean?” the lead single,...

‘Medicine for the Soul’ A Look Into the Life of Madison’s Very Own Afrofunk Star

Tani Diakite Afrofunk

Mouna Algahaithi, News Editor

November 10, 2015

Tani Diakite sits in a worn-out gray shirt and baggy pants; his long dreads swing as he caresses the strings of the kamale n’goni, or young man’s harp, sitting on the carpet of his home. My eyes closed, I was taken aback by his performance; the beats of the djembe drum and the sweet strings of guitar...

Taste of Madison offered visitors range of tasty, affordable options

Crowd at the Taste of Madison

Mouna Algahaithi, News Editor

September 16, 2015

Whether it was Venezuelan sweet plantains and roasted garlic empanadas or deep-fried cookie dough, the selection at Taste of Madison was far from average. Madison hosted its 33rd annual end-of-summer food festival at Capitol Square on September 5-6. With over 90 vendors, 33 artists, and 26 beverage stands,...

The many stages of awesome

performing arts collage

Alison Malek, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

  Looking for a way to get involved at Madison College?  Love to act or work behind the scenes in a theatre? If so, here’s your opportunity. Madison College offers astounding Performing Arts programs. Performing Arts even takes it to a new level by adding the spoken word team, and of course ...

Halcyon Days

Album Cover

Andrea DeBauche, Staff Writer

September 10, 2013

Kids, get out your glow sticks and have a listen to Ellie Goulding’s new album, Halcyon Days. Halcyon Days is a re-release of 2012’s Halcyon, but 10 new tracks make a contribution as a new and advanced album, (arguably being sufficient for their own album.)   With the old and new tracks, Halcyon...

Staying in tune with music in Madison

Jon Reid, Arts editor

August 26, 2013

Welcome back. And, for all the newbies, welcome here. I’m sure all of you love music, right? If not, you need to. Anyways, my intent for this column is to help you expand and broaden your horizons with venues and bands you might not have stumbled upon otherwise. I’m just another music lover who,...

Music instructor brings passion and enthusiasm to classroom

Ross Schuette, Staff Writer

December 4, 2012

There is a woman who roams the halls, cafeteria and copy center of the downtown campus, discreetly disguised as an ordinary college student. She may be easily spotted with exotic hats and arms covered in ink, and one may wonder what she’s studying at Madison College. However, it may come as a surprise...

The news site of Madison Area Technical College
music