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Barry Kilpatrick is retiring! 


Barry Kilpatrick has been a beloved fixture in Mason Hall for 45 years. Alumni, friends, and family are invited to join us on Saturday, April 27, 2024 for events honoring Barry and Cathe Kilpatrick, and their Fredonia legacy.

Deadline to RSVP: Monday, April 15, 2024

There are several ways to participate: 

  • Attend the Retirement Dinner honoring Barry & Cathe Kilpatrick on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 5:30PM in the Williams Center ($30/per person, by advance reservation only)

  • Attend the Fredonia Wind Ensemble concert on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 8PM in King Concert Hall that will honor BK (event is free & open to the public)

  • ALUMNI: Perform in the finale pieces with the Fredonia Wind Ensemble & friends

  • Send a personal note to BK, to be shared with him upon his retirement

  • Make a gift to the Barry & Cathe Kilpatrick Music Award 

Please note: everyone is invited to attend/participate in this event! We know Prof. Kilpatrick has touched the lives of students well beyond those in his studio. We invite music alumni from any studio, degree program, and ensemble to join us for this celebration.

Schedule for Saturday, April 27, 2024: 

subject to change

Rehearsal in King Concert Hall (anyone who is performing with Wind Ensemble)

Buffet Dinner in Williams Center (by advance reservation only)

Call Time for concert (anyone who is performing)

Wind Ensemble concert in King Concert Hall (Event is free & open to the public)

Post-concert reception in 1080 Mason (Event is free & open to the public)

***Deadline to RSVP: Monday, April 15, 2024

Event details will be sent to the email address you provide here. As you make travel plans, we invite you to take advantage of the other exciting events happening on campus, including the conclusion of our Sorel Visiting Artist residency with composer/flutist, Dr. Valerie Coleman. Our event calendar can be found HERE.


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Event Details

  • Matthew J Kenyon
  • Stacy Cybulska

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