Hannah Elizabeth

Lushh came out of the unexpected chemistry between five jazz students and a sound engineer at Western Michigan University. On the first track they recorded - an original arrangement of the "Great Fairy's Theme" from the video game The Legend of Zelda - they captured a sound that made sense, even though they were pulling from an array of influences in an on-the-fly recording. Now, after months of gigging around Michigan while studying at WMU, Lushh will record a full-length album in front of an audience on November 18th at Overneath Creative Collective. The five members of Lush - Graham Nye, Andrew Saliba, Eddie Codrington, Matthew Epperson, and Madison George, and engineer/producer Alex Tobin - joined Cara Lieurance to talk about the event, dubbed Insight/Unsought.

It revolves around the music of guitarist Andrew Saliba, who used his own experiences with sleep, and the lack of it, as inspiration. The extended ensemble will include four additional players, two visual artists creating pieces during the performance, and projected images that react to the live sounds. 

WMU School of Music

Music director Bruce Uchimura will lead the Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra in works of Beethoven and Ravel in a free concert on Sunday at 3 pm in Miller Auditorium. Uchimura and Cara Lieurance look at the works on the program, from Ravel's brilliantly orchestrated Le Tombeau de Couperin to the slyly humorous Symphony No. 4, by Beethoven.

WMU's CAMP Program Help Migrant Students

Nov 2, 2017
Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

More migrant workers and their children may go to college, thanks to a grant won by Western Michigan University. Its College Assistance Migrant Program, or CAMP, will get more than $2 million over the next five years.


Western Michigan University Professor Alan Rea says businesses are in a cybersecurity “arms race.” He says there’s more electronic information, and people are constantly online make it easier for attackers. 

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Western Michigan University says the number of students applying to attend the school is up from this time last year. The enrollment office says applications from would-be in-state undergrads have risen about 20 percent; out-of-state undergrad applications have increased more than 70 percent and transfer student applications are up as well.