Check Out Our Student Performers and a New Song by The Yoni Gordon Orchestra

yonigordonWAMFEST is very excited about the Readin’ N Rhythm Move on Up Showcase this Tuesday the 23rd at 7 pm in Dreyfuss Theater.  For the first time ever, current FDU students will be performing in a variety show of sorts, hosted by Artist in Residence Wesley Stace/John Wesley Harding.  Brooklyn artists nonfiction author Melissa Faliveno and rock bands Brooklyn Players Reading Society and the Yoni Gordon Orchestra (pictured) will also be performing.  Learn about our incredibly talented students below, and enjoy the Yoni Gordon Orchestra’s song “Cecilia” from their brand new album, The Hard Way.  See you next week!  Full schedule here.

Ashley La Selva is a senior acting and education major. She was recently seen as Annie in Henry’s Law by Stacie Lents, FDU’s first touring production. Other favorite roles include Sunny in The Last Night of Ballyhoo and Miss Cratchitt in Gypsy.

Danielle MacMath is a sophomore musical theater, literature, and QUEST major from Bridgewater, New Jersey. She recently worked on Henry’s Law by Stacie Lents as the Dramaturg and Production Coordinator. Previous shows include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Muriel),Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Flannery), The Wizard of Oz (Aunt Em), and Anything Goes (Reporter). Danielle is honored to have the opportunity to perform in WAMFEST.

Frederick “Freddie” Bourne is an American singer-songwriter and keyboard player from Jackson, NJ. Bourne was the winner of Liberty Idol of 2010 at Jackson Liberty High School, 3rd place finalist of Freehold Idol in 2008, and was a Top 20 finalist in New Jersey Idol in 2012. As a solo act, he has opened for artists such as Tyler Hilton, M.R. Smith, and Patent Pending and playing at venues like Gavin DeGraw’s The National Underground, Coffee Works, Starland Ballroom, Le Grand Formage, and the Stone Pony.

Matthew Long
is a freshman psychology major at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a mainly self-taught guitarist who has been playing for four years now. Previously, Long performed in two bands and played a handful of concerts across New Jersey.

Frankie Lopes
recently transferred from Brookdale Community College to Fairleigh Dickinson University for his junior year to continue his study of creative writing. He is a contributing journalist to Steez Magazine and Garden State Skate Magazine. His work has also been published in Trans-Portal literary journal.
“Cecilia” by the Yoni Gordon Orchestra:

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