Smith Ukulele Club Inauguration Concert and Workshops

Stuart Fuchs aka "Stukele" performs Sat. 9/28 at 7:30 pm in the Neilson Browsing Room as part of the inauguration of the Smith Ukulele Club.

Stuart Fuchs, aka "Stukulele"

Saturday, September 28, 2013
7:30 pm Concert - Stuart Fuchs aka "Stukulele"
Neilson Library Browsing Room
Open, free, and wheelchair accessible to the public.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
10:00 am Beginning Workshop
Werner Josten Library Mezzanine
11:00 am Intermediate Workshop
Werner Josten Library Mezzanine
1:00 pm "Yogalele" Workshop
Werner Josten Library Mezzanine
Workshops are open and free to the Smith Community; please bring Smith I.D. (no pre-registration required). Don't have an ukulele? More than 15 ukes will be on hand to use.

The Saturday evening performance by Stuart Fuchs is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Smith College Libraries, the Department of Music, the Smith Ukulele Club, and Downtown Sounds. The "Yogalele" Workshop on Sunday is sponsored by the Smith College Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.

Last year, the Friends of the Smith College Libraries purchased two ukuleles to join the two already purchased by the Department of Music, to make a total of four be available for loan at the Werner Josten Performing Arts Library. The ukulele lending program proved to be an enormous success and this weekend’s activities celebrate the inauguration of the Smith Ukulele Club.


Stuart Fuchs aka "Stukulele"

Stuart Fuchs is a performing artist, multi-instrumentalist, music educator and workshop facilitator. He specializes in Ukulele, Gypsy Jazz & Classical Guitar, Didjeridoo, and Percussion. Stuart is an endorsing artist with Kala Ukuleles & Planet Waves. He is also an adjunct faculty member in classical, jazz, and popular guitar at Canisius College.

As a band leader and sideman Stuart has toured and performed extensively—most notably with his award-winning gypsy jazz band “Babik” (bah-beek). He has collaborated to create original arrangements for “Babik “ of Django Reinhardt’s music for symphony orchestra, which he performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and contemporary ballet. He has been a K-8 teacher and has worked as an Artist-in-Residence at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo N.Y. where he shares the healing nature of music and the creative process with patients, families and hospital staff.

Stuart studied improvisation with Grammy-Winning Cellist/Composer David Darling for five years and is a certified Music for People ™ instructor. Stuart has presented his “Awakening the Creative Soul” program at Yoga Centers across the U.S., Costa Rica, Bermuda and Thailand.


Marlene Wong
Werner Josten Performing Arts Library
(413) 585-2931