On May 18, 2019, over 500 people celebrated the fifth anniversary of Make Some Noise: A Celebration of Women and Music in Riverside Park's beautiful Crabapple Grove. The concert partnership with Summer on the Hudson (NYC Parks and Riverside Park Conservancy) provides a showcase for young women musicians. The lineup featured some of the best rising performers who were current students or recent graduates of New York City colleges and universities, and spanned a wide range of musical genres: a cappella, folk, rock, international experimentation, and more. Selected through a citywide audition process, the artists represented women looking to make their mark in one of the world’s most vibrant music scenes, often reinventing traditional genre boundaries in the process.
The fifth-anniversary free event welcomed back some of the standout artists from previous concerts, including the College’s very own all-female a cappella group Bacchantae and soul singer-songwriter Eden Ariel ’19. Additional performers were from Columbia (jazz vocalist and tap dancer Liberty Styles; saxophonist, singer and composer Stephanie Chou), The New School (Ecuadorian singer Luz Pinos Band, winner of the Independent Music Award - Latin in 2018), and the School of Visual Arts NYC (the rock trio Castle Black).