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Andrew McNair shares his experiences in choosing the Texas State School of Music and appreciation for our donors who support our students educational needs that have made it possible for him to attend.

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Ensemble: TXST University Orchestra Concert

Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Ensemble Series presents TXST University Orchestra Concert, conducted by Shijen Chen, Boris Chalokov and Josue Martinez (under the direction of Dr. Carolyn Watson)
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Featuring: Light Cavalry Overture (Franz von Suppe), In the Steppes of Centeral Asia (Alexander Borodin), Karelia Suite (Jean Sibelius), The Hunting* (Dimitar Ninov), Russian Sailor's Dance (Reinhold Gliere), Highlights from Harry Potter (John Williams/arr. Story)

*USA Premier Performance of piece composed by TXST faculty member, Dimitar Ninov!

Free admission and open to the public.  Fee-based parking is availalbe after 5pm on week nights in the Pleasant Street Garage, (across the street from the Music Building and near Evans Auditorium).  The parking fee may be paid at the kiosk that is located on the bottom level of the garage.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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Student Recital: Double Reed Concert

Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Student Recital Series presents Double Reed Concert featuring students of  Dr. Ian Davidson and Ms. Daris Hale
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Free admission and open to the public. Please note: The nearest on-campus parking available to the public before 5pm on weekdays is at Edward Gary Street Garage and LBJ Student Center garages. (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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Faculty/Guest Artists:The Octet Project: Polytemporal Music of Robert L. Motl, M.M., TXST, 1984

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window) To order tickets in advance, please visit http://www.txstatepresents.com
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Faculty and Guest Artist Series presents

The Octet Project: Polytemporal Music of Robert L. Motl, M.M., TXST, 1984
8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall


The Octet Project is Robert Motl's effort to write and perform polytemporal music for live acoustic players in ensemble. The result, Octet, is a recently completed series of 12 original compositions placing familiar Western musical sounds upon variously configured polytemporal foundations. The ensemble uses acoustic instruments in a customary stage setting, yet each performer is guided by a private and unique downbeat rate using technology created by the composer.  For more information about this work, visit https://www.polytemporal.info.

Open to the public.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at http://www.txstatepresents.com or at the door.  The ticket booth will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.  Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, located across the street from the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a GOLD event).


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Musicians Forum: All About 'Art in the Park"

Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

The School of Music presents Musicians Forum: All About "Art in the Park", presented by Gordon Jones (Music), Amanda McCorkle (Dance) and Holly Veleska (Art)
6:15 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Find out more about this exciting one-day, multidisciplinary event held in the Semester each year.

Musicians Forum offers opportunities for music students to explore and be exposed to issues, ideas and information relevant to their careers as performing artists, teachers, composers and producers.  Musicians Forum features a variety of topics, guest speakers, multimedia and audience participation.  Each session begins at 6:15pm and precedes a Somos Musicos! student concert at 7:30 p.m.  Coordinators of the series, School of Music Director Thomas Clark and Senior Lecturer Gordon Jones, select relevant musicianship topics and serve as moderators.

Open to the public.  No advance reservations required.  Seating will begin at least 15 minutes prior to the program on a first come, first serve basis; Fee-based parking is available at Pleasant Street Garage, across the street from the Music Building. (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).



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Somos Musicos

Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

The School of Music presents Somos Musicos
7:30 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Featured this week:
Mandy Faccenda, piano (Chopin's Etude, Op. 25, No.2 and Scarlatti's Sonata in C-sharp minor, K. 247
Boran Zhao, piano (Beethovaen's Sonata in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1, Movement I and Debussy's Etude No. 7 "Pour les degres chromatiques"
Will Craven, marimba (Ilijas)
Christopher Wixted, vibraphone (Rohwer's Tiento)
Peter Scott, euphonium and Zachary Bailey, tuba (Baadsvik's Fnugg Red)
Spencer Katz, Kyloe Chappell, Joshua Conner, and David Catchpole, trombones (Debussy's Trois Chansons, I, II and III)
Joshua Conner and David Catchpole, trombones (Davis's Trombone Institute of Technology)

Somos Musicos is a concert series showcasing a variety of student performances.

Open to the public.  No advance reservations required.  Seating will begin at least 15 minutes prior to the program on a first come, first serve basis; Fee based parking is available at Pleasant Street Garage, across the street from the Music Building. (Attention  students enrolled in Departmental Recital course: This is a RED event). 


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Guest Artists: Mihoko Watanabe, flute with Meryl Mantione, mezzo-soprano and James Caton Helton, piano

Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window) To order tickets in advance, please visit http://www.txstatepresents.com
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Guest Artist Series presents Mihoko Watanabe, flute, Meryl Mantione, mezzo-soprano and James Caton Helton, piano
6:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Flutist Mihoko Watanabe will be joined by mezzo-soprano Meryl Mantione and pianist James Caton Helton in a recital of works by French composers Saint-Saëns, Caplet and Ibert and other works by Marais, Rodrigo, Chopin and contemporary composer Jody Nagel. All of these artists are faculty from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Open to the public.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at http://www.txstatepresents.com or at the door.  the ticket booth will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.  Free parking is available starting at 5pm on Fridays in the Pleasant Street Garage, located across the street from the Music Building.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a GOLD event).


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Stars At Night Guest Artist: Gordon Stout, marimba

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window) To order tickets in advance, please visit http://www.txstatepresents.com
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Stars At Night Guest Artist Series presents Gordon Stout, marimba
7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Professor of Percussion at the Ithaca College School of Music, many of Stout’s compositions for marimba have become standard repertoire for marimbists worldwide.  As a composer he has studied with Joseph Schwantner, Samuel Adler and Warren Benson.  He has appeared in twelve International PAS conventions as well as throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Hungary, Mexico, Denmark, Puerto Rico and Spain.  Gordon Stout was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame in 2012.

Open to the public.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at http://www.txstatepresents.com or at the door.  The ticket booth will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.  Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, located across the street from the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a GOLD event).


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Student Recital: Voice Studio Recital (Ulen)

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Student Recital Series presents Voice Studio Recital, featuring students of Mr. Ron Ulen
2:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Free admission and open to the public.  Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, which is located across the street from the Performing Arts Center. (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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Student Recital: Mercedes Gonzalez, Senior Voice Recital

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Student Recital Series presents Mercedes Gonzalez, Senior Voice Recital
4:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Mercedes is a student of Ms. Michelle Hache.

Free admission and open to the public.  Fee-based parking is available in the Edward Gary Street Garage, located across the street from the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event). 

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Student Recital: John Henrick, Senior Saxophone Recital

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Student Recital Series presents John Henrick, Senior Saxophone Recital
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

John is a student of Dr. Todd Oxford.

Free admission and open to the public.  Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, located across the street from the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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Ensemble: TXST Symphony Orchestra Concert

Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window) To order tickets in advance, please visit http://www.txstatepresents.com
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Ensemble Series presents TXST Symphony Orchestra: "Halloween Spooktakular",  directed by Dr. Carolyn Watson
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Open to the public.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at http://www.txstatepresents.com or at the door.  The ticket booth will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.  Free parking is available on weekends at the Pleasant Street Garage, located across the street from the Music Building and near Evans Auditorium.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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Student Recital: Spooktakular Trombone Studio Recital (Deemer & McCain)

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Student Recital Series presents Spooktakular Trombone Studio
Recital, featuring students of Mr. Paul Deemer and Dr. Martin McCain
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Free admission and open to the public.  Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, located across the street from the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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Guest Artist Recital: Yuri Blinov, piano

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window) To order tickets in advance, please visit http://www.txstatepresents.com
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Guest Artist Series presents Yuri Blinov, piano
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Recipient of the D.M.A. degree from Eastman School of Music, pianist Yuri Blinov has completed his Artist Diploma program at TCU in Ft.Worth, TX.  He was among the top 30 pianists competing in the 2001 Van Cliburn International Competition and has won several prizes of other significant competitions in the U.S., including first prize of the 2001 Piano MTNA Competition.  Performances took d to Japan, Poland, Belgium, Germany, China and the U.S. Yuri currently teaches in Minsk, Belarussia.

Open to the public.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at http://www.txstatepresents.com or at the door.  The ticket booth will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.  Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, located across the street from the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

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Student Recital: Violin Studio Recital (Ledbetter)

Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Student Recital Series presents Violin Studio Recital featuring students of Dr. Lynn Ledbetter
8:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Free admission and open to the public.  Fee-based parking is available on weeknights at the Pleasant Street Garage, located across the street from the Music Building.  The fee may be paid at the kiosk located on the lowest level of the garage.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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Student Recital: Horn Studio Recital

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Student Recital Series presents TXST Horn Studio Recital featuring students of Dr. Caroline Steiger
8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Free admission and open to the public.  Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, which is located across the street from the Performing Arts Center. (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).


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Student Recital: Clarinet Studio Recital #1

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Student Recital Series presents Clarinet Studio Recital #1, featuring students of Dr. Vanguel Tangarov and Mr. Stephen Girko
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Free admission and open to the public.  Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, which is located across the street from the Performing Arts Center. (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).



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Voice Recital and Lecture: "Winterreise" by Franz Schubert

Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window) To order tickets in advance, please visit http://www.txstatepresents.com
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

The School of Music presents "A Winter's Journey", featuring Die Winterreise by Franz Schubert: A performance by students in the Voice Studio of Ms. Cheryl Parrish and a lecture by TXST musicology faculty member, Dr. Kay Lipton with guest pianist, Joachim Reinhuber
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

"Completed in the last months of the young Schubert’s life, Winterreise has come to be considered the single greatest piece of music in the history of Lieder. Deceptively laconic—these twenty-four short poems set to music for voice and piano are performed uninterrupted in little more than an hour—it nonetheless has an emotional depth and power that no music of its kind has ever equaled. A young man, rejected by his beloved, leaves the house where he has been living and walks out into snow and darkness. As he wanders away from the village and into the empty countryside, he experiences a cascade of emotions—loss, grief, anger, and acute loneliness, shot through with only fleeting moments of hope—until the landscape he inhabits becomes one of alienation and despair. Originally intended to be sung to an intimate gathering, performances of Winterreise now pack the greatest concert halls around the world".
Ian Bostridge

Open to the public.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at http://www.txstatepresents.com or at the door.  Fee-based parking is available after 5pm on weeknights at the Pleasant Street Garage, located across the street from the Music Building. The fee is payable at a kiosk located onthe first level of the garage.  Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

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Facutly Artists: Trios for Horn, Violin and Piano

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window) To order tickets in advance, please visit http://www.txstatepresents.com
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Faculty Artist Series presents Trios for Horn, Violin and Piano, featuring Caroline Steiber, horn; Lynn Ledbetter, violin and William McNally, piano
8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

pen to the public.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at http://www.txstatepresents.com or at the door. The ticket booth opens 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.  Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, located across the street from the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

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