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Guest Artist Series, Masterclass: Steven Menard, trombone

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

Steve Menard is a native of Slidell, LA and is the newest member of the trombone faculty at the University of North Texas. Mr. Menard holds a bachelor’s degree in trombone performance from Northwestern University, and a master’s degree in performance from the San Francisco Conservatory. In 2003, he spent several months in Vienna, Austria studying independently with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Primary teachers include: Michael Mulcahy, Mark Lawrence, Richard Erb, and Timothy Schneider.

Mr. Menard maintains an active performing schedule, and has recorded and performed with the Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, Virginia Symphony, and the Louisiana Philharmonic. As a soloist he has presented recitals around the country, and was the 2008 winner of the Frank Smith solo competition at the International Trombone Festival. In 2009 Mr. Menard was the trombonist for the National Broadway Tour of “Fiddler on the Roof”, and in 2006 he served as trombone/bass trombone/tuba for the first National tour of “Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life”. Mr. Menard is also passionate about chamber music, and is a founding member of the Equali Quartet, a trombone quartet made up of members of the St. Louis Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony and the Cincinnati Symphony. Mr. Menard is a performing artist for Shires Trombones.


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TXST Horn Festival

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
$25.00
Contact:
Caroline Steiger, 512-245-2666
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

The School of Music presents TXST Horn Festival, coordinated by Dr. Caroline Steiger
5pm-10pm
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

(More information to be released later)

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TX State Horn Festival Guest Artist: Adam Unsworth, horn

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:
Danton Bankay, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

TXST Horn Festival presents its featured Guest Artist, Adam Unsworth, horn
7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Adam Unswroth: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Principal Horn also serves as Professor of Horn at the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance.  Prior to his appointment at the University of Michigan, Adam was Fourth Horn of The Philadelphia Orchestra (1998-2007) and Second Horn of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1995-1998).  He has mostly recently performed as a guest musician with the San Francisco Symphony and Detroit Symphony.

Outside of the orchestra Adam is dedicated to commissioning and performing works of living composers, expanding the modern repertoire to extended the boundaries of the horn. 

He has five recordings as a leader to his credit that encompass a wide variety of music: Balance (2014), a jazz recording for horn, jazz sextet and chamber orchestra, Snapshots (2013), a recording or contemporary classical music in collaboration with composer/pianist Catherine Likhuta, Just Follow Instructions (2009),featuring the chamber music of saxophonist/composer Daniel Schnyder, Next Step (2008) and Excerpt This! (2006)– jazz recordings which received critical acclaim from both jazz and classical reviewers.

Adam is a member of the New York based Gil Evans Centennial Project, which has received two Grammy nominations for its’ recordings Centennial and Lines of Color, and won the 2013 Jazz Journalist Association Award for Large Jazz Ensemble of the Year.  He is also a member of Japanese big band leader Miho Hazama and her M-Unit Band and recorded their latest CD, Time River with them.   

A former faculty member at Temple University, he has appeared as a recitalist and clinician at many universities throughout the United States, and has made several solo and chamber appearances at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall.  Unsworth received his formal training at Northwestern University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Open to the public.  (Admission to the concert is free to those who show registration for the Horn Festival) Others may purchase tickets 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, 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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TXST Horn Festival

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
$25.00
Contact:
Danton Bankay, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Friday, January 19th, 2018

7:30pm  Guest Artist Recital (Adam Unsworth)

  Tickets included with Early Registration

  Tickets can also be purchased at txstatepresents.com

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 (9am-5:30pm)

9:00  Registration

9:30  Group Warm-Up

9:45  Festival Horn Choir Rehearsal

11:00  Jazz Horn Class with Adam Unsworth

12:30  Lunch (provided)

2:00  Masterclass with Adam Unsworth

4:00  Short break before the final concert

 

4:30  Final Concert

  Adam Unsworth

  Caroline Steiger 

  Texas State University Horn Ensemble

  Festival Horn Choir

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Guest Artist: Nathan Nabb, saxophone

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:
Danton Bankay, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Guest Artist Series presents Nathan Nabb, saxophone
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Saxophonist Nathan Nabb maintains an active and multifaceted concert schedule with regular performances in solo, chamber and orchestral settings, including numerous international engagements at music festivals and conservatories throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.  He holds teaching positions at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he is Professor of Saxophone, and at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, where he is Guest Master Teacher of Saxophone.

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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Faculty Artists: Richard Novak, tenor; Lynn Ledbetter, violin; Joey M. Martin, 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:
Danton Bankay, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Faculty Artist Series presents Richard Novack, tenor in recital with Lynn Ledbetter, violin and Joey M. Martin, piano
8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Assistant Professor Richard Novak has taught voice at Trinity University, George Mason University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Louisiana-Monroe, Angelina College, and University of the Incarnate Word. He has performed with the Washington Concert Opera, Opera Carolina, San Antonio Opera, Opera Piccola, Annapolis Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Wichita Grand Opera, The Living Opera, Wagner Society of Washington, San Antonio Symphony, Opera Piccola, San Antonio Chamber Choir, San Antonio Choral Society, Chautauqua Symphony, Prince William Symphony, the Monroe Symphony, the Conservatorio di Musica Agostino Steffani in Castelfranco Veneto (Italy), and the Institute of Culture in Culiacán and Mazatlán (Mexico). Recent performances include soloist in the world premiere of Kevin Salfen’s Birding Super Flumina Babylonis, Handel’s ‘Messiah’ with the San Antonio Choral Society, the tenor soloist in Richard Danielpour’s An American Requiem at Stephen F. Austin State University, and the tenor soloist in Missa Criolla by Ariel Ramirez with the San Antonio Choral Society. In 2005 and 2006, he won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Tulsa District). He is also a former 1st Place winner of the Texoma NATS ‘Singer of the Year’ award. Dr. Novak holds a BM and MM in Vocal Performance from Stephen F. Austin State University, and the DMA in Vocal Performance from the University of North Texas. Training programs included the Chautauqua Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Wichita Grand Opera, Wesley Balk Singing/Acting Institute, and the Evelyn Lear/Thomas Stewart Emerging Singers (at the request of Evelyn Lear). He serves as Director of Music at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in New Braunfels.

Open 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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Student Recital: Kexin Li, Graduate Piano Recital

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

Student Recital Series presents Kexin Li, Graduate Piano Recital
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Kexin is a student of Dr. Daria Rabotkina.

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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