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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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Student Recital: Arali Berumen, Senior Voice Recital

Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Student Recital Series presents Arali Berumen, Senior Voice Recital
4:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Arali is a student of Dr. Richard Novak.

Free admission and open to the public.  Free parking is available on weekends in the Pelasant Street Garage, located across the street from the Music Building.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event). 

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TXST Opera Theatre: The Turn of the Screw

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Patti Strickel Harrsion Theatre
Cost:
$15* Adults/$8* Students, Senior Citizens & military (with ID) (*plus $2 handling fee per ticket purchased on-line or at the door). To order tickets in advance, please visit http://www.txstatepresents.com
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Texas State University Opera Theatre program presents "The Turn of the Screw",
Benjamin Britten, composer and Myfanwy Piper, librettist;
Joshua Miller, director and producer;
Kristin Roach, conductor and principal coach
7:30 p.m.
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre in the Performing Arts Center

"Based on Henry James’ fabulously creepy novella, Benjamin Britten’s 20th-century operatic masterpiece The Turn of the Screw is incisive, evocative, spare, and profoundly mysterious. Hired to tutor two children living at a great estate deep in the English countryside, a governess is strongly warned never to ask help of her employer and to rely solely on the housekeeper, but she soon discovers there are more people inhabiting the estate than she was aware. Who are these mysterious residents and what exactly is their relationship with the children?"
www.operacolumbus.org

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 MAROON event).


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TXST Opera Theatre: The Turn of the Screw

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Patti Strickel Harrsion Theatre
Cost:
$15* Adults/$8* Students, Senior Citizens & military (with ID) (*plus $2 handling fee per ticket purchased on-line or at the door). To order tickets in advance, please visit http://www.txstatepresents.com
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Texas State University Opera Theatre program presents "The Turn of the Screw",
Benjamin Britten, composer and Myfanwy Piper, librettist;
Joshua Miller, director and producer;
Kristin Roach, conductor and principal coach
2:00 p.m.
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre in the Performing Arts Center

"Based on Henry James’ fabulously creepy novella, Benjamin Britten’s 20th-century operatic masterpiece The Turn of the Screw is incisive, evocative, spare, and profoundly mysterious. Hired to tutor two children living at a great estate deep in the English countryside, a governess is strongly warned never to ask help of her employer and to rely solely on the housekeeper, but she soon discovers there are more people inhabiting the estate than she was aware. Who are these mysterious residents and what exactly is their relationship with the children?"
www.operacolumbus.org

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 MAROON event).


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Student Recital: Frank Jacobo, Senior Percussion Recital

Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Student Recital Series presents Frank Jacobo, Senior Percussion Recital
8:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Frank is a student of Dr. Genaro Gonzalez.

Free admission and open to the public.  Free parking is available on weekends at the Pleasant Street Garage, located across the street from the Music Building.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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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

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
6:15 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

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)

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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