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Texas State Trombone Symposium

Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Recital Hall
Cost:
Conference: $25; Concerts: $10 general admission, $5 students and seniors (Free admission for TX State School of Music faculty and students)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

The School of Music presents Texas State Trombone Symposium
8 am-2:00 pm
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Concerts (open to the public):
10am: Edwards Tenor Trombone Solo Competition Finals
10:30am-Bass Trombone Solo Competition Finals
11am: Rath Jazz Trombone Solo Competition Finals
12pm: Somos Trombone Quartet
1:15pm: Mannes Trombone Quartet

Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: These concerts are all MAROON events.

Admission tickets available this day at the registration booth, located outside of the Performing Arts Center lobby.

Fee-based parking is available in the Edward Gary Street Garage, which is located across the street from the Performing Arts Center.

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Ensemble: Texas State Concert Band

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

Ensemble Series presents Texas State Concert Band, directed by Mr. Matthew Holzner
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Open to the public. No ticket or reservation is required. Fee-based parking is available at the Pleasant Street Garage,near Evans Auditorium.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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Ensemble: Texas State Symphonic Winds

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)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Ensemble Series presents Texas State Symphonic Winds, directed by Dr. Kyle Glaser
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Open to the public.  Tickets available in advance at txstatepresents.com or at the door at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.  Fee-based parking is available at the Pleasant Street Garage,near Evans Auditorium.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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Faculty Artists: Daria Rabotkina and William McNally, piano

Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Recital Hall
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Faculty Artist Series presents Daria Rabotkina and William McNally, Faculty Piano Recital: Cold War Duo
6:00 p.m.
Performing arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public.  Tickets available in advance at txstatepresents.com or at the door at least 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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Ensemble: Texas State Wind Symphony

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)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Ensemble Series presents Texas State Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Caroline Beatty
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Open to the public.  Tickets available in advance at txstatepresents.com or at the door at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.  Parking is free on weekends at the Pleasant Street Garage, near Evans Auditorium.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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Ensemble: Skin and Bones Concert

Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512.245.3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Ensemble Series presents Skin and Bones Concert featuring Texas State Trombone Choir and Percussion Ensemble
Dr. Martin McCain and Robert Lopez, directors
6:00 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Open to the public.  No tickets or reservations required. Free parking is available on weekends at the Pleasant Street Garage, 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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Community Youth Outreach Programs: Spring Concert

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

Texas State Community Youth Outreach Programs presents the Spring Concert, featuring performances by students who participate in the Outreach Programs
6:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Open to the public.  No ticket or reservation required.  Fee based parking is available at the Pleasant Street Garage, near Evans Auditorium.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event). 

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Student Recital: Jazz Area Studio Recital

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

Student Recital Series presents Jazz Area Studio Recital
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, 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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Faculty Artists: "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Wind Trios for Lovers (of Music)"--Davidson, Hale and Girko

Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Recital Hall
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Faculty Artist Series presents "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Wind Trios for Lovers (of Music)", featuring Ian Davidson, oboe, Daris Hale, bassoon and Stephen Girko, clarinet
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public.  Tickets available in advance at txstatepresents.com or at the door at least 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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Masterclass: Dr. Stephen Page, Saxophone

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 a Saxophone Masterclass with Dr. Stephen Page
6:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Described by noted American composer Libby Larsen as “fearless on stage,” saxophonist Stephen Page has garnered international prominence as one of the leading saxophonist’s of today’s younger generation.

Dr. Page has appeared across four continents, in Belgium, the United Kingdom, Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, and across the United States. He has performed under such notable conductors as Fredrick Fennell, Ray Cramer, Craig Kirchhoff, Gary Hill, Toshiyuki Shimada, Gary Green, Richard Heidel and Akira Mori.

Well known for his interpretations of the great original works for saxophone, Stephen has also gained acclaim for his innovative arrangements and performances of the violin repertoire from composers such as Brahms, Faure, Grieg, Franck and Prokofiev, and Bach. He has also furthered the saxophone repertoire through the commissioning of new works from composers such as John Mackey, David Maslanka, David Rakowski, Ida Gotkovsky, David Canfield, Mark Lewis, Gregory Wanamaker, and Mark Mellits, among many others.

Stephen has won prizes in no fewer than ten international and national competitions, including 1st Prizes at the North American Saxophone Alliance Solo Competition, Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition, Eastern Connecticut Symphony Competition, AUREC Saxophone Competition and the Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition. Additionally he has been awarded 2nd Prize in the North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition (2008 and 2010), the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Competition, and a Silver Medal at the prestigious Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

As the Alto Saxophone chair of the critically acclaimed Zzyzx Quartet, Stephen has appeared internationally in venues both public and academic in such notable venues as Izumi hall in Osaka, Japan, and Symphony Space in New York City. Their most recent recording, “Intersections” features standard original repertoire for quartet, newly commissioned works, and the group’s own transcriptions. Most recently, Zzyzx was selected to serve on the panel for the 2014 Barlow Endowment Prize as one of three internationally recognized quartets, and will premiere the winning composer’s new work for quartet in 2016.

Dr. Page has been an active recording artist since producing his first recording at 21 years old. Since that time, he has produced nine additional recordings as a soloist and chamber musician, which can be heard on the Enharmonic, Teal Creek, Crystal Music, and AUR Labels.

Currently residing in Texas and teaching at the Butler School of Music within the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Page has earned degrees from the University of Minnesota, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and the University of Iowa, having studied under Eugene Rousseau, Otis Murphy and Kenneth Tse, respectively. Stephen Page is a Yamaha Performing Artist, and a D’Addario Artist.

Free admission and open to the public.  Fee-based parking is available beginning at 5pm in the Pleasant Street Garage, across the street from the  Music Building. (Attention all students enrolled in the Department Recital course: No attendance credit is given for masterclasses).

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