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Student Recital: Horn 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 Horn Studio Recital, featuring students of Dr. Caroline Steiger
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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Ensemble: TX State Chorale and VocaLibre, "Considering Matthew Shepard"

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, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Ensemble Series presents TX State Chorale and VocaLibre, "Considering Matthew Shepard", composed and conducted by Craig Hella Johnson.  (TX State Chorale is directed by Dr. Joey Martin; VocaLibre is directed by Mr. Craig Aamot).
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

"Considering Matthew Shepard" is a musical response to the tragic death of a young man who has become an American icon and a symbol for hope and empowerment.  The work received its world premiere earlier this year in Austin, TX.

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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Student Recital: Abigail Diltz, Graduate Voice Recital

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

Student Recital: Abigail Diltz, Graduate Voice Recital
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Abigail is a student of Ms. Brigitte Bellini.

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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Latin Music Studies: Salsa Tribute Concert

Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos High School Auditorium, 2601 Rattler Road, San Marcos, TX 78666
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Latin Music Studies area presents Salsa Tribute Concert
7:30 p.m.
San Marcos High School Auditorium

Open to the public.  No ticket or reservation is required.   (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a WILD CARD event).

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CANCELLED - Student Recital: Cambrey Willhelm, Senior Voice Recital

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


THIS RECITAL HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS!

Student Recital Series presents Cambrey willhelm, Senior Voice Recital
8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Cambrey is a student of Dr. Oliver Worthington.

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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Student Recital: Ramiro Cortez, Senior Trombone 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 Ramiro Cortez, Senior Trombone Recital
2:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Ramiro is a student of Dr. Martin McCain.

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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Student Recital: Audrey Harris, Junior Voice Recital

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 Audrey Harris, Junior Voice Recital
2:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Audrey is a student of Dr. Soon Cho.

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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Student Recital: Rolando Ramirez, Jr., Graduate Latin Harp 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 Rolando Ramirez, Jr., Graduate Latin Harp Recital
4:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Rolando is a student of Mr. John Lopez.

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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Student Recital: Ivy Cantur and Victoria Tafolla, Joint Junior Voice Recital

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 Ivy Cantu and Victoria Tafolla, Joint Junior Voice Recital
4:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall

Ivy and Victoria are students of Dr.Soon Cho.

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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Student Recital: Micah James Parker, Graduate Voice 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 Micah James Parker, Graduate Voice Recital
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Micah is a student of Dr. Oliver Worthington.

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: Joint TX State and TX A& M Women's Choir Concert

Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Ensemble Series presents TX State and TX A&M Women's Choirs Joint Concert
Directed by Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer
7:00 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

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



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Student Recital: Voice Studio Recital (Ulen)

Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); 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
8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public.  No tickets or reservations required. 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 MAROON event).

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Student Recital: Sarah Solomon, Senior Flute 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 Sarah Solomon, Senior Flute Recital
2:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Sarah is a s student of Dr. Adah Jones.

Free and open to the public.  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 s MAROON event).

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Student Recital: Joseph Gilbert, Student Voice Recital

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 Joseph Gilbert, Student Voice Recital:"The Very Best (That No One Ever Was)
2:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Free admission and open to the public.  Free parking is available on weekends in the Pleasant Street Garage, which is 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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Student Recital: Prokofiev Piano Recital

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

Student Recital Series presents Prokofiev Celebration Piano Recital  
4:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Featuring the works of Sergei Prokofiev as performed by TX State piano students from the studios of Dr. Jason Kwak, Dr. Dara Robotkina and Dr. Kyung Ae Lee.

Prokofiev (1891-1953) was a Russian and Soviet composer, pianist and conductor who is commonly regarded as one of the major composers of the twentieth century.

Open to the public.  No reservation or ticket is required.  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 MAROON event).

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Senior Recital: Callen Chambers, horn

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

Student Recital: Callen Chambers, Senior Horn Recital
4:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Callen is a student of Dr. Caroline Steiger.

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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Student Recital: Voice Studio Recital (Bellini)

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 Voice Studio Recital featuring students of Ms. Brigitte Bellini
6:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUs 236)

Free admission and open to the public.  Free parking is available on weekends at the Pleasant Street Garage, which is 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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Student Recital: Trombone Studio Recital (Hurt)

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

Student Recital Series presents Trombone Studio Recital, featuring students of Professor Charles Hurt
8:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall

Open to the public.  No ticket or reservation required.  Free parking is available on weekends at the Pleasant Street Garage, across the street from the Music Building.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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Student Recital: Trumpet 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 Trumpet Studio Recital. featuring students of Mr. Jack Laumer, Dr. Robert Cannon and Dr. Keith Winking
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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Student Recital: TX State Clarinet Studio Recital

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

Student Recital Series presents TX State Clarinet Studio Recital
6:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Featuring students of Dr. Vanguel Tangarov and Mr. Stephen Girko.

Open to the public.  No tickets or reservations required. Fee-based parking is available at the Pleasant Street Garage, across the street from the Music Building.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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Student Recital: Double Reed Chamber Music

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 Chamber Music, featuring students of Dr. Ian Davidson and Ms. Daris Hale
6:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Free and open to the public.  Fee-based parking is available after 5pm on weeknights at the Pleasant Street Garage, across the street from the Music Building.  The parking fee may be paid at the kiosk on the first level of the garage. (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is s MAROON event).

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Stars At Night: Attacca String Quartet

Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Recital Hall
Cost:
$15* Adults/$8* Students, Senior Citizens & military (with ID) (*plus $2 handling fee per ticket purchased on-line or at the door)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Stars At Night Concert Series presents Attacca String Quartet
7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

The Attacca Quartet has engaged in extensive educational and community outreach projects, serving as guest artists and teaching fellows at the Lincoln Center Institute, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Vivace String Camp in New York, the Woodlands ChamberFest in Texas, and Animato Summer Music Camp at Florida International University in Miami.  Since 2006, they have performed in yearly benefit concerts supporting the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation’s efforts.  

For the 2014-15 season Attacca was named New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Quartet in Residence.


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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Student Recital: Voice Studio Recital (Cho)

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 Voice Studio Recital, featuring students of D.r Soon Cho
5:30 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Free admission and open to the public.  Fee-based parking is available after 5pm in the Pleasant Street Garage, which is located across the street from the Music Building.  The parking fee is payable at the kiosk located on the ground level of the garage.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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Guest Artist: Tino Andersen, Classical Guitar

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)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Guest Artist Series presents Tino Andersen, Classical Guitar
8:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Maestro Tino Andersen is a leading Norwegian pedagogue in classical guitar. He has been a member of the faculty at the School of Art in Bergen and at Langhaugen High School since 1992. He is the 2004 founder of the Bergen International Guitarfestival which has become a staple in the Scandinavian classical music scene ever since.

Beginning in 2014, Mr. Andersen has been an active performer, giving recitals in Italy, the United Kingdom and throughout his native Norway.

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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Student Recital: Double Reed Collaborative 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 Collaborative Concert
6:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Free admission and open to the public.  Fee-based parking is available after 5pm in the Pleasant Street Garage, which is located across the street from the School of Music.  The parking fee is payable at the kiosk on the lower level of the garage.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event). 

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Latin Music Studies: Afro-Caribbean Lab Concert

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

Latin Music Studies Area presents Afro-Caribbean Lab Concert, directed by Mr. Samuel Lopez
7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

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 Edward Gary Street Garage, across the street from the Performing Arts Center. (Attention  students enrolled in Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event). 


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Student Recital: Percussion Studio Recital (Klier)

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 Percussion Studio Recital, featuring students of Ms. Kari Klier
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 parking fee is payable at the kiosk on the first level of the garage.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event). 

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Student Recital: Scott Byers, Graduate Clarinet Recital

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

Student Recital Series presents Scott Byers, Graduate Clarinet Recital
6:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Scott is a student of Dr. Vanguel Tangarov.

Free admission and open to the public.  Free parking is available on weekends beginning at 5pm on Fridays 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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Guest Artist: David Wilborn, trombone

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)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Guest Artist Series presents David Wilborn, trombone
8:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

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.  Free parking is available on weekends at the Pleasant Street Garage (across the street from the Music Building).   (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a GOLD event

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Ensemble: TX State Chamber Orchestra

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

Ensemble Series presents TX State Chamber Orchestra
Directed by Dr. Carolyn Watson
7:30 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 MAROON event).

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Stident Recital: Liz Valvano, Graduate Bassoon Recital

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 Liz Valvano, Graduate Bassoon Recital
2:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Liz is a student of Daris Hale.

Free and open to the public.  Free parking is available on weekends in 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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Student Recital Series: Sarah Jacob, Senior Voice 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 Sarah Jacob, Senior Voice Recital
2:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Sarah is a student of Dr. Oliver Worthington.

Free and open to the public.  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 s MAROON event).

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Guest Artists: The Jazz Ambassadors, America's Big Band

Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos High School Auditorium, 2601 Rattler Road, San Marcos, TX 78666
Cost:
Free admission; tickets required, and may be obtained from the School of Music Office, 512.245.2651 starting on or about March 9)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512.245.3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Guest Artist Series presents The Jazz Ambassadors, America's Big Band
3:00 p.m.
San Marcos High School Auditorium

The Jazz Ambassadors—America's Big Band is the official touring big band of the United States Army. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America's original art form, jazz.  A TX State jazz alumnus, Kyle Johnson, is now a member of this band and will be making a "hometown" appearance.

Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain all types of audiences. Custom compositions and arrangements highlight the group's creative talent and gifted soloists. Their diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections.

Open to the public; tickets required. Free tickets are now available at two locations: 1. Music Office, MUS 101, M-F (8am05pm) 2. San Marcos Daily Record Office, 1910 IH35 South (southbound access road), San Marcos, TX. (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a WILD CARD event). 

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Student Recital: Cello Studio Recital #1

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

Ensemble Series presents Cello Studio Recital #1, featuring students of Dr. Karla Hamelin
4:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public.  No ticket or reservation required.  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 MAROON event)

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Student Recital: Susan Meitz, Junior Voice Recital

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 Susan Meitz, Junior Voice Recital
4:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall

Susan is a student of Dr. Oliver Worthington.

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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CANCELLED - Faculty Artists: Ames Asbell, viola, Karla Hamelin, cello and Joey M. Martin, 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 Ames Asbell, viola, Karla Hamelin, cello and Joey M. Martin, piano
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Violist Ames Asbell has performed classical, tango, and popular music in over 30 countries around the world, in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to universities to clubs. She appears on dozens of internationally released CDs, film scores and broadcasts, including the Dixie Chicks’ Grammy-winning Home, Richard Linklater’s arthouse hit film Waking Life (in which she also appears onscreen), and six appearances on PBS television staple Austin City Limits. From 2001 to 2005, she toured globally with rock legend David Byrne (of Talking Heads), appearing with him on broadcasts such as Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman and Later...with Jools Holland (BBC) as well as two international DVD releases.

After earning the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Texas, Ames put down roots in Austin, where she is currently violist of the classical crossover Tosca String Quartet, Principal Violist of the Austin Opera Orchestra and a member of the Austin Symphony Orchestra. She appears regularly with the Victoria Bach Festival, Conspirare and Arizona Musicfest, and is  also in great demand as a chamber musician throughout the area.

Ames has performed with artists in a wide variety of musical styles, such as Andrea Bocelli, Stevie Wonder, Bernadette Peters, John Cale, Gilberto Gil, Bonnie Raitt, and Harry Connick, Jr. She has played tango in Argentina, most notably at the Fifth World Tango Summit in Rosario in 2000 with Tosca Tango Orchestra performing the Nuevo tango chamber compositions of Glover Gill. Her orchestral experience includes the San Antonio Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, and regional orchestras around the state of Texas, and she has also performed on Baroque viola with La Follia Austin Baroque and the St. Cecilia Baroque Festival. She has recorded for labels such as Nonesuch, Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, Sony and Merge, as well as a multitude of smaller and independent labels.

A passionate teacher, Dr. Asbell has twice had the honor of teaching the top high school violist in the state of Texas, and her former students have gone on to study at prestigious schools of music such Eastman, Rice, Oberlin, Peabody and others. She has served on Texas State University faculty since 2005, teaching viola and chamber music as well as theory and music literature courses and performing with faculty ensembles. In fall 2010, she launched the Texas State String Project, a Suzuki-based community outreach program which offers string instruction to San Marcos-area elementary-school students.

Cellist Karla Hamelin is a dynamic soloist, educator and interdisciplinary performer known for her effective teaching style and distinctive collaborations.

On faculty at Texas State University School of Music since 2011, she teaches across a range of areas including cello, chamber music, string pedagogy, string literature, introduction to fine arts and is the director of the Texas State String Camp. Having taken certification Suzuki training books 1 through 6, Dr. Hamelin is the Master Teacher at the Texas State String Project.

An accomplished performer, Karla is a frequent recitalist who appears in both large and small ensembles in Austin and throughout the Central Texas area. She has worked with numerous artists in other disciplines including composers, dancers, choreographers, visual artists, poets, authors and actors. Her ability to play a broad and diverse spectrum of repertoire has made her in demand as a performer of new works, a sought after chamber musician and a featured artist in a baroque cantata series. Karla has also volunteered extensively with non-profit music organizations and collaborated on events benefitting associations as diverse as Please be Kind to Cyclists, Hope Arts Festival, Symphony of the Soul and Wheelchairs for Iraqi Kids.

Karla received her doctorate in cello performance from The University of Texas at Austin. She holds additional degrees from The University of Michigan (M.M.) and the University of Manitoba (B.M.). Her principal teachers have included Anthony Elliott, Phyllis Young, Ronald Leonard and the late Julie Banton. Karla has spent summers at The Banff Center for the Arts, the Aspen Music School, The Johannesen School for the Arts, Texas Music Festival, Aria Summer Academy and the International String Workshop.

Equally dedicated to performing and pedagogy, Karla is a popular lecturer and clinician who is in demand as a private teacher for students from four to eighteen years of age. Dr. Hamelin has quickly established herself as a highly respected pedagogue whose students have consistently placed in all-state and regional orchestras, been prize winners in state and national competitions, regularly attend summer festivals such as Interlochen, Brevard, Eastern Music Festival, Meadowmount, Aria and the Tanglewood Pre-College Institute. Dr. Hamelin’s cello students have achieved great success with acceptance to highly respected music programs such as the University of Michigan, Oberlin Conservatory, The Cleveland Institute of Music, The Boston Conservatory, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Houston, Texas Christian University, The University of Wisconsin – Madison, Lawrence Conservatory, DePaul University, Hardin Simmons University, The Berklee College of Music and the University of California - San Francisco. Throughout her career, she has presented Masterclasses in Canada, the US and Mexico.

In her spare time, Karla enjoys running the many hilly and scenic trails of Austin and Central Texas where she trains for full and half marathons. Karla’s most devoted friend in this daily pursuit of higher learning and musical study is her 1770 Joseph Hill cello.

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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TX State Trombone Ensemble

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

Ensemble Series presents TX State Trombone Ensemble, directed by Professor Charles Hurt
8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public.  No tickets or reservations required. 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 MAROON event).

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