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Faculty Artists: Ian Davidson, oboe. Daris Hale, bassoon and Kyung-Ae Lee, piano

Aug 31, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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
Faculty Artist Series presents Ian Davidson, oboe,a nd Daris Hale, bassoon with Kyung-Ae Lee, piano
7:30 p.m
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Ian Davidson is a Regents’ and University Distinguished Professor at TX State, a Fulbright Senior Specialist, English Horn and Associate Principal Oboe for the Austin Symphony Orchestra and English Horn and Assistant Principal Oboe for the Austin Opera Orchestra. He has appeared as soloist and chamber musician on six continents. His recordings include numerous television commercials, pop music recordings, the movie “Spy Kids II”, and six recordings with the Wild Basin Winds, an Austin-based national woodwind ensemble. Recognized for outstanding contributions in teaching, service and scholarly/creative activity, he has received twelve Presidential Award Nominations, a Grammy Nomination, been twice named “Favorite Professor” by the Alpha Chi Honor Society, was invited to present the Dean’s Seminar, and was elected to the TSU Faculty Senate. In 2003 he was nominated by the Austin Critics Round Table as “Best Instrumental Soloist” for his work with the Chamber Soloists of
Austin, performing the Complete Brandenburg Concertos of J.S. Bach. 

Daris Word Hale—one bassoon, 11 orchestras, 7 countries, 47 world premieres, TV, film, commercials, DVD’s, CD’s; life long learner with one heart, one soul, one loving husband, two sweet kids, hundreds of brilliant students, or rather teachers; 7 billion friends; always manifesting music and art. Her hat is currently hanging at Texas State University.

Dr. Kyung-Ae (Kay) Lee, a native of South Korea, began her piano study at the age of three and made her first public performance at the age of six.  After graduating from Seoul Arts High School and Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, Korea, she moved to the US to further her piano studies. She received her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Literature from Eastman School of Music and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from The University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Lee has received numerous honors and awards in her career and several piano competitions in her life. In 2001 she returned to Korea to join the faculty at the Ewha Women’s University and Cheju National University while maintaining a busy performing schedule.  She currently serves as Senior Lecturer in the School of Music at TX State University.

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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New (Music) Student Orientation

Sep 01, 6:30PM 7:30PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
School of Music presents New Music Student Orientation
6:30 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

New music students will receive timely tips and information regarding School of Music policies and procedures to help ensure a successful experience at TX State.

Coordinated by Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer, Associate Director of the School of Music.

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Stars at Night: An Evening of Chamber Music

Sep 01, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 "An Evening of Chamber Music"
7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

The inaugural concert in the new "Stars at Night Concert Series" will feature the music of Saint-Saens, Francaix, Simpson, Stravinsky, Krommer and Morris performed by faculty artists: Ian Davidson, oboe; Paula Bird, violin; Karla Hamelin, cello; Adah Jones, flute; Stephen Girko and Vanguel Tangarov, clarinet; Daris Hale, bassoon; Genaro Gonzalez and Robert Lopez, percussion. with guests Ruben Balboa, viola and Ekaterina Tangarova, piano.

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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Guest Artists: Air Force Brass Quintet

Sep 06, 8:00PM 9:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Guest Artist Series presents Air Force Brass Quintet
8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Free and open to the public.  No ticket or reservation required.  Fee-based parking 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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Faculty Artist: Russell Haight, saxophone

Sep 13, 8:00PM 9:00PM
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
Faculty Artist Series presents Russell Haight, saxophone
8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Dr. Russell Haight is an Assistant Professor of Jazz and Saxophone at Texas State University. He maintains a busy performance schedule in Texas, and has played throughout the U.S., Canada, South America, and China. Haight earned his Doctorate degree in Jazz Performance from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010. Skilled at both performance and research, he earned the Eleanor Stribling Award for Excellence in
Jazz Performance and the prestigious Butler School of Music Outstanding Dissertation award while at UT. He has presented and performed at the International Saxophone Symposium, the Jazz Education Network conference, Texas Music Educators Association conference, and the ProJazz Institute in Santiago, Chile. As a jazz artist, he has performed with such luminaries as Bobby Shew, Vincent Herring, Ralph Bowen,
Doug Lawrence, Shelly Berg, Tim Hagans, Carmen Bradford, André Mehmari, Bruce Saunders, Eric Johnson, Andre Hayward, Rufus Reid, and the late George Duke.

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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Musicians Forum

Sep 22, 6:15PM 7:00PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Musicians Forum
6:15 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall

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 45-mnute 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

Sep 22, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
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 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 Artist: Timothy Ehlen, piano

Sep 23, 6:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); 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, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Guest Artist: Timothy Ehlen, piano
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Professor of Piano and Chair of the Piano Division at Illinois University, Timothy Ehlen has performed extensively in the United States and Europe as a soloist and chamber player. Recitals have been performed in  Cleveland, San Francisco, Seoul, South Korea and Vienna, Austria, along with several appearances at leading orchestras and universities. He has been heard frequently on National Public Radio, in addition to numerous independent broadcasts of major market performances in this country and abroad.

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: Timothy Ehlen, piano

Sep 24, 10:00AM 12:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
The School of Music presents a masterclass with Timothy Ehlen, piano
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public.  No tickets or advance reservation 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: No attendance credit is given for masterclasses).

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Ensemble: TX State Choral Collage

Sep 25, 3:00PM 4:30PM
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 Choral Collage
3:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Featuring performances by TX State Choral Ensembles: Men's Choir, directed by Mr. Craig Aamot, Women's Choir, directed by Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer, VocaLibre, directed by Mr. Craig Aamot, University Singers, directed by Dr. Jonathan Babcock and Chorale, directed by Dr. Joey M. Martin

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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Masterclass: Mike Dugan, trombone

Sep 27, 6:00PM 9:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512.245.3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
School of Music presents a masterclass with guest trombone artist, Mike Dugan
6:00pm-9:00pm
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Associate Professor, Michael Dugan, a native of St. Charles, Illinois, joined the music faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2009. Dr. Dugan teaches applied trombone, directs the Trombone Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble II, and plays in the Whitewater Brass Quintet.

In addition to his teaching duties, Dugan is an active freelance artist in the Upper Midwest. Recent engagements include the Milwaukee Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, as well as many fine regional orchestras throughout Wisconsin and Iowa. Other recent performances include the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, the Intergalactic Contemporary Ensemble, Thunder Bay (Ontario) Symphony, Elvis Costello, Audra McDonald, Doc Severinsen, Johnny Mathis, Irish Tenors, and The Four Tops in various capacities. During the summer of 2010, Dugan was faculty member at the 2010 International Trombone Festival at the University of Texas at Austin.

From 2001-2005, Michael was a member of the United States Air Force Band of Liberty. During his tenure with the Band of Liberty, Michael was the featured trombone soloist with the Concert Band, and the Colonial Brass Quintet. His other performance assignments included the Band of Liberty Jazz Ambassadors and Ceremonial Band.

Dugan’s formal education includes a DMA from the University of Minnesota, where he also holds a Master of Music degree. Prior to his study with Tom Ashworth at the University of Minnesota, Dugan received his undergraduate degree from DePaul University in Chicago, where he studied with Mark Fisher, Charles Vernon and Edward Kocher. Other pedagogical influences include Ed Zadrozny, Kari Sundstrom and Doug Wright. Dugan is an Edwards performing artist.

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: No attendance credit is given for masterclasses).

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Faculty Artist: Faith DeBow, piano

Sep 28, 8:00PM 9:00PM
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
Faculty Artist Series presents Faith DeBow, piano: Copland, Ginastera and Piazzolla
8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Pianist Faith DeBow is sought after for both solo and collaborative performances as well as choral accompaniment and teaching. She enjoys a vibrant career based in the Central Texas region. She has performed in over a dozen US states and eight countries. A champion of contemporary music, Faith has collaborated with many composers and performed several world premieres. Since 2005, Faith continues her longstanding collaboration with the Grammy®-winning choral ensemble, Conspirare,
touring nationally and abroad. She has recorded with Conspirare for Harmonia Mundi and PBS, as well as with tuba player Tim Buzbee for Albany Records. Faith has served as collaborative pianist and Young Artist Coordinator on the leadership team of the Victoria Bach Festival since 2010. She teaches class piano and collaborative piano as a Senior Lecturer at Texas State University, a position she has held since 2001. She also accompanies instrumental students at Trinity University and
is the pianist for the boy choir at the historic San Antonio Academy.
Ms. DeBow was honored in the 2010 edition of Who’s Who in America, and the 2007 Who’s Who Among American Teachers and Educators.

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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Stars at Night: Guafa Trio

Sep 29, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 Guafa Trio, music of Colombia
7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

One of the most influential and innovative acts in the current scene of traditional Colombian music, Guafa Trio is also recognized for their fusion of Colombian genres – such as joropo, pasillo, and bambuco – with Jazz and classical music techniques.  They display an advanced level of musicianship, combining improvisation and instrumental virtuosity with a creative compositional palette. Guafa Trio’s 18-year trajectory includes international performances in the United States, Mexico, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and many other countries in Latin America, Europe and Africa.

Campus sponsors: School of Music, Office of Equity and Access, College of Fine Arts and Communication and Latin Music Studies.  Other sponsor: Casa Colombia restaurant 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 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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Faculty Artist: Mark Cruz, Classical guitar

Oct 03, 6:00PM 7:00PM
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
Faculty Artist Series presents Mark Cruz, Classical guitar
6: p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Mark Anthony Cruz earned his M.M. in guitar performance at Southwest Texas State University (not Texas State University) where he is now professor of guitar.

As a composer, Cruz has been published by Shawnee Press, Soundboard Magazine, MelBay and Clear Note Publications while managing his own company, MAC Publications. He was the first prize-winner of the Austin Classical Guitar Society sponsored composition competition in 2006, '07, ’08 and in ‘10. He has received several commissions from large institutions, DMA students and private artists. Mr. Cruz’s Triptych for solo guitar has been performed internationally by guitar virtuoso, Adam Holzman. Such notable artists as the Presti Trio, TxGQ and the Hanser/McClellan Duo have also performed his work in addition to numerous high schools and universities across the country and abroad.

As a performer, Cruz placed 1st in the 2013 Winfield International Fingerstyle Competition. He was a feature artist at the Eastfield Guitar Festival in Dallas, TX in 2008; Classical Minds Guitar Festival in Houston, TX in 2009 and ’14; Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Festival and Competition in 2014 and at Isaac Bustos’ Houston Classical Guitar Workshop in 2016. Five of Cruz's CDs have been featured on the internationally syndicated radio program Classical Guitar Alive hosted by Tony Morris. Two of his all-original Cds received positive reviews in the scholarly periodical, Soundboard.

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, 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 Jazz Ensemble

Oct 03, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Utah Hamrick
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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Ensemble: TX State Jazz Orchestra

Oct 04, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 Jazz Orchestra, directed by Dr. Russell Haight
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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Ensemble: TX State Jazz Lab Band

Oct 05, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 Jazz Lab Band, directed by Dr. Utah Hamrick
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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Ensemble: TX State Concert Band and TX State Symphonic Winds Joint Concert

Oct 06, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 a joint concert featuring TX State Concert Band, directed by Mr. Matthew Holzner and TX 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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Ensemble: TX State Wind Symphony

Oct 07, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 TX 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: John Peterson's "Shadows of Light": a collaboration, Performance I

Oct 09, 4:00PM 5:00PM
Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos High School, 2601 Rattler Road, San Marcos, TX 78666
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 John Peterson's "Shadows of Light" Performance 1, directed by Dr. Carolyn N. Watson
4:00 p.m.
San Marcos High School Auditorium

This performance is a collaboration of TX State Symphony Orchestra and TX State combined choirs with students of San Marcos High School.  John Peterson’s residency is sponsored in part by the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship and the College of Liberal Arts.

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.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a WILD CARD event).

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Ensemble: John Peterson's "Shadows of Light": a collaboration, Performance II

Oct 10, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 John Peterson's "Shadows of Light" Performance 1I, directed by Dr. Carolyn N. Watson
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

This performance is a collaboration of TX State Symphony Orchestra and TX State combined choirs with students of San Marcos High School. John Peterson’s residency is sponsored in part by the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship and the College of Liberal Arts.

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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Guest Demonstration and Clinic: Jody Espina from Jody Jazz

Oct 11, 4:00PM 6:00PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
School of Music presents a saxophone mouthpiece demonstration and Jazz Clinic presented by Jody Espina of Jody Jazz
4:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Founder, president and designer of JodyJazz Saxophone & Clarinet Mouthpieces. He is a highly regarded Jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and flutist with a unique and personal sound and is also a respected Jazz educator. Up until the year 2005, Mr. Espina was the Director of the Jazz Department at the prestigious Hoff Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale, New York, where he taught Jazz Theory, Improvisation, ensembles and private lessons. He was also adjunct professor of Saxophone and Clarinet at Concordia College in Bronxville, New York. Because of the exponential growth of JodyJazz, which Espina founded in 2000, he made the difficult choice to stop teaching and devote all his time to JodyJazz.

Open to the public.  No advance reservation or ticket required.  Nearest available parking will be fee-based at the LBJ Student Center parking garage or at the Edward Gary Street Garage.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: No attendance credit will be given for this event).

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Stars at Night: Gail Williams, horn & Daniel Perantoni, tuba

Oct 11, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 Gail Williams, horn and Daniel Perantoni, tuba
7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Former member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and principal horn of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra, Northwestern University Bienen School of Music horn professor Gail Williams is a founding member of the Chicago Chamber Musicians and Summit Brass.

Daniel Perantoni, professor of tuba at Indiana University, also a founding member of Summit Brass, has appeared as a featured artist at Carnegie Hall, the Monterey Jazz Festival, and the Spoleto Festival USA.

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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Guest Artist: Christopher Guzman, piano

Oct 12, 6:00PM 7:00PM
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
Guest Artist Series presents Christopher Guzman, piano
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Pianist Christopher Guzman, regularly performs for audiences as soloist and chamber musician throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.  A multiple prizewinner in many international competitions, Guzman’s career has brought him to prestigious world-wide venues, and he performs regularly with some of the world's most exciting soloists and orchestras. Guzman’s performances showcase a broad range of styles, from Baroque to the avant-garde.  Born in Texas, Christopher Guzman began studying piano at age nine and violoncello two years later. He worked primarily with Jerome Lowenthal, Robert McDonald, Anton Nel, and the late Patricia Zander. He is currently Assistant Professor of Piano at Penn State University.

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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Guest Lecture: Dr. Carl Leafstedt, musicologist

Oct 13, 6:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Words about Music: Distinguished Lecture Series presents Dr. Carl Leafstedt, musicologist
6:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Carl Leafstedt, Ph.D., is a music historian who is an Associate Professor of Music at Trinity University in San Antonio.  A native of Sioux City, Iowa, he was a chemistry/music double major in his undergraduate years at Williams College, then went on to receive a Ph.D. in music history from Harvard University with a dissertation on Bartok's opera, "Bluebeard's Castle".  He has taught at Southwestern University, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Duke University.  He's been on the faculty at Trinity since 2001 where he was Chair of the Music Department from 2006-12. At Trinity he helps administer the University's new program in Arts and Letters and Enterprise as an innovative way for students to blend business literacy with the liberal arts and sciences.

Open to the public.  No reservation or ticket is required.  Seating will begin on a first come, first serve basis at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the program. 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 GOLD event).

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Guest Composer: Joel Hoffman Composer Portrait

Oct 13, 8:00PM 9:00PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Guest Artists Series presents: Joel Hoffman Composer Portrait
8:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Born in Vancouver, Canada in 1953, Joel Hoffman received degrees from the University of Wales and the Juiilliard School. Honors include a major prize from American Academy Institute of Arts and Letters, two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Beams Prize of Columbia University, a BMI Award, ASCAP awards since 1977, and three American Center grants. He is currently Professor of Composition at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music, where for 16 years he was also Artistic Director of its annual new music festival, MusicX.  His music draws from such diverse sources of Eastern European folk music, Chinese traditional music and bebop, and are pervaded by a sense of lyricism and rhythmic vitality.  They have been performed by many ensembles and are frequently heard at summer festivals.

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

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Latin Music Studies: Salsa Night

Oct 14, 9:00PM 12:00AM
Location:
Off Campus; Stonewall Warehouse,141 E Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666
Cost:
$5 cover charge for 18-20 yr. olds; free admission for those 21 up (under 18 not allowed in)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
The Latin Music Studies area of the School of Music presents Salsa Night!
9:00 p.m.-midnight
Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666

The Latin Music Studies area at Texas State University is proud to present our first  “Salsa on the Square” event of the 2016-17 academic year on  Friday, October 7, starting at 9 pm.  Performers include TX State's salsa ensembles: Salsa del Rio and Orquesta del Rio  Admission limited to those who are 18 yrs and up; $5 cover charge for 18- 20 year-olds; no cover charge for those 21 and up.  Come join us at the Stonewall Warehouse for an exciting evening of Salsa music and dance. (Attention students enrolled in Department Recital course:  This is a WILD CARD event).
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Faculty Artist: Daria Rabotkina, piano

Oct 16, 6:00PM 7:00PM
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
Faculty Artist Series presents Daria Rabotkina, piano
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Daria Rabotkina joins the Texas State music faculty as Assistant Professor and artist/teacher of piano. Born in Kazan, Russia, into a family of musicians, she gave her first solo recital at the age of ten.  She received her education at the Kazan State Conservatory and Mannes College of Music in New York City under the tutelage of Vladimir Feltsman.  Rabotkina holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and the Artist Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Natalya Antonova. She has taught at the Kazan State Conservatory, the Music School of New York City, and the Eastman School of Music.

Dr. Rabotkina’s concerto highlights include San Francisco and New World Symphonies, Kirov (Mariinsky) Orchestra, Moscow State Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Hudson Philharmonic, Charleston Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica de Concepción and Turku Philharmonic Orchestra (Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety). Her orchestral collaborations include conductors Michael Tilson Thomas, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Feltsman, Julian Kuerti, JoAnn Falletta, Benjamin Shwartz, and Giancarlo Guerrero. Dr. Rabotkina has given recitals at the Kennedy Center (Washington Performing Arts Society), Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in New York, Ravinia’s Rising Stars, Dame Myra Hess and PianoForte Salon Series in the Chicago area, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and in Denmark, Switzerland, and Japan. 

Winner of the 2007 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Dr. Rabotkina has received top prizes at many international competitions and participated in Russia’s White Nights Festival, Finland’s Kuhmo Festival, Copenhagen’s Summer Festival and Germany’s MusikFest in Kreuth.  In the United States, Dr. Rabotkina has appeared at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, International Keyboard Institute and Festival, Music Academy of the West, and PianoSummer at New Paltz. 

Her debut recital disc, spotlighting the Tchaikovsky Grand Sonata and Prokofiev’s Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, garnered universal critical praise. Her second solo CD, on CAG Records (2012), features Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations. Dr. Rabotkina’s third project involved live recording of three concerti is as part of the Victor Elmaleh Collection.

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: Vincent de Vries, piano

Oct 17, 4:00PM 6:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
The School of Music presents a masterclass with Vincent de Vries, piano
4:00 p.m.--6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public.  No reservation or ticket is requred.  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: No attendance credit is given for masterclasses).

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Guest Artist: Vincent de Vries, piano

Oct 18, 6:00PM 7:00PM
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
Guest Artist Series presents Vincent de Vries, piano
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

incent de Vries is an active performer, presenting recitals as a collaborative artist, soloist, duo pianist and organist.  Prior to his appointment at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, he was serving as an Assistant Professor of Piano and Director of Collaborative Piano at Baylor University in Waco, TX. He also served as an Assistant Instructor at The University of Texas at Austin-teaching instrumental accompanying to undergraduate and graduate students.

Dr. de Vries received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a Performer’s Diploma from The Royal Conservatory in The Hague, The Netherlands and a Master’s degree from Bowling Green State University. He is the recipient of many scholarships and has won awards in several competitions, among them first prize in the National Young Artist Competition in The Netherlands and first prize in the Sydney Wright Accompanying Competition at The University of Texas at Austin.

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 Opera: Opera Scenes

Oct 20, 6:30PM 7:30PM
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
TX State Opera presents Opera Scenes, directed by Dr. Samuel Mungo
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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TX State Opera: Opera Scenes

Oct 21, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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
TX State Opera presents Opera Scenes, directed by Dr. Samuel Mungo
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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TX State Opera: Opera Scenes

Oct 22, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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
TX State Opera presents Opera Scenes, directed by Dr. Samuel Mungo
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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TX State Opera: Opera Scenes

Oct 23, 2:00PM 3:00PM
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
TX State Opera presents Opera Scenes, directed by Dr. Samuel Mungo
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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Materclass: Dan Haerle Quintet

Oct 25, 1:00PM 3:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512.245.2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
The School of Music presents a jazz masterclass with the Dan Haerley Quartet
1:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

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: No attendance credit is given for masterclasses).

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Ensemble: TX State Flute Choir

Oct 25, 8:00PM 9:00PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents TX State Flute Choir
Directed by Dr. Adah Jones
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.  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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Guest Artists: Dan Haerle Quartet

Oct 25, 8:00PM 9:00PM
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
Guest Artist Series presents the Dan Haerle Quartet
8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Dan Haerle

Dan Haerle is a composer, performer, educator, and ambassador of jazz piano. He is a Regents Professor Emeritus of Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas where he taught 34 years. He is an active jazz clinician nationally and internationally and has authored instructional material used by thousands of musicians worldwide. He was elected a member of the International Association of Jazz Education Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2012, at the Jazz Education Network conference in Louisville, he was recognized along with Jamey Aebersold, David Baker and Jerry Coker as they became the inaugural class of the LeJENds of Jazz award. Through participation in a variety of educational programs, his focused attention has benefitted countless musicians from youth to professional. Dan has performed with Clark Terry, Pat Metheny, David Liebman, Freddie Hubbard, and numerous other modern jazz leaders. He has recorded multiple albums with his trio and quartet, featuring his own music as
well as jazz standards. He continues to teach jazz piano and improvisation on line and at the Dallas School of Music. He is available for residencies and concerts with his trio or quartet. Contact: http://www.danhaerle.com        

Brad Leali    
Brad Leali is an Associate Professor of jazz saxophone at the prestigious University of North Texas. In addition to studio teaching, Leali teaches jazz performance fundamentals and directs the Three O’Clock Lab Band. Leali received his bachelor’s degree in music education from UNT in 1989, where he played with the One O’Clock Lab Band. After earning his Master’s degree from Rutgers University in 2005, he was appointed head of the jazz program at Texas Tech University. From 1989-1994, Leali was lead alto saxophonist for the Harry Connick Jr. Orchestra, serving as its musical director from 1990-1994. In 1995, he joined the Count Basie Orchestra, earning a Grammy nomination for his solo work on Count Plays Duke. Leali has since recorded five CDs, including Maria Juanez (2006), featuring his own compositions and jazz orchestra, and DA’s Time with his quartet (2008). He has performed at legendary venues, including the Village Vanguard, Blue Note, Jazz Standard, Iridium,
Birdland, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center, with legends such as Nancy Wilson, Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Jimmy Cobb, and Benny Golson. His television appearances include the Today show, Arsenio Hall, Jay Leno, and President Obama’s “We Are One” inaugural celebration. Most recently he has accepted the featured saxophone solo chair with the Lyle Lovett Orchestra.        

Ed Soph     
Ed Soph’s career spans forty years as a performer, recording artist, author, and teacher. Ed’s performing and recording credits include the big bands of Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Bill Watrous, and Clark Terry. Small group associations include Clark Terry, Dave Liebman, Bobby Shew, Lee Konitz, Marvin Stamm, Carl Fontana, John Abercrombie, Joe Henderson, Slide Hampton, Randy Brecker, and Bill Evans. Ed is currently a professor of jazz studies in the College of Music of the University of North Texas.         

James Driscoll     
Bassist James Driscoll has been an active member of the DFW music scene for 20 years and has performed with Dan Haerle, George Garzone, Joe McBride, Ed Soph, Doc Severinsen and many more. After earning a BM in Jazz Performance from the University of North Texas, he began an adjunct faculty position at Richland College (DCCCD) where he teaches bass performance. In addition, he operates a small studio in Dallas where he composes for music production libraries and mixes and masters artist recordings.  

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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Musicians Forum

Oct 27, 6:15PM 7:00PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Musicians Forum
6:15 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall

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 45-mnute 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 Department Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

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Somos Musicos

Oct 27, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
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 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 Department Recital course: This is a RED event). 

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Faculty Artists: Soon Cho, mezzo soprano, Ames Asbell, viola & Joey M. Martin, piano

Oct 28, 6:00PM 7:00PM
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
Faculty Artist Series presents Soon Cho, mezzo soprano, Ames Asbell, viola and Joey M. Martin, piano
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Hailed by Opera News for her “potent presence” as Mrs. Clemm in Argento’s Voyage of Edgar Allan Poe, lyric mezzo-soprano Soon Cho has gained recognition as a versatile performer. As a recitalist, chamber musician, oratorio and concert soloist, and equally at home on the opera stage, Ms. Cho began her professional singing career under the batons of world-renowned conductors such as Alan Gilbert, Kristjan Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Erich Kunzel, Julius Rudel, Mischa Santora, and David Zinman. Deeply committed to education as an artist teacher, Ms. Cho joined the voice faculty at Texas State University in 2014, having taught previously for seven years at Baylor University.  She is also on the faculty at Cornish-American Song Institute, a three-week intensive study of Art Song in Oxford and Falmouth in England.

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. 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 Lyric Opera Orchestra and a member of the Austin Symphony Orchestra. She also appears regularly with the Victoria Bach Festival and Arizona Musicfest orchestras. She is currently Assistant Professor of Viola at TX State, coordinator of the string area and director of the TX State String Project.

Joey M. Martin is a musician regarded for his diverse musical interests, engaging artistry, and passionate enthusiasm for the choral art. He is professor of music at Texas State University where he serves as the Associate Dean for the College of Fine Arts and Communication and as the Director of Choral Activities teaching graduate courses in choral conducting, choral literature and vocal pedagogy. Dr. Martin received his DMA in choral conducting from the University of Texas-Austin where he studied conducting with Craig Hella Johnson, piano with Betty Mallard, and voice with Martha Deatheridge. He received his Master of Music and Bachelor of Music Education (Vocal/Choral) from Southwestern Oklahoma State University where he studied voice with Dr. Charles Chapman and piano with Dr. James Breckenridge. He is a recent graduate of the Harvard School of Education Management Development Program.

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: TX State Symphony Orchestra

Oct 31, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 TX State Symphony Orchestra
Directed by Dr. Carolyn N. Watson
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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Stars at Night: Steve Houghton, jazz drums with TX State Jazz Ensemble

Nov 01, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 Stev Houghton, jazz drums, with TX State Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Utah Hamrick
7:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Internationally renowned jazz drummer, percussionist, clinician, author, and educator, Steve Houghton initially received acclaim at age 20 as the drummer with Woody Herman's Young Thundering Herd. Since then he has shared stage and studio with luminaries Freddie Hubbard, Gary Burton, Clay Jenkins, Shelly Berg, Dave Samuels, Toots Thielemans, Christian McBride, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Les Hooper, Bob Florence, Lyle Mays, Bob Sheppard, Billy Childs, Bobby Hutcherson, Pat LaBarbara, Bill Cunliffe, Arturo Sandoval, Steve Allee, Joe Henderson, Ray Brown, Lou Fischer, Stefan Karlsson, Karrin Allyson, Dianne Reeves, Rosemary Clooney and Maureen McGovern.

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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Latin Music Studies: Salsa Night

Nov 04, 9:00PM 12:00AM
Location:
Off Campus; Stonewall Warehouse,141 E Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666
Cost:
$5 cover charge for 18-20 yr. olds; free admission for those 21 up (under 18 not allowed in)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
The Latin Music Studies area of the School of Music presents Salsa Night!
9:00 p.m.-midnight
Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666

The Latin Music Studies area at Texas State University is proud to present  “Salsa on the Square”  Friday, November 4, starting at 9 pm.  Performers include TX State's salsa ensembles: Salsa del Rio and Orquesta del Rio  Admission limited to those who are 18 yrs and up; $5 cover charge for 18- 20 year-olds; no cover charge for those 21 and up.  Come join us at the Stonewall Warehouse for an exciting evening of Salsa music and dance. (Attention students enrolled in Department Recital course:  This is a WILD CARD event).

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Ensemble: M-W Percussion Ensemble and Panorama Steel Band

Nov 07, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 Monday-Wednesday Percussion Ensemble and Panorama Steel Band, directed by Dr. Genaro Gonzalez
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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Stars at Night: Attacca String Quartet

Nov 08, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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

First Prize winners of the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, top prize winners and Listeners’ Choice Award recipients in the 2011 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and winners of the Alice Coleman Grand Prize at the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition in 2006, the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet was praised by Strad for possessing “maturity beyond its members’ years.” They were formed at the Juilliard School in 2003, and made their professional debut in 2007 as part of the Artists International Winners Series in Carnegie Hall’s Weill 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: T-Th Percussion Ensemble

Nov 08, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents Tuesday-Thursday Percussion Ensemble, directed by Mr. Robert Lopez
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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Musicians Forum

Nov 09, 6:15PM 7:00PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Musicians Forum
6:15 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall

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 45-mnute 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 Department Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

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Somos Musicos

Nov 09, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
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 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 Department Recital course: This is a RED event). 

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Latin Music Studies: Afro-Caribbean Lab Concert

Nov 10, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
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. Sammy Lopez
7:30 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

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 Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event). 

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Ensemble: TX State Men's and Women's Choirs

Nov 13, 3:00PM 4:00PM
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 Men's and Women's Choirs, directed by Mr. Craig Aamot and Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer
3:00 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 MAROON event).

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Ensemble: TX State Trombone Choir

Nov 13, 4:00PM 5:30PM
Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512.245.3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents TX State Trombone Choir directed by Dr. Martin McCain
4:00 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Open to the public with free admission. Parking is also free at the Pleasant Street Garage on weekends.  This garage is located near Evans Auditorium and may be accessed from the Sessom Dr and N. LBJ Dr bus loop.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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Masterclass: Ian Clarke, flute

Nov 14, 3:00PM 5:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
The School of Music presents a masterclass with Ian Clarke, flute
3:00--5:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

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: No attendance credit is given for masterclasses).

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Stars at Night: Ian Clarke, flute

Nov 14, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS)
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 Ian Clarke, flute
7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Acknowledged as one of the leading player/composers in the flute world, Ian Clarke Clarke has performed as a featured guest soloist and teacher at major conventions and events in Canada, Italy, Brazil, France, Iceland, Slovenia, Hungary, Netherlands and numerous times for the British Flute Society (BFS) and for the National Flute Association in New York and at Caeser’s Palace Las Vegas.  His acclaimed CD ‘Within’ is one of the flute world’s best sellers and his latest CD Deep Blue reached the top 10 in the UK Classical Artist Chart; thought to be a first for an album of original flute music.  His compositions have been performed across five continents on stages ranging from London’s South Bank to the Glastonbury Rock Festival and have been featured in countless recitals. 

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: TX State Jazz Orchestra

Nov 15, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 Jazz Orchestra, directed by Dr. Russell Haight
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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Faculty Artists: Jack Laumer and Robert Cannon, trumpets with Faith DeBow, piano

Nov 16, 6:00PM 7:00PM
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
Faculty Artist Series presents Jack Laumer and Robert Cannon, trumpets in collaboration with Faith DeBow, piano
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Jack Laumer, Professor of Trumpet since 1977 at Texas State University, has performed and taught Master Classes in Russia, Sweden, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Australia and Brazil, with performances at the Moscow Conservatory and the Sydney Opera House with James Morrison and the Sydney Symphony. His former students include band directors, college professors, college deans and professional trumpet players. His Student trumpet ensembles have performed at nine different International Trumpet Guild conferences.

From 1977-2014 Laumer played in the Austin Symphony as Associate Principal Trumpet. He performed with the Austin Lyric Opera orchestra, and on Baroque Trumpet with the Texas Early Music Project, Texas Bach Choir, Mercury Baroque and SouthWest Baroque Ensemble.

Dr. Robert Cannon is currently Principal Trumpet with the Austin Symphony Orchestra and the Austin Lyric Opera Orchestra. He has been performing as a professional trumpeter since 1976 when he started playing as an extra with the Louisville Orchestra. He has performed with the Pinnacle Brass of Austin, TX since 1984 and has also performed for several years with the University of Texas Faculty Brass Quintet.
Robert has taught trumpet at the college level at Texas State University, the University of Texas at Austin, Texas Lutheran University, the University of Southern Mississippi and Southwestern University. He has also taught at the high school and middle school level as a private trumpet instructor since 1984. He was a high school band director in Columbia, MS in 1982 - 83 and a part-time middle school band director in the Cedar Park, TX area in 2000 - 2001. 

Pianist Faith DeBow is sought after for both solo and collaborative performances as well as choral accompaniment and teaching. She enjoys a vibrant career based in the Central Texas region. She has performed in over a dozen US states and eight countries. A champion of contemporary music, Faith has collaborated with many composers and performed several world premieres. She teaches class piano and collaborative piano as a Senior Lecturer at Texas State University, a position she has held since 2001. She also accompanies instrumental students at Trinity University and is the pianist for the boy choir at the historic San Antonio Academy.

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: TX State Concert Band

Nov 16, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents TX 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: TX State Symphonic Winds

Nov 17, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 TX 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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Ensemble: TX State Wind Symphony

Nov 18, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 TX 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: TX State Chorale

Nov 20, 3:00PM 4:00PM
Location:
Off Campus; St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 3039 Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, TX 78666
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 Chorale, directed by Dr. Joey M. Martin
3:00 p.m.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 3039 Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, TX 78666

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.   (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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Ensemble: TX State Trombone Ensemble

Nov 20, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
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
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Open to the public.  No reservation or ticket is required.  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: TX State University Singers

Nov 20, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 University Singers, directed by Dr. Joanathan Babcock
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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Ensemble: TX State Jazz Lab Band

Nov 21, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 Jazz Lab Band, directed by Dr. Utah Hamrick
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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Ensemble: Saxophone Ensembles Concert

Nov 22, 6:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents Saxophone Ensembles Concert, directed by Dr. Todd Oxford
6:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Open to the public.  No reservation or ticket is 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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Ensemble: Guitar Ensemble Recital

Nov 28, 6:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512.245.3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents Guitar Ensemble Recital directed by Mr. Mark Cruz
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

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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Ensemble: TX State Mariachi Concert

Nov 28, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents TX State Mariachi Concert, directed by Mr. John Lopez
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Open to the public.  No reservation or ticket 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: TX State Clarinet Choir

Nov 29, 6:00PM 7:00PM
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 Clarinet Choir, directed by Dr. Vanguel Tangarov
6:00 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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Ensemble: TX State Jazz Guitar Ensemble

Nov 30, 8:00PM 9:00PM
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 Jazz Ensemble, directed by Mr. Russell Scanlon
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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Musicians Forum

Dec 01, 6:15PM 7:00PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Musicians Forum
6:15 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall

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 45-mnute 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 Department Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

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Somos Musicos

Dec 01, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
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 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 Department Recital course: This is a RED event). 

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Ensemble: VocaLibre Holdiay Concert: Into the Light (Performance #1)

Dec 03, 8:00PM 9:00PM
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 VocaLibre Holiday Concert:" Into the Light", directed by Mr. Craig Aamot
8:00 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 MAROON event).

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Community Outreach Programs: TX State String Project Fall Concert

Dec 04, 2:00PM 3:00PM
Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Community Outreach Programs present TX State String Project Fall Concert
Strings Project Director: Dr. Ames Asbell
2:00 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

The concert will feature performances by the youth of the community who participate in the TX State String Project.

Open to the public.  No reservation or ticket is required. Parking is free on weekends at the Pleasant Street Garage, near Evans  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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Ensemble: VocaLibre Holdiay Concert: Into the Light (Performance #2)

Dec 04, 3:00PM 4:00PM
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: VocaLibre Holiday Concert: "Into the Light", directed by Mr. Craig Aamot
3:00 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 MAROON event).

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Ensemble: TX State Chamber Orchestra

Dec 05, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); 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, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents TX State Chamber Orchestra Concert, directed by Dr. Carolyn N. 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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Ensemble: Elite String Quartet

Dec 06, 6:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512.245.2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents Elite String Quartet
6:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Open to the public.  No reservation or ticket is 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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Ensemble: TX State Jazz Combo Concert

Dec 06, 8:00PM 9:00PM
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 Jazz Combos Concert
8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Featuring performances by combo groups directed by Dr. Utah Hamrick, Mr. Morris Nelms and Mr. Butch Miles

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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Ensemble: TX State Jazz Ensemble, "The Nutcracker"

Dec 08, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 TX State Jazz Ensemble, Duke Ellington's "The Nutcracker"
Directed by Dr. Utah Hamrick
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 Pleasant Street Garage,near Evans Auditorium.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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Salsa Night!

Dec 08, 9:00PM 12:00AM
Location:
Off Campus; Stonewall Warehouse,141 E Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666
Cost:
$5 cover charge for 18-20 yr. olds; free admission for those 21 up (under 18 not allowed in)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
The Latin Music Studies area of the School of Music presents Salsa Night!
9:00 p.m.-midnight
Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666

The Latin Music Studies area at Texas State University is proud to present  “Salsa on the Square”  Thursday, December 8, starting at 9 pm.  Come celebrate the end of another great semester with us! Performers include TX State's salsa ensembles: Salsa del Rio and Orquesta del Rio  Admission limited to those who are 18 yrs and up; $5 cover charge for 18- 20 year-olds; no cover charge for those 21 and up.  Come join us at the Stonewall Warehouse for an exciting evening of Salsa music and dance. (Attention students enrolled in Department Recital course:  This is a WILD CARD event).
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Latin Music Studies: Amigos de la Musica Concert

Dec 11, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Patti Strickel Harrsion Theatre
Cost:
tbd
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Latin Music Studies Area presents Amigos de la Musica Concert, featuring Salsa del Rio and Mariachi Nueva Generacion
7:30 p.m.
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre in the Performing Arts Center

Open to the public.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.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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Stars at Night: "First Light" Faculty Showcase

Jan 17, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 "First Light" Faculty Showcase, an evening of Chamber Music
7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

The Texas State music faculty includes 50 internationally active performing, conducting, or composing artists. Collectively, they have performed in more than 30 countries on virtually every continent and have won prestigious prizes such as Grammy Awards, Dallas Concerto Competition, Guillermo Wright-Vallarino National Piano Competition of Ecuador, National Finger Picking Championship, Bulgarian National Clarinet Competition, Atlanta Steinway Society Competition, Handok Piano Competition, and Southern Keyboard Competition. Their artistry can be heard on hundreds of commercial recordings as released by labels such as Deutsche Grammophon, Harmonia Mundi, Sony, Naxos, Columbia, Capstone, Centaur, Rounder, ERM Media, and Nonesuch Records.

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Musicians Forum

Jan 26, 6:15PM 7:00PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Musicians Forum
6:15 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall

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 45-mnute 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

Jan 26, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
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 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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2017 Hill Country Jazz Festival: Eddie Durham Concert

Feb 03, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
2017 Hill Country Jazz Festival presents Eddie Durham Concert
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

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

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2017 Hill Country Jazz Festival: Finale Concert

Feb 04, 6:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
2017 Hill Country Jazz Festival presents Finale Concert
6:00 p.m.
Evans Auditorium
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Stars at Night: Billy Hunter, trumpet

Feb 08, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 Billy Hunter, trumpet
7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

  Billy Hunter is Principal Trumpet with the Metropolitan Opera in New York and Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. Formerly Principal with the New World Symphony and Spoleto Festival Italy orchestras, he has performed as Guest Principal with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony in Germany, Malaysian Philharmonic in Kuala Lumpur, and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Other orchestras he has performed with are the New York Philharmonic, Boston, Baltimore, and Dallas Symphonies. As a chamber musician and soloist Mr. Hunter has performed with several ensembles and music festivals, including Grant Park Orchestra, New World Symphony, Prometheus Chamber Orchestra, Eastern Music Festival Orchestra, American Brass Quintet, the Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Festival and the MET Chamber Ensemble.

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Ensemble: TX State Symphony Orchestra

Feb 13, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 TX State Symphony Orchestra
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Directed by Dr. Caroline Watson.

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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Musicans Forum

Feb 16, 6:15PM 7:00PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Musicians Forum
6:15 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall

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 45-mnute 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

Feb 16, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
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 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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