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Somos Musicos news celebrates anniversary

TC writes:  This month is the third anniversary of our first post at this news blog of the School of Music at Texas State. Some 200 posts have been published since July of 2014. Previous to July of 2014, the School of Music published monthly electronic newsletters. Back issues of those can be accessed at […]

trombone alum releases album

Alumnus Eliud Garcia (BM ’14) and a recent graduate of Yale with a master’s just released his first album!

TXST pianist plays Hollywood score

Hank Hehmsoth was featured lead jazz piano to a sold-out audience for “La La Land – In Concert” Friday night June 30 with the Austin Symphony at the Long Center. La La Land won 6 Oscars in 2017, including Best Song and Best Musical Score. The William Morris Talent Agency in Hollywood sent Hank 30+ […]

Jazz faculty at Bass Concert Hall

Texas State faculty Hank Hehmsoth (piano) and Russell Scanlon (guitar) were orchestra pit musicians for the national Broadway tour of “Something Rotten!” at Bass Concert Hall May 30 – June 4. It is a very precise show, with fast segues, patch changes, and technical issues, in a variety of styles — medieval, chorale, Basie swing, [...

TXST Orchestra tours Europe

The Texas State Chamber Orchestra returned from a fabulous tour of Eastern Europe. Led by director Carolyn Watson and faculty soloists Ames Asbell and Karla Hamelin, they performed in Budapest, Vienna, and Prague. Associate Dean Mary Ellen Cavitt helped lead the tour. They also visited places such as Budapest’s Castle Hill and Heroes’ Squa...

Endowment honors piano teacher Dickinson

Donors with fond memories of Tilden piano teacher Betty Dickinson have funded a $260,000 endowment in her name. The endowment benefits participants in the Texas State International Piano Festival, directed by Dr. Jason Kwak and set for June 3-11 at the Performing Arts Center.

Music computing lab grant

The open-access student computer lab in the Music Building, directed by Hank Hehmsoth, has received a Texas State grant of $45,000 to upgrade equipment. All 24 workstations will get new, faster computers and continue to offer specialized music software for student use in music course work and creative projects.

Youth singers perform, support S M Foodbank

The Hill Country Youth Chorus, directed by Lynn Brinckmeyer, completed their 2016-1017 concert season the first week of May. Singers in the choir represent approximately 10 different schools each year. When the choir started in 2005 they established the tradition of “charging” an admission fee for their spring concert. The “fee” is a bag or [...

Trombone students accepted into grad programs

Michael Martinez will attend the Eastman School of Music with an assistantship and will be the 1st trombonist accepted into the DMA program in four years. Michael Johnson will enter the DMA program at the University of Alabama and will be the teaching assistant for the trombone studio and theory department. Matthew Flores will attend […]

Trombone Students accepted into summer festivals

Michael Martinez was accepted into the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy in Canada in addition to the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. Michael Johnson was accepted into the Southeast Trombone Symposium’s Participant Class. Camden Scarborough was accepted into the Collegium Musicum Schloss Pommersfelden International Summer Academ...