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Bobcat jazzers do Carol King

Texas State music faculty Hank Hehmsoth, Russell Scanlon, Paul Deemer, and former faculty member John Mills performed for the national tour of “Beautiful: The Carol King Musical” at Bass Concert Hall Texas Performing Arts in Austin.

VocaLibre goes on the road with Leno

VocaLibre recently went on the road with Jay Leno.   Directed by Craig Aamot, they  opened for an audience of about 1200  in Corpus Christi and a full house of 1800 in McAllen, which gave them a standing ovation.   Their 30-minute set offered music with themes of strength, hope, and compassion. The presentation included some Texas […]

10 of 30 Low Blows

Raul I. Rodriguez presented a lecture and solo performance of 10 selections from his book of 30 studies for tuba, Low Blows for Tuba, on March 18 for the 2017 South Central Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference in Edinburg at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley .

Tubas and euphoniums go south

Eleven members of the Texas State Tuba Euphonium Ensemble traveled to south Texas during Spring Break to present a recital of contemporary literature on March 17 for the 2017 South Central Tuba Euphonium Regional Conference in Edinburg at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley.

Bass trombonist wins national competition

Second-year M.M. Performance student Michael Johnson has won the 3rd division of the National Bass Trombone Solo Competition at the American Trombone Workshop in Fort Myer, Virginia, home of the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own”.

composer wins NACUSA prize

Master’s composition student Thomas Mann won the 2017 NACUSA Texas Composition Competition, Graduate Category, for Suite for Flute, performed by Texas State alumnus Lauren Lyman on February 18 at The University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio.

Texas State prof honored by SWOSU

Five individuals are being inducted into Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame during 2017 graduation ceremonies on the Weatherford campus. They include our own Joey Martin, Class of 1988 and 1991, who serves as associate dean for the College of Fine Arts & Communication, director of choral activities, an...

ambient music

Senior Lecturer Richard Hall’s ambient electronic piece, Rain Delay for three electric guitars and video projection was performed at the 2017 NACUSA Texas Chapter Conference on February 18 at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio.  Performers included Richard, graduate student Shawn Jones, and junior music major Francisco De La Rosa.

TSMT president-elect

At the recent meeting of the Texas Society for Music Theory, Cynthia Gonzales was elected President-Elect, which will be followed by a three-year term as President and two-year term of Past-President.

Texas State School of Music @ TMEA

Texas State was well represented in San Antonio for the recent Texas Music Educators Association annual Clinic/Convention. Faculty who performed, presented or presided included Mary Ellen Cavitt, Lynn Brinckmeyer, Amanda Soto, Keith Winking, Jonathan Babcock, John Schmidt, and Teaching Assistant Jack Wilds. Adah Jones, Charles Hurt, Caroline Ste...