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Donors connect with scholarship recipients

Lisa and Jim Bob Spencer, principal sponsors with Sharon Lockett in the Spencer/Lockett Scholarship Fund, attended a recent Somos Musicos student concert along with Dean John Fleming and School of Music Director Thomas Clark. The concert began with presentation of certificates to 13 of the 20 music students receiving scholarships funded this yea...

Mariachi Nueva Generación on NBC

In an article on-line about Hispanic-serving institutions of higher education, NBC News cites Texas State University as an example. “The university wrote a strategic plan in 2008 to become an HSI by 2011, which it has achieved. It now has over 14,000 Latino students, who are about 38 percent of the students enrolled. ‘We’ve done […]

student summer travels

Joseph Raby went to three different music festivals this summer: Rafaél Mendez Brass Institute, Mountain Light Music Festival, Masterworks Festival.                   Trombonist Matt Hurtado performed “One Piece Oto Utage” in Tokyo, Japan.

Woodwind students in Europe

This summer Julia Escobar and Joshua Valdez traveled to Bulgaria for the National Academy of Music flute and clarinet masterclasses, June 21-28 in Sofia, Bulgaria. They received master class instruction from three famous Bulgarian flutists (Lydia Oshavkova, Georgi Spassov, and Ventsislav Kindalov) and interact with high school-age Bulgarian flut...

Alumni in music ministry

TC writes: “Always nice to bump into TXST musical alumni as they contribute to their community . . . ” A recent worship experience at First United Methodist Church of Harlingen was enhanced by the music ministry of alumni Tracy Roberts and Erin Kelleher Roberts.

New music majors get oriented

On Thursday, August 30, 123 incoming freshman and transfer music majors attended New Music Student Orientation in the Music Recital Hall, organized by Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer, School of Music Associate Director. The new music students are given resources and advice on how to be successful. Students were introduced to student organizations, academic...

Trombone alumni

Jonah Bahta (MM ’14) has been appointed as an adjunct instructor of music at St. Phillip’s College.   Eliud Garcia (BM ’15) was a featured soloist with the Collegium Musicum Orchestra in Germany where he performed the Vaughan-Williams Tuba Concerto on bass trombone.      

Sax prof keeps busy

Todd Oxford performed the National Anthem for a Round Rock Express Baseball Game at Dell Diamond. He performed: as Guest Soloist, Irving High School Wind Ensemble and Hurst Middle School Band. Oxford also performed with Duo 35 at the International Woodwind Duo Symposium. Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. He served as adjudicator f...

Saxophone Activities

Undergraduate student Kyle Jurovic, on international tour with Texas Mosaix, a professional cover/worship band in Valencia, Spain and surrounding cities, performed in concert venues, churches, and on the streets. Student Quartet Coy Reid, Katie Blalock, Lauren Gordon, and Colby Rodriguez were the featured performers for an art exhibit at The Mea...

String Project receives grant

The Texas State University String Project has been awarded a National String Project Consortium (NSPC) – National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation grant. One of five String Project sites across the country to receive funding, the TXST String Project will use this $3500 award over two years for TXST student intern-teacher wages an...