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Bobcat ‘bones in Germany

Alumni Eliud Garcia (BM’15), Camden Scarborough (BM ’17) and current student Ramiro Cortez spent a month in Germany performing orchestral and chamber music at the Collegium Musicum Schloss Pommersfelden International Summer Academy. Eliud recently completed a master’s degree from Yale University and is currently a teaching artist fellow fo...

benefit for musicians’ health

TXST music faculty  Hank Hehmsoth, Russell Scanlon, and former faculty John Mills presented a Charity Benefit jazz performance part of HAAM Day. The mission of the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians is to provide access to affordable health care for Austin’s low-income, working musicians with a focus on prevention and wellness. Many of Austin’...

Bobcat flutists at national association

Three former TX State flute students joined four current TXST flute students and Dr. Adah Jones, Professor of Flute, at the National Flute Association convention in Minneapolis in August. Danielle Stevens is a second year DMA student in Flute Performance at the University of Illinois where she is the flute TA for Dr. Jonathan Keeble […]

Vail Jazz Party tribute: Butch channels Buddy

Butch Miles recently performed at the Vail Jazz Party in Vail, CO. One highlight was a special tribute to Buddy Rich honoring what would have been his 100th birthday. The great Jeff Hamilton and Butch were positioned as seen in the photo side by side and shared the duties of attempting to play Buddy’s music. […]

Suzuki leadership

Texas State violin teacher Paula Bird was just elected President of the Greater Austin Suzuki Association for a 2-year term.

27 instrumental music ed graduates get new jobs

Keaton Ainsworth – Assistant Band Director, Dailey MS, Del Valle ISD;  Blake Bartosh – Music Teacher, Doss and Gullett Elementary Schools, Austin ISD;  Colton Bean – Assistant Band Director, Harlan HS, Northside ISD, San Antonio;  Daniel Burow – Assistant Band Director, Lockhart MS & HS, Lockhart ISD;  Moises Castro – Assistant band di...

School of Music ranked 20th in nation ranks Texas State’s School of Music #20 in the country and 2nd in Texas out of 460 performing arts schools offering music degree programs. Juilliard is ranked #1 for high-quality curriculum and teaching excellence.

Alumnus coordinates bands

Texas State alum Kevin Dugat (BM ’13) was recently appointed as the Coordinator of University Bands at Schreiner University.

Trombone prof in Croatia, China, Memphis

Dr. Martin McCain performed and taught at the PRIZM International Chamber Music festival June 5-18 in Memphis, where he performed and coached chamber ensembles in addition to performing in the PRIZM Chamber Orchestra with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony and Metropolitan Opera. June 28 – July...

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 […]