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students present papers, posters

Graduate student James Cameron Dennis presented “CPU Mozart: Algorithmically Composing Miniature Pieces from Galant Schemata” at the College Music Society South Central Chapter Conference. Undergraduate student Eloy F. Ramirez III at the same conference presented “The Use of the Bassoon in Paul Hindemith’s Concerto for Trumpet, Bassoon, and Stri...

Scholar publishes articles

Dr. Nico Schüler published several articles: “Computer-Assisted Music Analysis: Historical Reflections, Recent Approaches, and Common Methods” in the journal MusikTheorie – Zeitschrift für Musikwissenschaft; in issue 50 of the journal New Sound: International Journal of Music, “Analytical Observations of Duality in Time by James (Jim) C. Scully”...

Scholar presents wide-ranging research

Dr. Nico Schüler recently presented his latest research on African-American composer Jacob J. Sawyer (1856-1885) at the Society for American Music National Conference in Rochester, NY; at the American Musicological Society National Conference; at the German Society for Music Theory International Conference in Graz, Austria; as well as at several...

TXST singer named Semifinalist for 2018 NATS

Our own Reese Landis (Junior Vocal Performance major and student of Michelle Hache) made it all the way to Semi-Finalist for the 2018 National Student Auditions, a competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.  The semifinal round will be held on Friday, June 22 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He was one of […]

Alum completes DMA

TXST alumnus Luca Giuseppe Cubisino has completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He gratefully credits Dr. Jason Kwak, Dr. Mary Ellen Cavitt, and Dr. Thomas Clark with crucial help in his transition from Texas State to Miami.      

Jazz faculty win NEA grant

Hank Hehmsoth and Dr. Keith Winking have been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for their ongoing project, Reminiscences of NEA Jazz Master Dan Morganstern. The project will capture Morgenstern’s first-hand reminiscences and decades-spanning scholarly research on Kansas City jazz, its big bands, as well as preeminent indiv...

Alum’s composition goes on tour

On May 24, 25, and 28, 2018, The Philadelphia Orchestra under the leadership of Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will present the European premiere of American composer and TXST music alumnus Wayne Oquin’s Resilience for organ and orchestra as part of its historic tour of Europe and Israel. Acclaimed organist Paul Jacobs, for whom the piece […]

Wise words

The Wall Street Journal on April 28 published an opinion column by Peggy Noonan. Though it was about politics, it contained some wise advice for life in general. Here are some quotes, rearranged into verse:    Don’t lose your composure.  Don’t become sour.  Maintain your poise.       Maintain your own standards.  Keep on your game.  […]

Students win research poster competition

TXST students Giselle Izaguirre, Hayley Rambo, Gabriel Vazquez, and Luis Gonzalez-Aponte are co-third-place winners in the 12th Annual URC Music and Society category poster competition. The award includes a cash prize from a National Endowment for the Humanities grant.

alumnus founder of a new classical guitar magazine

Alumnus José Antonio Guerrero Ortiz is the CEO and Founder of a new international classical guitar magazine, Memoirs Classical Guitar Magazine, in contact with many international artists from around the world. After graduating with a Master of Music degree from Texas State, he continued his musical studies while living in Izmir, Turkey for two y...