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Wild Basin Christmas

Texas State music faculty members Daris Hale, Steve Girko, and Ian Davidson, all members of the Wild Basin Winds, have released a new CD.  The recording, now available on iTunes, CDBaby, and Spotify, is called Christmas Too, a compilation of jazz-inspired arrangements of holiday favorites, by Austin jazz guru Gary Sletcha, scored for woodwind qu...

new member of Air Force Band

Jazz trumpet student Natty Mckay played a successful audition to join the Lackland Air Force Band in San Antonio, replacing an airman who won a position with the renowned Airmen of Note in DC.

SONUS in Dallas for NAfME in-service

SONUS Quartet’s student saxophonists Elijah Breda, Jacob Hernandez, Joseph Treviño, and Peyton Grover, were featured student performers at the National Association for Music Education – 2017 National In-Service Conference in Dallas.

Trombone prof in Missouri, Tennessee, Arizona

Dr. Martin McCain served on the competition jury for the Missouri Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association brass competition. He joined the Memphis Symphony Orchestra trombone section as faculty for the All-West Low Brass Boot Camp, where he performed in a recital and presented the all-state tuba etudes for the particip...

TXST @ NATS Texhoma results

Held November 8-11 at Texas A&M Commerce, the National Teachers of Singing Texhoma region competition selected two TXST singers as finalists: Ivy Cantu (student of Cheryl Parrish) and Ben Ruiz (student of Ron Ulen). TXST Semi-Finalists included Youna Hartgraves’ students James Adamson and Hunter Sabin; Richard Novak’s students Al...

Aria / Concerto Competition

Student performers in the November 5  Concerto/Aria finals were: Hyunjin Wang, Holim Choi, Cameron Dennis, Madeline Anderson, Ramiro Cortez, Noah Ornelas, Raquel Escamilla Gomez, Ziqing Guan, Elaina Walzel, Audrey Harris, Amy Gravell, Mackenzie Bitz, Peter Scott, Jaimie Lowe, and Matthew Acosta. All presented polished and exciting performances, ...

Bobcat wins TMEA Music Educator award

Instrumental music studies major Emily Gazeley recently was awarded the Texas Music Educators Association Collegiate Music Educator Award for an outstanding future teacher. Emily is currently student teaching. Congratulations go also to all of the faculty who worked with her during her studies here.  

Women conductors article goes global

Carolyn Watson‘s article about the state of affairs for women on the podium was published earlier this week in Limelight Magazine, Australia’s national classical music publication. Now the article has gone global and ended up on the front page of Musical America.

sax students play for TEDx

Undergraduate student saxophonists of the SONUS Quartet — Elijah Breda, Jacob Hernandez, Joseph Treviño and Peyton Grover — were featured performers at the recent TEDx at Texas State 2017 “Bridging Differences” event. Saxophone student John Henrick is featured in the November 2017 issue of the Lockhart Area Music Association Newslett...

saxophone professor at work in the region

Todd Oxford was a recent guest soloist at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Austin, and gave a clinic for Victoria West High School, Victoria, Texas.