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Endowment honors piano teacher Dickinson

Donors with fond memories of Tilden piano teacher Betty Dickinson have funded a $260,000 endowment in her name. The endowment benefits participants in the Texas State International Piano Festival, directed by Dr. Jason Kwak and set for June 3-11 at the Performing Arts Center.

Music computing lab grant

The open-access student computer lab in the Music Building, directed by Hank Hehmsoth, has received a Texas State grant of $45,000 to upgrade equipment. All 24 workstations will get new, faster computers and continue to offer specialized music software for student use in music course work and creative projects.

Youth singers perform, support S M Foodbank

The Hill Country Youth Chorus, directed by Lynn Brinckmeyer, completed their 2016-1017 concert season the first week of May. Singers in the choir represent approximately 10 different schools each year. When the choir started in 2005 they established the tradition of “charging” an admission fee for their spring concert. The “fee” is a bag or [...

Trombone students accepted into grad programs

Michael Martinez will attend the Eastman School of Music with an assistantship and will be the 1st trombonist accepted into the DMA program in four years. Michael Johnson will enter the DMA program at the University of Alabama and will be the teaching assistant for the trombone studio and theory department. Matthew Flores will attend […]

Trombone Students accepted into summer festivals

Michael Martinez was accepted into the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy in Canada in addition to the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. Michael Johnson was accepted into the Southeast Trombone Symposium’s Participant Class. Camden Scarborough was accepted into the Collegium Musicum Schloss Pommersfelden International Summer Academ...

Mysterium Ensemble merges with Dance

Senior Lecturer Richard Hall and the Texas State Mysterium for New Music Ensemble recently performed several pieces for “Irretrievable,” the spring performance by the Texas State University Merge Dance Company.  Pieces included two structured improvisations for video dance and a large, live dance piece “What belongs to now..” with original music...

Music faculty named University Distinguished Professor

President Trauth has announced this year’s Texas State University faculty members who are being honored with the title of University Distinguished Professor.  This award honors individuals whose performance in teaching, research, and service has been exemplary and recognized at the state, national, and international levels.  The 2017 University ...

music, dance, painting collaboration

Senior Lecturer Richard Hall and music major senior Adam Koch recently performed music for VISCERA, an interdisciplinary performance of music, dance and painting.  VISCERA was a collaboration between the School of Music (Mysterium New Music Ensemble), the Division of Dance (Transient Dance Collective) and School of Art & Design.

Comp prof string quartet aired on WNYC

Q2, the new music wing of WNYC radio, aired an Attacca Quartet recording as their album of the week. The album features string quartet music composed by TXST composition professor Michael Ippolito. WNYC has posted their review and a link to listen for free on their Soundcloud page for one week:!/story/attacca-quartet-and-ir...

Jazz with poetry

Jazz faculty Hank Hehmsoth joined former TXST music faculty John Mills for a duo concert of five new original compositions Saturday, April 22 for  the 16th Annual “Poetry at Round Top”, a 3 day festival at the Round Top Festival Institute in Round Top, Texas. They performed with the nation’s most exciting and prominent poets [&...