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Alumni Eliud Garcia Releases 2nd Solo Album

Eliud Garcia (BM ’15) recently released his 2nd solo album entitled Versitos. Garcia is currently teaching in Austin in addition to having an active freelance career as a trombonist, drummer and vocalist.

Alumni Steven Vogel Appointed to Lone Star College – University Park

Steven Vogel (BM ’15) was recently appointed to the faculty at Lone Star College – University Park where he will teach applied low brass and music appreciation. Vogel is also on the faculty at Texas Lutheran University and an active freelance musician.

TXST Alumni Comprise Puerto Rico Summer Music Festival Trombone Section

The 2019 Puerto Rico Summer Music Festival Orchestra trombone section was comprised of all Texas State alumni. Ramiro Cortez (BM ’18) is currently pursuing a MM degree at the Manhattan School of Music. Camden Scarborough (BM ’17) recently received his Masters degree from Northwestern University, and Eliud Garcia (BM ’15) is a recent graduate fro...

Dr. Martin McCain Completes Summer Tour

Dr. Martin McCain recently completed a North Malaysia tour with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra as guest Principal Bass Trombone. He was a guest clinician for Leander ISD where he performed a recital and served on the jury for a solo competition. McCain also performed a recital on a Crosstown Arts Concert Series at the Green […]

Professor Hank Hehmsoth named Berger-Carter-Berger Jazz Research Fellow by Institute of Jazz Studies

Associate Professor of Practice Hank Hehmsoth has been named a 2019 Morroe Berger-Benny Carter-Edward Berger Jazz Research Research Fellow by the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University. The Institute of Jazz Studies is the world’s foremost jazz archive and research facility. It was founded in 1952 by Marshall Stearns (1908-1966), a pion...

Dr. Dimitar Ninov’s New Cantana Selected for Bulgarian National Radio

TXST music faculty Dr. Dimitar Ninov‘s new cantata Moma gori momak (Maiden burns a Bachelor) was selected among a number of other pieces deposited in the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR). It was recorded on May 2, 2019 by the BNR mixed choir and orchestra with Conductor of Orchestra Lubomir Denev, Jr. and Choir Master Lubomira […]

Dr. Cynthia Gonzales Discusses Music Theory Pedagogy at National Events

This summer, Dr. Cynthia I. Gonzales is the only music theorist delivering invited keynote talks at both national events on the topic of music theory pedagogy. Over Memorial Day weekend, Dr. Gonzales delivered an invited keynote presentation at Pedagogy Into Practice 2019 ( in Santa Barbara, CA. As pictured, ...

Perc solo contest draws 50 participants

The Texas State University Percussion Solo Contest on May 4 drew a record number of students in attendance. The percussion faculty, along with guest adjudicator/clinician Mark Ford (head of percussion at the University of North Texas), worked with all of these students throughout the day. This sixth year of the competition provided an opportunit...

Jazz Faculty Featured in News Article

Jazz faculty Hank Hehmsoth was feature-interviewed for the Fredericksburg Jazz Festival that took place on April 13, 2019. The articled appeared in the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post, Kerrville Daily Times, and Heart Beat of Texas Magazine. In it, Hehmsoth discussed the different aspects of jazz and how it can mold students. Before the festi...

Faculty Trombonist Networks Around the World

Dr. Martin McCain performed two weeks as guest Principal Bass Trombonist with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. While in southeast Asia, McCain led a masterclass for the trombone studio at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory on the campus of the National University of Singapore. Dr. McCain also performed as guest 2nd trombone with the Memphis Sym...