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Texas State Choirs TODAY! Enters Season 2.

The official podcast of the TXST Choral Department, Texas State Choirs TODAY!, is back! Texas State Choirs TODAY! entered it’s second season on January 20th with a double episode. In Episode 1, Dr. Babcock interviews Mr. James Cumings of Jackson Northwest Kidder Middle School and his wife Ashley about their partnership inside the classroom, as […]

Jazz Professor Uncovers Lost Footage

Hank Hehmsoth, associate professor in the School of Music, just returned from a research trip co-sponsored by the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University and Texas State School of Music. Hank has discovered previously “lost” video content from early 1960’s TV broadcasts of “Just Jazz” from WTTW/Chicago. These broadcasts were produced by ...

Alum Becomes an Educator at a Texas University

A native of North Mexico, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Mora graduated from Texas State University-San Marcos with a bachelor’s in All-Level Music Studies Instrumental Concentration in Spring 2017. She currently serves as woodwind professor for the Music Department at Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) and is a private lesson teacher in Ennis ...

TXST Faculty at JEN 2020

John Mills’ Times Ten group gave a great Jazz concert in “the Big Easy,” New Orleans, on Friday, January 10th at the 11th Annual Jazz Educator Network International Conference (JEN). This marked Times Ten’s 3rd appearance at JEN. Times Ten is described as “a powerhouse 10-piece ensemble on the renowned Austin, Texas scene. Rhythmic drive, […]

McCain Winter Activities

Dr. Martin McCain recently performed as guest bass trombonist with the Boston Brass and Brass All-Stars Stan Kenton Christmas show during the ensemble’s Texas tour on December 4th. He was also invited as guest 2nd trombone with the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra in Honolulu for a week of concerts for the Nutcracker Ballet from December 9th […]

TXST Jazz Takes Over!

Texas State Jazz Faculty performed “”Lush Life”-Music of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn” with the Austin Symphony Orchestra on the 28th and 29th of December, 2019. Jazz Piano Professor Hank Hehmsoth played the role of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, with, left to right, Emeritus Sax Professor and past School Director Doug Skinner, TXST Mas...

New School of Music Staff

The newest member of our TXST School of Music Administrative Staff is alumnus Benjamin Felts. He replaces Meagan Hernandez responsible for concert and room scheduling, concert programs, and building maintenance issues.

Rock Ensemble debuts

The School of Music’s new Rock Ensemble, directed by Dr. Jose M. Garza, Jr., performed Friday, December 6 at Tantra Coffee House in San Marcos. Members include: Evan Barnes (guitar), Jacob Bellemans (drums), Ethan Bruner (vocals), Roy Carpenter (bass), Alyx Cousins (vocals), Stephen Douglas (guitar), Aaron Dworaczyk (drums and guitar), Owen Morg...

Critic’s Choice award

A CD recorded by Daria Rabotkina at Texas State was named a Critic’s Choice by American Record Guide.

Alum becomes instrument-company artist

Steven Vogel (BM ’15) recently joined the Edwards Instrument Company artist roster. He is currently on the faculty at Texas Lutheran University and Lone Star College – University Park, in addition to holding positions with the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra and Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass.