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Pi Kappa Lambda Welcomes 12 New Inductees

The Epsilon Tau chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society at Texas State University has chosen 12 new inductees into their prestigious organization: Undergraduates: Melanie Goldstein Amy Gravell Kaley McDonald Payton McIntyre William Phi Caroline Reedy Cole Spengler Sara Trogdon   Graduate students: Marissa Hernandez Gregory Hillia...

Recent TXST Graduate to Be Published in Academic Journals

Recent TXST Master of Music–Composition Graduate John Vinzant has had his paper Sed Non Eodem Modo: Comparing Ludomusicology to Nineteenth-Century Musikwissenschaft accepted for presentation at two international video game conferences. The first conference, Ludo 2020, was an international conference hosted by the Ludomusicology Research Group an...

One More Time . . . Revisited

On April 23 I wrote that I had been asked to postpone my retirement and stay on one more year as Director of the School of Music.  I was OK with that. Now we are deep into necessary budget cuts, and the University is encouraging longtime faculty to retire so their position can be de-funded […]

TXST Mysterium for New Music Featured Ensemble for MuTeFest

The Texas State Mysterium for New Music Ensemble was recently the featured ensemble for the University of Texas at San Antonio MuTeFest (Music Technology Conference).  Works performed included original student pieces, structured improvisational works, video game music and a piece by School of Music Director Dr. Tom Clark.  Members were graduate ...

School of Music GIA First College of Fine Arts & Communication Recipient of Prestigious Scholarship

Fifteen Texas State Graduate students have been awarded Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) International Peace Scholarships. The P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund, established in 1949, is a highly competitive, prestigious scholarship program which provides funding for women pursuing graduate studies internationally in the ...

TXST Mariachi Releases Video Collages

TXST’s Mariachi Lince de Oro and Mariachi Nueva Generacion have assembled video collage performances which were shared on their Facebook last Friday. Below are links to these at-home performances: Mariachi Lince de Oro, Amaneci en Tus Brazos Mariachi Lince de Oro, El Relampago Mariachi Nueva Generacion, Ojitos Verdes Mariachi Nueva Generacion, T...

Associate Professor Elected to Society of Music Theory Board

Dr. Cynthia I. Gonzales, Regents’ Teacher and Associate Professor, was elected to the Society for Music Theory’s Executive Board as a Member-at-Large. Her three-year term begins at the conclusion of the SMT conference in November. Dr. Gonzales is currently President of the Texas Society for Music Theory, a three-year term that concludes in March...

Choral Student Awarded Scholarship to Produce Album

Joshua Rodriguez, Bachelor of Music in Music Studies (Choral Concentration) minor in Music Composition student, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation Bettylou Scandling Hubin Scholarship for Music Technology.  This scholarship will fund the professional production of an album featuring his latest compositions. The pr...

School of Music GIA Appointed to Graduate House of Representatives

Graduate Instructional Assistant (GIA) Andi Ivins was recently nominated by John Fleming, Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication, to be part of the Graduate House of Representatives–a position which she happily accepted! Ivins is a native of San Antonio, Texas and received her undergraduate in Music Composition from the University of...

TXST Students Receive Collegiate Music Educators Award

Congratulations to the following students who have been named recipients of the Texas Music Educators Association Collegiate Music Educators Award: Christian Clow Rachel Fredrick Rebecca Martinez Matt Pehl Kate Thane Sara Trogdon Anarra Whitcher These Bobcats will be awarded an honors cord to wear during commencement and certificates from the TM...