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Trombonist news

Dr. Martin McCain was featured on the Trombone 101’s “An Artist’s Corner” website along with other prominent brass performers and pedagogues around the world. McCain performed on the national tours for the Prince 4U show in San Antonio and the Celtic Woman Holiday concert in College Station. He recorded on the Doc Watkins Orchestra’s Christmas […]

Texas 2019 Medal of Arts

Conspirare, Austin’s nationally celebrated choir, will receive 2019 Medal of Arts honor from the Texas Cultural Trust Feb. 26-27 at events that culminate in a gala ceremony at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Conspirare did a national tour of Considering Matthew Shepard, written and conducted by TXST Artist in Residence Craig Hella Johns...

Experimental music composer Larry Austin (1930 – 2018)

TC writes: Larry Austin (1930-2018) was a man of contradictions, embodying and embracing many strong profiles, some directly opposite. Listening to his music, some sounds gritty and assaulting; some is exquisitely beautiful. He reveled in human improvisation, yet became a leading expert engaging mathematics and computers in his music. He was a r...

Trombone alumni news

Steven Vogel (BM ’15) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Trombone and Euphonium at Texas Lutheran University, where he will begin teaching Spring 2019.     Texas State trombones were represented in the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra low brass section in a recent concert. Pictured from left to right: Ramiro Cortez (BM ’18), Dr. Martin […]

Another awesome SoM weekend

TC writes: “I can claim that the weekend here at the School of Music was just another typical weekend, and it was — typically full and awesome, but extraordinarily so. Friday night: Hill Country Youth Chorus sang at Sights and Sounds; Graduate Composition Recital; Wind Symphony concert. Saturday: Audition Day for prospective music majors; childr...

Tuba Christmas Carols

The Dream Team Tuba Euph Quartet performed Christmas Carols for the Hays County Courthouse Lighting Ceremony San Marcos on November 27th. Pictured below, left to right: Peter Scott, William Fettig, Santa, Jacob Hernandez and Curtis McHenry.

Paper presentation at national conference

TXST had a large contingent at the recent conference of the American Musicological Society and Society for Music Theory. Senior Lecturer Rebecca Eaton gave a paper, and she was able to reconnect with several TXST alumni participating in the conference, including Amy Hatch, Lois Osorio, and Justin Glosson.  Eaton’s paper was well received, and an...

Texas State Piano Day launches

Our first ‘Texas State Piano Day’ this weekend brought in over 60 visitors, including 21 potential students and several Texas teachers. A large number of students came from a significant distance: from Dallas, Houston, Corpus Christi, and one family from Gainsville, Texas, which is 10 miles from Oklahoma. TXST Faculty giving their expertise incl...

Singers win at NATS Regional Competition

TXST voice students had a remarkable weekend in Waco at TEXOMA NATS, the regional competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Fourteen of our students advanced to the semifinals, four of them placed as finalists, and two took prizes for Singer of the Year. Edward Baird Singer of the Year Competition: Ivy Cantu […]

music prof performs at international conference

As part of Duo 35, Todd Oxford gave performances at College Music Society/National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors International Conference. Vancouver, British Columbiaat University of Texas at Arlington – International Students, Inc.; and at Texas A&M University. Commerce, Texas. He also was soloist for the Dark and Storm...