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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...

nomination for State of Texas Artist / Musician

Saxophone professor Todd Oxford has been nominated for Texas State Artist – State Musician. This designation is the highest designation that the Texas State Legislature gives in the arts. Texas State Artists serve one-year terms and represent the state’s artistic legacy, receiving statewide recognition.

TXST faculty perform at Washington National Cathedral

On October 26, the Austin-based choral ensemble Conspirare, directed by Texas State School of Music’s Artist in Residence, Craig Hella Johnson, and TXST viola professor Ames Asbell performed at the interment of Matthew Shepard’s ashes at Washington National Cathedral. The service was live-streamed and covered by national news media.

blockbuster weekend @ School of Music

TC writes: “I am tempted to claim that this weekend was a routine success for the School of Music, but it was truly extraordinary. Three spectacular blockbuster performances: Saturday night, Bobcat Marching Band‘s dazzling half-time show under the direction of Kyle Glaser for a Homecoming crowd of 15,000 at Jim Wacker Field. Sunday afternoon, Te...

Cultural Arts Award for Latin Music prof

The president of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education has announced  that TXST music professor John Lopez will be the 2019 recipient of the William Aguilar Cultural Arts Award. This award “recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to the understanding of the national Latino community and/or culture through th...

Chicago premiere of Matthew Shepard

Grammy-winner and Texas State Artist-in-Residence Craig Hella Johnson and his Austin-based choral ensemble Conspirare gave the first Chicago-area performance of Johnson’s monumental work, Considering Matthew Shepard, at the Ravinia Festival’s Martin Theatre. The performance included TXST instrumental music faculty Ames Asbell and Vanguel Tangaro...

Texas State Choirs Today podcast

The Texas State Choirs have launched a new podcast, “Texas State Choirs Today.” Hosted by Associate Director of Choral Activities Jonathan Babcock, the podcast features interviews with guest artists and faculty. This season will include interviews with composers Gwyneth Walker and Jocelyn Hagen; Ralph Allwood, O.B.E. former Precentor and Directo...

Bands to celebrate 100-year history

Three hundred and sixty-five days go by and it is a year. Ten of those years pass and it is a decade. Ten decades pass and the overwhelming feeling of a hundred years passing by is a century filled with rich memories and evolution. The upcoming year, 2019 – 2020, the Bobcat Bands are planning […]

Trombone prof does video, summer festivals

This summer Dr. Martin McCain took part in a 28-member video collaboration of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” with several trombonists across the globe. Some of those members are Peter Moore (London Symphony), Zoltan Kiss (Mnozil Brass), Paul Pollard (The Met) and jazz artists such as Jiggs Whigham and Marshall Gilkes, just to name a few. The video […]