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Texas State String Project Students Present at National ASTA Conference

Texas State String Project student teachers Azariah Reese, Chelsea Piel, Daniel Cavazos, Giselle Izaguirre, Logan Thoeni, and Payton McIntyre presented as part of the “Best Practices in National String Project Consortium” session at the 2019 National American String Teachers Association Conference in Albuquerque, NM. The “Best Practices in Natio...

Youth Outreach Projects Give Joint Concert

Three School of Music outreach projects for children and youths presented a wonderful joint concert March 4 in Evans Auditorium. The Hill Country Youth Chorus is directed by Lynn Brinckmeyer, assisted by accompanist Joung-A Yum and student interns Katie Wilson, Sara Trogdon, Anarra Whitcher, and Lyndsea Woodall. Mariachi Infantil is directed by ...

An American Trombonist in Hong Kong

Dr. Martin McCain recently completed a tour of Hong Kong in January. He led masterclasses and performed recitals at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also gave an interview and performed on a live broadcast for Radio Television Hong Kong 4. In […]

Students to compete in National Trumpet Competition

The Texas State University Trumpet Ensemble was named quarter-finalists in the prestigious National Trumpet Competition to be held at the University of Kentucky in Lexington on March 14-16. This is the premier trumpet competition in the United States — quite an honor for the student players: Jared Dunn     Esteban Bjoras       Noel Ayala-Loera  ...

International film music credits for TXST composer

Senior Lecturer Richard Hall composed, performed and recorded the music for two screen dance films that were recently shown at international film festivals. “Shift,” which was selected into the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival in Mumbai, India, was produced and edited by Texas State University dance Professor Ana Baer. Another of Hal...

Jazz prof travels to NYC for NEA project

As project director of a 2018-2019 NEA grant, Hank Hehmsoth traveled to New York City in August 2018 to record interviews with NEA Jazz Master/historian Dan Morgenstern and his lifelong friends and other internationally recognized jazz historians. These included Loren Schoenberg, founder of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and this year’s Eddi...

Spectacular February for TXST Bands

The TXST Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Caroline Beatty, represented the School of Music and Texas State University at two prestigious conferences through highly-acclaimed performances. On February 15th, the Wind Symphony performed for approximately 1500 attendees of the Texas Music Educators Association in the Lila Cockrell Theatre i...

Salon concert draws enthusiastic support

The Spencer-Lockett and Friends Salon Presentation February 24 drew an audience of 90 invited guests to hear student performers in the San Marcos home of Lisa and Jim Bob Spencer. A beautiful Steinway grand was provided by Deborah Moore of Steinway Gallery. Catering was provided by Monte and Kristin Sheffield of Palmer’s Restaurant. Generous mat...

Students perform with Conspirare, Austin Symphony

On Friday and Saturday evening in Austin, The TXST Chorale directed by Joey Martin, the Conspirare Symphonic Chorus directed by TXST Artist-in-Residence Craig Hella Johnson, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra directed by Peter Bay joined together for stunning performances of the Brahms REQUIEM. Johnson also conducted the Symphony performing Brahm...

TXST faculty active in TSMT

Four School of Music music theory faculty were actively involved in the February 22-23 meeting of the Texas Society for Music Theory (TSMT) held at Texas State. Nico Schüler presented a paper titled “ Performance and Perception of Rubato: A Case Study on Four Performances of J.S. Bach’s InventionNo. 9 in F minor.”  Jose Garza […]