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Blu-ray release brings new attention to Hehmsoth film score from 1991

Texas State music faculty Hank Hehmsoth was recently featured on Texas State Newsroom for his film score from 1991. A decade before Keenen Ivory Wayans spoofed horror films with “Scary Movie,” Academy Award-nominee John Hawkes made his film debut in 1991’s “Scary Movie,” a low-budget fright-fest filmed entirely around Austin. Texas State Univers...

Dr. Martin McCain Completes 4th Asia Tour of 2019

Dr. Martin McCain was recently an artist-in-residence at the Mahidol University College of Music in Bangkok, Thailand. He performed a recital, led a masterclass and coached the Mahidol Trombone Octet. While in Southeast Asia, McCain performed a few weeks with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and continues to be regularly engaged with the ens...

Mysterium for New Music Plays for Austin Game Convention

The Texas State Mysterium for New Music Ensemble recently performed for several days at the Austin Classic Game Fest Convention, the largest retro gaming event in Texas. Attendance at the convention was estimated to be over 6000. The ensemble consisted of graduate composition major Wesley Uchiyama-Penix and undergraduate composition seniors Sean...

Texas State Clarinet FIESTA CD Accepted by NARAS

The Texas State Clarinet FIESTA CD, created by Texas State clarinet students under the direction of Dr. Vanguel Tangarov, has been accepted by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) for an appearance on the GRAMMY® Award Entry List, the second step of the GRAMMY® process. Their “LIVE from the Texas State Clarinet Fiesta” […]

Youth Mariachi featured

Director’s Diary — TC writes: Sunday, September 29, the San Marcos Daily Record ran a wonderful front-page story about our community outreach program, headlined “Mariachi Infantil trains youth in music, shares culture.” We are understandably proud of the work of TXST Professor John Lopez and his TXST students and colleagues training children and...

Flute Alums Earn College Positions

Texas State alums who studied under Dr. Adah Jones, a professor of flute, have earned college positions this fall. Daniel Pardo (BM in Flute Performance 2010) received an MM and DMA from UNT where he was a flute TA for Mary Karen Clardy. He recently accepted the tenure track position for Assistant Professor of Flute […]

Alumna Danielle Stevens Nutting Awarded Fulbright Grant

Danielle (Dani) Stevens Nutting (BM ’14) has been awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct her dissertation research on the classical flute tradition in Bulgaria. Dani will live in Sofia during the 2019-20 academic year, study with leading Bulgarian flutist-pedagogue Lydia Oshavkova, and conduct ethnographic research with flutists and musicians thro...

Dr. Al Corley is Featured in Vandoren USA

Texas State music faculty Dr. Al Corley was featured on Vandoren USA and their Facebook page for his article “Like a Rock: Building Rhythmic Concepts with Rock-n-Roll”. In his article, he discusses that as rhythmic concepts become more complex, we should look at different ways for students to connect music. Dr. Corley believes that Rock-n-Roll […]

The National String Project Consortium Receives Grant from The NAMM Foundation

Watkins Glen, NY – (08/16/19) — The National String Project Consortium has been named a grant recipient of The NAMM Foundation. The organization was selected as one of 28 music-making organizations to receive a grant to fund vital programs that provide access to music-making opportunities across a variety of different communities and demographic...

Dr. Martin McCain Stays Busy into the Fall

Dr. Martin McCain recently served on the jury for the International Trombone Association’s Donald Yaxley Bass Trombone Solo Competition at the International Trombone Festival along with Jim Nova of the Pittsburgh Symphony and Tomer Maschkowski of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. He performed on Rochester’s WXXI “Backstage Pass” live bro...