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Music is Essential

Plans are now in place for the students and faculty of the School of Music to safely continue their studies by remote communication for the remainder of the semester. The isolation is difficult, with music-making being such a team sport, but the music faculty are rising creatively to the challenge. I trust the students will […]

Recent Accomplishments in the TXST Saxophone Studio

Much like their professor, Dr. Todd Oxford, the TXST Saxophone Studio has had a busy semester full of success! These include: ▪ Lauren Gordon accepted for study this summer at the Université Européenne de Saxophone in Gap, France ▪ Former student, Andres Avila, featured in the School of Music Alumni Spotlight. ▪ Kolten Bippert hired […]

TXST Saxophone Professor Recent Activities

Dr. Todd Oxford, TXST School of Music Professor of Saxophone, has had a busy semester thus far! Dr. Oxfords activities include: Adjudicator for Klein ISD Solo and Ensemble Competition in Klein, Texas. Soloist for the Society of Composer’s, Inc. National Conference at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas and the Texas […]

Dr. Martin McCain Featured in 2019 International Trombone Festival

Dr. Martin McCain was recently a member of a collaboration that consisted of 46 other trombonists and a violinist on Christopher Bill’s arrangement of Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”. The collaboration took place at the 2019 International Trombone Festival and can be viewed on YouTube. He also served on the competition jury for th...

John Vinzant Named Outstanding Graduate Student

Congratulations to John Vinzant for being selected as the School of Music’s Outstanding Graduate Student for 2019-2020. Mr. Vinzant will be recognized at the College of Fine Arts and Communication Circle of Achievement and at the School of Music BRAVO awards. Additionally, Mr. Vinzant ranked third among all candidates in the College of Fine Arts...

Jenna Quiroz Named Recipient of Excellence in Graduate Studies Award

Congratulations to Jenna Quiroz for being selected as recipient of the School of Music’s Excellence in Graduate Studies Award for 2019-2020! Ms. Quiroz will be recognized at the School of Music BRAVO awards this Spring!

TXST Jazz Ensemble Performs at Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival

The TXST Jazz Ensemble performed last Saturday at the Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival. Originally slated to perform Friday, the Jazz Ensemble experienced major travel delays, pushing their performance back to Saturday evening. However, once the Ensemble arrived, all travel woes quickly faded as they had a fantastic time representing our Univ...

Dr. Thomas Clark Proclaimed the 2020 Texas State Jazz Laureate

This past weekend the TXST Jazz area put on their 32nd Hill Country Jazz Festival. The Festival kicked off Friday night with the Eddie Durham Jazz Celebration. At the Celebration, the Jazz Faculty presented Director of the School of Music, Dr. Thomas Clark, a proclamation naming him the 2020 Jazz Laureate at Texas State. Over […]

TXST Hill Country Jazz Bones Recognized in International Competition

Congratulations to the Hill Country Jazz Bones on being named Honorable Mention in the International Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition for the 2nd year in a row. Hill Country Jazz Bones finds themselves listed alongside other notable programs such as the Frost School of Music and the UNT College of Music. This is the […]

TXST Choral Students Selected in Prestigious Conducting Competition

The TXST Choral Department is excited to announce that three of their students were selected by recorded audition to participate at the upcoming Southwestern American Choral Directors Convention in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Southwest division is comprised of 8 states having some of the finest choral programs in the country. Graduate students Je...