BUILDING A CULTURE OF SINGING

I greatly enjoyed my visit to Texas State University, where I encountered committed, idealistic young musicians eager for artistic and practical exchanges and whose work on my completion of the Mozart Requiem was inspiring and deeply satisfying.

-Robert Levin, international scholar and performer, Harvard University


 

 "I was really amazed at the level of focus and attention from each one of the students. Working with college choirs throughout the country, I can tell you that this level is very high when compared with all other collegiate choral programs" 

-Dr. Bruce Browne, Portland State University, Portland Symphonic Choir


 

"The students at Texas State University are some of the most honest and sincere musicians you will ever meet. The beauty of their performance is reflected in the beauty of the campus, deep in the heart of Texas Hill Country. To have been a part of their choral family is a gift I will always treasure."

-Matthew Oltman, Chanticleer, Music Director Emeritus


 

The professors at TX State are not only extraordinary teachers, they are extraordinary people with a passion for creating meaningful music and fostering a supportive community of hard-working students. The collegiality and mutual respect in the department - faculty and students alike - make it one of the most open and inspiring I have ever experienced.

-Jake Runestad, internationally acclaimed composer


I am deeply and sincerely impressed by the commitment, creative vision, and extraordinary ethic of rehearsal and performance maintained by the Texas State University Music Department.

-John Conahan, internationally renowned composer

The Texas State University Choral Department has established itself as one of the leading choral programs in the United States. Texas State Ensembles have performed at both regional and national American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) conventions, Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) conventions, international venues including the Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing, China; Saint George's Cathedral, Cape Town, South Africa and the Conservatory of Brataslava, Czech Republic.

Recent highlights include performances of the Robert Levin completion of the Mozart Requiem with Dr. Levin in residence, the J.S. Bach Saint John Passion under the direction of Artist-in-residence Craig Hella Johnson, and the world premiere of American composer John Conahan's setting of Allen Ginsberg's epic poem HOWL.

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