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Texas State Choral Department

Dr. Craig Hella Johnson

Considering Matthew Shepard conducted by Craig Hella Johnson

Evans Auditorium
March 30, 7:30 PM

Men'

Men's and Women's Choir Concert

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall
3:00 pm

Les Noces 1

Les Noces

Texas State Chorale & Merge Dance Company
April 28, 7:30 PM
April 29, 7:30 PM

Sarah Tucker

Sarah Tucker, Soprano

Performing Arts Center-Recital Hall
April 30, 3:30PM


BUILDING A CULTURE OF SINGING


 

Texas State University Choral Department

2016-2017 Season


 

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Materclass: Andrew Marriner, clarinet

Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

School of Music presents a Masterclass with Andrew Marriner, clarinet
4:00pm-6:00pm
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Free and open to the public.  Fee-based parking is available in the Edward Gary Street Garage (across the street from the Performing Arts Center).  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course:  No attendance credit is given for masterclasses).

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Stars At Night: Andrew Marriner, clarinet

Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Recital Hall
Cost:
$15* Adults/$8* Students, Senior Citizens & military (with ID) (*plus $2 handling fee per ticket purchased on-line or at the door)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Stars At Night Concert Series presents Andrew Marriner, clarinet
7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Andrew Marriner has held the position of principal clarinet in the London Symphony Orchestra since 1986, later becoming principal clarinet of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, a position he held concurrently until 2008. He has performed with chamber ensembles around the world – including the Chilingirian, Lindsay, Endellion, Moscow, Warsaw, Orlando, Saccone and Belcea string quartets – and with some of the most distinguished figures in the world of chamber music: Alfred Brendel, André Previn, Andras Schiff, Lynn Harrell, Stephen Isserlis, Emanuel Ax, Hélène Grimaud, Sylvia McNair and EditaGruberova. Career highlights include many performances with his father, Sir Neville Marriner, both as soloist and as a member of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

Open to the public.  Tickets available in advance at txstatepresents.com or at the door at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.  Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, across the street from the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

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Faculty Artist: Mark Cruz, Classical guitar

Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Faculty Artist Series presents Mark Anthony Cruz, Classical Guitar
6:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Mark Anthony Cruz earned his M.M. in guitar performance at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) where he is now professor of guitar.

As a composer, Cruz has been published by Shawnee Press, Soundboard Magazine, MelBay and Clear Note Publications while managing his own company, MAC Publications. He was the first prize-winner of the Austin Classical Guitar Society sponsored composition competition in 2006, '07, ’08 and in ‘10. He has received several commissions from large institutions, DMA students and private artists. Mr. Cruz’s Triptych for solo guitar has been performed internationally by guitar virtuoso, Adam Holzman. Such notable artists as the Presti Trio, TxGQ and the Hanser/McClellan Duo have also performed his work in addition to numerous high schools and universities across the country and abroad.

As a performer, Cruz placed 1st in the 2013 Winfield International Fingerstyle Competition. He was a feature artist at the Eastfield Guitar Festival in Dallas, TX in 2008; Classical Minds Guitar Festival in Houston, TX in 2009 and ’14; Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Festival and Competition in 2014 and at Isaac Bustos’ Houston Classical Guitar Workshop in 2016. Five of Cruz's CDs have been featured on the internationally syndicated radio program Classical Guitar Alive hosted by Tony Morris. Two of his all-original Cds received positive reviews in the scholarly periodical, Soundboard.

Open to the public.  Tickets available in advance at txstatepresents.com or at the door at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.  Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, across the street from the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a GOLD event)


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Ensemble: Wind Symphony Chamber Music Concert

Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Recital Hall
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Ensemble: Wind Symphony Chamber Music Concert, directed by Dr. Caroline Beatty
7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public.  Tickets available in advance at txstatepresents.com or at the door at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.  Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, across the street from the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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Ensemble: TX State Chorale and VocaLibre, "Considering Matthew Shepard"

Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Ensemble Series presents TX State Chorale and VocaLibre, "Considering Matthew Shepard", composed and conducted by Craig Hella Johnson.  (TX State Chorale is directed by Dr. Joey Martin; VocaLibre is directed by Mr. Craig Aamot).
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

"Considering Matthew Shepard" is a musical response to the tragic death of a young man who has become an American icon and a symbol for hope and empowerment.  The work received its world premiere earlier this year in Austin, TX.

Open to the public.  Tickets available in advance at txstatepresents.com or at the door at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. Fee-based parking is available at the Pleasant Street Garage, near Evans Auditorium.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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Latin Music Studies: Salsa Tribute Concert

Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos High School Auditorium, 2601 Rattler Road, San Marcos, TX 78666
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Latin Music Studies area presents Salsa Tribute Concert
7:30 p.m.
San Marcos High School Auditorium

Open to the public.  No ticket or reservation is required.   (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a WILD CARD event).

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Ensemble: Joint TX State and TX A& M Women's Choir Concert

Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Ensemble Series presents TX State and TX A&M Women's Choirs Joint Concert
Directed by Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer
7:00 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Free admission and open to the public.  Free parking is available on weekends at the Pleasant Street Garage (across the street from the Music Building and near Evans Auditiorium).  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).



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TESTIMONIALS


 

"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