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TXST Choirs Today

The official podcast of the TXST Choral Department


Interviews and discussions with today's top choral artists at Texas State University

Hosted by Dr. Jonathan Babcock

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March 31, 2021
On April 5, the TXST Chorale will perform as part of the London Handel Festival virtual performance of Handel's most famous oratorio Messiah. In this episode we speak to Festival Director Samir Savant about the project.

February 25, 2021
Recorded from the floor of the 2020 TMEA Convention, Temple University professor Dr. Deb Confredo speaks with Dr. Babcock about the future of music education including technology in the classroom and the new world of remote teaching.

October 22, 2020
TXST Choirs Today speaks with Maestro Craig Jessop from the Southwestern ACDA Convention in Little Rock Arkansas. Dr. Jessop discusses his time leading the Air Force Singing Sergeants, his work with Robert Shaw and his time as Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

March 23, 2020
TMEA 2020 EDITION: Dawn Reinhuber & Brigitte Smith, directors of the San Marcos HS Men's Choir. The Choir had the honor of performing at this year's convention, and we took a little of their time at the convention to talk about their performance.

September 20, 2019
Mr. James Cumings has been teaching choral music since 1999 at Jackson Northwest Kidder Middle School. During that time He has taken great pleasure in working with middle school singers. During the summer he directs choirs at Blue Lake Fine Arts

May 28, 2019
Craig Hella Johnson-Artistic Director of the Grammy Award Winning choral ensemble Conspirare, as well as Artist-in-Residence at TXST School of Music. Dr. Johnson talks with us about his Cantata Considering Matthew Shepard.