Concerts & Events

OCT 20

7:30 pm

UAB Chamber Trio

Dr. James Zingara, trumpet, Dr. Denise Gainey, clarinet, and Dr. Chris Steele, piano

Harrison Auditorium - Giles Architecture Building

OCT 22

OCT 30

7:30 pm

Guest Artist - William Yelverton, classical guitar

Harrison Auditorium - Giles Architecture Building

NOV 2

3:00 pm

Student Recital - Ivye Yeatman, mezzo-soprano and Dr. Karen Murphy, piano

Harrison Auditorium - Giles Architecture Building

Music Discovery Day 2014

Departmental News

Jesse Robinson 2015 Blues Residency at MSU


Jesse Robinson visited MSU during the week of October 20-24 and presented a number of performances and workshops.  Jesse Robinson and the Hip Waders band were the musical entertainment for the nightly banquets at the Remembering Freedom Summer Conference sponsored by the African American Studies Program at MSU.  The Hip Waders band included Doug Thomas (saxophone), Jim Beaty (bass), Bob Damm (d

Robert Damm's "Improvisation for Six Timpani" was reviewed in the latest Percussive Notes


“Improvisation for Six Timpani” was written by Damm to feature interesting sounds, textures, and techniques for the solo timpanist.  The work also promotes the expression of improvised ideas within stylistic parameters since several sections are open for creative interpretation by the performer.  In other words, the beginning, middle, and ending are written out, but four internal episodes indic

Dr. Baker will present clinic at the University of North Alabama


Jason Baker will be presenting a clinic at the University of North Alabama on Friday, November 17 at 12:00pm.  His clinic is entitled "Three Essential Strokes" and focuses on efficiency of motion in snare drum technique.  Jason's appearance is funded by: the Yamaha Corporation of America, Innovative Percussion, SABIAN, Remo, and Grover ProPercussion.