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MSU Music Dept grad will study in Ghana


Beth Brewer, who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Mississippi State University and a Master’s Degree from George Mason University with a Concentration in Orff Schulwerk, will study in Ghana this summer.  Made possible by the 2017 Beacon Scholarship given by the American Center for Elemental Music and Movement (ACEMM), she will attend a two week program in Dzodze, Ghana.  Her st

Jason Baker to Teach at Sam Houston State University


Jason Baker will be teaching solo and chamber music at the Sam Houston Summer Percussion Academy on June 18-22. He will also be giving performances of several of his own works and recent transcriptions of Erik Satie’s music for solo marimba. Jason has taught at this event since 2014 and his residency is funded by Yamaha, Innovative Percussion, Sabian, Remo, and Grover Pro Percussion.

MSU Faculty Collaborate with UA for Bartok Performances


Drs. Roseangela Sebba and Jason Baker will collaborate with Universtiy of Alabama professors Kevin Chance (piano) and Tim Feeney (percussion) in performances of Bela Bartok’s “Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion.” Performances will occur at UA on Saturday, June 3 at 7:30pm in the Moody Music Building Concert Hall and Sunday, June 4 at 3:00 at MSU in the Choral Rehearsal Hall.