Concerts & Events

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

NOV 3

7:30 pm

Jazz Band

McComas Theater

NOV 4

7:30 pm

Percussion Ensemble Concert

Band and Choral Rehearsal Hall

Music Discovery Day 2014

Departmental News

Dr. Sobaskie presented on Schubert in England


James William Sobaskie presented his essay, “Dramatic Implications of Contextual Processes in Two Serenades of Schubert,” during the international conference, Schubert as Dramatist, held in conjunction with the Oxford Lieder Festival’s three-week celebration, The Schubert Project, at the University of Oxford, in Oxford, England, on 24 October 2014.  For more information about this annu

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