Departmental News

David Korevaar

May 11, 2022

Once a month the MSU Department of Music presents The Piano and Its Perspectives. A partnership with EMAC/Federal University of Goiás in Brazil and the digital/ITS office, the Portugal Science & Technology Foundation, Center for the Study in Sociology & Music Aesthetics, Portugal New University, in Portugal and colleagues: Andréa Luísa Teixeira (coordinator), Maria Caroline Porto, Sérgio...


Student Composers

April 27, 2022

The Concert will feature works by student composers who studied with Dr. Sobaskie and Dr. Sebba. Works for piano solo, piano and clarinet, piano and trombone and woodwind quartet by Bryan Nguyen, Robert McDaniel, Reagan Bussey, Faith Baughman and Eli Denson. Free admission at Old Main, Wingo Auditorium on Friday, April 29, at 6:30 pm.


Beatles

April 12, 2022

A new in-person, 3-credit, listening and writing course called Music of the Beatles (MU 1173) will be offered at Mississippi State University during its first summer session, which runs from June 2 to June 30, 2022.  Meeting Monday through Friday between 10:00 and 11:50 AM in Music Building C, Music of the Beatles will survey everything from the early Please Please Me and With The Beatles albums...


Ryan Ross

February 23, 2022

The MSU Department of Music presents The Piano and Its Perspectives. A partnership with EMAC/Federal University of Goiás in Brazil and the digital/ITS office, the Portugal Science & Technology Foundation, Center for the Study in Sociology & Music Aesthetics, Portugal New University, in Portugal and colleagues: Andréa Luísa Teixeira (coordinator), Maria Caroline Porto, Sérgio de Paiva e...


anthony kirkland

February 8, 2022

Dr. Anthony B. Kirkland, MSU trumpet professor, will perform and present at the University of Alabama at Birmingham's annual Trumpet Symposium 11-12 February. His presentation is titled "How I Managed to Succeed in the Music Profession-Three Times!" Dr. Kirkland has taught trumpeters ranging from beginners to University students. He is a former member of the U.S. Air Force Band's Ceremonial Brass...


December 22, 2021

MSU Professor Jason Baker released a new book titled “Sequential Studies for Rudimental Snare Drum” with Texas-based publisher Musicon Publications. The book contains 35 etudes and is appropriate for beginner to college-level students, combining material in a manner that results with the final etude using all 40 Percussive Arts Society International Snare Drum Rudiments. A short preview video...


Ammiel

December 2, 2021

The MSU Department of Music presents The Piano and Its Perspectives. A partnership with EMAC/Federal University of Goiás in Brazil and the digital/ITS office, the Portugal Science & Technology Foundation, Center for the Study in Sociology & Music Aesthetics, Portugal New University, in Portugal and colleagues: Andréa Luísa Teixeira (coordinator), Maria Caroline Porto, Sérgio de Paiva e...


Barbara Fast

November 18, 2021

Once a month the MSU Department of Music presents The Piano and Its Perspectives. A partnership with  EMAC/Federal University of Goiás in Brazil and the digital/ITS office, the Portugal Science & Technology Foundation, Center for the Study in Sociology & Music Aesthetics, Portugal New University, in Portugal and colleagues: Andréa Luísa Teixeira (coordinator), Maria Caroline Porto, Sérgio...


November 15, 2021

MSU percussion students Griffin Bowers, Tiffany Ferguson, Jason Nester, Jarrett Jones, Koby Nicholson, Jacob Lee, Haley Luther, and Dylan Palmer attended the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis from November 10-13, attending clinics and concerts by internationally acclaimed percussion artists and educators. In addition, Haley...


Lauren and Desmond

November 11, 2021

Congratulations to Lauren Barr and Desmond Henderson for presenting at the 2021 Mississippi Music Teachers Association state conference. Their presentations, Aaron Copland’s Four Piano Blues and Florence Price’s Summer Moon for solo Piano, were attended by students, university professors and private piano teachers from around the state of Mississippi.


Jennifer Davis

October 28, 2021

Once a month the MSU Department of Music presents The Piano and Its Perspectives. A partnership with  EMAC/Federal University of Goiás in Brazil and the digital/ITS office, the Portugal Science & Technology Foundation, Center for the Study in Sociology & Music Aesthetics, Portugal New University, in Portugal and colleagues: Andréa Luísa Teixeira (coordinator), Maria Caroline Porto, Sérgio...


Nirdosh and Blaine

October 13, 2021

Nirdosh Shaunak visited students enrolled in World Music class on October 13th.  Topics of discussion included history of India, Hinduism, karnataka sangeeta, tala, raga, improvisation, sitar, the gurukula system, women in carnatic music and society, and gender roles.  Nirdosh played music on the sitar and answered questions about herself, her music, and Indian culture.  It is especially valuable...


PROMETHEUS

September 22, 2021

Bachelor of Music Education major Eli Denson contributed music for the MSU Honor College’s production of the Greek tragedy, Prometheus Bound, performed on September 21 and 22, 2021. Denson’s score bridges the gap between ancient Greece and the 21st Century by employing postminimalist compositional techniques in his score for solo cello, reshaping the audience’s perception of the drama within a...


Kent Sills

July 29, 2021

  Mississippi State University has announced that the Band/Choral Rehearsal Hall will be renamed the “Kent Sills Band Hall” in honor of former Director of Bands, Dr. Kent Sills. A ceremony honoring this occasion will take place during the 2021 Alumni Band Reunion on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 2:00 pm CDT at the facility. Members of the Sills family will be in attendance at the ceremony on...


July 24, 2021

Following longstanding tradition, the MSU Department of Music will offer the written theory and aural dictation tests of the Upper Division Proficiency Examination in Music Theory on Monday, August 16, 2021, starting at 8:30 a.m., in Music Building C. The Musicianship Skills test component of the Music Theory UDPE will be administered online via Webex appointment. Students who wish to take this...


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