Welcome to ESU's Music Department Webpage

The annual GALA Benefit Concert will be September 16th, 2017 with the featured guest artist, the Rosewind Duo

Join us October 4th, 2017 for our Marching Band Festival

For more details and the registration form click here

Jazz Band Trip to New York
Mid-America Woodwind Quartet
Orchestra Class
Horn Players Having Fun
150th Gala - Percussion Section
Marching Band Halftime Show

About the Department of Music

The Department of Music (NASM accredited since 1947) offers a comprehensive inventory of courses for those who wish to major or minor in music and for those who seek musical knowledge and experiences.  Students may acquaint themselves with music as appreciative listeners, inquisitive scholars, or active performers.  Music faculty are active in performance, composition and arrangement, and publication efforts.

A state-approved degree program is offered to prepare teachers of music for the elementary and secondary schools of Kansas.  Other degree programs are designed to enable students to pursue advanced studies in music and/or find employment within the field of music.

The department provides a yearly schedule of concerts, recitals, master classes, and lectures which feature ESU music faculty and students as well as invited artist performers.

A Brief History

Come visit the Music Department in Beach Hall

Beach Music Hall, originally constructed in 1926, was completely renovated in 1997-98.  The original building houses administrative offices, classrooms, Heath Recital Hall, Hendricks Computer Laboratory, faculty studios, and practice rooms.  A new addition to the north of Beach Music Hall, The Shepherd Music Center, houses the choral and instrumental rehearsal rooms, percussion studio, and the digital audio recording center.  David Emig of Emig and Associated, Emporia, served as the project architect.

Calendar of Events- Fall 2017

Dates are subject to be changed and added

August 14-19 Band Camp  BH All Day
August 18-20 A Cappella Choir Auditions TBD TBD
August  20 Chamber Music Recital - Ramiro and friends HRH 4:00pm
September 16 GALA Benefit Concert HRH 7:30pm
September 28 Jazz Concert ATH 7:30pm
September 29 Middle School Choral Workshop  BH/ATH All Day
October 1 A Cappella and Chamber Choir Concert TBD TBD
October 3 Emporia Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert Granada Theatre 7:30pm
October 4 Marching Band Festival  Welch Stadium 7:00am-2:00pm
October  6 Chamber Orchestra Concert HRH 7:30pm
October 26 Woodwind Showcase HRH 7:30pm
October 28 "Desert Edge" Clarinet-Percussion Duo HRH 7:30pm
November  7 High School Choral Invitational  BH/ATH TBD
November 7 Mid America Woodwind Quintet Concert HRH 7:30pm
November 9 Choir "Veteran's" Concert TBD TBD
November 14 Emporia Symphony Orchestra Concert ATH 7:30pm
November 15 Scholarship Auditions TBD TBD
November 16 Jazz Concert ATH 7:30pm
November 17 Opera Scenes HRH 7:30pm
November 18 Jazz Concert with the Honors Band ATH 4:00pm-5:00pm
November 29 Percussion Concert ATH 7:30pm
December 1 Wind Ensemble Concert ATH 7:30pm
December  2 Chamber Orchestra Concert HRH 7:30pm
December 3 Emporia Chorale Concert FUMC 3:00pm

             

                               $4 Students & Senior Citizens admission Charges      $5 General Admission

                                      12 and under free
                                      (*) indicates no admission charge
 
Call the Music Department Office at
620-341-5431 for information.
All dates and locations subject to change.

 Location Key

HRH

Heath Recital Hall

BH

Beach Hall

ATH

Albert Taylor Hall

GRTH

Granada Theatre 

FUMC

First United Methodist Church

WAWL

William Allen White Library

TBD

To Be Determined

Calendar of Music Convocations:

Fall 2017 (to be announced)

Spring 2017

Feb. 2

Teacher of the Year Presentations CONVO Credit Avail

8:00 am or 9:30 am or 12:30 pm in Visser Hall

8, 9:30, 12:30

Visser Hall

Feb. 7

Ramiro Miranda Orchestra Candidate Interview Recital

10 am

HRH

Feb. 14

Neil Casey Orchestra Candidate Interview Recital

10 am

HRH

Feb. 21

Convocation: Master Classes
(Strings & Voice: BH132, Percussion & Piano: BH134, Brass & Woodwinds: HRH)

10 a.m.

BH132, 134, HRH

Feb. 28

Convocation: Student Recital

10 a.m.

HRH

March 7

Convocation: Master Classes
(Strings & Woodwinds: BH132, Percussion, Brass, & Voice: BH134, Piano: HRH)

10 a.m.

BH132, 134, HRH

March 28

 

Convocation: Student Recital

10 a.m.

HRH

March 30

Basic Music Recorder Recital (Thursday)

10 a.m.

HRH

April 4

 

Convocation: Master Classes
(Woodwinds & Voice: BH132, Percussion & Strings: BH134, Piano & Brass: HRH)

10 a.m.

BH132, 134, HRH

April 18

Convocation: Student Recital

10 a.m.

HRH

April 25

Convocation: Student Recital

10 a.m.

HRH

Each student must attend 12 Department of Music recitals this spring semester.

Convocations may count as part of the 12 recitals.

Events in which the student is performing in cannot be included in the 12 required attendances.