2015 Kansas City Symphony

Master Class Series

Featuring Noah Geller

Concertmaster, Kansas City Symphony 

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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- Spring 2015

January

30

Flute Quartet Guest Artist Recital *

HRH

7:30 pm

February

11

John Rush, Guest Flutist Recital

HRH

7:30 pm

February

12

Margaret Donaghue Flavin, Guest Clarinet Recital

HRH

7:30 pm

February

12

Music Day Event 9am opening concert, 2:15 pm closing concert(Inclement weather date: February 19. If Feb 12 gets snowed out, make up date is Feb 19)

ATH, BH

8 am –4pm

February

17

Faculty Bassoon Recital

HRH

7:30 pm

February

19

Jazz Concert (ESU & EHS combined concert)

ATH

7:30 pm

February

20

Honors Recital

HRH

7:30 pm

February

24

Wind Ensemble Concert (ESU Wind Ensemble & EHS Concert Band)

ATH

7:30 pm

February

26,

27, 28 Faculty & Students attending KMEA convention in Wichita, KS

 

 

March

5

Choral Invitational Concert at the Emporia Presbyterian Church

PC

7:30 pm

March

6

Chamber Orchestra Concert

HRH

7:30 pm

March

8

Martin Cuellar and Emilio Luis Puebla, Duo Piano Recital

HRH

3:00 pm

March

10

Emporia Symphony Orchestra

ATH

7:30 pm

March

12

Choral Festival

BH132

8 am - 5 pm

March

12

Emporia Arts Council  presents Narek Artutyunian Clarinet Concert

    Emporia Arts Council ticket prices will apply to this event.

HRH

7:30 pm

March

24

ESU Choirs participating in Habitat for Humanity Concert

FUMC

7:30 pm

March

25

Faculty Chamber Recital

HRH

7:30 pm

April

1

Future Music Student Day

BH

8 am - 5 pm

April

9

Mid-America Woodwind Quintet

HRH

7:30 pm

April

12

Kansas-Paraguay Recital

Boccherini Quintets: Susan May, Jeremy Starr, and Friends

SAC

3:00 pm

April

14

Woodwind Showcase Concert

HRH

7:30 pm

April

17-18

Opera Concert: Hansel and Gretel

ATH

7:30 pm

April

21

Percussion Concert

ATH

7:30 pm

April

22

Jazz Concert

ATH

7:30 pm

April

23

Sing Together, Children! Children's Choir *

HRH

6:30 pm

April

23

Wind Ensemble Concert

ATH

7:30 pm

April

24

Chamber Orchestra Concert

HRH

7:30 pm

April

29

Menqgi Yu Graduate Voice Recital

HRH

7:30 pm

May

1

Liu Li, Junior Piano Recital

HRH

7:30 pm

May

2

Choir Concert                                                               1702 W. 15th Ave @ 

PC      

7:30 pm
 

May

3

Seth Girton, Graduate Cello Recital

HRH

3:00 pm

May

5

Emporia Symphony Orchestra

ATH

7:30 pm

May

6

Violin and Viola Studio Recital*

HRH

6:00 pm

May

7

Flute Studio Recitals*

HRH

4:30 pm & 7:30 pm

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

PC

Presbyterian Church

SAC

Sauder Alumni Center

Calendar of Music Convocations - Spring 2015

Date Event Location Time
Feb. 3 Convocation: Master Classes
(Strings & Brass: BH132, Percussion & Voice: BH134, Piano & Woodwinds: HRH)
BH 132, 134, HRH 10:00 A.M.

Feb. 17

Convocation: Copyright Presentation by J.W. Pepper BH132 10 A.M.

Feb. 24

Convocation: Student Recital HRH 10:00 A.M.
Mar. 3

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

BH132, 134, HRH 10:00 A.M.
Mar. 24 Convocation: Student Recital HRH 10:00 A.M.
Mar. 31

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

BH132, 134, HRH 10:00 A.M.
April 7 Convocation: Student Recital HRH 10:00 A.M.
April 21 Convocation: Student Recital HRH 10:00 A.M.
April 28 Honors Music Appreciation Presentations: Composers BH215 10:00 A.M.
April 30 Basic Music Recorder Recital HRH 10:00 A.M.

Each student must attend 12 Department of Music recitals this fall 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.