2015 ESU Marching Festival, October 7, 2015

We are hosting the 8th Annual Emporia State University Marching Festival on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 and we hope that you consider joining us! The festival will be held at Welch Stadium on the ESU campus from 7am-2pm.

Please download the following registration form

For more information or any questions please contact Dr. Tracy Freeze or the ESU Music Department.

Jazz Band Trip to New York
150th Gala - Choir
Orchestra Class
Mid-America Woodwind Quintet
150th Gala - Percussion Section

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 2015

September

19

Gala Benefit Concert (admission is $25 per ticket)

HRH or AT

7:30 pm

September

29

Jazz Concert

ATH

7:30 pm

October

1

Choral Invitational Concert

FUMC

7:30 pm

October

2

Chamber Orchestra Concert

HRH

7:30 pm

October

6

Emporia Symphony Orchestra Concert

GRTH

7:30 pm

October

7

Marching Band Festival

Welch

7 am - 2 pm

November

4

Future Music Student Day

BH

8:00 am

November

7

String Improv Day

BH

8:00 am

November

10

Percussion Concert

ATH

7:30 pm

November

14

Flute and Piccolo Festival Opening Concert*

HRH

1:00 pm

November

14

Flute and Piccolo Festival Finale Concert*

HRH

4:30 pm

November

15

Opera Concert

HRH

TBD

November

17

Jazz Concert

ATH

7:30 pm

November

19

Emporia Symphony Orchestra Concert

ATH

7:30 pm

November

22

Honors Band

ATH

8 am - 4 pm

November

22

Honors Band and Wind Ensemble Concert

ATH

4:00 pm

December

5

Choir Concert

ATH

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

GRTH

Granada Theatre 

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.