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Department of Music

The ESU Marching Hornets want YOU!

Attention Fall 2014 EMH Members:

ESU Marching Band Camp August 11-17th, 2014

Marching Band Camp Instructions

Marching Band Camp Schedule

ESU Marching Festival October 1, 2014

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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.


 Calender of Upcoming Events - Fall 2014





August 23

Great Plains Trio Concert


7:30 pm

Sepetmber 13

Gala Benefit Concert (Admission is $25 per ticket) HRH 7:30 pm

September 23

Jazz Concert ATH 7:30 pm

September 26

String Improv Day BH 8 am - 6 pm

September 28

US Marine Band Concert (Free and open to the public) ATH 2:00 pm

October 1

Marching Band Festival Welch 6 am - 3 pm

October 2

Choral Invitational Concert FUMC

7:30 pm

October 3

Chamber Orchestra Concert HRH

7:30 pm

October 7

Emporia Symphony Orchestra Concert GRTH

7:30 pm

October 28

Woodwind Shocase Concert HRH

7:30 pm

October 30

Miami Clarinet Quartet Recital HRH

7:30 pm

November 5

Future Music Student Day BH

8:00 am

November 6

Mid-America Woodwind Quintet Concert HRH

7:30 pm

November 13

Jazz Concert ATH

7:30 pm

November 14

Opera Concert HRH

7:30 pm

November 15

Flute and Piccolo Festival BH

8 am - 10 pm

November 18

Percussion Concert ATH

7:30 pm

November 20

Chamber Orchestra Concert HRH

7:30 pm

November 22

Honors Band ATH

8 am - 4 pm

November 22

Wind Ensemble Concert ATH

4:00 pm

December 4

Flute Studio Recitals * HRH

4:30 pm & 7:30 pm

December 6

Choir and Symphony Orchestra "Messiah" Concert ATH

7:30 pm

Last Updated 06/13/2014

***All dates subject to change***


Unless otherwise indicated, concert admission prices are as follows:
$5.00 for general admission
$4.00 for students and senior citizens
Free for children 12 and under
(*) indicates no admission charge

HRH-Heath Recital Hall, ATH-Albert Taylor Hall, RH-Roosevelt Hall,

FUMC-First United Methodist Church, PH-Plumb Hall, BH-Beach Hall, WL- White Library Foyer

MU-Memorial Union, SAC-St. Andrews Church, PC-PresbyChurch, GRTH- Granada Theatre

 If you are a Music Major, please stop by the Music Office (BH 105) for your free concert pass.

Calender of Music Convocations - Fall 2014

Date Event Location Time
Aug. 28

Convocation: Music Education Meeting

Mandatory for all Music Education Majors

BH 125 10:00 A.M.
Sept. 2 Convocation: Master Classes
(Strings & Voice: BH132, Percussion & Piano: BH134, Brass & Woodwinds: HRH)
BH 132, 134, HRH 10:00 A.M.
Sept. 16 Convocation: Student Recital HRH 10:00 A.M.
Sept. 30

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

BH132, 134, HRH 10:00 A.M.

Oct. 7

Convocation: Student Recital HRH 10:00 A.M.
Oct. 21

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

BH132, 134, HRH 10:00 A.M.
Nov. 4 Basic Music Recorder Recital HRH 10:00 A.M.
Nov. 18 Convocation: Student Recital HRH 10:00 A.M.
Nov. 22 Convocation: Studio Recital HRH 10:00 A.M.
Nov. 25 Convocation: Student 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.