Welcome to ESU's Music Department Webpage 


ESU Future Music Student Day - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

(experience a day in the life of an Emporia State Music Major )

Click here to register for the April 4th Future Music Student Day

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- Spring 2018

February

16

Scholarship Auditions

BH

All Day

February

17

Tara Lierz Senior Recital

HRH

7:00 pm

February

20

Garrett Van Arsdale Senior Recital

HRH

7:00 pm

February

21

ESU Wind Ensemble/ EHS Symphonic 

ATH

7;30 pm

February

25

Sebastian Gamarro Piano Recital

HRH

5:00 pm

February

27

ESO/Choir Major Works Concert

ATH

7:30 pm

March

6

Women's Works: An Evening of Music by Women Composers

HRH

7:30 pm

March

15

A Capella Choir/Chamber Choir with guest conductor Maria Guinard

GRTH

7:30 pm

March

28

Scholarship Auditions

BH

All Day

April

3

Woodwind Chamber Group Concert

HRH

7:30 pm

April

5

TEK Percussion Ensemble Recital (Tracy Freeze & ESU Alumni Percussionists

Black Box Theatre

7:30 pm

April

6

High School Chamber Choir and Madrigal Festival

BH132 & ATH

All Day

April

12

Mid-America Woodwind Quintet

HRH

7:30 pm

April

13

Opera Performance #1

ATH

7:30 pm

April

14

Opera Performance #2

ATH

7:30 pm

April

17

ESO Concert

ATH

7:30 pm

April

19

Jazz Concert

ATH

7:30pm

April

20

Chamber Orchestra

HRH

7:30 pm

April

22

Emporia Chorale Concert

FUMC

3:00 pm

April

23

Flute Studio Recital #1*

HRH

7:30 pm

April

24

Percussion Concert

ATH

7:30 pm

April

26

Woodwind Showcase

HRH

7:30 pm

April

27

Wind Ensemble Concert

ATH

7:30 pm

April

29

A Capella Choir/Chamber Choir Concert

TBD

3:00 pm

April

30

Natalie Missena Recital

HRH

5:00 pm

May

3

Flute Studio Recital #2*

HRH

7:30pm

             

                               $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:

Spring 2018 

Feb. 20

Convocation: Master Classes
(Strings & Voice: BH132, Percussion & Single Reeds: BH134, Brass & Double Reeds: HRH

10 a.m.

BH132, 134
HRH

Feb. 27

Convocation: Student Recital

10 a.m.

HRH

March 6

Convocation: Master Classes
(Strings & Double Reeds: BH132, Percussion & Brass: BH134, Single Reeds & Voice: HRH)

10 a.m.

BH132, 134
HRH

March 27

Convocation: Student Recital

10 a.m.

HRH

April 3

Convocation: Master Classes
(Double Reeds & Voice: BH132, Percussion & Strings: BH134, Single Reeds & Brass: HRH)

10 a.m.

BH132, 134
HRH

April 12

Basic Music Recorder Recital

10 a.m.

HRH

April 17

Convocation: Student Recital

10 a.m.

HRH

April 24

Convocation: Student Recital

10 a.m.

HRH

EACH STUDENT MUST ATTEND
12 DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC RECITALS THIS SPRING SEMESTER.
CONVOCATION MAY COUNT AS PART OF THE 12 RECITALS.

EVENTS IN WHICH THE STUDENT IS PERFORMING IN CANNOT BE INCLUDED IN THE 12 REQUIRED ATTENDANCES.

THE SEMESTER CALENDAR OF RECITALS IS AVAILABLE IN THE MUSIC OFFICE (BH105).

LAST UPDATED: 1/18/18