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Future Music Student Day * November 14, 2018

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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 2018

October

19

Piano Duo Concert: Dr. Agustin Muriago, Dr. Martin Cuellar. $5 General Admission; $4 Students/Sr. Citizens - Open to Public.

HRH

7:30pm

October

19-20

Kansas Music Teachers Association Event (held in Beach Hall)

HRH & Lobby

All Day

October

23

A Cappella Choir Concert

FUMC

7:30pm

October 25 Woodwind Showcase HRH

7:30pm

November 2 Emporia Community Flute Choir Lyon County
History Center

5:45pm

November 8 Mid-America Woodwind Quintet Concert HRH

7:30pm

November 15 Jazz Concert ATH

7:30pm

November 16 Opera Scenes HRH

7:30pm

November 17 Honors Band Concert ATH

4:00pm

November 17 Flute Studio Recital #1* HRH

7:30pm

November 28 Percussion Concert ATH

7:30pm

November 29 Chamber Orchestra Concert HRH

7:30pm

November 30 Wind Ensemble Concert ATH

7:30pm

December 4

Emporia Symphony Orchestra & A Capella Choir
Christmas POPS Concert (Special Prices TBA for this event)

GRTH

7:30pm

December 6

Flute Studio Recital #2*

HRH

7:30pm

December 7

Holiday Flute Choir*

WAWL

5:30pm

December 9

Community Choir Concert

FUMC

3:00pm

           

 LAST UPDATED: 10/15/18

                               $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

FUMC - 

First United Methodist Church

BH - 

Beach Hall

SAC - 

Sauder Alumni Center

ATH - 

Albert Taylor Hall

WAWL - 

William Allen White Library

GRTH - 

Granada Theatre 

TBD - 

To Be Determined

Calendar of Music Convocations - Fall 2018

Oct. 16

Convocation: Master Classes

Strings, Clarinets - BH132

Voice, Percussion - BH134

Flutes, Brass, Piano - HRH

BH132, BH134, HRH

10:00am

Oct. 30

Convocation: Student Recital

HRH

10:00am

Nov. 8

Basic Music Recorder Recital

HRH

10:00am

Nov. 13

Convocation: Master Classes

Voice, Strings - BH132

Flute, Percussion - BH134

Clarinets, Brass, Piano - HRH

BH132, 134, HRH

10:00am

Nov. 27

Convocation: Student Recital

HRH

10:00am

Nov. 29

Woodwind and String Methods Holiday Spectacular

BHLobby

10:00am

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: 10/10/18