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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 Music Convocations - Spring 2014

Feb. 4

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

BH132, 134, HRH 10 a.m.     
Feb. 25 Convocation: Student Recital HRH 10 a.m.
Mar. 4 Convocation: Master Classes  (Woodwinds & Voice: BH132, Percussion & Strings: BH134, Piano & Voice: HRH) BH132, 134, HRH 10 a.m.
Mar. 25

Convocation: Student Recital

HRH 10 a.m.
Apr. 1 Convocation: Master Classes (Brass & Voices BH132, Percussion & Woodwinds: BH134, Piano & Strings: HRH) BH132, 134, HRH 10 a.m.
Apr. 8 Convocation: Student Recital    HRH 10 a.m.
Apr.17        6A State Festival Worker Meeting (All Music Scholarship Recipients required to attend meeting)  HRH 10 a.m.
Apr. 22 Convocation: Student Recital BH132 10 a.m.
May 1 Basic Music Recorder Recital HRH 10 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.

 

 Calender of Upcoming Events - Spring 2014

February

15

Emporia Symphony Orchestra & Jazz Band performing at Founder's Day Celebration

MU/Webb

7:00pm

February

20

Flute Guest Artist, Dr. John Bailey

HRH

6:00pm

February

20

Jazz Concert

ATH

7:30pm

February

21

ESU Music Day

BH, ATH

7:00am-4:00pm

February

23

Chamber Music for Winds & Strings

SAC

7:00pm

March

04

Wind Ensemble Concert

ATH

7:30pm

March

06

Emporia Symphony Orchestra/Blue Valley North Highschool Orchestra Side-by-Side Concert

Blue Valley North Performing Arts Center

7:00pm

March

07

Honors Recital

HRH

7:30pm

March

11

Emporia Symphony Orchestra, "A Noble Journey"

ATH

7:30pm

March

12

Music Talent Scholarship Day

BH

TBA

March

13

Choral Invitational Concert

*Location Change* Maize, Ks

7:00pm

March

14

Chamber Orchestra Concert

HRH

7:30pm

March

25

Habitats for Humanity Concert

FUMC

7:30pm

March

27

Madrigal/Small Ensemble/Choral Festival

BH132, HRH

8:00am - 5:00pm

April

02

Future Music Student Day

BH

TBA

April

03

Mid-America Woodwind Quintet

HRH

7:30pm

April

12

Opera Concert

ATH

7:30pm

April

13

Opera Concert

ATH

7:30pm

April

17

Percussion Ensemble Concert

ATH

7:30pm

April

22

Woodwind Showcase Concert

HRH

7:30pm

April

23

Dennis Bassett Faculty Voice Recital

HRH

7:30pm

April

24

Jazz Concert

ATH

7:30pm

April

25

Véronique Mathieu Guest Artist Violin Recital
Ellen Bottorff, Piano

HRH

7:30pm

April

29

Emporia Symphony Orchestra Concert, "Romantic Spectacular"

ATH

7:30pm

April

30

Dennis Bassett Voice Studio Recital

HRH

7:30pm

May

1

Wind Ensemble Concert

ATH

7:30pm

May

2

Chamber Orchestra Concert

HRH

7:30pm

May

3

Choral Concert

Webb

7:30pm

May

4

Low Brass Studio Recital

HRH

12:00pm to 2:00pm

May

5

Graduate Piano Trio Recital

HRH

7:30 pm

May

8

Flute Studio Recitals *

HRH

4:30pm & 7:30 pm

Last Updated 02/10/14

***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