Welcome to ESU's Music Department Webpage

**Save the Date!** and Plan to Attend our Annual Gala Benefit Concert Sept. 14, 2019

Check out these exciting opportunities!


String Camp * August 5 - 9, 2019 * Beach Music Hall

                         Register here!            for ages 7-18

String Camp Postcard UPDATED

                           If you need financial assistance to attend String Camp, submit request.

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 2019

Aug 5-9 String Camp BH

All Day

Aug 10-16 Band Camp BH

All Day

Aug 16-17 Choir Auditions BH

All Day

Sept 14

GALA Benefit Concert

ATH or HRH

TBD

Sept 26

Jazz Ensemble

ATH

7:30pm

Oct 1

ESO Concert Child's Concert

Granada Theatre

10:00am

Oct 1

ESO Concert

Granada Theatre

7:30pm

Oct 2

Marching Festival

Welch Stadium

TBD

Oct 4

Middle School Sing

BH

9:00am  -2:00pm

Oct 6

Choir Concert

FUMC

3:00pm

Oct 29

Woodwind Showcase

HRH

7:30pm

Nov 1

Emporia Community Flute Choir*

TBD

5:30pm

Nov 7

Mid-America Woodwind Quintet

HRH

7:30pm

Nov 11

Choir Veteran's Day Concert

TBD

7:30pm

Nov 12

Chamber Orchestra Concert

HRH

7:30pm

Nov 13

Scholarship Audition Date (Tentative Date)

BH

All Day

Nov 14

Jazz Concert

ATH

7:30pm

Nov 15

Opera Concert

HRH

7:30pm

Nov 17

Edith Lessenden Chandler Recital featuring Leone Buyse - Flute

SAC

2:00pm

Nov 17

Edith Lessenden Chandler Master Class with Leone Buyse

HRH

Evening

Nov 19

ESO Concert

ATH

7:30pm

Nov 21

Percussion Concert

ATH

7:30pm

Nov 22, 23

Madrigal Dinner

Emporia Country Club

TBD

Nov 23

Honors Band Event

ATH/BH

8:00am-4:00pm

Nov 23

Honors Band/Wind Ensemble Concert*

ATH

4:00pm

Dec 3

Christmas Parade

Commercial Street

TBD

Dec 4

Holiday Flute Choirs*

William Allen White Library

4:00pm

Dec 6

Flute Studio Recital #1

HRH

5:30pm

Dec 6

Flute Studio Recital #2

HRH

7:30pm

 LAST UPDATED: 5/20/19

                               $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

EAG - 

Emporia Art Gallery

ATH - 

Albert Taylor Hall

LCHC - 

Lyon County Historical Center

GRTH - 

Granada Theatre 

TBA - 

To Be Announced

SAC - 

Sauder Alumni Center

SMCC - 

St. Mary's Catholic Church in Seneca, KS

Calendar of Music Convocations - Spring 2019

 

LAST UPDATED: 4/29/19

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 (BH 105).