Annual Gala Benefit Concert

Hurry and get your tickets for the Annual Gala Benefit Concert on September 24, 2016 in Albert Taylor Hall.  All proceeds go towards Music Scholarship Funds.  Click here for more information!

ESU Marching Festival

With Marching Band season right around the corner, so is the ESU Marching Festival! Band directors: if you are interested in signing your band up for the festival, click here for more information and an application form!

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 2016

Dates are subject to be changed and added

September

24

Gala Benefit Concert (special pricing)

ATH

7:30 pm

 September

 29

Jazz Concert

ATH

7:30 pm

September

30

Chamber Orchestra

HRH

7:30 pm

October

4 Emporia Symphony Orchestra "Pops" Concert (special pricing) GRTH 7:30 pm

October

5

Marching Band Festival

Welch Stadium

7:00 am- 2:00 pm

October

18

Clarinet and Percussion Recital

HRH

7:30 pm

October

25

Area String Recital #1* 

HRH

7:30 pm

October

27 Woodwind Showcase Concert HRH 7:30 pm

November

2 Future Music Student Day BH All Day

November

13 Opera Concert HRH 3:00 pm

November

15 Emporia Symphony Orchestra Concert ATH 7:30 pm

November

17 Jazz Concert ATH 7:30 pm

November

18 Chamber Orchestra HRH 7:30 pm

November

19 Honors Band/Jazz Band Concert ATH 4:00 pm

November 

20 Mid America Woodwind Quintet HRH 4:00 pm

November 

21 ARCO Concert HRH 7:30 pm

November

30 Percussion Concert ATH 7:30 pm

December

2 Wind Ensemble Concert ATH 7:30 pm

December

4 Choir Concert ATH 3:00 pm

December

7 Area String Recital #2* HRH 7:30 pm

December

8 Holiday Flute Choir WAWL 4:30 pm
December 8 Flute Studio Recital HRH 7:30 pm

 

                                 

  $4 Students & Senior Citizensaddmission 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

Calendar of Music Convocations:

Fall 2016

Aug. 30

Student Welcome Convocation

10 a.m.

BH132

Sept. 13

Faculty Get-Acquainted Recital

10 a.m.

HRH

Sept. 15

Convocation: Music Education Meeting (Thursday)

**Mandatory for Music Ed Majors. Not Freshman**

10 a.m.

BH215

Sept. 27

Convocation Master Classes

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

10 a.m.

BH132, 134, HRH

Oct. 11

Convocation: Student Recital 

10 a.m.

HRH

Oct. 25

Convocation: Master Classes

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

10 a.m.

BH132, 134, HRH

Nov. 8

Convocation: Student Recital

10 a.m.

HRH

Nov. 17

Basic Music Recital (Thursday)

10 a.m.

HRH

Nov. 22

Convocation: Master Classes

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

10 a.m.

BH132, 134, HRH

Nov. 29

Convocation: Student Recital

10 a.m.

HRH

Each student must attend 12 Department of Music recitals this spring 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.