Welcome to ESU's Music Department Webpage

Now Accepting Registrations for:

ESU Music Day - Wednesday, February 7, 2018

for Woodwinds / Brass / Percussion / Strings

Click here for information & printable registration form due by Jan. 19

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

January

26

AUDITIONS for Honors Recital (must submit application prior)

HRH

5 pm-10 pm

February

1

Faculty Recital: Tracy Freeze-Percussion; Bill Woodworth-Low Brass

HRH

7:30 pm

February

2

Catherine Bergman Faculty Recital*

HRH

7:30pm

February 

4

Memorial COncert Honoring the late Elaine Edwards*

ATH

3:00 pm

February 4 DRESS REHEARSAL for Honors Recital for chosen performers HRH 7 pm-9:30 pm
February 7 Music day (Woodwind/Brass/Percussion/Strings) BH & ATH 9am-4 pm
February 9 Honors Recital HRH 7:30 pm
February

15

Jazz Concert

ATH

7:30 pm

February

16

Scholarship Auditions

BH

All Day

February

21

ESU Wind Ensemble/ EHS Symphonic 

ATH

7;30 pm

February

27

ESO/Choir Major Works Concert

ATH

7:30 pm

March

6

Women Composers Recital

HRH

7:30 pm

March

9

Chamber Orchestra

HRH

7:30 pm

March

15

A Capella Choir/Chamber Choir with guest conductor Maria Guinard

TBD

TBD

March

28

Scholarship Auditions

BH

All Day

April

3

Woodwind Chamber Group Concert

HRH

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

24

Percussion Concert

ATH

7:30 pm

April

27

Wind Ensemble Concert

ATH

7:30 pm

             

                               $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:

Fall 2017 

Dec. 5

Convocation: Student Recital

10 a.m.

HRH

Dec. 7

Basic Music Recorder Recital (Thursday

10 a.m.

HRH


Events in which the student is performing in cannot be included in the 12 required attendances.

Convocations may count as part of the 12 recitals.