NEWS AND EVENTS
Dr. Stacey Jocoy, Associate Professor of Musicology, presented and
chaired at the International Academic Conference on Social Studies
on October 16th in Osaka, Japan. The theme for that portion of the
conference was virtual and hybrid teaching environments.
John Gilbert, violin professor, performed a guest artist recital
and masterclass at Iowa State University.
Dr. Christopher J.
Smith gave a presentation as part of the Open Teaching Concept
seminars entitled “Stolen Generations: Recovering First-Peoples
Identity in a Post-Colonial World”.
Mr. Duane Hill,
Assistant Director of Bands, is one of 5 faculty members at Texas
Tech University to receive the Faculty Recognition Award for 2014.
The award is given by Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society and Mortar
Board National Honor Society, and is the only student-selected
faculty recognition award at TTU. Mr. Hill will be recognized
during an event scheduled Friday afternoon, November 14th, in the
Formby Room of the Southwest Collections
Jazz II Ensemble will host a concert November 20th at 7:30 pm in Hemmle
The TTU Early Music Ensemble will perform November
21st at 7:00 pm at St. John’s Methodist Church (1501 University Avenue).
The TTU Tango Camerata, along with the Lubbock-based studio Dance
with Me, and the LISD Tango Orchestra, will present a concert of
traditional Argentine tango music on November 21st, at 8:00 pm in Hemmle
Recital Hall. The concert includes works by Astor Piazzolla, including
songs, chambers works, and one of two works written for the stage - his
“Tango Ballet” - featuring Candice Holley as a dancer. The concert will
also premiere a new chamber work by graduate student Bryce Biffle
entitled “Black Magic Tango”.
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble,
Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Goin’ Band will perform the “All
Bands” Concert on the evening of November 23rd, at 7:30 pm in Hemmle
The University Symphony Orchestra will present a
concert on the evening of November 24th, at 7:30 pm in Hemmle Recital
The string studios will host a String Chamber Concert on
December 1st at 4:30 pm in Talkington Hall at the Legacy Event Center
(14th & Avenue O).
The annual Carol of Lights will take place on
the evening of December 2nd, with the fantastic “Carol Concert” to
follow at 8 pm in Hemmle Recital Hall. Participating ensembles include
the University Choir, Women’s Chorus, Matador Singers, West Texas
Children’s Choir, and University Singers. Special guests include Dr.
John Hollins (organ), Quinn Patrick Ankrum (voice), Karl Dent (voice),
Rebecca Wascoe (voice), and Dacid Shea (clarinet). The concert program
features familiar Christmas carols and lesser known works, such as the
Missa Pax (Mass of Peace), “To the mothers of Brazil”, “In dilci jubilo”
by Praetorius, and a new piece by Ola Gjeilo for piano for 4 hands.
Cocoa and cider will be served at the conclusion of the concert.
The Lubbock Chorale, FUMC Chancel Choir, and Lubbock Symphony Orchestra
will present the glorious sounds of the season at the 2014 Holiday Pops
Concert on December 5th, at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary of First United
Methodist Church (1411 Broadway). Choral selections include excerpts
from Handel’s “Messiah” and works by Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, and
Gounoud. Audience members will also have a chance to sing along with
many of their favorite carols.
Dr. Kevin Wass’ studio will
present “Tuba Christmas” on December 7th at 3 pm in Hemmle Recital Hall.
The Vernacular Music Center, College of Visual and Performing Arts,
Caprock Celtic Association, the TTU Celtic Ensemble, and the Roots Music
Institute present the 14th Annual Caprock Celtic Christmas on December
11th at 7 pm in the TTU Maedgen Theater (18th & Canton). Singers,
players, dancers, storytellers and more gather to perform traditional
repertoires of the session. Special guests include Alabama Rick
Cunningham, Professor Roger Landers, Dr. Angela Mariani, Dr. Curtis
Peoples, the Tech Set-Dancers, the Eagle’s Heart Sisters and
choreographer Nicole Wesley, and the Caprock Border Morris. Daniel
Hogan, William Gelber, Benjamin Robinette, and Kathleen Blackburn will
thrill with their sonorous voices and evocative readings of selections
from Dylan Thomas, Seamus Heaney, Ciarán Carson, and William Butler
The Dean Killion Scholarship Concert will be held on
December 16th at 7:30 pm in Hemmle Recital Hall.