'Tis the season for concerts!! Enclosed is the latest news and information from the School of Music. Read below to find out just how busy our faculty and students are and look ahead to our upcoming events for the end of November and first half of December. Happy Holidays!!


Faculty Accomplishments

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.

Dr. 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


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Jazz II Ensemble will host a concert November 20th at 7:30 pm in Hemmle Recital Hall.

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 Recital Hall.

The University Symphony Orchestra will present a concert on the evening of November 24th, at 7:30 pm in Hemmle Recital Hall.

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 Yeats.

The Dean Killion Scholarship Concert will be held on December 16th at 7:30 pm in Hemmle Recital Hall.


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