Category: Music

Friends, students and lovers of Jazz gather at Lovejoy Library, hear Crenshaw discuss his photography

Friends, students and lovers of Jazz gather at Lovejoy Library, hear Crenshaw discuss his photography

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of The National Ragtime and Jazz Archive at SIUE, photographer Roscoe Crenshaw presented at Lovejoy Library. Photo courtesy of Wells.
Nestled in the corner of Lovejoy Library were jazz lovers, students and experts in the craft engaging in discussion with photographer, Roscoe Crenshaw.
Crenshaw, a St. Louis photographer of jazz musicians, was invited by […]

Wells explores women’s influence on jazz, its evolution

Wells explores women’s influence on jazz, its evolution

Women had a direct influence on jazz and its evolution, according to Prince Wells, music professor and black studies program director.
The lecture, led by Wells last week and organized by the women and black studies programs, took place in the MUC Hickory-Hackberry Room.
Music professor and black studies program director Prince Wells. Photo courtesy of Keenan […]

Green to set stage at SIUE directing two operas as student

Green to set stage at SIUE directing two operas as student

Junior music major Tyler Green directs his peers in two contrasting operas: “The Medium” and “Cox and Box” next week.
Chris Kernan, senior theater major, David Fournie, freshman music major and Keith Wehmeyer, a graduate of the SIUE Music Department rehearse "Cox and Box," an opera directed by student Tyler Green. Photo courtesy of Green.
The dramatic […]

Music faculty volunteers to host clinic for area high school students

Music faculty volunteers to host clinic for area high school students

Music professor Daniel Smithiger leads local high students in a workshop to prepare them for ILMEA competition. Photo courtesy of Smithiger.
SIUE music faculty held a clinic for area high school students to help them prepare for auditions at the Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) competition.
On Sept. 18-19, many faculty members volunteered to hold workshops with […]

Third annual Art-ahhh-thon features 3-D printing demonstration, tattoo documentary

Third annual Art-ahhh-thon features 3-D printing demonstration, tattoo documentary

The College of Arts and Sciences will host its third annual Art-ahhh-thon on Friday, featuring artistic events from various departments within the college.
The College of Arts and Sciences presents its third annual Art-ahhh-thon, which features poetry readings, 3-D printing demonstrations and more.
The purpose of the event, according to Aldemaro Romero, dean of the College of […]

Tunca presents music app test during Cellobration weekend

Tunca presents music app test during Cellobration weekend

Cellist and professor Ozan Tunca traveled from Turkey to present his Musical Talent iOS App as part of Cellobration weekend. He developed the app in 2010 to test musicians and prospective students for aural abilities. Photo courtesy of Tunca.
As part of Cellobration weekend, music professor Marta Simidtchieva brought Turkish cello professor Ozan Tunca on campus […]

St. Louis Symphony brass quintet to perform outreach concert on campus

St. Louis Symphony brass quintet to perform outreach concert on campus

 
Five members of St. Louis Symphony Brass section will perform Monday, February 24, for the "Symphony at Your College" outreach program. Photo courtesy of professor John Korak
Preceding last October’s World Series between the Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Symphony (SLSO) and Boston Symphony brass members competed in a BRASS-OFF competition. The SLSO […]

Archer receives award for her prolific composing of classical music

Archer receives award for her prolific composing of classical music

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has recognized composition professor Kimberly Archer for her significant contributions to music with the ASCAP Plus Award.
Where composers may not receive royalties for their work with non-professional musicians, such as middle school, high school and community ensembles, Archer said “this is a way for ASCAP to […]

Ali brings dreams of teaching in Iraqi homeland to SIUE

Ali brings dreams of teaching in Iraqi homeland to SIUE

Ali Rebin, violin performance major, chose SIUE to prepare him in his dreams to nurture students in his homeland of Iraq. Photo courtesy of Nelson Kreply
Rebin Ali, sophomore violin performance major, dreams to bring his musical knowledge gained at SIUE back to his country Kurdistan of Iraq to “nurture students…and try to produce highly trained […]

Regional Arts Commission awards music professor Martin $20,000 fellowship for piano artistry

Regional Arts Commission awards music professor Martin $20,000 fellowship for piano artistry

Music professor Peter Martin will have some creative time to engage in projects made possible by the RAC $20,000 fellowship Photo courtesy of Peter Martin
Music professor Peter Martin has performed jazz for audiences internationally, studied classical piano performance at Julliard and performed at the White House. Now, the jazz and composition instructor has time […]

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