Category: Music

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 […]

SIUE SIUC Combined Orchestras sell out tonight's performance

SIUE SIUC Combined Orchestras sell out tonight’s performance

Though more than 100 miles apart, SIUE and SIUC join forces this evening for a combined orchestra performance as part of the 2013-14 Arts and Issues season.
The sold-out event features works by Giuseppe Verde and Richard Wagner in celebration of their 200th anniversary.
SIUE professor Michael Mishra will conduct four Wagner pieces, two tenor arias and […]

Vocalists prepare “The Billy Goats Gruff” opera tour for local schoolchildren with anti-bullying message

Vocalists prepare “The Billy Goats Gruff” opera tour for local schoolchildren with anti-bullying message

"The Billy Goats Gruff" SIUE opera cast during rehearsal Photo courtesy of Kate Slovinski
SIUE vocal students will tackle issues of bullying for local schools with the production of “The Billy Goats Gruff.”

Opera-tion Arts is an Opera Outreach program that performs in cooperation with the SIUE department of music. This fall, students will perform in the […]

Acis and Galatea, SIUE’s student opera, toppled with high school caricature portrayals

Acis and Galatea, SIUE’s student opera, toppled with high school caricature portrayals

SIUE opera performers Sarah Paitz and Ben Rardin with Tyler Green looking on
SIUE’s classically trained operatic singers juxtapose their performances with armpit sniffing, book-slapping and nerd-mocking high school playacting. It smells like teen spirit; it reeks of high school awkwardness; but it’s to the music of one of George Frideric Handel’s most well-known operas- “Acis […]

SIUE band director Bell rings in evaluation as a finalist judge at DCI World Championships

SIUE band director Bell rings in evaluation as a finalist judge at DCI World Championships

SIUE Music Prof. John Bell judged the 2013 DCI World Championships

SIUE Band Director John Bell
 

The Blue Knights. The Boston Crusaders. The Colts—just a few of the many drum corps groups that rehearsed countless days and evenings for a year, traveled thousands of miles across the country competing until they reached the highly anticipated event: the […]

SIUE students sing in the MUC art gallery

Art-A-Thon 2013

Tuesday April 23, SIUE students and faculty took part in the 2013 Art-A-Thon. This all day celebration explores the art in the college of arts and sciences by showcasing various artistic demonstrations and activities across the various CAS diciplines.
The festivities were kicked off with a flash mob style performance organized by Aldemaro Romero in conjunction […]

Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana

Last weekend the SIUE Department of Theater and Dance teamed up with the Department of Music to put on a special presentation of Carmina Burana. The Carl Orff masterpiece blended orchestra, dance, and vocal disciplines into a spectacle of grand proportions.

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CAS Events Round Up

The College of Arts and Sciences has a busy schedule of events coming up between now and the end of the semester. Coming up this Monday and Tuesday is this year’s CAS Colloquium titled, “Thinking About the Book,” with a wide variety of lectures and events by SIUE faculty will look at the role of […]

Alfredo Velazquez Carcasses instructing Vincente Yaunner Perez and Yaunelys Rodriguez Fuendes as they prepare for Carmina Burana at SIUE

Music, Theater, and Dance Gear Up for Carmina Burana

The Dunham Hall denizens are currently hard at work getting ready for their upcoming production of “Carmina Burana.” This production of Carl Orff’s 1936 adaptation of the Medieval manuscript of the same name, brings together students and faculty of theater, dance and music for an elaborate spectacle with some Cuban flair being provided by several […]

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SIUE Steel Returns From Trinidad

SIUE Steel recently made a trip to Trinidad to experience the culture that birthed the steel drum. Their visit from January 25 through 31 included visiting much of the small island country, the pan yards during carnival, and playing with the Hatters Steel Orchestra.
“It was amazing for the students to really see everything, they were […]

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