Category: Music

SIUE Steel Performing at annual CAS Breakfast

SIUE Steel Sets Out for Trinidad

This Friday SIUE Steel will take a trip the Caribbean island of Trinidad. The group will be visiting during the annual “Panorama” festival in which steel bands from around the world come together to share and compete during the lead up to Carnival.
SIUE Steel was founded in 2010 by Daniel Smitiger (Department of Music). The […]

Vera Mcoy-Sulentic teaching at SIUE

Music professor to teach at Suzuki World Convention

Vera McCoy-Sulentic, director of SIUE’s Suzuki Program, has been teaching the Suzuki Method of learning music around the world for more than 30 years. And in March, she will expand her teaching to Japan.
McCoy-Sulentic was asked to teach the Bach Double Concerto in three classes at the Suzuki World Convention in Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan, that […]

SIUE Theater Students Raise Hell (and Heaven) Over Winter Break

SIUE Theater Students Raise Hell (and Heaven) Over Winter Break

While many SIUE students and faculty were enjoying a much deserved break over the holidays several were hard at work constructing sets for the March production of Edwin Penhorwood’s, “Too Many Sopranos.”
“Too Many Sopranos,” will go on stage for two nights only (March 22 and 23) although the students performing are already working on perfecting […]

SIUE presents Fame

SIUE Makes Magic with Fame

October 9th through 14th the Department of Theater and Dance will be teaming up with the Department of Music to put on a production of Fame.  This 1980’s musical by David De Silva is a stage show recreation of the popular movie by the same name.  The show follows a group of performing arts high […]

Accolades for Marc Shapman

Accolades for Marc Shapman

Marc Shapman, the SIUE Music Department, recently received the William and Margaret Going Endowed Professorship Award. This award is open to all full time CAS faculty and is meant to acknowledge outstanding, teaching, scholarly, and creative accomplishment. Applications for the award are taken every other year, with  submissions being reviewed by the dean and associate […]

David Kim and Ed Benyas performing together at Dunham Hall

SIUE-SIUC join for concert

[Video] Last Wednesday, the SIUE and SIUC orchestras came together for a combined concert. Put on by Arts and Issues, the concert was part of this spring’s CAS colloquium, “Thinking About Space.”
The combined orchestras played to a packed house. Ed Benyas from SIUC started off conducting for the evening with “Russian Easter Festival Overture” by […]

A Little Nightmare Music being performed at Dunham Hall Theater

SIUE Opera Theater presents: An Evening of Tragedy and Comedy

[Video] March 23rd and 24th, SIUE Opera Theater demonstrated their range in both musical ability and content with two one-act operas.
The evening began with a tragedy, “Suor Angelica,” by Giacomo Puccini. The opera, performed in the original Italian, tells the woeful tale of a nun who learns of the death of her illegitimate child. Stricken […]

SIUE Choir performing at Center Grove Presbyterian Church

SIUE Presents: Music of Cuba and Latin America

[Video] March 1, 2012 the SIUE Concert Choir and the Choral Society performed at Center Grove Presbyterian Church. Their concert titled “The Music of Cuba and Latin America,” included songs performed by the SIUE Concert Choir on their trip to Cuba last December.
Leading the choir were Joel Knapp, SIUE Director of Choral Activities, and Carolyn […]

Dr. David Maslanka and Dr. John Bell rehearsing with the SIUE Wind Symphony

SIUE Wind Symphony and St. Louis Brass Band In Concert

Wednesday February 29, 2012 The SIUE Wind Symphony and the St. Louis Brass Band performed together in Dunham Hall Theater.
The St. Louis Brass band, conducted by John Bell, professor of music at SIUE, is composed largely of high school and middle school band directors along with other enthusiast.
They kicked the evening off with four pieces: […]

Manuel Ramos Performing at SIUE

Manuel Ramos Performs at SIUE

 On February 17, 2012, SIUE was treated to a musical event 60 years in the making as special Guest Manuael Ramos took to the Abbot Auditorium stage. This performance was part of Ramos’ 60th birthday tour in which he aims to give performances of all the Paganini caprices, Beetoven sonatas, and Bach sonatas and partitas.
Born in Mexico, […]

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