Category: Music

Ben Rardin performing at the Second Annual Honors voice recital at SIUE

Second Annual Honors Voice Recital

 Students from the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Music performed last Friday for the second annual Honors Voice Recital at SIUE.
The recital was created as a way for students in the vocal department who made great strides during the fall semester to show their improvements before a live audience and to acknowledge their […]

Choir commemorates Cuba-Caribbean Center commencing

Choir commemorates Cuba-Caribbean Center commencing

Twenty members of the SIUE choir travelled to perform a selection of songs in a series of concerts in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. This inaugural exchange between Cuba and the SIU system is part of the Cuban-Caribbean Center initiative.
The initiative stems from an idea that Aldemaro Romero, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences […]

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Amahl and the Night Visitors

 The SIUE music department performed “Amahl and the Night Visitors” December 10th and 11th at St. Boniface Catholic Church.
Origionally created for NBC in 1951, the opera tells the story of a young, crippled boy and his mother shortly before the birth of Christ. They receive a surprise when three kings show up on their doorstep […]

The Cast of SIUE's Rita

Rita

Marc Shapman, Richard Ladd, Kyrstan Langer, Daniel Wertz, and John Gross
Last Friday and Saturday the SIUE Opera Theatre presented Gaetano Donizetti’s Rita. This short comedy set in eighteenth century Turin was written in 1841 and first performed in 1860 after the death of it’s creator. This production of Rita was directed by Marc Schapman with […]

Violinist Rebin Ali at the Music from the Middle East workshop held at SIUE

Music from the Middle East

Last Wednesday, October 19, American Voices, a performing arts group dedicated to sharing culture from around the world, held their “Music from the Middle East” workshop at SIUE campus. The workshop featured live musical performances, a presentation of the group’s activities around the world, and a segment from “Camp Unity” a documentary filmed about the […]

Stan Ford

SIUE Alumnus Stan Ford inducted into 2011 Hall of Fame

Even thousands of miles away at a university in Austria, SIUE Alumnus Stan Ford said he applies his SIUE-learned knowledge straight to his own students.
Stan Ford, pianist and inductee into SIUE's 2011 Alumni Hall of Fame
This year, the university inducted Ford into its 2011 Alumni Hall of Fame for his accomplishments since obtaining his bachelor’s […]

Upcoming faculty music showcase highlights quirky talents

Upcoming faculty music showcase highlights quirky talents

This semester’s Faculty Showcase of the Department of Music will feature more than just the popular classical pieces of music on instruments such as the piano and saxophone. Some of the faculty will also be performing music on unusual instruments.
The event, which will be begin at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Abbott Auditorium in […]

Rowe appointed director of Brubeck Institute

Rowe appointed director of Brubeck Institute

The Brubeck Institute at the University of the Pacific in California will welcome its new director Tuesday after a six month-long search.
Simon Rowe, an Australian native and currently associate professor of music at Minnesota State University Moorhead, received his master’s degree in music from SIUE. He is most involved in jazz studies and has made […]

‘Once in a lifetime’ opportunity brings SIUE Wind Symphony to Taiwan

‘Once in a lifetime’ opportunity brings SIUE Wind Symphony to Taiwan

The World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE), the only international organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of wind bands throughout the world, held its 15th  biennial annual conference in July, and SIUE’s Wind Symphony was invited.
SIUE's Wind Symphony in Chiayi City, Taiwan
“We’ve played in Carnegie Hall in New York. We’ve played for the […]

Renowned jazz pianist becomes Music Department’s visiting scholar

Renowned jazz pianist becomes Music Department’s visiting scholar

Peter Martin has two passions in life — music and basketball— but said he has the talent for only one.
 Martin, who has toured playing piano across the U.S. and all five continents, will be SIUE’s visiting scholar for the Music Department starting this week. Martin will be teaching seminars for all music students including jazz […]

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