Marshall to wrap up 2017 Governor’s School for the Arts

More than 100 West Virginia students between their sophomore and junior years have been immersed in the Governor’s School for the Arts at Marshall University. The audition-based school began June 25 and will end July 15. Continue reading…


Mark Colby to be featured artist at 19th annual Jazz-MU-Tazz camp

Marshall University’s School of Music and Department of Jazz Studies’ Jazz-MU-Tazz is in full swing. Now in its 19th year, the week-long jazz camp serves as an enrichment program for 7th-12th graders, who will give two concerts as part of the program. Continue reading…


Winner of Belle and Lynum Jackson Competition to present recital

Yuhao Zhou, in collaboration with Marshall University piano faculty member Dr. Henning Vauth, will give his senior recital in Marshall’s Smith Recital Hall at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29. The program will include works by Niccolò Paganini, Dmitri Shostakovich, Ludwig van Beethoven and Henryk Wieniawski. Continue reading…


Choral Union and Lincoln Brass to perform free concert

Marshall University’s Choral Union will be joined by the area’s longest-running brass quintet, Lincoln Brass, for “Joy and Woe,” a free concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30, in Smith Recital Hall on the university’s Huntington campus.

The performance will “explore the extremes of human emotions through music,” according to Deborah Bradley, director of the MU Choral Union. Continue reading…


Marshall Orchestra concert features piano soloist Botes

The Marshall University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth Reed Smith, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in Smith Recital Hall.

Titled “Romantic Favorites,” the program will include “Valse Lyrique” by Sibelius, Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espagnol,” and the Grieg Piano Concerto, featuring Marshall University faculty member Dr. Johan Botes as soloist. Continue reading…


Final MUsic Monday scheduled for April 17

The final lecture of the Marshall University School of Music’s  MUsic Mondays spring series will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 17, at the Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave., Huntington. The series, titled “Music and Communication,” investigates various ways in which music communicates from the listener’s and the composer’s viewpoint. Continue reading…


Music grad to return home for free concert

A Dunlow, West Virginia, native, Marshall graduate, and in-demand soprano, Marlayna Maynard will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, at Johnson Memorial Methodist Church with School of Music faculty members Dr. Henning Vauth, piano; Dr. Stephen Lawson, horn; and Alexander Lee, tenor. Continue reading…


Marshall Chamber Choir concert set for Sunday

Following a performance in New York City that garnered a standing ovation, Marshall University’s Chamber Choir has returned home to present the same program at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, in Smith Recital Hall on the Huntington campus. Continue reading…


‘Body Mapping’ to be topic of free, two-day artists’ workshop

David Nesmith will visit Marshall University as a Joan C. Edwards Distinguished Professor in the Arts for a two-day residency on “Body Mapping: What Every Artist Needs to Know About the Body.”

Two sessions, which are free and open to the public, will take place in the Jomie Jazz Center, Room 210, on Friday, March 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. Continue reading…


Marshall Orchestra to present diversity-themed family concert

The Marshall University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth Reed Smith, will present its annual Family Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in Marshall’s Smith Recital Hall.

The Family Concert features the winner of the Young People’s Concert Competition, sponsored by the Huntington Women’s Club. Continue reading…