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…


Eighth Annual Festival of New Music brings new works, guest performers

The Marshall University School of Music once again will bring new musical works to the Tri-State during the Eighth Annual Festival of New Music March 2-3.

This year’s festival will feature works of internationally recognized composers and a host of guest performers, including cellist Craig Hultgren and oboist Dr. Richard Kravchak. It also will feature performances by Marshall students and faculty, including Assistant Professor of Piano Dr. Johan Botes. Continue reading…


Music Mondays series to continue Feb. 20

The School of Music will present the second lecture of the spring “MUsic Mondays” series at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at the Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave., Huntington.

The spring series, titled “Music and Communication, ” investigates various ways in which music communicates from the listener’s and the composer’s viewpoint. Continue reading…