Blue Man Group visits College of Arts and Media students for workshop

Marshall University Assistant Professor and former Blue Man Group (BMG) Resident Music Director Jesse Nolan and members of the BMG North American Tour Cast (Dan Carter, Anthony Riscica and Terry Tungjunyatham) presented “Painting With Sound” to students in the College of Arts and Media students Tuesday, March 8.

The unique workshop, created by Nolan during his time with BMG, gives attendees a glimpse into the multi-dimensional world of Blue Man Group and has been performed 150 times across the country.

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Marshall’s MUsic Mondays to return March 14

The Marshall University School of Music and Theatre’s MUsic Mondays will present the second lecture of the spring series at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 14, at the Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave., Huntington.

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Tubist Tony Zilincik to play guest recital March 2

Marshall University’s School of Music and Theatre will welcome tubist Tony Zilincik to the Smith Recital Hall stage for a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

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Music scholarship competition to be held Feb. 28

The Marshall University School of Music and Theatre will hold its annual competition for the Belle Jackson and Lynum Jackson Memorial Award and the Paul A. Balshaw Award at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

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47th Annual Jazz Festival to sound off Feb. 18-20

The Marshall University School of Music and Theatre will present the 47th Annual Winter Jazz Festival, Feb. 18-20, in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

Special guests to the festival include Jim Snidero, an alto saxophonist who revolutionized jazz education by penning the first Jazz Conception books. Snidero is currently an adjunct faculty member at The New York School and has been a visiting professor at music institutions such as Indiana University and Princeton University.

“Jim Snidero is one of the leading jazz alto saxophonists in the world,” said Dr. Martin Saunders, director of jazz studies at Marshall and organizer of the festival.

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MUsic Monday lecture series to begin Feb. 15

The Marshall University School of Music and Theatre’s lecture series, MUsic Mondays, resumes at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at the Cellar Door, 905 Third Ave.

The lecture, “Schubert and The Wanderer: A Winter’s Journey,” focuses on Franz Schubert’s intriguing song cycle, “A Winter’s Journey.” Lead presenter Dr. Vicki Stroeher, professor of music history at Marshall, said Schubert, arguably the most important song composer of his generation, was a master at capturing images in the text and finding hidden meanings.

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Society of Composers regional conference to be held Feb. 25-27

The Society of Composers Inc. Region III Conference will offer the public 10 concerts of new music by internationally recognized composers on Marshall University’s Huntington campus Thursday, Feb. 25 through Saturday, Feb. 27.

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MUsic Mondays final fall lecture set for Dec. 14

MUsic Mondays, Marshall University School of Music and Theatre’s lecture series, will have its final presentation at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at the Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave., Huntington.

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Marshall music to celebrate TubaChristmas

Huntington will be one of more than 250 cities participating in TubaChristmas, thanks to Marshall University’s School of Music and Theatre. Marshall’s Director of Bands, Brian Walden, will conduct West Virginia TubaChristmas, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Huntington Mall.

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