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Virtual Jazz Camp!!

The Marshall University Jazz Studies Program will offer a FREE Virtual Jazz Camp that will be open to all music students ages 13-adult, and will also be open to their music teachers and band directors.

Virtual sessions will be offered Monday, June 8 through Friday, June 12 beginning at 1pm (EST) and will be live streamed through the Marshall University Jazz Facebook page:

A different topic will be addressed each day, including jazz improvisation, jazz theory, listening skills, and instrument/section master classes by members of our world class MU Jazz Faculty.

Even though the virtual camp will be made available at no cost to participants, registration is required in advance.  See the “JAZZ MU TAZZ” link below to find out more and register!


Two-piano recital set for April 5

Marshall University’s Dr. Johan Botes, assistant professor of music, along with former James Madison University piano professor Vicki Cavendish, who now resides in Charleston and maintains a full private piano studio, will perform a two-piano recital beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, in Smith Recital Hall on the Huntington campus. (more…)

Musical theatre performer Kaitlyn Davis to give concert, master class

Marshall University’s School of Music will present a concert and a master class with performer Kaitlyn Davis.

Davis is a New York-based soprano who played the part of Christine Daaé in the North American tour of "Phantom of the Opera," winning the Emerging Talent Award from the Kurt Weill Foundation’s 2016 Lotte Lenya Competition. (more…)

Guitarist Ryan Book to perform

Marshall University’s School of Music will present a guitar recital with guest artist Dr. Ryan Book at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Jomie Jazz Center on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The recital is free and open to all. (more…)

School of Music to host 10th Annual Festival of New Music

The Marshall University School of Music will host its 10th Annual Festival of New Music on Thursday, Feb. 28, and Friday, March 1, featuring the music of Dr. Michael James Olson, Edwards Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Arts, festival guest composers, and Marshall University composition students.

Three festival concerts feature solos, chamber music, electro-acoustic music and film. (more…)