Top jazz pianists chosen for Ellis Marsalis International Piano Competition

Seven of the world’s best jazz piano players have been selected as finalists in the Ellis Marsalis International Piano Competition and will compete for top prize Friday and Saturday, June 22-23, in downtown Huntington. The competition will take place at Missio Dei Church on the upper level of Pullman Square and is free and open to the public. Continue reading…


Guitar ensemble to perform in Brazil

The Marshall University Guitar Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Júlio Ribeiro Alves, will visit Brazil June 4-15 and perform three concerts in the capital city of Brasília. Continue reading…


Prize awarded to music professor’s book on British composer

A book written by Dr. Vicki Stroeher, a professor of music history at Marshall University, was awarded the 2018 C. B. Oldman Prize. Stroeher’s book, My Beloved Man, earned the recognition as “an outstanding work of music bibliography, music reference or music librarianship.” The prize was awarded by the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres  of the United Kingdom and Ireland, and it was announced April 7, during the IAML’s annual study weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland. Continue reading…


Marshall Choral Union to present ‘The Music of Living’

Marshall University’s campus/community choral ensemble, the Choral Union, will present its end-of-semester program, “The Music of Living,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in Smith Recital Hall.

Directed by Deborah Bradley, the program will feature a number of works with texts in praise of music. The centerpiece of the concert will be a piece by Norman Dello Joio titled “To Saint Cecilia,” the patron saint of music and musicians. Continue reading…


Marshall to host Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition

Marshall University and the Nu Jazz Agency will present the Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition June 22-23 on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Among the largest competitions of its type in the world, the competition will be a triennial event in Huntington, offering an awards package of more than $200,000 in cash and prizes. Continue reading…


Jazz great Jeff Hamilton to perform with MU Jazz Ensemble I

Marshall University will host world-renowned jazz drummer Jeff Hamilton on its Huntington campus for a three-day residency with Marshall’s Jazz Studies program. His visit will conclude with a performance with the MU Jazz Ensemble I at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Smith Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. Continue reading…


MUsic Mondays to present Bach’s Chaconne

The Marshall University School of Music continues its Spring 2018 series of MUusic Mondays lectures at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, with a presentation titled “The Mysteries of J. S. Bach’s Chaconne” by Dr. Elizabeth Reed Smith, professor of violin. Continue reading…