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School of Music Auditions- Three ways to audition!

The Marshall School of Music is happy to offer three different options to audition. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, we understand that some may not feel comfortable with in-person auditions or may not have the ability to travel.

Select one of the following options

  • In-person audition at one of our scheduled audition days
  • Pre-recorded video
  • Live video conference (Zoom, Teams, Facetime, etc.)

Visit our audition page for more information and click the link to the right to apply now!

Wind Symphony Concert Educational Resources

The Marshall University Wind Symphony Concert will provide accompanying resources to aid teachers as they navigate virtual learning.


Please read Dr. Adam Dalton’s message below.


I would like to cordially invite you and your students to the Marshall Wind Symphony Chamber Concert next Thursday, October 1st at 7:30pm. The concert will be livestreamed on the College of Arts and Media YouTube channel which can be accessed at The concert will be the first live performance of music at Marshall in nearly seven months and will feature the Wind Symphony divided into small chamber groups. Selections include Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Mvt 1 from Mozart’s Serenade for Wind “Gran Partita” with some unusual instrument substitutions,  two adaptable band pieces: Julie Giroux’s Our Cast Aways and James David’s Menlo Park 1879, and the concert will conclude with Gordon Jacob’s Old Wine in New Bottles.

The entire interactive program can be found here

I know you are all working overtime to provide quality education in a myriad of formats. I would love for you and your students to enjoy the performance. However, I also want to offer our concert as a resource to you and your students as a potential assignment or extended learning experience. To that end, I have attached three worksheets to accompany this concert that you are free to use. Worksheet 1 is geared towards younger students or older students with limited experience. Worksheet 2 incorporates more higher-level thinking questions along with cross-curricular discussion. The final worksheet is a guide to writing a critical review of the concert. I intentionally left them in a Word document so you can make any adjustments to the worksheets that may best suit your needs. While the concert is at 7:30pm, a recording should still be available online after the concert so students do not need to be there “live.” I am also very happy to join any of your classes virtually to talk about the concert, band, life, really anything I can do to make your life a little easier.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at

Download the Wind Symphony Resource Worksheets

School of Music Concert Livestream

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, our concerts will be livestreamed through the College of Arts and Media YouTube Channel

Please visit YouTube to view the Livestream

For more information and a complete list of our concerts, visit our event calendar.


Archival Programs

Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony Concert
November 19, 2020

Julio Alves Faculty Guitar Recital
November 18, 2020

Marshall Chamber Orchestra
November 17, 2020

Chloe Sergent
Junior Violin Recital
Program 2

Patrick Carte Senior Oboe Recital
October 16, 2020

Ed Bingham Faculty Saxophone Recital
October 15, 2020
Program Notes

Marshall Symphonic Band
October 8, 2020

Marshall Chamber Orchestra
October 7, 2020

Cody Elliott Senior Clarinet Recital
October 3, 2020

Marshall Wind Symphony
October 1, 2020

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…)

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