Faculty duo to perform ‘Rossiniana’ in restored performance space

Dr. Wendell Dobbs and Dr. Júlio Ribeiro Alves are back for another year of performances as the Violauta Duo, but their performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, is slated to be particularly special as it will mark the first in Smith Music Hall since the building was renovated over the summer. Continue reading…


New School of Music director arrives

Dr. Susan Tusing, director of the School of Music, said she is acclimating to her role at Marshall University since joining the family in July.

Tusing, who performs as a solo and collaborative pianist, came to Marshall from Clayton State University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she served as chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Continue reading…


Alves to give solo guitar recital Thursday

Dr. Júlio Ribeiro Alves, a faculty member of Marshall University’s School of Music, will perform a solo guitar recital at 7.30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Jomie Jazz Forum on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Continue reading…


Choral Union rehearsals open to all

The Marshall University Choral Union begins open rehearsals at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, in room 150 of Smith Music Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Continue reading…


Marshall to wrap up 2017 Governor’s School for the Arts

More than 100 West Virginia students between their sophomore and junior years have been immersed in the Governor’s School for the Arts at Marshall University. The audition-based school began June 25 and will end July 15. Continue reading…


Mark Colby to be featured artist at 19th annual Jazz-MU-Tazz camp

Marshall University’s School of Music and Department of Jazz Studies’ Jazz-MU-Tazz is in full swing. Now in its 19th year, the week-long jazz camp serves as an enrichment program for 7th-12th graders, who will give two concerts as part of the program. Continue reading…


Winner of Belle and Lynum Jackson Competition to present recital

Yuhao Zhou, in collaboration with Marshall University piano faculty member Dr. Henning Vauth, will give his senior recital in Marshall’s Smith Recital Hall at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29. The program will include works by Niccolò Paganini, Dmitri Shostakovich, Ludwig van Beethoven and Henryk Wieniawski. Continue reading…


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…