In Memoriam: Larry W. Stickler

Dr. Larry W. Sticker, a member of the Marshall faculty for 28 years, died Dec. 23. A service to celebrate his life took place at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church in Hurricane, West Virginia, Dec. 31.

Stickler, a bass-baritone, taught voice and music education at Marshall and served for seven years as chair of the Faculty Senate. Continue reading…


Final fall Music Mondays to study Benjamin Britten’s ‘Ceremony of Carols’

The School of Music will host the final MUsic Mondays lecture of the fall series at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at the Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave., Huntington. The fall series, titled “Music and Ways of Telling,” investigates how the composers convey meaning to listeners.

The lecture, “Tapping into England’s Past: Britten’s ‘Ceremony of Carols’” will explore composer Benjamin Britten’s use of texts from medieval England to create a work that would speak to wartime Britain.

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Four large ensembles to join for Marshall holiday concert Sunday

For the first time, four of Marshall University’s large instrumental and choral ensembles will join at the university’s Smith Recital Hall for a performance of seasonal favorites at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.

The wide-ranging holiday concert will feature Marshall’s orchestra, as well as the choral union, university chorus and chamber choir. The ensembles will perform individually and together with music by Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Rutter and others.

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MUsic Monday to explore social aspects of domestic music

The School of Music’s MUsic Mondays presents the third lecture of the fall series at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at the Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave., Huntington. The fall series, titled “Music and Ways of Telling,” investigates how the composer conveys meaning to the listener.  Continue reading…


Violauta Duo to perform at Marshall before visit to Italy

Marshall University’s School of Music will present the Violauta Duo with “Sulla strada per l’Italia,” a recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at the Jomie Jazz Forum on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

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US Fleet Forces Ensemble to perform at Marshall

The U.S. Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Lt. Robert J. Coats, will perform at Marshall University’s Smith Recital Hall on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m.

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MUsic Mondays series to return to the Cellar Door

The Marshall University School of Music will open the second annual MUsic Mondays Lecture Series at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at the Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave., Huntington.

The fall series, titled “Music and Ways of Telling,” investigates how the composer conveys meaning to the listener.

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Accomplished pianist Michael Noble to perform free concert at Marshall

Marshall’s School of Music will present Michael Noble, an American pianist currently living in Brussels, Belgium, in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15.

The solo piano recital in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus will feature music by Mozart, Debussy, Ravel, Rzewski and Scriabin. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Oboist Burgess and harpsichordist Schelhase visit Marshall

The Marshall University School of Music proposes an evening of Bach with visiting Joan C. Edwards Distinguished Professors in the Arts Dr. Geoffrey Burgess, oboist, and Leon Schelhase, harpsichordist, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Smith Recital Hall on the Huntington campus. Continue reading…