March – April 2014
The Annual Collage Scholarship Concert features the music department’s large ensembles, faculty and selected student solos in an exciting evening of music making. Numerous diverse classical and jazz selections will be featured and delivered in an energetic format that packs a wallop.
All proceeds to support our students through the departmental scholarship fund.
General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5
An historical musical journey exploring exhilarating composers and their innovative solo wind literature– Debussy, Neilsen, Purcell, Persechetti, Goedecke, and Stevens– dynamic compositions that delight audiences with their elaborate construction and sheer beauty.
12 Noon • MUSICAL WORKSHOP w/ Dr. Alphonso Sanders – Room 132, Campus Center Auditorium
6:15 PM • SOCIAL RECEPTION – Hewitt Union Ballroom
7 PM • CONCERT – Hewitt Union Ballroom
Dr. Sanders is a well-known Mississippi Jazz and Blues musician who has been in music education for over 25 years as a teacher, clinician, adjudicator and performer. He is presently the Chair of Fine Arts and Director of the BB King Recording Studio at Mississippi Valley State University and is involved in archiving the music of Delta musicians. He has performed with many great artists, including Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry, Mulgrew Miller, Rhonda Richmond, John Birdsong, Willie King, The Four Tops and David “Honey Boy” Edwards, among others.
FREE & open to Faculty, Staff & Students
This program is sponsored and funded as a collaboration of the following:
Office of Multicultural Opportunities and Programs
“Feelin IRIE” is about making you feel good.
Feelin IRIE has beach island music at its core… traditional genres of Caribbean music, jazz & Latin… right from the islands of Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, played on steel drums (also called PAN), the Hawaiian ukelele, and world music instruments from India, Africa, and SE Asia.
Hard-driving guitar goddess Kaki King joins forces with ETHEL, “one of the most exciting quartets around” (The Strad) for a night of brilliant instrumental skill, rich sonic adventures and flights of fantastic storytelling.
Parking is available in lots E-6 & E-18: See Campus Parking Map
CONCERT: The United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors
Hewitt Union Ballroom
From Boston to Baghdad, Tampa to Tokyo, The United States Army Field Band has been thrilling audiences of all ages for more than half a century.
The Jazz Ambassadors–America’s Big Band–is the official touring big band of the United States Army. This ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim, both at home and abroad, performing America’s original art form–jazz. Their diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections — something for everyone.
“From the opening opus until the last note of the second encore, the Jazz Ambassadors held the audience in its thrall…It required utmost constraint not to literally jump up and down to the rhythm.”
The Statesman, New Delhi, India
A Free Ticketed Event
Baroque pieces have been used in many different settings since their inception, from grandiose Romantic renditions to contemporary rock versions. This concert explores Baroque music as inspiration for different styles of dance: Modern, Classical, and, of course, Baroque. The concert features Ligia Pinheiro– dancer, historian, and choreographer– dance students, and Juan La Manna, performing and conducting.
State Singers & College Choir Spring Concert
Enjoy an evening of fine vocal music.
Free & open to the public
Festival Chorus Spring Concert
Enjoy an afternoon of wonderful music.
Free & open to the public
Bass-baritone Philip Cokorinos is a frequent performer at the Metropolitan Opera; notable roles include Masetto in Don Giovanni and the English ambassador for the World Premiere of John Corigliano’s highly successful The Ghosts of Versailles. He has received glowing reviews with companies from coast to coast for his portrayal of Leporello in Don Giovanni.
Parking is available in King Hall lot E-15 & Sheldon Hall lots E-27 & E-29: See Campus Parking Map