Fantasy of Lights concert brings joy

Hiding from Jack Frost, students, faculty and families took shelter in Akin Auditorium where the band members filled the air with festive music. Matthew Luttrell, associate professor of music, officially started the concert slightly past 7 p.m. Addressing the crowd of around 300, Luttrell said … [Read more...]

Music students perform at Burns Chapel Opening

The crisp, sweet notes of the tickled ivory cascaded throughout the hall, bouncing off of redone carpet, onto freshly painted walls and back into the ears of those seated in brand new pews. One thing they didn't hear was the sound of the brand new air conditioner. "There's new carpet, new … [Read more...]

The Faurè Quartett comes to Wichita Falls

Classical music comes to Wichita Falls on Feb. 14. The Faurè Quartett from Karlsruhe, Germany will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Akin Auditorium. The Perkins-Prothro Foundation brought the European group to entertain students and citizens. “When we started 21 years ago, we realized that the formation as a … [Read more...]

Not all drums make a bang

The audience of nearly 100 in Akin Auditorium Nov. 3 sat in an almost reverent silence as the percussionist balanced the flowerpot atop the drum.“It was certainly unconventional. I've seen a lot of concerts, a lot of percussionists, but I've never seen flowerpots before, but I think it worked well … [Read more...]

Choir to hold concert Dec. 6

There is a beat and sound coming from inside the walls of Akin Auditorium. Singers of all ages and all walks of life, including students from this school with a future plans of musical careers will fill the place with the sound of music. Three choirs. One concert. "Literally hundreds of hours of … [Read more...]

Youth Symphony concert Nov.15

The Wichita Falls Youth Symphony Orchestra will play in Akin Auditorium on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 3 p.m., under the direction of Susan Harvey, music department chair, and Gina Menden, director for the string orchestra. The Youth Symphony Orchestra will play music by Coldplay, Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Verdi … [Read more...]

Ensemble’s take on Star Wars

Grab your lightsabers and your favorite Wookie for the upcoming wind ensemble’s Star Wars themed concert Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in Akin Auditorium. “This is probably the hardest thing they have ever played,” said Matthew Luttrell, director of bands. “It’s without a doubt the most difficult thing, … [Read more...]