Wind ensemble performance, Fascinating Ribbons, wraps up Celebration of Scholarship

The Department of Music University Wind Ensemble performed four pieces, closing out the Celebration of Scholarship, Thursday April 27. The 36-member band filled the stage in Akin Auditorium. The band members were dressed in all black, their brass and woodwind instruments making a stark contrast … [Read more...]

‘La La Land’ sings and dances its way into hearts

In honor of it finally coming out on Blu-Ray, I feel like it is finally time to express my thoughts on La La Land in writing. I have seen this movie three times in theaters and vehemently recommend it to everyone I know, it is safe to say that I love this movie. It encapsulates everything I love in … [Read more...]

Ruth Morrow: the piano woman and marathon racer

Papers, books and folders piled 15 inches high all across the office with a only a small path to the desk and computer. At first glance, it's hard to even notice the two pianos in the office. Ruth Morrow sat at her desk with a wide grin across her face, ready to discuss the adventure she calls … [Read more...]

Pianists ‘show love for music’ to 40

To share their love for music, piano professor Ruth Morrow and 10 students put together the Piano Studio Recital for about 40 people in Akin Auditorium on March 7. “They have all worked so hard.” Morrow said. “They did exactly what they needed to do to put on an amazing show.” According to … [Read more...]

Computer science sophomore releases personal debut album

Now this is a story all about how his life got flipped, turned upside down... In west Nigeria born and raised, on the playing fields is where he spent most of his days, chilling out, maxin', relaxing all cool, he had some personal thoughts after graduating school. Born in Ibadan, Oyo State … [Read more...]

Opera Workshop opens March 3

SUMMARY What is it? The Opera Workshop occurs in the spring and serves as a voice-training course. This year, it is an ensemble. When is it? Performances open to the public March 3 and March 4 at 7-p.m. How much is it? There is no ticket charge for MSU staff and students. General admission … [Read more...]

53 prospective students and guests Discover MSU

It was a crisp, gray morning as 24 students and 29 guests entered the winding halls of Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts, on Feb. 3, in attendance for the first Discover MSU event of 2017. Historically, Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts has been the smallest Discover MSU, while Robert D. & … [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...]

Music Series makes audience feel ‘intimate’ with perfomers

Bringing world class music to the students and faculty at MSU and to the community of Wichita Falls is the goal of the Music Series at Akin Auditorium. Having started in the spring of 2012, the fall 2016 program featured Jennifer Koh on violin and Shai Wosner on piano. Koh has performed for both … [Read more...]

Homecoming tailgate party and competition takes off

Smoke in the air and the smell of hamburgers and hot dogs cooking on the grill, different music all over and the loud voices of football fans all around. These sounds, sights, and smells are common for a college tailgate party.Kierian Hunter, math sophomore, said, “You can find a lot of things at a … [Read more...]