Percussion rings throughout Akin

Captivating music from the drums, xylophones and timpani on stage filled the decorated halls of Akin Auditorium. Directed by Gordon Hicken, assistant professor of music-percussion, the performance also featured two numbers by the combined choirs, and 147 people attended the performance by the … [Read more...]

Inman: ‘Stranger Things’ has taken over my life

I’ll admit I was pretty late to jump on the "Stranger Things" bandwagon, and after binge-watching it over the span of two days, I now know that the hype surrounding the show is well-deserved. It has taken over my life. The writers did an excellent job of combining a sci-fi/fantasy setting with … [Read more...]

Music students prepare for regional competition with recital at Akin

Akin Auditorium was silent, save for the voices of the five sopranos. All 23 pairs of eyes and ears trained on the performers at the National Association of Teachers of Singing student recital Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. To prepare for the 67th Texoma NATS Regional Conference and Student Auditions to be … [Read more...]

OcTubaFest adds new spin to Oktoberfest

The Low Brass Ensemble players participated in the first OcTubaFest performance in Akin Auditorium on Monday, Oct. 30. Christopher Vivio, assistant professor of music, said this clever name is a play on the German celebration of Oktoberfest. Vivio said, “OcTubaFest was invented many years ago — … [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...]

’90s throwback lip sync will throw down Oct. 16

As part of homecoming week, several student organizations will battle it out at the annual lip sync event on Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. According to Ruby Arriaga, student coordinator for student activities, a few changes have happened this year: the location of the lip sync … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Carnival junkie

For Caribbean students (like myself) who departed our homeland for educational purposes, Carnival, which is a festival of Caribbean culture and traditions, is a pilgrimage. We look forward to our island's festivals every year, and being away from home would mean that we would miss out. Caribfest is … [Read more...]

Viva MSU kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month began with the second annual Viva MSU event on Sept. 15 in Legacy Courtyard. According to Ruby Arriaga, head coordinator for student activities and grad student, the Hispanic Heritage Committee created the event. "It's a way to educate the community about Hispanic … [Read more...]

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...]