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Award-winning performers celebrated at honor recital

Mia Heck, Reporter

May 2, 2018

To celebrate award-winning performers, the Didzun Honors Recital was hosted in Akin Auditorium on May 1. “This is just a little representation of the success they’ve been having and I couldn’t be prouder,” Martin Camacho, dean of the college of fine arts, said. “I just could just go on about...

Midwestern Singers perform spring showcase

Midwestern Singers perform spring showcase

Brian Lang, Reporter

April 24, 2018

The sounds of tight harmonies and choral music filled Burns Chapel as the Midwestern Singers performed their spring showcase “Spring Flowers.” Led by Dale Heidebrecht, assistant professor of music, the Midwestern Singers sang pieces from nearly all periods in music history. The concert b...

Fantasy of Lights concert brings joy

Fantasy of Lights concert brings joy

Stephen Gomez

November 20, 2017

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 jun...

Music students perform at Burns Chapel Opening

Music students perform at Burns Chapel Opening

Brendan Wynne

October 20, 2017

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 paintin...

The Faurè Quartett comes to Wichita Falls

The Faurè Quartett comes to Wichita Falls

Greta Lazzarotto

February 6, 2017

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 pian...

Not all drums make a bang

Not all drums make a bang

Caleb Sneath

November 7, 2016

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 in the piece,”...

Choir to hold concert Dec. 6

Choir to hold concert Dec. 6

Yvette Ordonez

December 3, 2015

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 o...

Youth Symphony concert Nov.15

Youth Symphony concert Nov.15

Melissa Laussmann

November 12, 2015

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, Ver...

Ensemble’s take on Star Wars

Jake Lanoux

November 5, 2015

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,...

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