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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...

Midwestern Singers preform classical pieces for guest at Burns Chapel on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Phot by Francisco Martinez

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,...

Matthew Luttrell, associate music professor, conducts the MSU Wind Ensemble during the  MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights opening ceremony in the Akin Auditorium, Monday Nov. 20, 2017. Photo by Rachel Johnson

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...

Tyler Lasseter plays Premiere Rhapsody by Claude Debussy at the Burns Chapel Opening Concert, Oct. 20, 2017. Photo by Brendan Wynne

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...

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...

Brandon Spencer. Photo by Caleb Sneath

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,...

Whitney Hogue, vocal education junior, Matt Kohler, vocal education junior, and Alexis Goodman, vocal performance senior, practice one of the pieces for the upcoming Dec. 6 concert. Photo by Yvette Ordonez.

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...

Fellow MSU Student and Kevin Ruddy. Photo by Melissa Laussmann

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...

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,”...

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