The Wichitan

Music department to show off new pianos Sept. 28

Johnson playing piano

Samuel Mitchell, Reporter

September 27, 2018

To thank the Perkins-Prothro Foundation for their $1.1 million grant which allowed the music department to buy all new pianos, the faculty and students will hold a ceremony and demonstration of the new equipment Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. “Mr. Prothro is a fan of the fine arts, being a pianist himself, ...

Percussion rings throughout Akin

Gordon Hicken, assistant professor of music, conducts music department students as they performed at the percussion ensemble at Akin Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4, 2017.

Denush Vidanapathirana

December 5, 2017

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 pe...

Low-brass ensemble performs at first Octubafest

Brittany Hill, Reporter

November 1, 2017

The Department of Music introduced the first Octubafest performed by the Low Brass Ensemble to an audience of 50 people in Akin Auditorium Oct. 30. Christopher Vivio, ensemble conductor, said, "This is our firstOctubafest. It's something that was created to showcase ensemble. We hope to expand and...

Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble performance honor late mentor

Jessica Simek, music education sophomore, watches Matthew Luttrell, associate professor of music, for cues during rehearsal before the Wind Ensemble Performance that same night on Oct. 5 in Akin Auditorium. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Chloe Phillips

October 10, 2017

Silence filled Akin Auditorium. The Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble had finished performing one of associate professor and director of bands and orchestra Matthew Luttrell's favorite pieces from Richard Wagner's opera Lohengrin, WWV 75: Act II, Scene IV: Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral...

Wilson’s soprano performance ‘outstanding’

Lane Riggs

January 27, 2016

The halls were alive with the sound of music. At least, that’s what it would seem like, to an unbeknownst student passing through the hallways of the Hardin Administration Building at 7 p.m. on Jan. 26. But to those 70 people inside of Akin Auditorium, the halls were reverberating sopranos to the...

Visiting trombonist works to perfect music

Hana Beloglavec, visiting instructor and international award-winning trombonist, helps James Ivey, music and mechanical engineer senior, in a private lesson, Sept. 9
. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Taylor Warren

September 11, 2015

International award-winning trombonist Hana Beloglavec joined the music department as a visiting instructor. “I love teaching and working alongside young students so I am happy to be here,” Beloglavec said. “I like how this university is a liberal arts college and the atmosphere here is wonderful....

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