The Wichitan

Piano concert provides the opportunity to give thanks to donators

Jake Clancy, Reporter

October 2, 2018

The Perkins-Prothro Foundation gifted the music department $1.1 million which was used to buy 40 new pianos. To show its gratitude and to show off the new pianos, the music department put on a piano concert Sept. 28. Some 150 people attended the concert. Martin Camacho, Dean of Fain College of Fine...

Music department to show off new pianos Sept. 28

Music department to show off new pianos Sept. 28

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, ...

Faculty recital rescheduled for May 4

Faculty recital rescheduled for May 4

Andrea Pedon, Reporter

April 17, 2018

Christopher Vivio, assistant professor of music, had to be taken to the emergency department before he was supposed to perform at a music faculty recital accompanied by Ruth Morrow, Bolin distinguished chair of piano, on April 17. Morrow said, “I was to perform with Chris Vivio who is our low brass pr...

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...

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

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

Tyler Manning

May 2, 2017

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...

Ruth Morrow: the piano woman and marathon racer

Ruth Morrow: the piano woman and marathon racer

Sarah Graves

March 29, 2017

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 life...

Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner perform for Music Series

Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner perform for Music Series

Emily Simmons

October 12, 2016

Jennifer Koh, violinist, and Shai Wosner, pianist, will perform as part of the Music Series this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Akin Auditorium.“This concert gives both the community and students an opportunity to hear artists of a higher caliber,” Andrew Allen, assistant professor of music, said.The artist...

Fine Arts dean, guest to present concert Thursday

Fine Arts dean, guest to present concert Thursday

Emily Simmons

September 13, 2016

Martin Camacho, dean of the Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts, and Mexican tenor Edgar Villalva will present a free concert in Akin Auditorium: Latin American Evening – Songs to Remember, at 7 p.m.“This concert will allow people to be aware of and engage in Hispanic culture,” Camacho said.Vil...

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