String Orchestra returns to MSUM this fall

The MSUM School of Performing Arts is excited to bring back the String Orchestra ensemble this coming spring to MSUM! All string players — music majors, non-majors, and community members alike — are welcome to register and join (MUS 328: String orchestra) for a fun, relaxing 1.0 credit course that only meets on Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Center for […]

MSUM percussionists perform with 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning composer, John Luther Adams

This past weekend, 11 percussionists from the MSUM Percussion Studio traveled with Dr. Kenyon Williams to Duluth, Minn., to perform “Inuksuit,” an epic outdoor work composed by Alaskan composer John Luther Adams. While in Duluth, they attended a concert featuring works by Adams as well as a world-premier composition written for the occasion. After the recital, the students received the […]

Monday night Big Band returns to Studio 222

Seventeen of the area’s best jazz musicians come together Monday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. for the first concert of their season. Led by Associate Professor of Music Allen Carter, the ensemble has raised thousands of dollars in recent years that go to assist young jazz musicians at the three area universities. There is a $7.00 cover charge and all […]

Music professor returns from performance in Trinidad

Dr. Kenyon Williams, Professor of Music at MSUM, recently returned from two weeks abroad in Trinidad as a part of his spring sabbatical. While in Trinidad, he performed in an historic ensemble, the 2013 Birdsong Steel Orchestra as a part of the island’s annual Panorama competition. Panorama, known by steelpan lovers as the “Superbowl” of pan, is an island-wide competition […]

MSUM percussionists to attend conference

Dr. Kenyon Williams, Professor of Music, will accompany six MSUM student percussionists to the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Austin, Texas Oct. 31-Nov. 3. The largest gathering of its kind, it is expected to attract over 7,000 percussionists and music industry professionals, students, and hobbyists. Williams will also be performing with the PAS All-Star Steel Drum Band, a 50 […]