MSU’s Department of Music to Hold Studio Events in April

Students are honing their skills for a brass performance. The Department of Music at MSU is organizing a range of studio events that are free for all and open to the public this month. (Photo by Megan Bean)

STARKVILLE, Mississippi—A series of studio events, including a flute recital, percussion ensemble, piano recital, and brass quintet, will be hosted by the music department at Mississippi State University until the end of April.

Offered at no cost and welcoming to everyone, the events for this week are as follows:

—[Monday] April 15, at 7:30 p.m., witness the Flute Studio Recital at the Recital Hall in the Music Building, featuring performances by the Flute Studio, Flute Choir, and Woodwind Quintet.

—[Tuesday] April 16, at 7:30 p.m., experience the Oboe Studio/Double Reed Quartet at the Recital Hall in the Music Building, showcasing various ensemble combinations of the members from the Oboe Studio and Double Reed Quartet.

—[Saturday] April 20, at 12 p.m., the Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band will perform in the Choral Hall at the Music Building, along with participation from high school programs across the state. As part of a symposium, guest clinicians and MSU faculty will also deliver presentations during the event.

In the upcoming week, the following performances are set:

—April 22, at 7:30 p.m., enjoy the Jazz Ensemble at the Recital Hall in the Music Building. Originating from the MSU Stage Band established by Dr. Kent Sills in 1967, the ensemble will present a diverse range of big-band jazz styles, including swing, blues, hard bop, cool, Latin, funk, and fusion.

—April 23, at 7:30 p.m., the Faculty and Student Brass Quintet will share a blend of standard quintet literature and popular selections at the Recital Hall in the Music Building.

—April 29, at 7:30 p.m., join the Piano Studio Recital at the Recital Hall in the Music Building, featuring a mix of musical styles and periods to delight the audience.

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