Events & Special Events

Spring 2017


Bill Watrous Jazz Festival

March 31-April 1, 2017

The SHSU Bill Watrous Jazz Festival is a competitive, educational event. High school and college jazz bands perform every 30 minutes throughout the day and receive critique sheets from each of the nationally known jazz educators and for the educational benefits that result from hearing other groups perform. Awards will be announced and presented during the SHSU Jazz Ensemble closing performances with Bill Watrous and featured guests. This adds an element of excitement to the festivities and recognizes superior individual achievement.

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Contemporary Music Festival

April 5-7, 2017

The SHSU Contemporary Music Festival holds a rich tradition of performing the best of new music on campus. Each year, one of America's top composers is brought in to share their music and special insights with the SHSU and surrounding communities. Recent guests include Christopher Theofanidis, Samuel Adler, and John Luther Adams.

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Concert Band Festival

May 12-13 and 19-20, 2017
The SHSU Concert Band Festival provides an opportunity for public school ensembles to perform and record in our acoustically excellent concert hall in an inviting and professional environment. We are delighted to welcome performers to the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center on the SHSU Campus.

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Sam Houston State University
1751 Avenue I, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: 936-294-1360

www.shsu.edu/music

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