Events & Special Events

Spring 2016

Piano Festival

February 1 - February 5, 2016
Sam Houston State University presents the 4th edition of the Spring Piano Festival. The festival features performances, seminars, masterclasses by our piano faculty and highly acclaimed guest artists. Please join us for a series of recitals starting on February 1st. Programs, schedules, and inquiries can be found at the festival's homepage using the link below.

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Bill Watrous Jazz Festival

April 1-2, 2016

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 7-9, 2016

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. Past guests include Carter Pann, Michael Byron, Stefan Weisman, David Dzubay, Kyle Gann, Peter Garland, Donald Grantham, and Dan Welcher.

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Art Song Competition

April 10, 2016

The SHSU Song & Aria Competition is held to promote student singer and collaborative pianist achievement in the performance of song literature and to promote degree studies at SHSU that encompass vocal and collaborative piano arts.

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Concert Band Festival

May 13-14 and 20-21, 2016
The SHSU Concert Band Festival provides an opportunity for young ensembles to perform and record in our acoustically customized concert hall in an inviting, professional environment. We are delighted to welcome performers to the Gaertner Performing Arts Center and the SHSU campus.

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Phone: 936-294-1360

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