Events & Special Events

Area Workshop (TMEA/Voice) | Bill Watrous Jazz Festival 

Concert Band Festival | Contemporary Music Festival  | International Composition Competition

Fall 2014

Area Workshop (TMEA/Voice)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The choral program at SHSU is hosting the 4th annual Area Workshop for high school students. SHSU choral and voice faculty, as well as guest clinicians from around the state, will help students put the finishing touches on their All-State Choir music. Guest clinicians include Amy Allibon (Birdville HS) and Danny Detrick (Birdville ISD). The final step to the All-State Choir begins here!

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Spring 2015

International Composition Competition

March 1, 2015

Over the past four years in July, nearly 200 Bolivian musicians have gathered in the city of La Paz to create the Bolivian Music Festival Orchestra and Chorus (Encuentro de Jóvenes Músicos Bolivianos) to have master classes with distinguished guest professors and participate in performance, conducting and composition competitions. In anticipation of 2015, representatives of the Bolivian Music Festival and Sam Houston State University have made plans for new and dynamic musical collaborations, part of which involve the creation of the 2015 SHSU/BMF International Composition Competition.

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Bill Watrous Jazz Festival

March 27-28, 2015

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 9-11, 2015

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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Concert Band Festival

May 15-16, 2015
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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Summer 2015

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Phone: 936-294-1360

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