Art Song Festival

SHSU Art Song Festival 2024
March 21-23, 2024

Art Song topics in creation, performance, and reception.

The SHSU College of Arts & Media along with the SHSU School of Music proudly announces the fourth annual SHSU Art Song Festival, scheduled March 21-23, 2024. We invite you to attend this acclaimed festival featuring art song performances, a masterclass, and a much-anticipated student competition. Attendance is FREE of charge, and all performances take place in the beautiful facilities of the SHSU James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center in Huntsville, Texas.

This year’s guest artist recital will feature renowned pianist and Huntsville native, Laura Ward, and baritone Randall Scarlata on Friday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Activities planned for Saturday, March 23, will include the 11th annual Art Song Competition featuring SHSU student singers, in which selected SHSU students will compete for over $2000 in scholarship awards. This unique event is also open to the public.

This year's festival will not include online sessions.


Thursday March 21, 2024

5:00-9:00 p.m.         Art Song Competition Semifinals - GPAC Recital Hall

Friday March 22, 2024

7:30 p.m.                 Guest Artist Recital - GPAC Recital Hall

                                Featuring Laura Ward, piano, and Randall Scarlata, baritone

Saturday March 23, 2024

1:30-3:30 p.m.         Guest Artist Masterclass - GPAC Recital Hall

7:30 p.m.                 Art Song Competition Winners Concert