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WSU Jazz Festival features Brent Edstrom

    PULLMAN  –  The WSU Jazz Festival will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 4 on the Pullman campus. A highlight of the festival will be a gala concert from noon to 1 p.m. in Bryan theater featuring guest pianist and arranger Brent Edstrom performing with the award-winning WSU Jazz Big Band directed by Greg […]

Works of five composers featured at Festival

PULLMAN – The music of five current or emeritus music professors at WSU will be performed during the 20th Festival of Contemporary Art Music Feb. 5-7 at WSU’s Pullman campus.   The featured composer this year is Charles Argersinger, the founding director of the festival and a long-time member of the WSU School of Music […]

Music composed by faculty performed at Festival of Contemporary Art Music

Yazinitsky PULLMAN — Original music by WSU School of Music faculty Ryan Hare, H. James Schoepflin, Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn and Gregory Yasinitsky will be performed at the Festival of Contemporary Art Music (FoCAM) at 8 p.m. Feb. 5 in Bryan Hall Theatre in a concert that is free and open to all. FoCAM is an annual […]

WSU receives multiple honors at festival

PULLMAN – Groups and individuals from WSU received top honors on “College Day” at the 2008 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival held at the University of Idaho Feb. 21. WSU VOJAZZ under the direction of Jennifer Parker received an Adjudicators’ Choice Award as did soloists Matt Lanka, baritone saxophone; David Miner, instrumental composition; Troy Robey, bass; […]

Pulitzer Prize winner chosen for WSU Music Festival

PULLMAN– The School of Music and Theatre Arts at Washington State University announced that Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Corigliano will be the featured composer of the 2007 Festival of Contemporary Art Music. Corigliano’s compositions will be performed in a public concert by WSU faculty and students Saturday, Feb.10, at 8:00 p.m. in Bryan Hall […]

Festival of Contemporary Art Music programs finalized

WSU’s festival consists of numerous elements beginning with a presentation of student compositions at 11:10 a.m. Feb. 9, in Kimbrough Concert Hall. “The choral ‘Kyrie,’ set in a minimalist style by undergraduate composer Austin Schlichting, will be a delightfully fresh and rhythmic treatment of the text,” Argersinger said. Students presenting new compositions include Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn, […]

Festival to feature trumpeter

Wednesday, November 3rd, the 2004 Washington State University Jazz Festival will be presented on the WSU Campus. The Festival will include a concert by Jazz Northwest, the WSU faculty group, from 12:00-12:30 pm followed by a gala concert from 12:30 to 1:30 pm featuring guest trumpet artist Tim Acosta and the award-winning WSU Jazz Big […]