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KU Jazz Ensemble I Honored by DownBeat and Jazz at Lincoln Center

LAWRENCE, KS – KU Jazz Ensemble I, under the direction of Dan Gailey, was recognized with the Graduate College Outstanding Performance honor in the category of large jazz ensembles in the 45th Annual DownBeat Student Music

University of Kansas invited to compete at the 2022 Jack Rudin Jazz Championship at Lincoln Center

LAWRENCE – The 2021 DownBeat Award-winning Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Dan Gailey, has been invited to compete at the Jack Rudin Jazz Championship at Lincoln Center in April 2022.

KU School of Music Celebrates the Season with 97th Annual Holiday Vespers and KU Jazz Vespers

LAWRENCE - A favorite KU holiday tradition, the 97th Annual Holiday Vespers will be held on Sunday, Dec. 5 with concerts at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center of Kansas.

KU Wind Ensemble and Crossroads Wind Symphony Celebrate Women Composers in Concert

LAWRENCE – On November 16, the KU Wind Ensemble and Crossroads Wind Symphony will present a joint concert featuring the work of women composers.

Musicology professor receives 2021 Chancellors Club Teaching Award

Paul Laird, professor of musicology at the University of Kansas, is known for his creative, energetic teaching style filled with movement and music. 

KU Jazz Ensemble I Earns Top Downbeat Student Music Award

LAWRENCE, KS – KU Jazz Ensemble I, under the direction of Dan Gailey, has been named co-winners as the best graduate college large jazz ensemble in the country in the 44th Annual DownBeat Student Music Awards.

A secret, two-note formula tugs heartstrings in movies

LAWRENCE – Can a few seconds' worth of music convey the triumph of civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr., the price he paid to achieve it and yet presage the struggles to come in our own time?

KU School of Music celebrates the season with 96th Annual Holiday Vespers

LAWRENCE – The KU School of Music along with the Lied Center of Kansas, Reach Out Kansas, Inc. And the Law Offices of Smithyman & Zakoura presents the 96th Annual KU Holiday Vespers Concert

KU Symphony Orchestra receives national recognition

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra (KUSO), led by Carolyn Watson, conductor and director of orchestral activities, was honored earlier this month with a 2019-20 American Prize for Orchestral Performance (second place, College/University Division) for its performance of Shostak

KU Virtual Midwestern Music Camp draws nearly 2,000 students

LAWRENCE — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn, the University of Kansas Midwestern Music Camp continued its 85-year-old tradition online and free of charge.

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