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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.

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.

KU School of Music welcomes three new faculty for fall semester

The KU School of Music is pleased to announce the addition of three new faculty members for the fall 2020 semester. New faculty appointments are Julius Kyakuwa, assistant professor, music education; Eric Zuber, visiting assistant professor, piano; and Sam Um, lecturer, percussion.

KU music alumnus wins MTNA Young Artist Performance Competition

LAWRENCE — University of Kansas alumnus Benjamin Dominguez has recently been awarded first place in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artist Performance Competition.

KU Music mourns alumnus Brandon McCray, DMA ’15

LAWRENCE— The University of Kansas is mourning the death of music alumnus Brandon McCray. McCray died Sunday, April 19 after a two-week battle with COVID-19. Brandon was from Kansas City, he was 52.

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