KU School of Music: In the News

Recent news

New York Times review of the KU Wind Ensemble's performance of "In the Shadow of No Towers" March 29, 2013.

KU School of Music students performing in two operas in Eutin, Germany July 19, 2011.

Summer academy to feature student musicians from abroad, area. June 27, 2011.

Professor Debra Hedden: Faculty to receive awards for outstanding teaching. May 9, 2011.

Student sweeps annual music theory and music composition division awards. April 29, 2011.

Sister city delegates to visit School of Music. April 11, 2011.

Clarinet student performs in Holland to raise money for Dutch Council for Refugees. April 7, 2011.

Past Articles

Undergraduate Students: School of Music announces students performing in undergraduate honors recital. March 28, 2011.

Student Crystal Lam: Doctoral student scores music fraternity scholarship. March 28, 2011.

Students: Tuba students win big at regional competition. March 28, 2011.

Alumnus Terry Resseguie: An Old World homecoming. March 16, 2011.

Professor Paul Stevens: KU professor's music career took him to Hollywood. March 7, 2011.

Professor Joyce Castle: Queen's Castle: Singer Joyce Castle celebrates her ruby anniversary. January 20, 2011.

Professor Michael Davidson: Trombone professor releases new CD. December 15, 2010.

Professors Davidson and Wong-Cruz: KU People. December 6, 2010.

Holiday Vespers: Vespers in Douglas County bring in songs of the holiday season. November 21, 2010.

Professor Robert Foster, KU School of Music Alum: Professor Robert Foster wins ASCAP award; musicology alum wins book collecting contest; Nov. 3 Jazz concert welcomes notable guest artists. November 1, 2010.

KU Symphony Orchestra: Halloween Concert; Music student wins awards for CD; Instrumental Collegium Musicum. October 14, 2010.

Student Cory Hills: Music student wins multiple awards for children's CD. October 7, 2010.

KU Alumnus James Zakoura: Alumnus contributes more than $400,000 to School of Music. September 29, 2010.

New KU Opera; Music student performs internationally. September 27, 2010.

Collage Concert; Paul Laird publishes book. September 27, 2010.

Professor Tami Lee Hughes: Helping students hit the right note. September 22, 2010.

KU Band Day: KU Band Day is this Saturday--KU to welcome more than 30 high schools to Band Day this year! September 20, 2010.

KU Trumpet Ensemble: The KU Trumpet Ensemble returns from a performance at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Sydney! September 20, 2010.

Professor Jim Barnes: Professor to compose for Berlin Philharmonic. September 1, 2010.

Professor Jim Barnes: Berlin Philharmonic commissions music professor to compose work. August 25, 2010.

Dean Robert Walzel: Campus Closeup. August 23, 2010 -and- Meet the Dean. July 23, 2010.

Professor Robert Foster: Band director invests life in music community. July 26, 2010.

Press Contact

To receive press releases and photos by email, please contact J.D. Warnock, School of Music Communications Coordinator.

Christine Metz Howard
Communications Coordinator
KU School of Music

Faculty Biographies


School of Music Calendar
Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.