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UALR Music Department presents an All-Debussy Concert

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Monday, April 6 at 7:30PM in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall the UALR faculty and students present a celebration of Debussy’s music.

The program consists of instrumental solo, ensemble, and vocal solo repertoire of Debussy.

Concert is free and open to the public.

For further information contact Dr. Naoki Hakutani at nxhakutani@ualr.edu.

Updated 3.21.2015

Jazz Ensemble to perform at Arkansas State Jazz Festival

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UALR Jazz Ensemble will perform on Saturday, April 25 at 10AM for the Arkansas State Jazz Festival behind the William J. Clinton Presidential Library under the direction of Dr. Michael Underwood.

This performance will mark the third consecutive year for the Jazz Ensemble to perform at this event.

Concert is free and open to the public.

Updated 3.21.2015

UALR Students are big winners at NATS 2015

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Six singers from UALR were state-wide ranked finalists at the annual Arkansas Chapter National Association of Teachers of Singing convention, held at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas, February 27–28. The annual gathering provides students an opportunity to compete for state ranking in their classes, based on age and years of study, and for scholarships.

10 students participated in the NATS competitions; 9 advanced to the semi-final round, and 6 out of 9 made it to finals.
A total of 6 students placed. The total breakdown is as follows:

Competing: Dalliss Abraham; Camren Kvaternik
Semi Finalists: Sara Cook; Alyssa Hicks; *Daniel Morris (Music Theater)
Finalists: Amelia Locken – 2nd in class; Brianna East – 2nd in class; Daniel Folz-Morrison – 1st in class; Andrew Gerstenberger - 1st in class; *Daniel Morris (Classical Singing) – 3rd in class; Nina Spinner – 1st in class.

Congratulations to these students and their excellent instructors: Ferris Allen, Rosella Ewing, Diane Silberstein, and Kyung-Eun Na for all their success in this important event!

Updated 3.21.2015

Congratulations to five recent UALR Music Department graduates and UALR graduate students, for the following successes in their careers:

Satia Spencer (recent graduate) is beginning her teaching career as the new music teacher at Franklin Elementary School in Little Rock;

Rachel Whittenburg (recent graduate) has been busy making lesson plans and collaborating with her new colleagues; Rachel is the new music teacher at Lonoke Elementary School;

LaSheena Gordon (recent graduate and current graduate student) will be the new music teacher at Dunbar Magnet Middle School;

Laleata Westbrook (graduate student) has accepted a position teaching elementary music for the Pulaski County Special School District; and

Matthew Robinson (Music Department alumnus) has been hired as the choral director for the new Forest Heights S.T.E.M. Academy.

Updated 9.9.2014

Congratulations to Music Department faculty member Meredith Maddox Hicks (violin), who has had a busy summer!

She taught Suzuki violin at the Wildwood Academy of Music and the Arts (WAMA) in Little Rock in July, and was also on the faculty of the Adult Chamber Music Camp held in July at the Unitarian Universalist Church, also in Little Rock. She gave recitals at both with works by Tchaikovsky, DeBeriot and Mozart. Congratulations Meredith!

Updated 9.9.2014

Congratulations to Music Department voice major Micheal Lowe!

He has been chosen for the role of the Bonze in Opera Louisiana’s production of Madame Butterfly, in March 2015; for a role in the Arkansas Repertory Theater production of Wait Until Dark, to be presented this October and November; and for a role in the Montpelier, Vermont Lost Nation Theater production of Blues in the Night, a musical that ran this past July. Congratulations Micheal!

Updated 9.9.2014

Congratulations to Music Department alumna (’13) Jessica Ferring (Williams)

She is now in her second and final year in the M.M. program at Westminster Choir College in New Jersey. A choir of which she is a member, the Westminster Symphonic Choir, was just nominated for an Emmy for its performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, at Princeton University. Congrats Jessica! https://l.facebook.com/l/IAQG_H6KGAQFYzkklAD2rmJOLH7XrG_y8D9ZOCRh-SjSiVg/https%3A%2F%2Fm.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D3awcZ_dPHQU

Updated 9.9.2014

UALR Singers score big. Six singers from UALR were state-wide ranked finalists at the annual Arkansas Chapter National Association of Teachers of Singing convention, held at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, February 22–23

14 March 2013—Six singers from UALR were state-wide ranked finalists at the annual Arkansas Chapter National Association of Teachers of Singing convention, held at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, February 22–23. The annual gathering provides students an opportunity to compete for state ranking in their classes, based on age and years of study, and for scholarships. In addition to the winners, who were Memory Apata, Erica Finnie, Derrick Herman, Rachel Manasco, LaLeata Westbrook and Kelly Singer, seven singers were semi-finalists: Jimmy Albrecht, Jeremy Couch, Kevin Ezell, Micheal Lowe, Daniel Morris, Shay Watson, and Jessica Williams.

For additional information, please contact the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Music, (501) 569 3294

Updated 3.18.2013

UALR Audition Day coming up November 29, 2012

The Vocal/Instrumental placement and Scholarship audition date is Thursday, November 29, 2012. Additional dates are Thursday, February 7, 2013 and Thursday, April 4, 2013.

To obtain an audition time you must contact Dr. Andy Wen at aywen@ualr.edu to verify your participation. You may also contact the main music office at 501-569-3294.

For information please go to our Auditions Webpage

http://ualr.edu/music/index.php/home/auditions/

Updated 10.16.2012

See how Professor Linda Holzer uses the iPad in performance

Linda Holzer Faculty Recital

UALR Music Professor Linda Holzer performs pieces from Manuel Ponce, Claude Debussy and Frederic Chopin as well as the world premiere of a suite for piano, Ritual Meditations composed by Scott Robbins. Another first for this performance is Linda’s use of the I-pad. She discusses about how she used digital technology in her concert.

Updated 10.16.2012
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