Aria Competition Caps off Weekend of Opportunity for Singers

Public invited to hear participants Sunday in UM Nutt Auditorium

OXFORD, Miss. – Sunday morning will find eight dedicated young singers, about to embark upon their professional careers, singing their hearts out at the University of Mississippi. Each singer will perform two arias, and the winner of the competition will receive a cash prize and an invitation to return to Oxford in March to performRead the story …

Panel Offers Expertise on Thinking and Working Entrepreneurially

'LMR Live' airs show online, offers free seating Friday in Nutt Auditorium

OXFORD, Miss. – How can performers and artists create opportunity by engaging with their communities? This is one of the questions “LMR Live” will take on during its 30th episode, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday (Jan. 17) in Nutt Auditorium. “We used to think artists – and musicians, in particular – could only be performersRead the story …

Music Professor Part of Grammy-Nominated Vocal Group

Award-winning choir Conspirare just received ninth nomination

OXFORD, Miss. – Jos Milton keeps a full schedule at the University of Mississippi Department of Music, including teaching classes and voice and giving private lessons, all while maintaining his own performance schedule as an acclaimed tenor. It’s that last one that recently got the associate professor of music nominated for a Grammy Award. OneRead the story …

UM Holiday Concert Slated for Dec. 5

Crowd favorite returns to the Ford Center

OXFORD, Miss. – For anyone with a busy schedule wondering how to get in the holiday spirit, the University of Mississippi Department of Music offers its 2019 Holiday Concert. This popular Oxford holiday event is set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s Holiday ConcertRead the story …

Next ‘First Tuesdays’ Performance Features Flutist on Dec. 3

Lunchtime music series in Bryant Hall continues with Nave Graham

OXFORD, Miss. – The next performance in the First Tuesdays in Bryant Hall Noontime Music Series features flutist and new University of Mississippi instructor of music Nave Graham on Dec. 3. Graham will play three pieces for flute and electronics. One of the pieces is Eve Beglarian’s “I Will Not Be Sad in This World”Read the story …

Rebirth of Renaissance Music

Anonymous donor funds UM symposium to revive music of earlier era

OXFORD, Miss. – A Renaissance music renaissance is coming to the University of Mississippi. Thanks to a gift provided by an anonymous donor, a symposium in summer 2020 will bring the enchanting, but seldom-performed music of the Renaissance back to life with a four-day series of lectures and free concerts focusing on historical performances ofRead the story …

International Fellowship Takes UM Music Professor to Nigeria

George Dor conducts research, collaborates with Nigerian colleagues

OXFORD, Miss. – George Worlasi Kwasi Dor, professor of music and ethnomusicology at the University of Mississippi, had a very productive summer, and his activities promise to pay dividends for his students for years to come. Dor conducted field research, collaborated on academic course design, presented lectures, mentored faculty and students, and performed, all courtesyRead the story …

First Tuesdays in Bryant Hall Continues Nov. 5

Noontime music series features ambient music this month

OXFORD, Miss. – The First Tuesdays in Bryant Hall Noontime Music Series has, to date, featured music for piano and for clarinet and piano; cello, flute and voice are slated for upcoming performances. But this Tuesday (Nov. 5), Michael Gardiner will perform on something a little different: his laptop. Gardiner, associate professor of music theoryRead the story …

Professor Uses Concert to Shine Light on New Faculty

Adam Estes performs with colleagues Monday for Faculty Recital Series

OXFORD, Miss. – When Adam Estes, associate professor of saxophone and bassoon at the University of Mississippi, began developing ideas for his upcoming faculty recital, the Department of Music had just hired new faculty – two of whom are also woodwinds. “I was interested in collaborating with our new faculty, and elected to build aRead the story …

UM and Oxford Ensembles to Honor Vets

'A Veterans Day Concert Salute' set for Nov. 11 at the Ford Center

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Chorus and Orchestra and the Oxford Civic Chorus are bringing the community together for “A Veterans Day Concert Salute” to honor the nation’s veterans. The concert, which is free and open to the public, is set for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, which is Veterans Day, at the GertrudeRead the story …