Music Department Partners with Orchestra for Remote Recording

North Mississippi Symphony, UM music faculty and students combine efforts to produce concert series

OXFORD, Miss. – Among the many benefits of being a music student at the University of Mississippi is a chance to learn from guest artists and performers. This semester, a collaboration between the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and the Department of Music is yielding master classes and exclusive access to recording sessions with the professionalRead the story …

Acclaimed Singer and Pianist Lend Expertise to Young Musicians

Fourth annual Living Music Institute develops skills in performance and the business of music

OXFORD, Miss. – What young musician wouldn’t welcome a weekend of training that includes feedback from seasoned music professionals and targeted coaching on how to build a career, connect with the community and develop an identity as an artist? That’s exactly what the Living Music Institute, an intensive training weekend produced by Living Music ResourceRead the story …

Faculty Team Reimagines Arts Elective Intro to Music

Course redesign emphasizes listening skills, critical thinking for invigorated student experience

OXFORD, Miss. – When Michael Rowlett put together a team of music faculty members at the University of Mississippi to rethink the basic arts elective MUS 103: Introduction to Music, he knew he wanted to find a way to connect the process of learning about music to his students’ experiences. “I’ve been teaching Introduction toRead the story …

Free Symphony Performance Streams Online

LOU Symphony celebrates Chickasaw composer in concert available to all via YouTube

OXFORD, Miss. – The LOU Symphony Orchestra performed Oct. 26 in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts to a small audience of families and friends of the performers. The audience may have been limited, but the program offered beautiful, expansive music. The concert was recorded, and the University of Mississippi Department ofRead the story …

Mastering a Musical Balancing Act

UM instructor David Carlisle earns doctorate while teaching, performing

OXFORD – David Carlisle knows how to keep a lot of balls in the air. Carlisle teaches and performs as an adjunct instructor in the University of Mississippi Department of Music. He is also principal percussionist with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, which carries responsibilities far beyond performing, and he recently completed his Doctor of MusicalRead the story …

Opera Theatre Offers a Duet of Duet Programs

Actors use safety protocols for dramatic effect in two live performances

OXFORD, Miss. – How do you safely present singers in a live performance during a pandemic? “The old joke would be, ‘very carefully,’” said Julia Aubrey, director of the University of Mississippi Opera Theatre and associate professor of music. The UM Opera Theatre presents a live performance of “It Takes Two: Duets from Opera, OperettaRead the story …

Pride of the South Night Set for Thursday in Vaught-Hemingway

Ole Miss marching band appears for the first time on the field this season

OXFORD, Miss. – Playing on field is the dream of many marching band musicians. The crowd, the music, the spirit, the energy – it’s all part of the experience. Like many beloved public experiences, unfortunately, the on-field halftime show was a casualty of 2020, but the University of Mississippi marching band has made other plans,Read the story …

New Podcast Considers Trouser Roles

UM music faculty and students use opera as a lens to think about gender

OXFORD, Miss. – What does music have to do with women’s suffrage, feminism, gender and queer culture? Two University of Mississippi online events this week offer chances to experience music as a way of thinking about some of these larger issues. A new edition of “LMR Live” streamed via http://www.livingmusicresource.com on Monday (Oct. 19), andRead the story …

Experience and Opportunity Meet in the Music Department

Graduate assistants gain valuable professional skills while developing as musicians

OXFORD, Miss. – Among the faculty, staff and students at the University of Mississippi Department of Music is a cohort of musicians and music educators who fall into more than one of those categories. They are graduate assistants, and while they’re pursuing advanced degrees, they also perform important work that pushes the department forward andRead the story …

Outdoor Performance Features ‘Music for Breathing’

Faculty Woodwind Quintet set for a live music experience in the UM Circle

OXFORD – With precautions and protocols in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, a live music experience may feel like a thing of the past. But five music professors at the University of Mississippi are going out of their way to present music in a safe, outdoor setting on Tuesday (Oct. 13). TheRead the story …