Musical Team Shares Experience, Solutions with National Audience

Duo behind Living Music Resource tackles tough questions

OXFORD, Miss. – Voice teachers, singers, music educators and others around the country will tune in later this month to hear two University of Mississippi professionals discuss thinking differently – and more effectively – about training young musicians for a full, varied career that is increasingly the norm. The days of preparing students for twoRead the story …

Musicologist Named to Prestigious Mahler Research Center

Thomas Peattie is the only North American scholar appointed

OXFORD, Miss. – A longtime fascination with composer Gustav Mahler was rewarded recently when University of Mississippi music professor Thomas Peattie was among 10 scholars from seven countries invited to serve on the board of the new Gustav Mahler Research Center in Dobbiaco (known as Toblach in German), Italy. The center – established by theRead the story …

Trott Puts Years of Experience into Book

Director of UM Choirs creates essential guide for choral conductors

OXFORD, Miss. – Donald Trott’s new book is full of information and resources, and his ability to curate and share it results from his long career directing choirs of all kinds. It’s wisdom he wishes he’d had in his early years. “The idea for this book has been there awhile,” said Trott, professor of musicRead the story …

Music Department Embraces Mission in New Ways

Online series and events continue to deliver music experiences

OXFORD, Miss. – The Department of Music at the University of Mississippi is finding new ways to advance its mission to teach and share music. “In the days of COVID-19, we’re developing new strategies to connect with our students and our community,” said Nancy Maria Balach, the department’s interim chair. “We’re moving our Honors ConvocationRead the story …

Music Major Advantage Scholarship Program Goes Online

UM department keeps engaging with prospective students

OXFORD, Miss. – Faculty and staff members in the University of Mississippi Department of Music understand that connecting with students is more vital now than ever, so the department is moving its Music Major Advantage Weekend, set for Friday-Sunday (April 3-5), to an online platform. “The Ole Miss family has truly united during this pandemicRead the story …

Teacher of the Year Credits Scholarships for Success

Just four years out of Ole Miss, educator is making a difference

OXFORD, Miss. – Years before she was selected as the Mississippi Department of Education’s 2019-20 Mississippi Teacher of the Year, Hannah Gadd Ardrey was a student with a dream of attending college. A 2013 graduate of the University of Mississippi, Gadd Ardrey has been teaching for five years, all at Lafayette High School and LafayetteRead the story …

Eminent Trombonist to Perform at UM

Abbie Conant stars March 5 in multimedia 'Aletheia'

OXFORD, Miss. – The LOU community will have an opportunity to see a musician at the top of her field Thursday evening (March 5), when trombonist Abbie Conant performs “Aletheia,” a musical theater piece that also includes vocal, piano and electronics, at the University of Mississippi. Presented by the UM Department of Music, the 7:30Read the story …

New Orleans Ensemble Bends Jazz Tradition

Fans have two opportunities to see Skrontch this Wednesday in Nutt Auditorium

OXFORD, Miss. – Composer and clarinetist Byron Asher and his jazz ensemble, Skrontch, will visit the University of Mississippi on Wednesday (March 4) to share their recent project, Skrontch Music. Asher will be a guest on “LMR Live,” an hourlong online talk show with host Nancy Maria Balach, at 1 p.m., and the full SkrontchRead the story …

Living Music Resource Launches Secret Salon Society

Annual giving program to benefit music, arts education

OXFORD, Miss. – Living Music Resource, an innovative music and arts education program housed at the University of Mississippi, has launched the Secret Salon Society as its official annual giving philanthropic initiative. “Those joining the Secret Salon Society will be our partners who will be instrumental in providing the crucial support needed to allow allRead the story …

Cellist to Perform Monday in Nutt Auditorium

UM program features solo works for cello as well as pieces that include piano, flute

OXFORD, Miss. – Christine Kralik will perform music by some of her favorite composers during her recital for cello at 7:30 p.m. Monday (Feb. 24) in Nutt Auditorium at the University of Mississippi. “As a cellist, I love being able to play the amazing writing of the Bach Cello Suites,” said Kralik, an instructor inRead the story …