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FRIB Hosts Free Public Talk and Piano Recital Featuring Harvard Professor Noam Elkies

Friday, November 30, 2018
Elkies teaching piano

The community is invited to two free upcoming events at FRIB featuring Harvard University Professor of Mathematics Noam Elkies. First, a public talk on “Canonical Forms: A Mathematician’s…

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MSU to Construct New Music Pavilion

Monday, June 25, 2018

Michigan State University will begin construction this week on a 37,000-square-foot Music Pavilion that will expand the Music Building on the university’s north campus. The project, which includes…

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Professor of Trombone Receives Top Award and Releases Album

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Ava Ordman

Ava Ordman has never thought of herself as a pioneer in the world of brass performance and teaching. She’s just someone, she says, who decided to play trombone, inspired…

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MSU Pianist, Soprano Release CD ‘Anxiety Attack’

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Melanie Helton and Derek Polischuk

Listeners might think that the two song cycles that soprano Melanie Helton and pianist Derek Polischuk paired on their new recording, Anxiety Attack, are oddly matched. But according to the artists, as they…

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Two MSU Student Saxophonists Win National Competitions

Monday, April 9, 2018
Kyle Landry and Julian Velasco

MSU doctoral candidate Kyle Landry captured first place in 2017-18 North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) composition competition for his composition, Aeolian Harp. The North American Saxophone Alliance is an…

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MSU Honors College Student Gets National STEM Scholarship

Friday, April 6, 2018
Gabriel Moreau

Gabriel Moreau, an Honors College sophomore majoring in physics in Lyman Briggs College and music in the College of Music at Michigan State University, has been named a…

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MSU Music Prof Earns Grammy Nomination

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

An associate professor of composition at Michigan State University has become a Grammy nominee. Tian Zhou is one of the nominees in the Best Contemporary Classical Composition category…

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Undergrad Takes Top Prize in National Trombone Competition

Monday, July 3, 2017
Drew Kilpela

A trombonist in the jazz studies program at Michigan State University has become the second trombone student from the College of Music to win the Trombone Symposium Michael…

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MSU Student Wins 2016 Opportunity Detroit People’s Choice Award

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

MSU Jazz Studies senior Eric Smith, a 21-year-old singer/songwriter from Birmingham, Mich., won the 2016 Opportunity Detroit People’s Choice Award at the Detroit Music Awards in April 2016….

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MSU Opera Production Takes Top Honors in Nat’l Opera Association

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
The MSU Opera Theatre, directed by Melanie Helton, staged the 2015 production of “A Room with a View” with the MSU Symphony Orchestra which earned the National Opera Association’s division IV first place award. - See more at: http://music.msu.edu/news/msu-vocal-arts-students-attain-high-honors?utm_campaign=room-view&utm_source=pride-point&utm_medium=social#sthash.ZiXldUt9.dpuf

Michigan State University’s 2015-16 production of A Room with a View was awarded first place in the Division IV production competition of the National Opera Association. Due to the…

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