University of Kansas School of Music

Fall is here at the University of Kansas—the trees are turning, the air is cooling off, and campus is buzzing with activity.

October is an exciting month here at the KU School of Music! With ongoing faculty, student and visiting artist performances taking place in Swarthout Recital Hall, the Lied Center and around town, and with classes in full swing, we are enjoying this activity-packed year!

We hope you enjoy this sample of recent news and events from the School of Music. Visit us at music.ku.edu for a complete list of ongoing activities and news!


KUSO Halloween Bash
Join the School of Music for the 2010 Symphony Orchestra Halloween bash—featuring a community costume contest, instrument petting zoo and orchestra concert! Read more.


Student receives awards for children's CD
A University of Kansas music student has won two national awards for his CD of children's music. Read more.


Professors consult in Lithuania
Debra and Steven Hedden, both professors of Music Education and Music Therapy, were invited by the Vilnius Pedagogical University in Vilnius, Lithuania, to serve as curriculum consultants on the institution's music education degree from October 9-18, 2010. Read more.


Foster honored by ASCAP
Robert Foster, professor of music, recently was cited by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers for his catalog of original compositions as well as recent performances. Read more.


2010 Collage Concert a success
The School of Music presented the 11th annual Collage Concert on Friday, September 24. The concert featured a variety of faculty and student performances, including a jazzy clarinet solo by Dean Walzel. A fundraising reception followed, raising much-needed money for the School of Music Student Opportunity Fund. Read more.


Save the Date— 2010 Holiday Vespers Concerts!
This year we present a Vespers On the Road concert in Overland Park, our traditional Holiday Vespers concerts at the Lied Center, pre-concert organ recitals at Bales Recital Hall and Jazz Vespers at the Lied Center. And for the first time ever, the School of Music will offer a dinner/ticket package with the Oread Hotel for the traditional Holiday Vespers concerts in Lawrence. Patrons will be able to park at the Lied Center, take a bus to the Oread for a beautiful holiday buffet dinner with Dean Robert Walzel, and return on the bus to the Lied Center in time for the holiday Vespers concert. Read more.


Upcoming Events:

Oct. 26

Men's Glee, Women's Chorale and University Singers
7:30 p.m.
Swarthout Recital Hall
Free Admission

Oct. 27

KU Jazz Combos I-VI
7 p.m.
Lawrence Arts Center
Free Admission

Oct. 29

KU Symphony Orchestra Halloween Concert and Costume Contest
6:30 p.m. Costume Contest
7:30 p.m. Concert
Lied Center
$7 for adults, $5 for students

Oct. 30

KU Symphony Orchestra and Stringworks Orchestra
2 p.m.
Lied Center
Free Admission

Nov. 3

KU Jazz Ensemble I, Jazz Combo I with special guests Kerry Marsh and Julia Dollison
7:30 p.m.
Lawrence Arts Center
Free Admission

Nov. 7

Marching Jayhawks in Concert
7:30 p.m.
Lied Center
$12.50 for adults, $10 for students and seniors

Nov. 10

KU Wind Ensemble
7:30 p.m.
Lied Center
$7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors

Nov. 17

KU Jazz Ensembles II and III
7:30 p.m.
130 Murphy Hall
Free Admission

Nov. 18-19

KU Symphony Orchestra and University Dance Company
7:30 p.m.
Lied Center
$10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors

Nov. 30

KU Symphonic and University Bands
7:30 p.m.
Lied Center
$7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors

Dec. 4

Vespers on the Road
7:30 p.m.
Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College
Free tickets available by calling 913-469-4445

Dec. 5

KU Vespers
2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Lied Center
$12.50 for adults, $10 for students and seniors

Dec. 9

KU Jazz Vespers
7:30 p.m.
Lied Center
$7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors

University of Kansas School of Music

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