Category Archives: Faculty Accomplishments

Longtime band director to pass baton this summer

In July 2016, Jerry Hoover, music professor and director of bands, will retire after more than 30 years at Missouri State. Saying farewell to a band era Hoover joined the university in 1985 and started the Pride Band program. In March, Hoover

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Payne snags lead in Brubeck’s ‘Real Ambassadors’

Dr. Richard Todd Payne, associate professor in music, has been selected to perform the role of Hero/Louis Armstrong in a Memphis, Tennessee, production of “The Real Ambassadors.” The performances will be 7 p.m. on April 8 and 2 p.m. on

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Artist raises $25,000 for jazz studies program

Emeritus Professor Bill Armstrong and his wife, Margo, have gifted $25,000 to the MSU jazz studies program after hosting two art gallery fundraising events in November. Armstrong, co-founder of the Watercolor USA Honor Society, donated more than 30 of his

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MSU’s jazz program finds its groove

Missouri State’s five-year-old jazz studies program is sending successful graduates into the music world, bringing living legends to MSU and putting on events for audiences beyond the campus. Building a jazz degree option Music Professor Randy Hamm has been at

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Music professor offers commentary on notable German composers

Fall was a busy semester for music history professor Dr. James Parsons. His review of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s completed works was published in “Early Music,” and he presented his paper “Hanns Eisler’s ‘Nightmare’” at the International Tyranny and Music

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Music department on track to become All-Steinway School

Missouri State’s music department will soon be among the prestigious colleges around the world to be deemed an All-Steinway School. To earn the designation, Missouri State will need to replace its entire piano inventory with Steinway & Sons pianos. MSU’s

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Music faculty gears up for year ahead

With new additions to the music department and interesting projects and concerts on the horizon, here is a preview for what to expect from the music faculty this year. This is only a partial list of the exciting news across

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Alumni concert to raise funds for Guy B. Webb scholarship

Five decades of singers under Dr. Guy B. Webb’s direction will gather June 28 for a special reunion concert to raise fund for the Dr. Guy B. Webb Touring Scholarship. The alumni will be joined by Springfield Chamber Chorus. The

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Carillonneurs fill campus with music in four-day event

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Music is ringing out across campus this week as more than 100 carillonneurs from across the world gather at Missouri State for the 2015 Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA) Congress. The event concludes Friday, June 19. Visit the website

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President’s Concert to be Quebbeman’s last

Dr. Robert C. Quebbeman will conduct his last concert as Missouri State’s director of orchestral activities on Sunday in this year’s President’s Concert. The Hammons Hall event will be free and open to the public. About the event Missouri State

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