WVSO Recognizes FSU Department of Music as SCALE Partner

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

During two recent performances in Morgantown, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra recognized Fairmont State University as a Student-Centered Arts Learning (SCALE) partner.

The Orchestra’s SCALE program links music and other disciplines, such as math, science, writing and art, using the music of the Young People’s Concert as a thematic guide. The program is correlated with West Virginia’s Content Standards and Objectives for elementary classrooms.

Woodwind Quintet Recital Set for Nov. 23

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Fairmont State University Woodwind Quintet, “Cinq Nuances de Violette,” coached by Dr. Constance Edwards, will perform a recital at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in Wallman Hall Room 229.  

The ensemble features Nicolle Davis on flute and piccolo, Candace Walker on oboe, Kayla Keefover on clarinet, Rayme Pullen on horn and Heidi Newcome on bassoon. Works include a Hungarian March by Franz Schubert, a set of Russian Folksongs by Anatoly Liadov, solo works by each performer and a set of dances by Denes Agay.  

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra on Campus on Oct. 17

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Under the direction of Grant Cooper, Artistic Director and Conductor, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform at Fairmont State University at 7:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 17, at Colebank Hall.

Containing works by Claude Debussy, Stephen Paulus, Aaron Copland and Grant Cooper, the program will feature two trumpet soloists, Vincent DiMartino and Rex Richardson. The program will include Debussy’s “Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun” and Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.”

Department of Music Hosts Two Senior Recitals

Monday, April 15, 2013

During the month of April, the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts Department of Music will host two Senior Recitals. 

At 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, senior Cecil Lopez, saxophone, accompanied by John Morrison, will be performing with special guest Elizabeth Bertovich, marimba. Lopez is a student of Randall Hall. 

At 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, senior Sean Lee, guitar, will be performing with special guest Benjamin Male, guitar. A student of Dr. Patrick Joyce, Lee will be premiering several of his own compositions.

Saxophone Ensemble Offers April 23 Concert

Monday, April 15, 2013

The Fairmont State University Saxophone Ensemble will perform a concert, directed by Randall Hall, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Room 229 of Wallman Hall on the FSU campus.

The performance will feature “The Funeral March of the Marionette” by Charles Gounod. The performance also will include selections such as “Summer Nocturne” by Lennie Niehaus, “Scherzo for Saxophone Quartet” by Warren Baker, “Ye Banks and Braes O’Bonnie Doon” arranged by Lloyd Conley, “Pavane” by Gabriel Faure and “Beale Street Blues” by W.C. Handy.

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