As part of Fairmont’s celebration of West Virginia’s 150th birthday on June 20, Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts Music Preparatory Department students sang “The West Virginia Hills” and provided solo entertainment at Veterans Square.
Six Fairmont State University faculty members have been nominated for the 2013 Abelina Suarez Professorship, which will be awarded during the Faculty Recognition event at noon Wednesday, April 24, in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms.
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.
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.
The Fairmont State University Community Orchestra, directed by Dr. Jack Ashton, will offer a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in Colebank Hall on the main FSU campus.
The FSUCO will perform the music of Beethoven, Purcell, Mendelssohn and Mozart. Guest soloists include Kat Clift, oboe; Cheryl Melfi, clarinet; Kristen Chamberlin, horn; and Jean Preckel, bassoon.
Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4219.
Mark Snyder, guest composer/performer for the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts, will perform an evening of his own music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, in Room 229 of Wallman Hall.
The Fairmont State University Marching Band continues to grow, but band members need your help to look as good as they sound. First impressions matter, and the band wants to “Dress to Impress.”
The Fairmont State Alumni Association, Office of Institutional Advancement, the Fairmont State Foundation, the FSU Department of Music, the FSU Marching Band and the Fairmont State Band Alumni Association are inviting the community to participate in a fund drive to purchase new band uniforms.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will present five spring concerts. Admission is free and open to the public.
The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Grant Cooper and featuring Jon Kimura Parker on piano, will perform a concert of music by Dukas, Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10.
The Fairmont State University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Valarie Huffman will present a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the Gaston Caperton Center, 501 West Main St., Clarksburg. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.