Fairmont State University Board of Governors have again voted to expand community-based theatre and music/choir programming and to discontinue academic programs in music and theatre, including music and theatre education during the June 18, 2020 meeting.
The Fairmont State University Wind Ensemble will present “Every Song Tells a Story” on Wednesday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wallman Hall Theatre. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.
The program contains traditional and contemporary wind literature that has been inspired by religious text, folksongs and poetry. Selections composed by James Curnow, Larry Daehn, Frank Ticheli, Gustav Holst and John Philip Sousa will be featured in the concert.
The choirs of Fairmont State University will present “Music of America” at the First Presbyterian Church, 301 Jackson St., Fairmont, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28. The concert will feature the FSU Collegiate Singers, Chamber Choir and Community Chorus. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.
Fairmont State University’s Department of Music presents a full performance of the FSU African Drum and Dance Ensemble on campus Wednesday, April 26. Students will showcase traditional West African music and dance learned throughout the spring semester.
The performance begins at 8 p.m. April 26 in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will host the third annual West Fork New Music Festival on the University campus Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept, 24. Guest composers and performers from West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia will be in attendance.
The Fairmont State University Department of Music presents its fourth annual Spring Gala on Saturday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Colebank Hall. The concert includes a variety of music, from spirituals and folksongs to jazz and video game music.
On Wednesday, March 9, Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts faculty member Dr. Daniel Eichenbaum attended the world premiere of his new work, “Concertino for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble” (“Aaron”).
Whether it’s on the field or in a parade, you can hear Will Johnston’s trumpet.
Johnston, who has played trumpet since fifth grade, now plays trumpet for both the Fairmont State University marching band and jazz band. On the field, he is assisted by Nicole Davis, a volunteer who does not receive class credit for her actions.
Born with osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone syndrome, Johnston uses a wheelchair.
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