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UM Professor Awarded MAC Artist Fellowship

July 30, 2017

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss Music Professor Micah Everett has been awarded a highly coveted Artist Fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission.

The Artist Fellowship program is set up to honor the work of Mississippi artists “who demonstrate the ability to create exemplary work in their chosen field,” according to MAC. Artists across several categories are awarded up to $5,000 each year to further their work. Only artists living…

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UM, Georgia Music Professors Team Up for Teaching, Performance

April 27, 2017

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi saxophone studio traveled to the University of Georgia last month for a joint event that included a teacher swap, master class and collaborative concert.

Adam Estes, UM assistant professor of music, traveled with seven of his students to Athens, Georgia, where they worked alongside Connie Frigo, associate professor of saxophone at Georgia, and her students. The event was funded by a travel grant from the Southeastern…

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 Living Music Resource Hosts a Night at the Opera

October 06, 2016

OXFORD, Miss. – An innovative interview series that brings music professionals to the University of Mississippi will offer students and Oxford residents a glimpse into the world of opera this week, as well as insights into the life and career of legendary diva Maria Callas.

The Living Music Resource, an online video library of interviews with vocalists and composers, is bringing renowned performers…

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 UM Music Department Acquires Instruments from Ghana

April 04, 2016

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Department of Music has acquired several instruments from the African nation of Ghana to further educate students about world music cultures and to use for public performances.

The first of those concerts with the newly acquired instruments is set for 7:30 p.m. April 12 in Nutt Auditorium. The Spring Concert will be…

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 From Music to Mechanical Engineering

November 24, 2015

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi drummer with the Pride of the South Marching Band has proven he’s both musically and mechanically-inclined by starting his own business and landing his first job as a student engineer.

Oxford native Joseph Reed, 21, is a senior studying mechanical engineering with a minor in music. Reed developed a love for music in high…

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 Donors Help Music and Opportunities Play on for UM Students

September 03, 2015

OXFORD, Miss. – When Dr. Charles Hubbert joined the band as a University of Mississippi student, a door swung open to exceptional cultural opportunities. Some 57 years later, the physician continues to reap the rewards, inspiring him and his wife, Margaret, to make a lead gift to an initiative for band scholarships.

The Mississippi native, who was born in Lambert and grew up in Grenada, had not traveled…

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