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Music Department Adding Graduate Degrees 

May 23, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi and the city of Oxford will host the 44th annual World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and Festival this weekend.

The comprehensive competitions, which run through Sunday (May 27), feature pianists ages 11 to 81 from the United States, Great Britain and France performing styles including ragtime…

Read more: “Music Department Adding Graduate Degrees”


UM Hosts Old-Time Piano Playing Contest Memorial Day Weekend

May 22, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi and the city of Oxford will host the 44th annual World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and Festival this weekend.

The comprehensive competitions, which run through Sunday (May 27), feature pianists ages 11 to 81 from the United States, Great Britain and France performing styles including ragtime…

Read more: “UM Hosts Old-Time Piano Playing Contest Memorial Day Weekend”


Yoga class tailored for performers offered at Ole Miss

April 8, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. – Performing live on a stage can be stressful for even the most accomplished musician, actor or public speaker.

Students at the University of Mississippi now have the option to use yoga as a means to combat that stress by taking Yoga for Performers, an actual credited elective class that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays on the stage of Nutt Auditorium…

Read more: “Yoga class tailored for performers offered at Ole Miss”


Concert Singers to Perform at Carnegie Hall

April 4, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Concert Singers will travel to New York City to perform in the world-famous Carnegie Hall this weekend.

The Concert Singers were invited to perform at 8 p.m. Sunday (April 8) by Distinguished Concerts International. The group will be singing a wide range of pieces, including classics…

Read more: “Concert Singers to Perform at Carnegie Hall”


 Fisk University Singers Coming to UM for Black History Month Concert

February 20, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Department of Music is bringing the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers to campus this week for the university’s 2018 Black History Month Concert.

The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 22) at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free and open to the public…

Read more: “Fisk University Singers Coming to UM for Black History Month Concert”


 Music Professor Returns from Columbia University Fellowship

February 16, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. –Thomas Peattie, an assistant professor of music at the University of Mississippi, has returned to campus after completing a prestigious fellowship at Columbia University during the fall semester.

Peattie spent the semester at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, part of the university in New York City, which takes scholars from around the world in a variety of fields…

Read more: “Music Professor Returns from Columbia University Fellowship”


 Inaugural Living Music Institute Deemed an ‘Incredible Success’

February 14, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. –The inaugural session of the Living Music Institute, which ran Jan. 18-21 at the University of Mississippi, got high marks from students and music professionals alike.

The Living Music Institute, a production of the Living Music Resource in the UM Department of Music, is an intensive workshop for opera aria singers. During the workshop, students…

Read more: “Inaugural Living Music Institute Deemed an ‘Incredible Success'”

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