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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…

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 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…

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 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…

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 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…

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 UM Music Faculty, Alumni Win at Oxford Day for Art Awards

February 06, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. –The Oxford Day of Art was held last month at the Powerhouse. Many community artists were honored at the ceremony, and the University of Music department particularly came away with several wins.

Upon learning about the ending of Volunteer Mississippi and Mississippi Day of Giving programming, Wayne Andrews, the director of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and the…

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 Living Music Institute Hosts Leading Opera Soprano

January 18, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. – The Living Music Resource at the University of Mississippi is holding its inaugural Living Music Institute this weekend. This intensive opera aria workshop includes a residency by world-renowned soprano and recording artist Kallen Esperian.

A member of the Metropolitan Opera and La Scala Opera, Esperian has performed in leading roles at major opera houses around the globe…

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 Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Alan Spurgeon

January 05, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. – Alan Spurgeon, professor of music and Director of Graduate Studies in the Music Department, has been at Ole Miss for 17 years.

Prior to coming to Oxford, Spurgeon taught at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma for 18 years. There he taught music theory, voice, and music education courses on top of being the Graduate Coordinator for…

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