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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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Ole Miss’ Burkhead Builds Busy Musical Life

June 11, 2017

OXFORD, Miss. – When Ricky Burkhead sits at a drum set, he has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree to back him up, but they only go so far.

“I would say feeling it would be 70 percent and the intellectual side would be 30,” said Burkhead, 57. “When I first started, I didn’t think about it at all. I just played. I copied what I heard.”

He’s an associate professor of percussion at the University of Mississippi, where he instructs future music teachers and leads…

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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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