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Saxophonist presents recital

Saxophonist presents recital

Kylie Ackerson, staff writer April 23, 2015

Saxophone instructor Levi Randolph will highlight a recital by Southern’s music faculty on Monday, April 27. The performance will be held in Corley Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.Other faculty members who will...

(From left to right) Dyanne Lile, senior vocal performance major, Seth Gripka, freshman vocal music education major, and Trey Burkhart, senior music industry major, rehearse a piece from Don Giovanni with assistant professor of music Jordan Wilson (right) on Wednesday, April 22, in Corley Auditorium.

Students perform musical, opera scenes

Kylie Ackerson, staff writer April 23, 2015

Students from Dr. Jordan Wilson’s opera workshop will give a performance Tuesday, April 28, in Corley Auditorium. The program, a combination of opera scenes and musical theater, each lasting no longer...

The Southern Wind Ensemble poses for a group photo before their performance on March 10, 2015. The ensemble will perform with the concert band at 7:30 p.m. on April 20, in Taylor Performing Arts Center.

Southern performers fine-tune for closing concert

Kylie Ackerman, Staff Writer April 16, 2015

On Monday, April 20, the Missouri Southern Department of Music will present the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band Concert. The performance will take place in Taylor Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.The...

Variety of community performers join for Southern Symphony Orchestra show

Variety of community performers join for Southern Symphony Orchestra show

Kylie Ackerson, Staff Writer April 16, 2015

On Friday, April 24, the Missouri Southern Department of Music will present the Southern Symphony Orchestra with guest pianist Roger Wright. The performance will take place in the Taylor Performing Arts...

Gusano’s Pizza hosted Jazz and Pizza, Nov. 14, featuring the Missouri Southern Jazz Combos. Members of the Thursday 3:30 combo help entertain the diners and jazz fans who came out Friday night to enjoy the show. Front row left to right: Tyler Jones, trumpet; Sam Forcum, trombone; Kyle Babbitt, saxophone, back row left to right: Matthew Clark, bass; Matt Holland, drum set; Trey Shannon, guitar.

Southern Jazz Combo to perform at Gusano’s

Kylie Ackerson, staff writer April 9, 2015

On Friday, April 17, Missouri Southern State University’s jazz band will perform at Gusano’s Pizza at 6 p.m.“We want to do new literature and new music every single semester and that really sort...

Ngosa Simbya sings and plays guitar at the MOSO Talent show on March 11, 2014, at Taylor Performing Arts Center.

Southern shows off local talent on campus

Brad Stout, Editor-in-Chief February 13, 2015

Nationally touring singers, comedians, magicians and more constantly take the stage at Missouri Southern after being poached by members of the Campus Activities Board, but now it’s the students’ time...

Seasonal Chloral Florish

Choral department presents Seasonal Choral Flourish

Kylie Ackerson, staff writer December 4, 2014

Today at 7:30 p.m., the choral department will present the Fifth Annual Seasonal Choral Flourish at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. The production will be under the direction of Dr. David Sharlow, director...

*This photo from fall 2013 shows the Missouri Southern music department makes an extraordinary effort to present themed semester music to the hometown audience.Members of the Missouri Southern Symphony Orchestra rehearse for a performance of La Musica Italiana. The performance is at Taylor Hall, on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.

A Turkish history is told via symphony

Kamryn Trusler, staff writer October 30, 2014

This year at Missouri Southern the Southern Symphony Orchestra will have a special opportunity to display their talents, and in a noisy fashion. Dr. Jeffrey Macomber, production director, has set the stage...

La Traviata is coming to campus on Friday, Oct. 17. Dustin Peterson, Daria Somers and Zeffin Quinn Hollis, playing the three leading , come from Calif., St. Louis and Joplin.

Heartland Opera Theatre presents La Traviata

Kamryn Trusler, staff writer October 10, 2014

An Italian story of love and loss will be told in the style of opera at Missouri Southern this semester. La Traviata, is presented by the Heartland Opera Theatre in collaboration with Southern’s fine...

Senior vocal education major Rachel Barlett performs at hersenior recital on April 14 in the Corley Auditorium.

Senior vocalist prepares to train others after graduation

Whitney Hardy, staff writer April 18, 2014

Rachel Barlett, grew up singing in church and this is what ignited her passion for song. She sang her first solo performance at 20 months old and has been singing ever since. Barlett completed her senior...

Members of the Southern Jazz Orchestra play their final concert with seven-year orchestra director Jeffrey Macomber, professor of music, during the SJO Swingin Holiday Show held in Corley Auditorium Dec. 3.

Southern jazz musicians swing into spring season

Southern Jazz is preparing for a bustling month ahead. With three major performances this month, the halls of the Fine Arts Complex will be filled with notes of jazz and swing.The Southern Jazz Combo's...

Practice session for Carmina Burana

Southern Symphonic Chorus presents ‘Carmina Burana’

Kjersti McDonald, Staff Writer April 4, 2014

The Southern Symphonic Chorus will present Carl Orff’s cantata Carmina Burana at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 13, at the Central Christian Center, 410 S. Virginia Ave., in Joplin. Director of Choral Studies...

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