Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus seeks Executive Director

The Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located at RiverCenter) is searching for an Executive Director. Candidates should possess:

A passion for music and working with children
Fund development experience
Good organizational skills
Duties of the position include:
Fundraising, including an annual fund campaign, corporate sponsorships, special events and endowment campaigns
Preparation and submission of grant applications
Recruitment of orchestra members in area schools
Oversee the day-to-day operations of the orchestra
Work with the Music Director to develop a plan for each concert season
Oversee the finances and operate within the annual budget
Community involvement

To apply, send your resume including references and salary requirements to:

Attn: ED Position
P.O. Box 8612

Columbus, GA  31908

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Schwob students advance in National Trumpet Competition

Students of Dr. Robert Murray have advanced in the 2015 National Trumpet Competition. The CSU Trumpet Ensemble (Teal Ewer, Kristy Pavlis, Christian Gordon, Victor Boyda, Brandon Soloff,and Brandon Dicks) has advanced to the semi-final round of the Ensemble Division at the National Trumpet Competition, performing McKee's "Durrenhorn Passage."

Schwob School trumpeter Teal Ewer will be performing in the semi-final of the Graduate Solo Division, and Christian Gordon will be performing in the semi-final round of the Undergraduate Solo Division of this competition.

The competition, held this year at at Messiah College in Pennsylvania, will will move in its 25th anniversary year to the Schwob School of Music and RiverCenter for the Performing Arts on March 10-12, 2016

Trombonist Evan Williams advances to Minnesota-Zellmer competition finals

Senior trombonist Evan Williams is once again a finalist in the nation's most prestigious orchestral excerpts competition - the Minnesota-Zellmer competition. The competition is biennial, and in 2013 he was also one of five finalists. He competes in the finals in May. Evan is a student of Dr. Brad Palmer. Congratulations, Evan!

Monday, January 19, 2015

CSU Students, Alumna place in MTNA National Competition

A quartet of Schwob School of Music students won Second Place among seven regional division winners competing in the MTNA national string chamber music competition, held in March in Las Vegas. Violinists Sophie Wang and McClaran Hayes, violist Mario Rivera, and cellist John Rogler were coached by Professor Boris Abramov.

CSU 2014 alumna Jeanette Luna, a former student of Professor Dian Lawler-Johnson, won Second Place in the  MTNA national Young Artist vocal competition. She is pursuing graduate work at UNC-Greensboro.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Schwob School of Music to host National Trumpet Competition in 2016

The Schwob School of Music and Columbus State University will host the 25th Annual National Trumpet Competition in 2016 during Spring Break. According to Dennis Edelbrock, Executive Director and founder of NTC, this will be only the second time that the event has been held away from its home of NTC in Fairfax, Virginia. Mr. Edelbrock has secured a Public Broadcasting grant to produce a documentary about the competition and its effect on the careers of so many performers - a great deal of the footage for this production will be shot right here in Columbus. Congratulations to Dr. Rob Murray on bringing this national event to Columbus State! For more information:

Dr. Hansen publishes wellness text

Just published and available from Kendall Hunt as an ebook is the short text, Wellness for Musicians: An Introduction, by Dr. Kristen Hansen of the Schwob School of Music. This book is a brief overview of issues affecting performers, including hearing loss and protection, nutrition, physical wellness and issues of injury, and performance anxiety. For purchase information:

Friday, November 21, 2014

CSU bass trombonist places twice in national competitions

CSU sophomore Stephen Clayton, a bass trombone student of Dr. Brad Palmer, won second place in the National Solo Competition at the 2015 American Trombone Workshop in Washington DC. Stephen was first-place winner in the 18-and-under division in 2013. On the same trip to Washington, Stephen also competed as one of two finalists in the bass trombone audition for a position with the U.S. Air Force Ceremonial BrassCongratulations, Stephen!

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