Thursday, April 23, 2015

Flute Student to Spend Semester Abroad at St. Anne's, Oxford University

CSU flutist Lauren Rosenblatt will study Medieval and Renaissance Music at Oxford University's St. Anne's College as a part of a new partnership with that institution. An Honors student pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Music, Lauren has already participated in Study abroad and studied Renaissance music and dance at CSU, but this time she will spend an entire semester in one of the cultural centers of the Renaissance.

Columbus State University was recognized last year among seven U.S. college and universities — including much-larger institutions such as Rutgers and Ohio State — for innovative international programs. “(All seven schools) are excellent models for how higher education across the country can and must innovate to prepare our students for the global economy we live in today,” said Marlene M. Johnson, executive director and CEO of the international education organization founded as the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers. Now known as the NAFSA Association of International Educators, the organization’s Senator Paul Simon Awards for Campus Internationalization are considered the ultimate honor for a university in terms of recognizing innovative efforts to make students more aware of the world at large.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

CSU alum tops at Seoul International Violin Competition

CSU alumni violinist Suliman Tekalli won 2nd Prize, $30,000 and international engagements at Seoul International Violin Competition (Seoul, Korea). The First Prize of $50,000 was not awarded.
While he studied at the Schwob School of Music with Professor Sergiu Schwartz, the William B. and Sue Marie Turner Distinguished Faculty Chair  Suliman was a top prize winner at major international violin competitions including Sendai (Japan), Lipizer (Italy), Szeryng (Mexico) and a semifinalist at Montreal (Canada), Sarasate (Spain) and Young Concert Artists (New York).
This summer, he will participate at the Music@Menlo Chamber Festival in Palo Alto, California, under the leadership of the directors of the Chamber of Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Voice student places first at Southeastern NATS auditions

RANDALL PERKINS, a junior in voice performance, won First Place in the Upper Adult Men's Category at the Southeastern Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing Student Auditions held at Auburn University. Over four hundred fifty singers from Alabama, Georgia and Florida participated. Randall is a student of Earl Coleman, Curry Eminent Faculty Scholar Chair in the Schwob School of Music.
Professor Coleman's freshman student, NICKLAUS WHITE, was a Semi-Finalist in the First Year Men's Classical Category at the same auditions.

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.

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