Post Tagged with: "Staples Family Concert Hall"

Enrollment / University
Organ Professor Jay Michaud practices a piece on the organ on Nov. 4 in the auditorium in the Music Building. (Morgan Taylor/Staff Photographer)

Organ program participation dwindles, students show promise

Only two undergraduate students and two graduate students are enrolled in Central Michigan University’s organ music program. The program gives students the opportunity to learn the organ and is largely based around the Casavant organ in the Staples Family Concert […]
Student Groups / Student Life
The Chippewa Marching Band baritone line plays during the School of Music's annual "Band-O-Rama" concert Friday night in the Staples Family Concert Hall. This years performance featured pieces played by both the marching band and various concert bands at the university. (Paul Paonessa/Staff Photographer)

Band-O-Rama at Staples Family Concert Hall educates, inspires young students

The Chippewa Marching Band rocked the walls of the Staples Family Concert Hall Friday night. More than 300 marching chips advanced on the open aisles as the sounds grew louder and spectators watched in anticipation. The marching band sang the […]
Student Life

Chippewa Marching Band, ensembles to play in Band-O-Rama Friday

The Chippewa Marching Band is usually seen by students on the field in Kelly/Shorts Stadium out in the open on game day for football. For the Band-o-Rama “Prisms” event, though, they will perform inside Staples Family Concert Hall Friday for […]
Featured / Student Life
Music professor Andrew Spencer left, jokes with Grand Rapids senior Mike McLaughlin after the Marimba Studio Recital in Chamichian Recital Hall Sunday afternoon. McLaughlin performed Mexican Dance No. 1 by Gordan Stout. (Andrew Kuhn/Staff Photographer)

Percussion studio hits all the right beats

It took months of preparation for 10 members of Andrew Spencer’s percussion studio to perform the second half of this year’s annual marimba recital. “I’ve been practicing for over a month for this piece,” said New Baltimore freshman Anna Anger, who devoted as much […]
On Campus / Student Life
Bobby Shew

Trumpeter Bobby Shew to be featured at Jazz Weekend

Jazz will echo through campus as the 2012 Jazz Weekend begins Thursday. The events will be held Thursday and Friday in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall, Platcha Auditorium and the Bovee University Center Down Under Food Court, featuring […]
On Campus / University

Brad DeRoche faculty recital Tuesday set to be eclectic world tour

Brad DeRoche has played an awful lot of guitar in his day. DeRoche, an Eastman School of Music graduate and alumnus is the presence of classical guitar on campuses around Michigan, teaching at institutions including Central Michigan University, Saginaw Valley […]
On Campus

Chamichian Endowment brings Quartet San Francisco to the Staples Family Concert Hall

Quartet San Francisco performed tango, jazz and other popular music on campus Thursday night. About 130 attended the performance in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall. The Grammy-nominated string quartet was brought to Central Michigan University as part of a […]
On Campus

Professor of Trumpet performs first faculty concert

The sound of the trumpet filled the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall Tuesday night. About 250 people gathered from 8 to 9:30 p.m. to see Central Michigan University’s newest faculty trumpet player, Neil Mueller, perform. “I am thrilled to […]
On Campus

Gala showcases opera, theater selections of 13 performances

“An Opera Gala” filled the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall with voice, piano and applause Saturday. About 120 people attended the event that started at 8 p.m. and lasted until about 9:30 p.m. The first half of the concert […]
On Campus

Symphony Orchestra opens season with French classics Thursday

Central Michigan University’s Symphony Orchestra performed pieces by renowned French composers for its first concert of the season Thursday. The concert was performed in the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall featured composers included Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy and Georges Bizet. […]
Featured / On Campus

Music students perform world-renowned opera ‘La Bohème’

Maika Van Oosterhout said "La Bohème" is one of the hardest operas to perform. The opera by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica was performed three times over the weekend in the Staples Family Concert Hall. The cast and crew was […]
On Campus
Harrison Township senior Danielle Fowler hugs James Batcheller, associate director of bands after performing in the Honors Recital Tuesday at Staples Family Concert Hall. "I think all the performances went great, I've been practicing since September," Fowler said. Fowler performed The Great Train Race on flute. (Jeff Smith/Staff Photographer)

Honors recital lets students show off semesters of hard musical work solo, together

A semester or more of hard work paid off Tuesday morning for students in the CMU honors recital. The recitals are held four times a semester in the Staples Family Concert Hall.

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