Tag Archives: Music Department

Concerto competition prepares students for life after college

Matthew Smoke sits in a small practice room upstairs in the Music Building at Fresno State, waiting for his turn to perform a viola concerto. Nearly a year of practice has come to this moment. Smoke is just one of ...

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Fresno State’s annual ‘Double Reed Day’ brings musical talent

Renowned musicians Minjia Liu and Rufus Olivier Jr. visited Fresno State on Saturday for the 21st annual Double Reed Day. “Double Reed” refers to double-reed instruments, such as the “oboe” and the “bassoon.” The musical event included sessions for the ...

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Annual gala provides musical sounds from faculty and students

In hopes of raising scholarship funds for Fresno State’s department of music, the annual gala concert, featuring an orchestra, was held last Saturday. Faculty orchestra and vocalists performed alongside students in the concert hall. The performances featured a variety of ...

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Marimba, cello players steal the show

Melodies echoed through the halls of the Music Building Jan. 20 and 21 as the Fresno State music department held its 10th annual Concerto Competition. Fresno State music students were featured both days as they performed a variety of pieces ...

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Jazz Composer’s Orchestra brings staff and students together

More than 100 people attended the Jazz Composer’s Orchestra on Monday night in the Wahlberg Recital Hall at Fresno State. The Fresno State and Fresno City College departments have hosted the Jazz Composer’s Orchestra for more than ten years. The ...

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Band Spectacular still a success despite rain

Even the rain could not stop the Fresno State Bulldog Marching Band from giving an energized performance at Friday night’s Band Spectacular.

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Band celebrates Centennial

In honor of Fresno State’s centennial celebration, alumni and current marching band members put on a show at Bulldog Stadium for the homecoming day celebration on Saturday during halftime. According to Dr. Tim Anderson, Director of the Marching Band, 140 marching band alumni members participated by performing at halftime. Alumni from the past 30 years were also represented in the band.

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