Music News Archives

PSAs produced by Doug Kass airing internationally on World Cup telecasts
<p>The assistant professor of communications teamed with fellow Elon colleagues Mitch Herndon and Clay Stevenson, as well as recent iMedia graduate Trey Caldwell, to develop three public service announcements to promote the United Nations AIDS outreach program.</p>
Elon Music Ambassadors perform at JazzIt International Music Festival in Italy
<p>The performance by the ensemble, consisting of Elon students and alumni, was part of a 10-day tour.</p>
Tres McMichael &#39;19 wins first prize at national competition
<p>The senior&nbsp;won first place in the National Hall Johnson&nbsp;Spiritual vocal competition on June 24 in Las Vegas, Nevada.</p>
Vandermaas-Peeler and Buckmaster receive Colonial Academic Alliance grant through James Madison University
<p>The grant will fund a study looking at the interaction between a student&#39;s characteristics and the experiences they have while studying abroad.</p>
Andrew McGann &#39;19: Following his passion
<p>McGann, a rising Elon senior from Summit, New Jersey, shares how his Elon Engagement Scholarship has allowed him to pursue his love for music production. This is the second in a video series highlighting the impact of endowed scholarships at Elon.</p>
Thomas Erdmann has article published
<p>Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann had an article published in the professional trumpet journal.</p>
Stephen A. Futrell selected as artistic director/conductor for Voices &mdash; The Chapel Hill Chorus
<p>Futrell will begin serving in the role for the choral group, one of the Triangle&#39;s oldest and most distinguished, this summer.&nbsp;</p>
Stephen A. Futrell performs in Chicago
<p>Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music Stephen A. Futrell performed with musicians from Atlanta and Chicago. Futrell was invited as a featured vocalist but also played trumpet with the instrumental ensemble.</p>
Vote now: Help get Elon on the big screen
<p>As part of the 2018 Coca-Cola and Regal Films&nbsp;student film competition, Elon students traveled to Atlanta in late January to produce a 35-second film, which is now available to watch online. And don&rsquo;t forget to vote for Elon&rsquo;s commercial in the Fan Favorite Award contest.</p>
Thomas Erdmann has an article published in the International Trumpet Guild Journal
<p>The professor of music had an article published in the professional trumpet journal.</p>
From the archives:&nbsp;Setting the tone
<p>More than 55 years ago, the &ldquo;Emanons&rdquo; laid the foundation for a successful jazz program at Elon.&nbsp;</p>
World Percussion Ensemble offers open class on Feb. 1
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Join Chorale
<p>Elon&#39;s large choral ensemble is open to all Elon students.</p>
Camerata announces open auditions for basses and tenors
<p>Camerata is open to all Elon students</p>
Joshua Carswell &#39;11 to perform in Carnegie Hall&#39;s Isaac Stern Auditorium&nbsp;
<p>Carswell, a Presser Music Scholar, will perform on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. during the &quot;Rhapsody in Bluegrass: The Art of American Music&quot; concert.</p>
Futrell joins with CS Music for online voice coaching
<p>Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music Stephen A. Futrell&#39;s online site will offer written and video feedback for singers.</p>
Erdmann has an article published in International Trumpet Guild Journal
<p>Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann had an article published about Etienne Charles in the professional trumpet journal.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Deck the halls with Elon jolly
<p>Elon&#39;s 2017 holiday video includes 27 vocalists, one Phoenix, two presidents and lots of fun.&nbsp;Enjoy!</p>
World Percussion Ensemble seeks new members
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Elon students, faculty attend audio engineering convention in NYC
<p>Members of Elon&#39;s Audio Engineering Society and faculty members participated in the society&#39;s convention held Oct. 18-21.&nbsp;</p>
Erdmann&#39;s new book glowingly reviewed
<p>The professor of music had his latest book, &quot;<span>How Jazz Trumpeters Play Music Today: Twelve Interviews on Technique, Style, and Aesthetic,&quot;</span> reviewed in the professional trumpet journal International Trumpet Guild Journal.</p>
Campus drum circle for students
<p>Free event - fun for everyone!</p>
Winston-Salem Symphony premieres music commissioned by Lynn Beck, with Elon students joining in performance
<p><strong>During three concerts, the symphony featured the spirited opening fanfare commissioned by Beck and her husband, with trumpet students performing in the&nbsp;finale of a symphony program that artistically supports the</strong><strong>&nbsp;lives of those touched by cancer.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Fischer directs state conference
<p>Music professor Victoria Fischer Faw&nbsp;serves as President-Elect and Conference Chair of&nbsp;the 59th Annual conference of the North Carolina Music Teachers Association October 5-7, 2017.&nbsp;</p>
Erdmann has an article published in International Trumpet Guild Journal
<p>Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann had an article published about John Daversa in the professional trumpet journal.</p>
Elon&#39;s Rusty Smith to perform with N.C. Brass Band for &#39;Latin Brass&#39; concert
<p>The North Carolina Brass Band will present a program of Latin Music on Sept.&nbsp;22 and 23.</p>
Elon Music alumna to perform with the Fire of the Carolinas Nov. 4
<p>Jessika Brust &#39;08&nbsp;will perform with Elon&#39;s marching band during&nbsp;Homecoming Weekend.</p>
World Percussion Ensemble seeks new members
<p>The class meets on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:10 p.m. in Arts West and is taught by Adjunct Instructor in Music Jim Roberts.&nbsp;</p>
Be a part of something big (band)! &nbsp;Join the Elon University Jazz Ensemble
<p>The Elon University Jazz Ensemble needs you!</p>
Stevenson presents at 2017 Association of Popular Music Education national conference
<p>Clay Stevenson, a lecturer in music at Elon, presented on topics relative to a cappella vocal production and crowd-sourcing for the independent musician.</p>
Elon alumni endow music scholarship with generous estate gift
<p>A $400,000 gift from the estate of the late Mattie Pickett Edwards &rsquo;39 and John Lee Edwards &rsquo;41 creates a meaningful legacy at Elon.</p>
Thomas Erdmann has an article published
<p>The professor of music had an article published in the professional trumpet journal.</p>
Professional saxophone journal publishes two articles by Erdmann
<p>Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann had two articles published in the professional saxophone journal Saxophone Today.</p>
College of Arts &amp; Sciences recognizes distinguished alumni
<p><span>Ralph Mueller &rsquo;83, Michael Capps &rsquo;99 and Carly Ledbetter &rsquo;13 were honored with the 2017 Elon College Distinguished Alumni Awards during an April 27 ceremony.</span></p>
Erdmann featured in article that asks &#39;where did all the saxophones go?&#39;
<p>Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann is a featured expert quoted extensively in an article on the history of saxophone use in pop music just published in &quot;The Outline.&quot;</p>
Elon World Percussion Ensemble concert TONIGHT
<p>The hour-long concert will begin at 7 p.m. in Yeager Auditorium in the Center for the Arts.&nbsp;</p>
Futrell serves as clinician for Hunt Choral Festival
<p>The Associate Professor of Music adjudicated and served as clinican for the Hunt Choral Festival</p>
Futrell conducts all-county honor choir
<p>Stephen A. Futrell, an&nbsp;associate professor of music, conducted the ABSS Elementary All County Choir. Around 140 students representing 17 schools were in attendance.</p>
Futrell invited to teach at University of Colorado Boulder
<p>The associate professor of music, who directs choral activities at Elon,&nbsp;also performed in concert.</p>
Playing from the heart
<p><span>Al Thomas &rsquo;81&nbsp;has had a love affair with the piano that has continued over the decades. &nbsp;</span></p>
Scratching and singing: Elon students offer Girls Scouts inside look at music production
<p>A group of music students led local Girl Scouts in an a music recording and technology orientation, helping the girls earn a music merit badge.&nbsp;</p>
Retrospective exhibits enduring legacies of the music of the 60s and 70s&nbsp;
<p>&quot;Woodstock, Hippies and other Enduring Legacies: The Music of the 60s and 70s,&quot; (Mus274) features timeline projects that outlines the music and the social movements of an era</p>
Twisted Measure releases latest music video: Cover of Hozier&#39;s &#39;Work Song&#39;
<p>Elon&rsquo;s oldest a cappella group, known for their popular rendition of Sia&rsquo;s &ldquo;Chandelier,&rdquo; shares the story behind their latest video.&nbsp;</p>
Thomas Erdmann has two articles published in&nbsp;<em>Saxophone Today</em>
<p>The professor of music had two articles published in the professional saxophone journal.</p>
Celebrating Jack O. White&rsquo;s legacy at Elon
<p><span>We look at the legacy of the beloved band director who helped build&nbsp;Elon&rsquo;s modest music program into an internationally acclaimed cohort of musicians.</span></p>
Erdmann reviews Norwegian folksinger&#39;s new album in WomenArts Quarterly Journal
<p>Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann&nbsp;had a review published in the professional women arts journal.</p>
Elon students shine in statewide classical singing competition
<p>In a state competition for classical singers, three Elon students were recognized for their talents and will qualify for the regional competition in March.</p>
Erdmann publishes article on Tiger Okoshi in international trumpet journal
<p>Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann&nbsp;had an article published in The International Trumpet Guild Journal.</p>
Kehl presents at Maryland Music Educators Association State Convention
<p>Adam Kehl, director of bands&nbsp;and assistant professor of music, presented&nbsp;a session on developing conducting gestures&nbsp;for high school and middle band educators.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
Retired Elon music professor dies
<p>A longtime member of Elon<span>&rsquo;</span>s music faculty, Malvin Newton Artley taught music to hundreds of young students in the community and was instrumental in developing the university&rsquo;s string instruction program.</p>