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  1. A Banner Season: The Saxophone Studio of Professor Timothy McAllister Outperformed in 2021 Competitions

    The 2021 season was a banner one for the SMTD’s Saxophone Studio under the leadership of Professor of Saxophone Timothy McAllister, BM ’95, MM ’97, DMA ’02. In just one year, undergraduate and graduate students in the studio won 24 accolades for their outstanding solo and/or ensemble performances at SMTD, collegiate, national, and international music…

  2. 2021 Briggs Chamber Music Competition Winners Announced

    On Saturday, April 10, the 2021 Briggs Chamber Music Competition was held in Britton Recital Hall and McIntosh Theatre. The Briggs Competition was created in an ongoing effort to encourage the excellence of chamber music performance at SMTD and to provide performance opportunities for various ensembles. It is named in honor of its benefactors and…

  3. Faculty Spotlight – Michael Gould

    Percussionist Michael Gould has traveled the world as a performer, teacher, and collaborator. He has had unique collaborations with engineers, material scientists, painters, poets, dancers, athletes, and business professionals. READ MORE

  4. 2021 SMTD Concerto Competition Winners Announced

    On January 29th and January 30th, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance announced the winners of the 2021 Concerto Competition.  Graduate Division Winners Valentin Kovalev (MM ’22, saxophone), accompanied by Liz Ames, performed the Alto Saxophone Concerto in E-flat Major, op. 109 by Alexander Glazounov. Kovalev is a student of Professor  Timothy McAllister. “I’m…

  5. Antonio drops new albums with ensembles Yarn/Wire and Wet Ink Ensemble

    Ian Antonio, Assistant Professor of Percussion, has released two new albums with fellow musicians and collaborators in ensembles Yarn/Wire and Wet Ink Ensemble.   Released in October, Inner Garden is an album-length work written by saxophonist Travis Laplante with piano/percussion ensemble Yarn/Wire, of which Antonio is a founding member. Hailed as “mesmerizing and dynamic” by the…