Many performance opportunities are available for ASU students. Recitals are frequently given by faculty, students, as well as guest artists. Students can choose from concert, pep, and marching bands, jazz ensemble, brass quintet, brass choir, trumpet ensemble, and other chamber groups. Pit orchestras support musical theater productions. Recently, members of the studio were featured in concert with the San Angelo Symphony Orchestra performing the orchestral masterpiece, The Pines of Rome. Former students have found meaningful employment in the music field as educators, in retail, and as professional performers—one even earned a Grammy at the 2008 Awards Presentation!
Students will receive individual instruction on their instrument. The curriculum for our students is rigorous. The focus is on embouchure, air/sound, technique, and musical development while learning the standard repertoire. Weekly lessons and regular studio classes are held to insure successful growth on the instrument. In addition to private instruction on the instrument, the studios are very active. Ensembles have been heard on campus and in the community. Furthermore, we have brought in many of the best players in the country to perform with and mentor our students.
We are now in a 12,000 sq. ft. addition to our facility, which added new rehearsal, studio, and practice space. In view of all this exciting progress and growth, we can still boast one of the lowest student-teacher ratios in the state. Every music major here at ASU studies with a Professor—an opportunity many larger schools can’t offer.
ASU has many scholarships available based on talent. For more information, go to:
Please contact Dr. Irish or the Department of Visual and Performing Arts for further opportunities.
Dr. Irish: (325) 486-6034
ASU Department of Visual and Performing Arts: (325) 942-2085
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