Music News

NuFusion to perform April 28

NuFusion, Henderson State University’s exciting student jazz ensemble, will perform a free public concert outdoors on Henderson’s Quad Friday, April 28, at 8 p.m. The performance, par...  READ MORE 
04/25/2017

Choir concert April 29

Henderson State University’s Chamber Chorale and Concert Choir will present a musical “Celebration of Faith and Humanity” at 7:30 p.m. April 29 at First Baptist Church in Arkadelp...  READ MORE 
04/24/2017

Wind Ensemble concert April 19

Henderson State University’s Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Steve Knight, will present its final concert of the spring semester at 7:30 p.m. April 19 in Arkansas Hall. The concert ...  READ MORE 
04/17/2017

Trumpeter Rex Richardson to perform

Renowned international trumpeter Rex Richardson will perform with Henderson State University’s Wind Ensemble April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Arkansas Hall. Richardson will present a master class at ...  READ MORE 
04/07/2017

Donations will support arts programs

Henderson State University has partnered with the Arkansas Community Foundation for ArkansasGives, a one-day giving event on April 6 where gifts to Henderson will support the university’s fin...  READ MORE 
03/28/2017

A 'Fantastik' performance

Henderson State University’s Opera Workshop presented the musical fable The Fantastiks March 10 and 11 in the Arkansas Hall Studio Theatre. Opera Workshop gives music stud...  READ MORE 
03/13/2017

Symphony Band concert March 12

Henderson State University’s Symphony Band, under the direction of Dr. Shaun Popp, will present a concert entitled “A Ragin’ Cajun Celebration” at 3 p.m. March 12 in Arkansa...  READ MORE 
03/09/2017

Guest trumpet recital March 16

Trumpeter Keith Wood will perform at Henderson State University March 16 at 7 p.m. in the Russell Fine Arts Recital Hall. Wood will also present a trumpet master class at 12:30 p.m. Both events are...  READ MORE 
03/09/2017

Mid-winter choral performance

Henderson State University's Concert Choir and Chamber Chorale performed March 5 at Anthony Chapel in Garvan Gardens. The concert was entitled "Mid-Winter Waking." (Photo by Rebecca Fellers)  READ MORE 
03/08/2017

Wind Ensemble concert March 7

Henderson State University’s Wind Ensemble will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. March 7 in the Arkansas Hall auditorium. The public is invited and admission is free. The program includes: &#82...  READ MORE 
03/03/2017

Choir concert March 5 at Garvan Gardens

Henderson State University’s Chamber Chorale and Concert Choir will perform at 4:30 p.m. March 5 at Garvan Gardens near Hot Springs. The concert, entitled Mid-Winter Waking, is free and open ...  READ MORE 
03/01/2017

Evening of Chamber Music Feb. 16

Henderson State University’s Department of Music will present “An Evening of Chamber Music” Feb. 16 featuring a quintet of musicians from Henderson and the Arkansas Symphony Orche...  READ MORE 
02/13/2017

USAF's Midwest Winds to perform Feb. 19

The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America’s Midwest Winds will present a concert at Henderson State University Sunday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m. in the Russell Fine Arts recital hall. The Midw...  READ MORE 
01/30/2017

President's Concert Feb. 4

Henderson State University’s Department of Music will present its annual President’s Concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Russell Fine Arts Harwood Recital Hall.  The program feature...  READ MORE 
01/09/2017

Choirs perform holiday concert

Henderson State's concert choir and chamber chorale performed holiday music Dec. 4 to a capacity crowd at First United Methodist Church in Arkadelphia. The Henderson orchestra will be in conce...  READ MORE 
12/05/2016

Showband in concert Dec. 7

Henderson State University’s Showband of Arkansas will perform music from its 2016 halftime productions at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Arkansas Hall Auditorium. The band will also play some of it...  READ MORE 
12/01/2016

Henderson choirs to perform Dec. 4

Henderson State University’s Department of Music will present the Chamber Chorale and Concert Choir in concert at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at First United Methodist Church in Arkadelphia. “Come...  READ MORE 
11/30/2016

Wind Ensemble concert Nov. 29

Henderson State University’s Wind Ensemble will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Arkansas Hall Auditorium. The performance is free and open to the public. The program includes: &...  READ MORE 
11/28/2016

Mabery studying piano in England

Hunter Mabery aspires to be a successful collaborative pianist and teacher. Mabery, a 2016 Henderson State University graduate, is taking the next step towards that goal as he works on his master&#...  READ MORE 
11/18/2016

Schroeder commissioned by Fort Smith Symphony

Dr. Phillip Schroeder, professor of music at Henderson State University, has received a commission to compose an orchestral work for the Fort Smith Symphony. The new composition will be the symphon...  READ MORE 
11/07/2016

Wind Ensemble concert Oct. 13

The Henderson State University Wind Ensemble will present its first concert of the fall at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in Arkansas Hall. The public is invited to attend the free performance which can also be...  READ MORE 
10/12/2016

Music faculty showcase Sept. 20

Henderson State University’s music faculty will put their talents on display at the HSU Faculty Showcase Sept. 20. Instrumentalists and vocalists will perform solo and chamber works by a vari...  READ MORE 
09/19/2016

Sorores Trio to perform Sept. 22

Henderson State University will host a performance by the chamber ensemble Sorores Trio at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Russell Fine Arts recital hall. The trio includes: soprano Amy Rosine, faculty a...  READ MORE 
09/13/2016

Opera singer to perform Sept. 13

Sarah Mesko, an opera singer and Hot Springs native, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in Henderson State University’s Russell Fine Arts Center recital hall. The concert will feature music o...  READ MORE 
09/06/2016

Aug. 26 concert features music for violin, piano

Dr. Phillip Schroeder, professor of music at Henderson State University, and violinist Margaret Jones will perform works composed by Schroeder at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26 in the Russell Fine Arts Center r...  READ MORE 
08/15/2016

Band camp under way at Henderson

Henderson State Band Camp begins its 51st year of providing a well-rounded musical experience for young musicians. First-year band students just finished camp, and junior high students are on campu...  READ MORE 
06/27/2016

NuFusion keeps audience pumped up

NuFusion, Henderson State University’s exciting student jazz ensemble, presented its annual concert April 29 in the Garrison Center Grand Ballroom. The performance featured a wide range of mu...  READ MORE 
05/02/2016

NuFusion concert April 29

NuFusion, Henderson State University’s exciting student jazz ensemble, will perform a free public concert outdoors on Henderson’s Quad Friday, April 29, at 8 p.m. The performance will f...  READ MORE 
04/27/2016

Wind Ensemble concert April 19

Henderson State University’s Wind Ensemble will perform the music of Arkansas composers at its concert on April 19. The program, entitled "Arkansas Travelers: A Tribute to Composers of the Na...  READ MORE 
04/14/2016

Kreckmann to serve on choral faculty in France

Dr. Andrew Kreckmann, director of choral activities and assistant professor of choral conducting and music education at Henderson State University, will serve on the conducting faculty for Universi...  READ MORE 
04/08/2016

Opera Workshop entertains afternoon audience

The Henderson State University Opera Workshop presented an afternoon performance April 4 featuring several musical selections, including a preview of songs from Avenue Q which will be performed thi...  READ MORE 
04/07/2016

Trumpeter Tom Strait to present alumni recital March 31

Dr. Tom Strait will present a trumpet recital at 7:30 p.m. March 31 in the Russell Fine Arts recital hall. The performance, including works by Jean Francaix, George Enescu, Anthony Plog, and Eric E...  READ MORE 
03/24/2016

Sullivan a finalist in trombone competition

Elijah Sullivan, a senior instrumental music education major at Henderson State University, is one of three finalists for the International Trombone Festival Alto Trombone Competition. He will comp...  READ MORE 
03/16/2016

Wind Ensemble highlights week of performances

Henderson State University’s Wind Ensemble highlights a week of musical performances on campus. The Wind Ensemble will present “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” at its concert at ...  READ MORE 
03/11/2016

An evening of beautiful music

Henderson State choirs presented their winter concert Tuesday in the Russell Fine Arts recital hall. The performance, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Kreckmann, also featured soloists Laura Storm...  READ MORE 
03/11/2016

Duvall alumni piano recital March 11

Pianist Andre Duvall will present a recital at 5 p.m. March 11 in the Russell Fine Arts recital hall. The performance is part of Henderson State University’s 125th Anniversary Alumni Recital ...  READ MORE 
03/11/2016

Henderson State choir concert March 1

Henderson State University choirs will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. March 1 in the Russell Fine Arts Center recital hall. The performance, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Kreckmann, is free and...  READ MORE 
03/11/2016

McAfee, former students to give organ recital

Organist Kay McAfee and four of her former students will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. March 4 at First United Methodist Church in Arkadelphia. The event is free and open to the public. McAfee was...  READ MORE 
02/23/2016

President's concert honors Mae Whipple

Henderson State's annual President's Concert showcased five excellent student musicians and posthumously honored Mae Whipple Feb. 4. Whipple was a member of the Henderson faculty for 45 years. A fr...  READ MORE 
02/05/2016

HSU hosts elementary music workshop

Music education majors and public school music educators from around the state attended an elementary music workshop Jan. 29 at Henderson. Guest instructor Joshua Black led the participants in a va...  READ MORE 
02/02/2016

President's Concert to honor Mae Whipple

Henderson State University’s Department of Music will honor Mae Whipple posthumously at its annual President’s Concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Russell Fine Arts Harwood Recital Hall....  READ MORE 
01/26/2016

Flutist to present alumni recital

Flutist Brian Luce will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in Henderson State University’s Russell Fine Arts recital hall. Luce’s performance is part of Henderson’s 125th Anni...  READ MORE 
01/12/2016

President's Concert soloists announced

Henderson State University’s Department of Music will present its annual President’s Concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Russell Fine Arts Harwood Recital Hall.  The program feature...  READ MORE 
01/08/2016

Powell advances in woodwind competition

Rafael Powell, a senior saxophone performance major at Henderson State University, will compete Jan. 10 in the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Woodwind division competition in Hous...  READ MORE 
01/07/2016

Wind Ensemble concert Dec. 9

Henderson State University’s Wind Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in Arkansas Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.  The program includes: Paris Sketches by Martin ...  READ MORE 
12/07/2015

Henderson choral concert Dec. 6

Henderson State University’s Concert Choir and Chamber Chorale will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at First United Methodist Church in Arkadelphia. The concert is free and open to the publ...  READ MORE 
12/02/2015

Symphony, Concert bands perform Dec. 1

Henderson State University’s Symphony and Concert bands will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in Arkansas Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.  The Symphony Band’s program ...  READ MORE 
11/23/2015

Guest pianist to lecture, perform Nov. 13

Acclaimed concert pianist and piano scholar Dr. David Northington will present a lecture and recital at Henderson State University Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Russell Fine Arts recital hall. The event...  READ MORE 
11/10/2015

Music faculty showcase Oct. 20

Henderson State University’s music faculty will put their talents on display at the HSU Faculty Showcase Oct. 20. Instrumentalists and vocalists will perform solo and chamber works by a varie...  READ MORE 
10/15/2015

Saxophone recital by alumnus Oct. 12

Saxophonist Marc Ballard will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 in Henderson State University's Russell Fine Arts recital hall. Ballard's performance is part of Henderson's 125th Anniversary A...  READ MORE 
10/09/2015

Oct. 8 performance to feature flute, piano

Henderson State University will present Music from Argentina for Flute and Piano at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Russell Fine Arts Recital Hall. The performance will feature Elena Yarritu on flute and H...  READ MORE 
10/06/2015

Guest trombonist to perform Sept. 17

Internationally renowned trombonist Peter Ellefson will present a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in Henderson State University’s Russell Fine Arts recital hall. He will be accompanied on...  READ MORE 
09/11/2015

Schroeder, Jones in concert Aug. 28

Dr. Phillip Schroeder, professor of music at Henderson State University, and violinist Margaret Jones will perform three works recently composed by Schroeder at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 in the Russell Fin...  READ MORE 
08/26/2015

Pianists to present recital Sept. 1

Dr. May Tsao-Lim, associate professor of music at Henderson State University, will collaborate with pianists Luis Sanchez and Libby Vanatta in a piano recital Sept. 1. The free performance begins a...  READ MORE 
08/26/2015

Kreckmann named interim director of choral activities

Andrew Kreckmann has joined Henderson State University as Interim Director of Choral Studies. Before joining Henderson State, Kreckmann served as Interim Director of Choral Studies at Wayne State U...  READ MORE 
08/24/2015

Band camp concludes 50th anniversary

HSU Band Camp's senior concert brought the camp's 50th anniversary to an end last week. Former Henderson State band director David Rollins led the senior high first band in its final performance of...  READ MORE 
07/13/2015

HSU Band Camp celebrates 50th anniversary

What began in 1965 as a summer camp for local junior and senior high school band students has evolved into a half-century-long tradition that has attracted thousands of young musicians to Henderson...  READ MORE 
06/25/2015

Band camp gets under way at Henderson

Band camp is a 50-year tradition at Henderson State University. It is believed that at least 50,000 high school and junior high musicians have attended the summer camp since its inception in 1965. ...  READ MORE 
06/18/2015

Opera Workshop performs 'Billy Goats Gruff'

Henderson's Opera Workshop presented a free performance of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" April 26 in the Russell Fine Arts Center recital. The opera for children featured music by Mozart, Rossini, ...  READ MORE 
04/28/2015

NuFusion spring concert rocks the house

NuFusion, Henderson's student jazz ensemble, performed its annual spring concert April 24 in the Garrison Center's Grand Ballroom. The performance featured a wide range of music, much of which was ...  READ MORE 
04/27/2015

Chamber Chorale, Concert Choir perform April 28

Henderson State University’s Chamber Chorale and Concert Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 28 in the Russell Fine Arts Center recital hall. The concert is free and open to the public. The...  READ MORE 
04/22/2015

NuFusion jazz ensemble concert April 24

NuFusion, Henderson State University’s exciting student jazz ensemble, will perform a free public concert outdoors on Henderson’s Quad Friday, April 24, at 8 p.m. The performance will f...  READ MORE 
04/21/2015

Percussion studio gives lunchtime performance

Henderson State's percussion studio gave a concert Tuesday during the lunch hour in the Russell Fine Arts recital hall. Student musicians, under the direction of Dr. Rick Dimond, performed on a var...  READ MORE 
04/21/2015

Student pianist wins performance showcase

Orlando Riveros, a senior piano performance major at Henderson State University, won first place in the Trinity Presents Collegiate Performance Showcase in Little Rock April 12. Riveros was one of ...  READ MORE 
04/17/2015

Opera Workshop to perform 'Billy Goats Gruff'

Henderson State University’s Opera Workshop will present a free performance of The Three Billy Goats Gruff at 3 p.m. April 26 in the Russell Fine Arts Building recital hall. The opera for chi...  READ MORE 
04/16/2015

Wind Ensemble gives rousing performance

Henderson State's Wind Ensemble performed its final spring concert Sunday afternoon in Arkansas Hall. The group is comprised of the university's finest wind and percussion musicians, and perfo...  READ MORE 
04/14/2015

Trumpeter Allen Vizzutti to perform April 4

World-renowned trumpeter Allen Vizzutti will join the Arkansas All-Star Big Band for a concert April 4 at Henderson State University in Arkansas Hall. Vizzutti will also present two clinics before ...  READ MORE 
03/12/2015

Brock McGuire Band provides noon entertainment

Ireland’s Brock McGuire Band gave a free noon concert March 9 at Henderson in the Russell Fine Arts Center recital hall. Accordionist Paul Brock and Manus McGuire on fiddle are the founding m...  READ MORE 
03/10/2015

Voice students make strong showing

Henderson State University voice students made a strong showing at the National Association of Teachers of Singing state conference and auditions. Fourteen students competed in 18 categories, with ...  READ MORE 
03/06/2015

Association sings praises of music department

The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) has reaccredited Henderson State University, citing the music department’s administrative support, passionate faculty, and student performa...  READ MORE 
03/04/2015

Composers conference starts March 6

Henderson State University will host music composers from six states March 6-8 for the Society of Composers Inc. Region Six Conference. The conference will feature 10 concerts showcasing the origin...  READ MORE 
03/03/2015

Brock McGuire band performs March 9

Ireland’s Brock McGuire Band will perform a free concert from 12-1 p.m. March 9 at Henderson State University. The free performance will be held in the Russell Fine Arts Center recital hall. ...  READ MORE 
03/02/2015

Saxophone quartet to perform March 9

The award-winning Mana Saxophone Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 9 at Henderson State University. The program, which includes quartets by Stephen Dankner, Jean-Baptiste Singelee, and J.S. B...  READ MORE 
02/27/2015