Dr. Kevin Mooney and Dr. Nico Schüler attended the Southwest Chapter conference of the American Musicological Society at Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas on September 5 and 6. Both were panelists for the session titled “Careers in Music Research,” and Dr. Mooney presented his paper “Resurrecting the Son: Reinterpreting Goethe’s “Der Erlkönig.”
Jazz pianist/composer faculty Hank Hehmsoth was guest clinician/trainer at Fort Eustis- Williamsburg, Virginia, with the US Army School of Music, & the US Air Force band attending. He worked with adult professional career musicians on:
Innovative Practice Techniques
Maximizing individual potential
Global/Cross-cultural impact of music
He also conferenced with 2-star general Major General Mark MacCarley to develop plans to use the arts, especially music, as a bridge between cultures, and a way to spread freedom and creativity around the world, while spreading American goodwill. General MacCarley presented Hank with a certificate that reads: “For your generous contributions to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Band at Ft. Eustis, VA. Your talents and commitment have helped the TRADOC Band maintain its reputation of professionalism, excellence, and distinction. Your dedication and patriotism are in keeping with the highest traditions of service and represents great credit upon you and Texas State University – San Marcos.“
Dr. Kay Lipton has been engaged as guest lecturer for the inaugural season of a new opera company, Opera San Antonio. OSA,along with its partners, the San Antonio Symphony and Ballet San Antonio, will use the new, world class performing arts facility, the Tobin Performing Arts Center. Dr. Lipton will present pre-opera talks for all performances of the first (Fantastic Mr. Fox by Tobias Picker), third (La voix humaine by Francis Poulenc) and final (Il segreto di Susanna by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari) operas of the 2014-2015 season.