Monthly Archives: July 2017

Somos Musicos news celebrates anniversary

TC writes:  This month is the third anniversary of our first post at this news blog of the School of Music at Texas State. Some 200 posts have been published since July of 2014.

Previous to July of 2014, the School of Music published monthly electronic newsletters. Back issues of those can be accessed at

The School of Music continues to thrive as a vibrant center of musical and scholarly activity, and our alumni are doing great things as they serve their community.

TXST pianist plays Hollywood score

Hank Hehmsoth was featured lead jazz piano to a sold-out audience for “La La Land – In Concert” Friday night June 30 with the Austin Symphony at the Long Center. La La Land won 6 Oscars in 2017, including Best Song and Best Musical Score. The William Morris Talent Agency in Hollywood sent Hank 30+ video sync clips to work on, coordinating his hands with the closeups in the film. Other performers included guest LA conductor Thiago Tiberio, as well as Texas State faculty Bobby Lopez, Ian Davidson, David Dawson, Genaro Gonzalez, Kari Klier, and Daris Word-Hale.

La La Land Austin June 30 2017