Monthly Archives: July 2019

TXST Alumni Comprise Puerto Rico Summer Music Festival Trombone Section

The 2019 Puerto Rico Summer Music Festival Orchestra trombone section was comprised of all Texas State alumni. Ramiro Cortez (BM ’18) is currently pursuing a MM degree at the Manhattan School of Music. Camden Scarborough (BM ’17) recently received his Masters degree from Northwestern University, and Eliud Garcia (BM ’15) is a recent graduate from Yale University.


Dr. Martin McCain Completes Summer Tour

McCain MPODr. Martin McCain recently completed a North Malaysia tour with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra as guest Principal Bass Trombone. He was a guest clinician for Leander ISD where he performed a recital and served on the jury for a solo competition. McCain also performed a recital on a Crosstown Arts Concert Series at the Green Room of the Crosstown Concourse in Memphis, TN and was on the faculty at the PRIZM Ensemble International Chamber Music Festival.

Professor Hank Hehmsoth named Berger-Carter-Berger Jazz Research Fellow by Institute of Jazz Studies

HehmsothAssociate Professor of Practice Hank Hehmsoth has been named a 2019 Morroe Berger-Benny Carter-Edward Berger Jazz Research Research Fellow by the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University.

The Institute of Jazz Studies is the world’s foremost jazz archive and research facility. It was founded in 1952 by Marshall Stearns (1908-1966), a pioneer jazz scholar. In 1966, Rutgers was chosen as the collection’s permanent academic home.

Hehmsoth is currently working with a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts NEA ArtWorks grant. His website, “Dan Morgenstern Collection,” is the complete archive of NEA Jazz Master Dan Morgenstern’s 70 years as a jazz advocate, scholar, author and educator. Director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University from 1976 to 2013, Morgenstern was chief editor of DownBeat Magazine from 1967 to 1973, and served as New York editor in 1964.

(Article from TXST Newsroom Featured Faculty June 27, 2019. Written by Jayme Blaschke.)

Dr. Dimitar Ninov’s New Cantana Selected for Bulgarian National Radio

NinovTXST music faculty Dr. Dimitar Ninov‘s new cantata Moma gori momak (Maiden burns a Bachelor) was selected among a number of other pieces deposited in the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR). It was recorded on May 2, 2019 by the BNR mixed choir and orchestra with Conductor of Orchestra Lubomir Denev, Jr. and Choir Master Lubomira Aleksandrova. The BNR covered all the expenses and did Dr. Ninov a great honor by placing the cantata in the so-called “golden music fund”.

Moma gori momak is approximately 6-7 minutes long. The text is from folklore about a young woman who mesmerizes all men, married and single, and makes them do foolish things out of their desperate falling in love with her. The musical language is accessible, the texture incorporating features associated with Bulgarian folklore.