The newest member of our TXST School of Music Administrative Staff is alumnus Benjamin Felts. He replaces Meagan Hernandez responsible for concert and room scheduling, concert programs, and building maintenance issues.
The School of Music’s new Rock Ensemble, directed by Dr. Jose M. Garza, Jr., performed Friday, December 6 at Tantra Coffee House in San Marcos. Members include: Evan Barnes (guitar), Jacob Bellemans (drums), Ethan Bruner (vocals), Roy Carpenter (bass), Alyx Cousins (vocals), Stephen Douglas (guitar), Aaron Dworaczyk (drums and guitar), Owen Morgan (bass), Lucas Munson (guitar and bass), Francis Nieves (vocals and guitar), Marco Orellana (drums and guitar), Aiden Potter (guitar), Jake Rabena (vocals), Benjamin Reynolds (drums), Armando Tomlinson (vocals), J. Refugio (“Cuco”) Valenzuela (electric and acoustic guitar), and Andrew Vineski (keyboard).
A CD recorded by Daria Rabotkina at Texas State was named a Critic’s Choice by American Record Guide.
Steven Vogel (BM ’15) recently joined the Edwards Instrument Company artist roster. He is currently on the faculty at Texas Lutheran University and Lone Star College – University Park, in addition to holding positions with the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra and Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass.