Monthly Archives: April 2020

TXST Alumni Accepted Into Doctoral Programs

Recent TXST graduates Eloy Ramirez and Jett Walker have been accepted into doctoral programs!

Eloy studied bassoon and graduated from TXST in 2018 with an undergraduate degree in Music Studies. Since graduating, he has been working to complete a Master of Music in Historical Musicology at the University of Arizona. Eloy has now been accepted into Harvard for Musicology.

Jett will be completing his Master of Music in Trombone Performance at Texas State University this semester. Jett completed his undergraduate degree in 2013 from TXST in Music Studies. He has been accepted in the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music for Trombone Performance. In addition to Cincinnati, Jett was accepted into and offered assistantships at the Eastman School of Music, University of Miami, University of Colorado, Arizona State University, and the University of North Texas.

TXST Alum Accepted Into Merola Opera Program

Alum Celeste Alexandria Morales–TXST Class of 2015, Music Education-Choral–has been accepted into the prestigious Merola Opera Program in San Francisco for next year.

Celeste was a student of Oliver Worthington and a member of the Texas State Opera Theatre Program, Texas State Chorale, and VocaLibre.  She is the featured soloist on the VocaLibre recording of “Modimo,” a solo she reprised with Chorale during their 2018 TMEA performance.

Celeste continued her studies at the Manhattan School of Music, been a Resident Artist with the San Antonio Opera, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2015 Winner of the Texas State Aria & Concerto competition.

Congratulations to Celeste on all she has achieved!

TXST Professor Performed by Schroeder Umanksy Duo

On Saturday, April 4th the Chamber Music Society of Detroit will present a webcast concert of the Schroeder Umansky Duo at 8pm. The duo features Amy Schroeder of Attacca Quartet, Texas State’s ensemble-in-residence, and Felix Umansky. They will perform selections from J.S. Bach’s “Two Part Inventions,” “Duo for violin and cello, Op. 7” by Zoltán Kodály, and “Strange Loops” by our very own Dr. Michael Ippolito. You can view the performance here.