Georgia State University Singers Receives Invitation to Perform at the 2021 ACDA National Conference
Congratulations to our University Singers and their invitation to perform at the 2021 American Choral Directors Association National Virtual Conference.
Panther Band Receives Invitation to the 2021 Tournament of Roses Parade
The Georgia State University Panther Band has been selected as one of 20 marching bands to perform in the Tournament of Roses parade on New Year’s Day 2021 in Pasadena, Calif. In the coming months, the Tournament of Roses president, Dr. Robert Miller, will visit Georgia State to extend a personal invitation to members of the band and meet with community leaders.
The School of Music Plans Limited Spring Signature Series
Highlights of this series include a performance by the GSU Jazz Band with special guest artist acclaimed saxophonist Tom Scott, concerts by the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Wind Orchestra, and Concert Band as well as the premiere of a new one-act opera by noted composer Milton Grainger commissioned especially for this occasion by Interim Director of the Opera Theater, Dwight Coleman.
The School of Music Establishes the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
The School of Music has established the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee to address systemic inequalities and biases with respect to programmed repertoire, faculty demographic and hiring practices, and overall academic curricula throughout the School of Music. In its first semester of work, the committee established four subcommittees charged with addressing Curriculum Inclusivity, Diverse Repertoire, Ethnic Ensembles, and Breaking the Racial Silence.
The School of Music was sad to bid a fond farewell to Carroll Freeman and Kay Paschal Freeman who have retired from academia. We wish them the best in their new pursuits.
A search is currently underway for a new Professor of Practice in Opera Theater.