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High school students take the field with the marching band at halftime.
October 15, 2018

Band Day draws record-breaking 500-plus high school students

The music department hosted its largest-ever high school Band Day on Sept. 8, with more than 500 high school students in attendance. Participants spent a day immersed in the experience of marching with a Division I collegiate band, including a morning rehearsal and lunch with the NC State Marching Band, tickets to the football game and a half-time performance on the field at Carter-Finley Stadium.

Jazz Ensemble I
October 13, 2018

11/9 Jazz Ensemble I Fall Concert

Conducted by Dr. Wes Parker, the 19-member Jazz Ensemble I will perform its fall concert on Friday, Nov. 9, featuring swing, be-bop and contemporary jazz music. 

Wind Ensemble
October 13, 2018

11/7 Wind Ensemble Fall Concert

Conducted by Dr. Paul Garcia, the Wind Ensemble will perform its fall concert on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The ensemble will perform Darius Milhaud’s Suite Français, the overture to Candide and Gustav Holst’s First Suite in E-Flat.

Jazz Ensemble II
October 13, 2018

11/5 Jazz Ensemble II Fall Concert

Led by Dr. Wes Parker, the 18-member Jazz Ensemble II will perform its fall concert on Monday, Nov. 5, featuring big band classics that will get your toes tapping. 

Women and Islamic Performance in Indonesia
October 8, 2018

10/24 Lecture explores women’s role in Islamic music

The Price Music Center Lecture Series presents Anne Rasmussen, professor of music and ethnomusicology and Bickers Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the College of William and Mary for a talk on the role of women in Islamic music performance in Indonesia.

Dr. Nathan Leaf conducts the State Chorale
October 4, 2018

10/26 Fall Choral Collage celebrates bounty of choral music

The Fall Choral Collage celebrates the bounty of choral music composed for mixed choir, soprano-alto and tenor-bass choirs, and features all three of NC State’s choral ensembles – State Chorale, Vox Accalia and the Singing Statesmen. Music will include mixed choir music of Asia and the South Pacific and a premier of a newly commissioned work for soprano-alto choir featuring arrangements of Appalachian folk songs.

October 4, 2018

11/4 Chamber orchestra premieres bluegrass viola concerto

The Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra will perform the world premiere of Donald Reid Womack’s Blue Ridge Seasons, a viola concerto inspired by the music of the southern mountains, with ETHEL’s Ralph Farris as soloist.

Raleigh Civic Symphony
October 3, 2018

11/18 Symphony celebrates Klimt’s Vienna

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of artist Gustav Klimt, the Raleigh Civic Symphony explores music associated with Klimt’s Vienna. The concert will include the world premiere of a composition inspired by Klimt’s work by Japanese-American composer/cellist Paul Wiancko.

June 18, 2018

State Chorale Completes European Tour

The State Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Nathan Leaf, returned on May 21, 2018, from a thrilling and successful concert tour through Central Europe. After singing at commencement on May 12, the Chorale flew

April 18, 2018

State Chorale presents Spring Concert 4/27

The NC State Chorale will perform on April 27th. With appearances also by the Sing Statesmen and Vox Accalia, the State Chorale will will perform music from around the globe, including works by American, European,