Isrea Butler Appointed Music Department Head

Isrea Butler has been appointed Head of the Department of Music at Valdosta State University. Dr. Butler has obtained multiple degrees in trombone performance from the Eastman School of Music (BM and MM) and Rutgers University (DMA). As well as being a founding member of the Gateways Brass Collective, he has also played all four…

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Heroldany Artiga, Jr. to Attend Bowling Green University

Heroldany Artiga, Jr. (BA 2021) has received a graduate assistantship to attend Bowling Green University (OH) this fall to start a masters degree in trumpet performance. Dany graduated this spring from VSU with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While at VSU, Dany has performed with Wind Ensemble, Basketball Band, Brass Quintet, Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band,…

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Allen Nicholas Brown to Attend Oklahoma City University

Allen Nicholas Brown (BA 2021) has received a graduate assistantship to attend Oklahoma City University this fall to start a masters degree in tuba performance. Allen graduated this spring from VSU with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While at VSU, Allen has performed with the Wind Ensemble, Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, Presidential Brass Quintet, Sonorous Brass…

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Jacob Wood Winds GMTA Competition

Jacob Wood (MMP 2022) won the Georgia Music Teachers Association In-State Upper College/Adult Division Audition competition. He has been selected as a conference recitalist and will perform at the state conference in November. While at VSU, Jacob has performed with Wind Ensemble, Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and the Presidential Brass Quintet. Jacob is from…

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VSU Moves Forward with New Performing Arts Center

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 Valdosta State University will soon be home to a brand new, state-of-the-art $18.7 million Performing Arts Center.     The Georgia General Assembly, during the final hours of the 2021 Legislative Session, approved a $27.2 billion state budget that includes $12.4 million in bond funds for the Performing Arts Center project. State…

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Anthony Troupe to Teach at S.L. Mason

Anthony Troupe (BA 2020, MAT 2021) has accepted a position teaching general music at S.L. Mason Elementary in Valdosta, GA. While at VSU, Tony performed with Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, trombone choir, Blazin’ Brigade Marching Band, and Hot Shots basketball band. Tony is from Valdosta, GA.

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