Powell Hall, 2021

The Department of Music recently moved into the newly renovated and restored Powell Hall, which was the original campus library dedicated by Eleanor Roosevelt in 1941. The reading room is now a large recital hall with seating for up to 200 audience members, audio and video recording, and large, exposed beams and original windows that…

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Powell Hall, 1941

The Department of Music recently moved into the renovated and restored Powell Hall, built by WPA funds from the Roosevelt Administration, and was completed in 1940. It was dedicated in 1941 by Eleanor Roosevelt, a distant cousin of third Georgia State Women’s College president Frank R. Reade. The quotation over the main entrance from Sir…

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Student News: Lindsay Miller presents at Undergraduate Research Symposium

Lindsay Miller (BM, 2022) was selected to present this week at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Her presentation, titled “Heinrich Schenker and Racism in Western Music Theory,” separates Shenker’s personal views from his contributions to the field of music theory. While at VSU, Lindsay has been an active performer, serving as principal oboe in Wind Ensemble,…

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Trumpet Ensemble named national semifinalists

The Valdosta State University Trumpet Ensemble was named a national semifinalist for the 2021 National Trumpet Competition in the Trumpet Ensemble Division. Thirty ensembles from around the country advanced to the semifinal round. The VSU Trumpet Ensemble performed The Barber of Seville Overture by Italian composer Gioachino Rossini.

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Alumni News: Ranon Herman begins MMEd

Ranon Herman (BME, 2016) will begin a Master of Music Education degree at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this fall. Ranon currently teaches middle school band near Chicago, IL, and has performed in several community ensembles, including the DePaul University community choir, jazz band, and concert band, as well as with the Horner Park Jazz…

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