New Performing Arts Center to be Announced!
Please join us for www.osugiving.com/nightoforangeandblack, an exciting event to publicly announce and celebrate the launch of the new Oklahoma State University Performing Arts Center and home of the Department of Music. We will celebrate this transformational endeavor, coming soon to the OSU Stillwater campus, on Thurs., Oct. 30, from 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. in the Seretean Center. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. We promise to entertain you with performances by our Music & Theatre students, as well as other special, surprise guests. Please RSVP for this event by visiting
Concert Tickets now available online
Tickets for upcoming Music Department performances are now available online! Tickets purchased through the online marketplace will be available at "Will Call" beginning one hour before ticketed events. BUY NOW!
The acclaimed Chicago-based contemporary music group Fifth House Ensemble will visit OSU from April 21-22 to present a series of lectures and masterclasses, as well as to perform their innovative brand of new music and theater plays in a program entitled Caught: The Woods. The program will feature members of the 5HE along with a theater artist and puppeteer. A video trailer for the program can be viewed below, and more information about the concert can be found at newmusic.okstate.edu. For more information about the Fifth House Ensemble, please visit www.fifth-house.com.
OSU Students Win Courtois Trombone Quartet Competition
The finals of the 2014 Courtois Trombone Quartet Competition took place at the Fort Worth Trombone Summit on Saturday, April 5. The OSU Seretean Trombone Quartet won the competition’s $1,200 First Prize. The quartet is Bryan Lucas (senior from Ponca City), Bruce Haiduk (junior from Broken Arrow), Amelia Rosenberger (sophomore from Aledo, TX) and Eric Kalbfleisch (junior from Carrollton, TX). Only three quartets were selected for the competition’s final round following a preliminary CD round. The OSU Henry Trombone Quartet was also selected for the finals and the OSU Alexander Trombone Quartet received an honorable mention. This was the third time OSU has won this competition, having won it previously in 2011 and 2012. The competition is sponsored by the Antoine Courtois Instrument Company.
Trumpet Ensemble Wins National Competition
The Oklahoma State University Trumpet Ensemble Orange outperformed 27 other talented ensembles in the semi-finals to win first place in the National Trumpet Competition held last weekend in Harrisburg, Penn. Members of the winning ensemble include Cleon Chai from Moore; Nick Doutrich, Moore; Tyler Murray, Checotah; Natalie Upton, Prosper, Texas, and Matt Register, Boerne, Texas. After a preliminary audition, the orange ensemble advanced to the semi-finals and onto victory by performing an arrangement of Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” arranged by OSU graduate student and Mustang North Middle School Band Director Greg Mangus. The orange ensemble was one of two OSU trumpet ensembles which qualified for the semi-finals this year. OSU students who advanced to compete in the individual competition of the semi-finals this year included Cleon Chai in the undergraduate division, and Randall Self, from Denison, Texas, in the graduate division. More info can be found on OSU News.