Music

WVU faculty to perform as part of Curiosity Series

Some of West Virginia University’s most talented musicians will showcase their skills during the Curiosity Series Faculty Showcase on March 19.

The WVU School of Music prides itself on its cultivation of a vibrant community of musicians and scholars who engage in research and creative activity in the fields of music performance and improvisation, composition, music-teacher education, theory, musicology, music therapy, technology, and industry. While the world-class faculty usually stand back and let students shine, the Faculty Showcase gives faculty the opportunity to show-off. 

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Bassist Rufus Reid to perform at CAC March 22

West Virginia University will welcome Rufus Reid to the College of Creative Art’s Curiosity Series March 22 at the Creative Arts Center in Morgantown. 

Reid is one of a handful of true renaissance figures in the arts. The bassist and composer has had an active presence in the jazz world since the 1970s. He has recorded more than a dozen albums as a leader, over 400 recordings as a sideman. His latest 2017 Newvelle Records release, Terrestrial Dance, is on vinyl. 

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Public invited to attend WVU Piano Festival March 22- 24

The West Virginia International Piano Competition and Festival will bring pianists from around the world to Morgantown March 22 – 24.

Hosted by West Virginia University School of Music, WVIPCF is in its ninth year. The general public is invited to attend the free festival, which will feature classical and jazz competitions, lessons with WVU faculty, guest artist recitals and masterclasses.

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Piano students advance to MTNA finals

A pair of West Virginia University piano students have advanced to the final round of the Music Teachers National Association Stecher and Horowitz Two Piano Competition.

Hsing-Yi Tsai and Yiwen Zhang entered the competition together to improve their performance skills and participate in a new opportunity. They are no strangers to playing together – the duo made it to the final round of the 2018 Ohio International Piano Duet and Duo Competition and earned second place in the graduate division of the 2019 WVU Chamber Music Competition. 

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