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Szilagyi Family Foundation gives to WVU Wind Symphony

When the West Virginia University Wind Symphony takes the stage in China, they will be doing so, in part, thanks to the Szilagyi Family Foundation. 

Imre and Janet Szilagyi, of Kingwood, spent their life building Appalachian Wildwaters, a whitewater rafting company that guided guests down the New, Gauley and Cheat Rivers in West Virginia. When they retired, the Szilagyis created their Foundation as a way to give back while celebrating their successful careers.

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WVU Symphony Orchestra partners with piano festival

2019 is the first year the concert engagement is offered as part of the grand prize for the piano festival, which began in 2015. The festival typically brings in more than 100 entries from around the world, with more than 20 pianists selected as finalists coming to Morgantown for the competition.

“We are quite certain that this partnership will bring great benefit to the Morgantown cultural community,” said Ching-Wen Hsiao, assistant professor of piano at WVU. “It will help grow the international reputation of the competition, the WVU School of Music and help to further establish Morgantown as a vibrant center of music.”

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WVU seeks to build Pride of West Virginia Practice Facility

An institution at West Virginia University for more than 100 years, the Mountaineer Marching Band will one day have a home of its own. WVU and dedicated alumni are working together to pursue a practice facility for the 330-member West Virginia University Mountaineer Marching Band.

The practice facility is supported by the College of Creative Arts, WVU Athletics and the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. It will be a much-needed upgrade for The Pride of West Virginia – their current practice space is a parking lot at WVU’s Coliseum. The new facility will be located on the Evansdale campus, replacing Hawley Field, the old home of WVU Baseball.

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Darko Velichkovski to present at USASBE in 2020

The Music Industry Program Director at West Virginia University will take the stage twice during the annual United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference in New Orleans in January 2020.

Darko Velichkovski will present “Artists Management Course – A Method Approach” and “University Record Label as Experiential and Interdisciplinary Co-Curricular Entrepreneurship Platform.”

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New York Brass Arts Trio performs Tuesday at WVU

The New York Brass Arts Trio will visit West Virginia University on Tuesday, Oct. 29 as part of the College of Creative Arts Curiosity Series and Canady Series.

Trumpeter Joe Burgstaller, french hornist David Jolley and trombonist Haim Avitsur have forged together classical, light classical and classical/jazz masterworks of all eras and adapted them in unique and innovative instrumentation.

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School of Music welcomes new faculty

From woodwinds to music therapy, new faces abound at the West Virginia University School of Music. 

“The excitement in the air in the School of Music is almost tangible this week -- not only welcoming our incoming freshmen class and new graduate students, but also our new faculty members,” said School of Music Director Michael Ibrahim. “Our five new full-time faculty members are really hitting the ground running, connecting with people across the college and beyond. Keep an eye – and an ear – open to the important and exciting things these folks will be bringing to WVU!"

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School of Music launches K-12 music program

Creativity Academy is an educational matinee program based out of WVU’s Creative Arts Center on the Evansdale campus in Morgantown. The series of weekday matinee performances is open to all grades and ages from public schools, private schools and homeschool groups. The performances provide an opportunity to enhance school curriculum and expose students to the arts.

The 2019-20 performance schedule is:

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James “Doc” Miltenberger to release new music August 13

James “Doc” Miltenberger, beloved professor emeritus in the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts, will release, “The Intersection of Jazz and Classical Music” Tuesday August 13, at 7 p.m., at Krepps Park.

The new album features compositions and arrangements that encompass jazz standards and popular music selections with a unique sound.

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WVU Curiosity Series lineup announced

West Virginia University students, faculty and professional artists from around the world will show off their talents as part of Curiosity Series , hosted by WVU’s College of Creative Arts.

In its second season, the Curiosity Series is a sampling of the hundreds of events presented yearly in the College of Creative Arts. According to Dean Keith Jackson, this year’s programming has something for everyone in the greater Morgantown community.

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