USM School of Music Faculty Win Awards

University of Southern Mississippi School of Music faculty members, Dr. Danilo Mezzadri and Dr. Dannel Espinoza, have received a Creative Activity grant through the College of Arts and Sciences. Mezzadri is spearheading an international commission for a major concerto for flute and wind ensemble by the Spanish composer Jose I. Blesa-Lull. Espinoza is leading a consortium to fund the creation of [...]

Philharmonic salutes movie music of John Williams on Saturday

The concert, the fourth tribute of Williams’ music by the DPO, will notably conclude with “Hymn to the Fallen” from “Saving Private Ryan.” The moving piece features narration, the text of which was assembled several years ago by Col. Alan Sierichs when he led the United States Air Force Band of Flight at Wright-Patterson Air [...]

Grammys: Celebrating Live Music With Throwback Concert Photos

CHICAGO (CBS)– The 2021 Grammy awards are this Sunday on CBS 2, and our viewers are celebrating with their favorite throwback concert photos! Linnea Mason sent in photos from her first time seeing Lizzo live back in 2016 at Hangout Fest. Elk Grove resident Chris Kolcz and her daughter Jenna shared their throwback photo from [...]

Student musicians, music educators frustrated over state restrictions

“Sports aren't the only ones with important scholarships this year. We have marching band scholarships, too,” Divett said. Students, parents, and music educators said it’s frustrating to see athletes play while the push to play music has fallen flat. “Very few sports have social distancing built into them,” said Lisa Gunderson, a band parent. “Spring is [...]

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