An Eastern Kentucky University student from Brazil recently earned first place in a statewide piano competition.
Gabriel Fernandes, a senior Honors Program student with a perfect 4.0 GPA, placed first in the Blue Grass Young Artist Division in the Music Teachers National Association event in Murray.
Jason Koontz, professor and director of percussion studies at Eastern Kentucky University, has been selected to travel to Japan Oct. 14-28 as part of an exchange program with the Madison County International Committee (MCIC) and the Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project (KEEP).
Eastern Kentucky University Department of Music Chair Rob James was elected recently to serve a two-year term as president of the Kentucky Association of College Music Departments.
A Frankfort man has received the Robert E. Whitt Memorial Endowed Award in Choral Music Excellence at Eastern Kentucky University.
Dr. David Clemmer has been named director of bands and assistant professor of music at Eastern Kentucky University.
He will conduct the EKU Wind Ensemble, oversee graduate wind studies, and coordinate the athletic bands program.
Dozens of cultural events spotlighting the talents of Eastern Kentucky University students are scheduled during the spring semester. They include concerts, plays, dance performances and art exhibits.
Dr. Richard Crosby, professor of music at Eastern Kentucky University, has recently composed two new pieces to be published.
Eastern Kentucky University’s Clarinet Choir has been invited to perform at the International Clarinet Association’s annual conference, ClarinetFest, in Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 1-5.
For the past 76 summers, almost 40,000 talented young musicians have honed their playing skills at Eastern Kentucky University’s Stephen Collins Foster Music Camp, the nation’s second oldest music camp and longest consecutive operational camp.
Eastern Kentucky University has appointed Dr. Richard Waters director of choral activities.
Waters, associate professor of music, will direct the University’s three choral ensembles and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting and choral literature.