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Past Sponsored Events

2012 - 2013

  • Travel funding for student artists to participate in the 2013 Digital Photography Safari in South Africa
  • Scholarship for Tarleton art major Blu Dornan to receive bronze sculpture training
  • Workshop/Demonstration to scenic painting class with artist Bob Wade
  • Travel funding for seven Tarleton theatre majors to participate in the Tech Olympics at the 2013 convention of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Ticket funding for the Tarleton Players to attend a professional theatrical production, Warhorse, at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas
  • Ticket funding for the Tarleton Players to attend a professional theatrical production, Wicked, at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas
  • Three day artist-in-residency with the Boston Brass Quintet which included master classes, clinics, and concerts
  • 51st Annual Tarleton Jazz Festival with Jeff Coffin
  • 9th Annual Piano Festival with guest artists Mark and Lauren Puckett
  • 3rd Annual Invitational Band with Samuel R. Hazo
  • 2013 Messiah concert with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
  • Master class and recital by Strings Attached
  • Master class and recital by John Holt (trumpet) and Ekaterina Chernayz (piano)
  • Master class and recital by Christopher Moore (trumpet) and Valerie Trujillo (piano)
  • Master class with flutist and composer Lisa Bost-Sandberg
  • Scholarship for Tarleton music major Jenny Dryer to participate in a six-week summer vocal institute sponsored by he American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria
  • Travel funding for two Tarleton music students to compete in the Mid-South Horn Workshop in Canyon, Texas
  • Travel funding for three Tarleton music majors to perform with the Intercollegiate Honor Band at the 2013 national convention of the College Band Directors National Association in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Travel funding for 15 Tarleton music majors to compete in the DFW chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition in Denton

2011 - 2012

  • Lecture/Demonstration to watercolor class by artist Carol Fairlie
  • Lecture/Demonstration to digital media class by artist Jennifer Reitz
  • Travel funding for Tarleton theatre majors to attend the 2012 convention of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology in Long Beach, California
  • Travel funding for the Tarleton players to attend a professional theatrical production, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, at the Artisan Theater in Hurst, Texas
  • travel funding for student vocalists to perform in Ireland (St. Mary's Cathedral in Killarney, Glendolough Abbey and St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin)
  • Scholarship for Tarleton music major John Clements to conduct research in Ireland, as part of his capstone experience
  • Scholarship for Tarleton music major Clinton Cox to participate in the Art of Wind Band Teaching Symposium at the University of Minnesota
  • Scholarship to Tarleton music major Shane Prather to participate in the Music Teachers National Association composition contest
  • 2012 Piano Festival with Cecile Licad
  • 2012 jazz Festival with Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
  • 2012 Percussion Festival with Kaminari Taiko
  • Second Annual Invitational Band Festival with Frank Ticheli
  • Master class and performance by core ensemble Tres Vidas (cosponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, College of Business Administration, and the Office of International Programs & Study Abroad)
  • Master class and recital by Russian soprano coloratura Ekaterina Artemova (cosponsored by Tarleton's Office of International Programs & Study Abroad)
  • Recital and master class by Strings Attached
  • Recital and master class by Metropolitan opera star Jan Grissom
  • Recital and master class by members of the Bell Street Four Trombone Quartet
  • Master class by guest conductor and composer Mike Schelle
  • Travel funding for six music majors to participate in the International Horn Symposium in Denton, Texas
  • Travel funding for eight student vocalists to participate in the 2012 Collegiate Honor Choir, sponsored by the American Choral Directors Association in Dallas, Texas

2010 - 2011

  • Latin Movement workshop for theater students with instructor Haley Pierce
  • Ticket funding for the Tarleton Players to attend a professional theatrical production, A Chorus Line, at the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth
  • Brownbag lecture by artists Peter Reichardt and Kristyn Weaver on their recent drawings and sculptures
  • Recital by Strings Attached
  • 2010 Messiah concert with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
  • 2010 Piano Festival with Lydia Artymiw, Distinguished McKnight Professor of Piano at the University of Minnesota
  • 2011 Jazz Festival with renowned saxophonist Bob Mintzer
  • Presentation and concert by Nashville composers Chris and Jan Harris
  • Presentation by Daryl McCain, inspirational speaker and percussionist (co-sponsored by the Speaker Symposium Committee)
  • Master classes and concert by John Irish (Associate Professor of High Brass at Angelo State University) and Danny Sanchez (professional jazz drummer from Austin)
  • Master class and concert by Brad Lealie, Professor of Jazz Saxophone at the University of North Texas
  • Workshop by Grammy award-winning songwriter Richard Leigh (co-sponsored by Tarleton Honors Program, Tarleton Student Programming Association, and the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council)
  • Scholarship for Tarleton student Justin Hawkins to conduct research in Belize, as part of his capstone experience
  • Scholarship for Tarleton student Danae Sparkman to attend a Music Together workshop at TCU, as part of her capstone experience
  • Presentation on American folk singer Pete Seeger by musicologist Summer Benton Nickerson
  • Master class by Leigh Ann Hunsaker, baroque trumpet
  • Inaugural Invitational Band Festival with Colonel John Bourgeois
  • Master classes and coaching sessions with Italian conductor Nicoletta Conti
  • Three-day artist-in-residency for Hollywood composer Charles Fernandez
  • Travel funding for seven student vocalists to participate in the 2011 National Men's and Women's Honors Choir, sponsored by the American Choral Directors Association in Chicago, IL
  • Travel funding for two student instrumentalists to perform in the 2011 College Band Directors National Association Intercollegiate Band in Seattle, Washington
  • Tarleton State Strings

2009 - 2010

  • Intensive movement workshop for theater students with choreographer Anna Cooper Albright, professor of dance at Oberlin College
  • Ticket funding for Tarleton Players to attend professional theatrical productions:  Mary Poppins at Fair Park in Dallas and A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Dallas Theatre Center
  • Workshop on casting paper sculptures by John Vinklarek, Professor of Art at Angelo State University
  • 2009 Messiah concert with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
  • 2009 Piano Festival with Clifton Matthews, member of the artist-faculty of the North Carolina School for the Arts
  • 2010 Jazz Festival with Kathy Kosins, ASCAP Award winning songwriter, vocalist, and jazz educator
  • Master class and concert by Texas Tech University Celtic Ensemble
  • Master class and concert by Jeff Powers (Associate Professor of Horn at Baylor University) and Vincent de Vries (Director of Collaborative Piano at Baylor University)
  • Master class by Dr. Lynn Eustis, Associate Professor of Voice at the University of North Texas and author of Finding Middle Ground:  Music for Young Sopranos and Mezzo-Sopranos
  • Travel funding for vocal students to compete in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) regional conference
  • Travel funding for three Tarleton students to attend the Mid-South Horn Workshop on the campus  of Oklahoma State University
  • Two-day artist-in-residency for Joel Laviolette and Rattletree Marimba, which included a workshop on Zimbabwean music and a concert
  • Tickets and travel funding for music majors to attend a Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra concert and meet orchestra members
  • Tarleton State Strings

2008 - 2009

  • 2008 Piano Festival with Gabriela Martinez
  • 2008 Messiah
  • 2009 Jazz Festival, featuring Sean Jones
  • 2009 Percussion Festival
  • Performance and master class by jazz quartet Bertha Coolidge
  • Clinic on Latin American percussion instruments by Jorge Ginorio
  • Lecture/recital by French horn player Karl Kemm
  • Travel funding for theatre majors to attend professional theatrical productions in Fort Worth and Dallas
  • Travel funding for three Tarleton students to sing in national honor choir in Oklahoma
  • Performance and master class by Michael Johnson, Opera Director at Baylor University
  • Performance and master class by vocalist Sam Savage, University of Texas - Arlington
  • Lecture and guided tour by writer Punch Shaw at Kimbell Art Museum and Amon Carter Museum
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    • 2007 Piano Festival, featuring Robert McDonald
    • 2008 Jazz Festival, featuring Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
    • 2008 Percussion Festival
    • Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in concert with the Tarleton choirs and the Cross Timbers Civic Chorale
    • Master class with member of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
    • Travel funding for three theatre majors to attend the 2008 United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) conference in Houston
    • Four lectures on 1970's film documentaries by Dr. Robert Jack Anderson at the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
    • Travel funding for five student percussionists to perform at the 2008 convention of the Texas Music Educators Association
    • Funding for theatre majors to attend three professional theatrical productions in Dallas
    • Lecture and guided tour by writer Punch Shaw at the Amon Carter Museum and Kimbell Art Museum
    • Workshop by Bettye Zoller, a voice-over artist and vocal coach
    • Master Class by Robert Best, a lyric baritone on the faculty of Baylor University
    • Lecture by Alan Stacy, a children's book illustrator
    • Organ performance and workshop by Lara West
    • Exhibit installation of student Colleen Zeiler's are work in the O.A. Grant building
    • a new summer program for artists, pianists, singers, and documentary filmmakers at Lorenzo de Medici School in Tuscania, Italy
    • funding for vocal students to compete in the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition in Oklahoma
    • funding for art students to travel to the Texas Art Education Association Annual Conference in Fort Worth
    • workshop conducted by members of the Carpe Diem String Quartet
    • master class with tenor Joseph Evans
    • master class with trumpeter Cara Pollard
    • lectures and private lessons with composer Jonathan Newman, Tarleton’s 2007 Composer-in-Residence
    • Tarleton Jazz Festival
    • Tarleton Percussion Festival
    • Tarleton Piano Festival
    • guided tour by writer Punch Shaw at the Amon Carter and Kimbell Art Museums
    • Day of Percussion Festival
    • Piano Festival
    • British Debate
    • Waggener Memorial Organ Recital with guest artist Lara Walters
    • Recital with international violinist Carol Cole
    • Choral conducting workshop led by Paul Leddington Wright from England's Coventry Cathedral
    • Master classes with members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
    • Lecture and guided tour by writer Punch Shaw at the Amon Carter Museum and the Kimbell Art Museum
    • Travel funding for two students to participate in the International Youth Orchestra in Singapore
    • Funding toward the Marching Band's trip to London
    • Choir trip to Oklahoma
    • Funding for students to compete in the National Association of Teachers of Singing regional conference in Oklahoma, plus master classes and guest vocalist Dolores Ferraro
    • Funding for students to attend Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio
    • Funding toward Jazz Ensemble's performance in San Antonio
    • workshops, master classes and recital by vocalists Dolores Ferraro and Cori Scottie
    • lectures and private lessons with composer Steven Bryant
    • concert by Tarleton alumnus Shane Jonas and the Shane Jonas Sextet
    • clinics and concert by saxophonist Jim Snidero and the Jim Snidero Quartet
    • master class with percussionist Dom Famularo
    • funding for recording of the Tarleton Jazz Ensemble's new CD, Whisper Not
    • clinic and sectionals with jazz band Bartha Coolidge
    • Tarleton Wind Ensemble concert conducted by Charles Trayler
    • master class on English diction with author Joan Wall
    • funding for students to compete in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition
    • workshop on radio station operations with Justin McClure
    • guided museum tour for art majors by journalist Punch Shaw
    • workshop presentation with sculptor Art Blevins
    • exhibit lecture by artist Laurie Weller
    • lectures on arts and communications by writer Punch Shaw
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