AU Choir touring across Ohio, following commencement ceremony
ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Choir and AU Chamber Singers will go on a brief tour, following this weekend’s commencement ceremony, and perform a series of concerts May 8-10. This year’s touring ensemble will sing a variety of selections previously performed throughout its 2022-23 concert season.
The AU Choir is conducted by Rowland Blackley, director of choral activities and professor of music at AU, and accompanied by pianist Deborah…
AU Symphonic Band, Ashland Area Community Band presenting “Star Wars and Stripes”
ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Symphonic Band and the Ashland Area Community Band will present “Star Wars and Stripes” during their annual combined Spring Band Concert this Friday, April 28. The free concert will take place at Hugo Young Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
The program will feature John Williams’ famous theme song from Star Wars, as well as a series of familiar patriotic numbers. Among the selections will be “American Salute,” a military…
Spring Choral Concert on April 30 to be dedicated to the late Timothy Guenther
ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s annual Spring Choral Concert will be Sunday, April 30, at 4 p.m., and features the AU Choir, the AU Chamber Singers and the Ashland Area Chorus. The event, which takes place at Jack and Deb Miller Chapel, is free and open to the public.
Rowland Blackley, director of choral activities and professor of music at AU, will conduct all three ensembles, and Deborah Logan will serve as the accompanying pianist throughout…
Ashland University grad Beery returns to area to teach theatre with experience in New York
While she enjoyed her time in New York, 1997 Ashland University graduate Maria Beery is happy to be back in the area teaching theatre classes at the Richland Academy of the Arts.
“The building may be different and many of the faces are new, but RAA still has the same unmistakable creative energy that it had 25 years ago when I first started there,” said Beery, who first taught classes,…
Opera career taking off for Chanáe Curtis, an Ashland University music graduate
What started in Ohio and Ashland University as a love of music for Chanáe Curtis has blossomed into a successful opera career that has taken her not only across the U.S. but overseas.
Curtis, who earned a Bachelor of Music from AU in 2012, recently…
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at AU’s Maplerock Jazz Festival
ASHLAND, Ohio – The 42nd edition of the Maplerock Jazz Festival, an educational and entertaining event that features the Ashland University Jazz Orchestra mixing with jazz luminaries and regional scholastic groups, will take place on St. Patrick’s Day this year. This Friday’s festival will be held inside AU’s Center for the Arts (331 College Ave.).
First, area high school bands are scheduled to perform in a non-competitive format from 1-4:30 p.m.,…
AU Choir, Chamber Singers performing at Winter Choral Concert Feb. 26
ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s annual Winter Choral Concert will feature the AU Choir and the AU Chamber Singers and will take place Sunday, Feb. 26, at Jack and Deb Miller Chapel (527 College Ave.). The performance is free and open to the public and starts at 4 p.m.
Rowland Blackley, director of choral activities and professor of music at AU, will be conducting both groups, while Deborah Logan will serve as the accompanying pianist.
Reed, Sigler to give faculty recital on Feb. 9
ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Department of Music will present a faculty recital by Thomas Reed with Shitong Sigler on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. The recital, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall at the Center for the Arts (331 College Ave.).
Reed plays the clarinet and saxophone, while Sigler is a pianist. The recital will consist of Francis Poulenc’s “Sonata for Clarinet,” William…
Ashland Area Chorus’ 2023 season is underway
ASHLAND, Ohio – The 2023 season for the Ashland Area Chorus (AAC), a community-based mixed choir, has begun but is still accepting new members.
Weekly rehearsals are held on Monday nights from 7-8:30 p.m., inside room 242 of the Ashland University Center for the Arts.
“The AAC will…
Jazz concert on Dec. 8 will feature three ensembles
ASHLAND, Ohio – Three jazz ensembles, headlined by the Ashland University Jazz Orchestra (AUJO), will be performing on Thursday, Dec. 8, inside Hugo Young Theatre. The event, which is free and open to the public, starts at 7 p.m.
First, Krawlspace Combo will take the stage and play some original arrangements of jazz standards, including “Well, You Needn’t” and “All of Me.”…
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