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CMU Schol of Music

  • It’s the first Friday of the month, time for “Central Stage.” Today, Judy Wagley welcomes MaryBeth Minnis, professor of bassoon at the Central Michigan University School of Music. On the program, Professor Minnis performs a variety of music including a traditional work by Gabriel Pierne, “Full Moon in the City” by Libby Larsen with the CMU orchestra, an evocative duet with Lindabeth Binkley, professor of oboe at CMU, and “Black Lion” by George Fetner an innovative work for amplified bassoon. WCMU listeners are in for a treat!
  • Today we are delighted to set the stage for the holidays with "Juletide," the annual celebration from the Central Michigan University School of Music. This concert was recorded on December 7, 2019 in Staples Family Concert Hall.T
  • Listen to This! Judy talks with Dr. Bruce Bonnell, professor of horn at the Central Michigan University School of Music, about the horn, its history, the joys and challenges, and the reason why a young musician should consider playing the instrument. He suggests some great music too!
  • Central Stage host Sue Gamble welcomes Dr. Alicia Valoti, Professor of viola at the Central Michigan University School of Music, along with her student, Leonardo Marchiolli Gomes Sobral, who came to CMU to pursue his Master’s Degree in viola performance. They will present music by Max Bruch, Giovanni Paola Colonna, and Lillian Fuchs, as well as discuss the instrument they love.
  • Listen to This!Judy welcomes two new additions to the Central Michigan University School of Music, Dr. Matheus Garcia Souza, Director of Music Events, and Dr.Chris Ferrara, Audio-Visual Production Manager. They talk about their paths to CMU, and about what’s coming up at the School of Music. We will also hear music from recent concerts!
  • Central Stage welcomes Dr. Christopher Chapman, Director of Bands at the CMU School of Music, and Dr. James Batcheller, who directs the Marching Chips. They talk with Sue Gamble about the bands and present student ensemble performances of music by Paul Hindemith and Igor Stravinsky as well as rousing selections by the Marching Chips.
  • Sue Gamble welcomes Fangye Sun, Professor of Violin at the CMU School of Music
  • Thomas Studebaker, Professor of Voice at the CMU School of Music, talks with Judy and shares some of his favorite music, tips for caring for the voice,…
  • Central Michigan University’s School of Music is hosting String Day 2020 today welcoming in aspiring string players in the 7th-12th grades. The special…
  • Central Michigan University’s School of Music is preparing to host String Day on Thursday, February 20. The day-long event, open to aspiring string…