Guest Flutist Concert
Sep
22
7:30 pm19:30

Guest Flutist Concert

Program details are forthcoming.

This concert will take place in Broyhill Chapel on the MHU campus.

Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. No reservations are needed.

Wind Symphony Concert
Oct
12
7:30 pm19:30

Wind Symphony Concert

Program details are forthcoming.

This concert will take place in Moore Auditorium on the MHU campus.

Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. No reservations are needed.

Homecoming Choral Concert
Oct
21
11:00 am11:00

Homecoming Choral Concert

Program details are forthcoming.

This concert will take place in Broyhill Chapel on the MHU campus.

Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. No reservations are needed.

Chamber Ensembles Concert
Nov
14
7:30 pm19:30

Chamber Ensembles Concert

Program details are forthcoming.

This concert will take place in Broyhill Chapel on the MHU campus.

Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. No reservations are needed.

Percussion Ensemble Concert
Nov
20
7:30 pm19:30

Percussion Ensemble Concert

Program details are forthcoming.

This concert will take place in Moore Auditorium on the MHU campus.

Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. No reservations are needed.

MHU Annual Christmas Concert
Dec
1
7:30 pm19:30

MHU Annual Christmas Concert

Program details are forthcoming.

This concert will take place in Moore Auditorium on the MHU campus.

Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. No reservations are needed.

MHU Annual Choral Festival
Feb
2
Feb 3

MHU Annual Choral Festival

Program details are forthcoming.

This festival and concert will take place in Moore Auditorium on the MHU campus.

Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. No reservations are needed.


Spring Wind Symphony Concert Honoring Mike Robinson
Apr
20
7:30 pm19:30

Spring Wind Symphony Concert Honoring Mike Robinson

Longtime North Carolina Band Director to Lead Final Concert This Week

When the Mars Hill University Wind Symphony performs its spring concert this Thursday, April 20, it will mark the end of an era. Mike Robinson, Mars Hill's director of bands, will conduct his final concert before retiring at the end of the spring semester. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. in Moore Auditorium on the university campus, and is open to the public with free admission.

Robinson long has been a fixture of the North Carolina music education scene. Before joining the Mars Hill University faculty in 2007, he taught for 30 years in the state's public schools -- 25 of them at Asheville High School. During his 25 year tenure at Asheville High, the band won 25 consecutive "superior" ratings at the North Carolina Concert Festival. He directed the Asheville Community Band from 1996 until 2016.

Mike Robinson received his music degree from Mars Hill in 1977. He is a member of the North Carolina Band Directors Association Hall of Fame and is a former president of the association. He twice received the association's Award of Excellence. Robinson received the Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association. In 2000 he received the John Philip Sousa Foundation's Legion of Honor Award. In 2015 he was presented the Al G. Wright Award given by Women Band Directors International, honoring outstanding support of women band directors over a period of many years. Robinson is an active clinician and adjudicator for music events throughout the Southeast.

The concert will be held in Moore Auditorium on the Mars Hill University campus, 79 Cascade Street, Mars Hill, NC.

Questions? Please call Shannon McBride at (828) 689-1209.

 

Percussion Ensemble Concert
Apr
18
7:30 pm19:30

Percussion Ensemble Concert

The Department of Music will present the Spring 2017 Percussion Ensemble Concert TONIGHT at 7:30pm in Moore Auditorium. This concert will be directed by Dr. Brian Tinkel and Mr. Justin Mabry.

The concert will showcase different types of performing ensembles for percussion including the African Ensemble performing three high-energy songs. Chamber Percussion Players will perform Canticle No. 1 that is a classic work in our repertoire. The Percussion Orchestra will perform a new work for percussion entitled Gasoline Rainbow that features a waterphone. The Marimba Band will perform an arrangement of the popular rag, Fluffy Ruffles, featuring Kendyl Robertson on xylophone. The concert will conclude with the Brazilian Percussion Ensemble playing Tu Maracatu..

 If you are unable to attend, please visit the MHU Percussion Studio Facebook page to view a live stream of our concert.

The Mars Hill University Percussion Studio is sponsored by Pearl/Adams musical instruments, Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, Zildjian cymbals, and Remo drum heads.

Admission is free, and the concert is open to the public. No reservations are required.

This concert will be held in Moore Auditorium on the Mars Hill University campus, 79 Cascade Street, Mars Hill, NC.

Questions? Call (828) 689-1209

https://www.facebook.com/MHUPercussion/

Mar
5
3:00 pm15:00

Flute/Oboe Studio Recital

Featuring works by Varese, Telemann, Beethoven, Casterede, and Muczynski. This concert will be held in Broyhill Chapel on the Mars Hill University campus. This event is FREE and open to the public. No reservations are required.

Feb
26
3:00 pm15:00

Low Brass Retreat

Wind Symphony Concert, Feb. 24, 7:30 PM, Moore Auditorium

Jazz Concert, Feb. 25, 7:30 PM, Moore Auditorium

Final Concert, Feb. 26, 2:00 PM, Broyhill Chapel

Choral Festival Concert
Feb
4
4:00 pm16:00

Choral Festival Concert

  • Mars Hill University

This concert will be held in Moore Auditorium located at 79 Cascade Street, Mars Hill.
The concert is free and open to the public, and no reservations are required.

2017 Choral Festival
Feb
3
Feb 4

2017 Choral Festival

  • Mars Hill University

Plans are well underway for the 69th Festival to be held on February 3-4, 2017 with Craig Jessop making his second appearance as our guest clinician.

Dr. Craig Jessop is Professor of Music and the founding Dean for the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University. These appointments follow Dr. Jessop’s distinguished tenure as music director of the world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Head of the Department of Music at Utah State. He is the founder and Music Director of the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra and has served as the music director of the Carnegie Hall National High School Choral Festival sponsored by the Weill Institute of Music at Carnegie Hall. Prior to his appointment with the Tabernacle Choir, Dr. Jessop was a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force music programs, where he served as director of the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants in Washington, D.C. (1980-1987); as commander and conductor of the Band of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe at Ramstein, Germany (1987-1991); and as commander and conductor of the Air Combat Command Heartland of America Band (1991-1995).

The Mars Hill University/J. Elwood Roberts Choral Festival was established in 1949 by the late J. Elwood Roberts as an effort to improve choral music in the high schools of western North Carolina. While in the beginning the “clinic” was comprised of about fifteen schools in the closely surrounding area, this annual event has grown into one of the premiere choral festivals in North Carolina and, as far as is known, is the longest, continuously-running festival of its type in the southeast and is unique for a private college in the United States. Each year more than 700 students from approximately 100 high schools audition for the Festival Choir.

Jazz Ensemble Concert
Nov
10
7:30 pm19:30

Jazz Ensemble Concert

Concert will be held in Moore Auditorium. Admission is free, and no reservations are needed. This concert will feature our trombone section playing “I’m Glad There Is You”.  Vocalist Sydney Bryant will be singing the following selections: “All the Things You Are”, “We’ll Be Together Again”, “Travelin’ Light”, and “Come Fly with Me”.  The program also includes Benny Goodman’s renowned piece “Sing, Sing, Sing” featuring our senior percussionist Elizabeth Maynard.

Oct
20
7:30 pm19:30

WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT

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This concert will feature a world premiere piece written especially for Mars Hill University by Mr. Michael Young entitled"Visions from Isaiah." Mr. Young will travel to Mars Hill to join us for this very special event! Other numbers that will be performed include Fanfare Celebration by Steven Reineke, Mount Everest by Rossano Gallante, A Dakota Rhapsody by Mark Camphouse, and the famous march On the Mall by Edwin Franko Goldman. The symphony will be conducted by Mr. Michael L. Robinson. The concert will be held in Moore Auditorium. Admission is free, and No reservations are required.

Sep
29
7:30 pm19:30

Guest Artist Recital - Chris Condon

Join us for an evening of amazing music inside the beautiful Broyhill Chapel when guest saxophonist Chris Condon presents his new album "Pieces." While specializing in the music of J.S. Bach, Mr. Condon is also an enthusiastic proponent of contemporary and avant-garde music. He is a frequent university guest lecturer on music performance topics and has given multiple presentations for the World Saxophone Congress, the North American Saxophone Alliance, and the U.S. Navy Saxophone Symposium. Mr. Condon is also the founder and organizer of the NATO Saxophone Orchestra. Admission to the concert is free and the event is open to the public. For more information on Chris Condon, please visit www.chriscondonsax.com.

Sep
11
3:00 pm15:00

Faculty Recital - Dr. Teresa Sumpter

Dr. Teresa Sumpter, Associate Professor of Music at Mars Hill University, will present a solo piano recital in Broyhill Chapel featuring music by Scarlatti, Mozart, and Chopin. Dr. Sumpter is currently the Chair of the Department of Music and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies where she teaches applied piano, group piano, piano literature, piano pedagogy, and music history. She currently serves as the Chair of the North Carolina Music Teachers National Association Performance Competitions and is a member of the Asheville Area Piano Forum. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.