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.