Rhodes College Department of Music

Rhodes College Department of Music

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The Rhodes MasterSingers Chorale and The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will be in concert this Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 pm. Admission is $20.00 at the door or free for Rhodes Students/Staff/Faculty with a Rhodes ID. We hope to see you then.
Did you know that we have a chapter of an international music fraternity here at Rhodes College? Come learn more about Mu Phi Epsilon and how to join, this Wednesday, September 14 at 5:00 pm in Hassell Hall Room 100. For more info, reach out to Brianna Rempe ([email protected])!
We hope to see you at 3:00 pm today in McNeill Concert Hall for our first Faculty Recital of the Fall 2022 semester, Dr. Brian Ray, piano. This event is free and open to the public. We recommend all attendees be fully vaccinated and boosted.
Calling all voice students! Auditions for the Fall 2022 Opera Production of Hansel & Gretel will take place this Friday and Saturday, August 26-27. Scan the code or visit this Tiny URL: https://tinyurl.com/4um6x2xx. Contact Dr. Courtney Fletcher for more information ([email protected])!
The Rhodes College campus is beginning to liven up with the start of the 2022-2023 school year and this signals a return of Tuesday Music Convocations. Scan the code or visit this Tiny URL: https://tinyurl.com/mrx9x542, to sign up. Remember that Music Majors are required to perform twice a semester and Music Minors once a semester.
One team. One community. One love. Happy Pride Month from Rhodes College Department of Music 🎶
Congratulations to our 2022 Music Award recipients:

Emily Haas, ‘22 | Jane Soderstrom Award
This award is given to the graduating Senior Music Major with the highest GPA in the department.

Chrysanne Bennett, ‘22 | Ruth Moore Cobb Award
Given to a graduating Senior who has excelled throughout their time at Rhodes in instrumental music.

Carley Jo Goggans, ‘22 | Louis Nicholas Award
Given to a graduating Senior who has excelled throughout their time at Rhodes in vocal music.

Abby Sweeney, ‘22 & Jake Thomas, ‘22
Louise Mercer Award
This honor is given to graduating Seniors who have made significant contributions to the Rhodes College Department of Music throughout their time as a student.

Timothy Daso, ‘23 | Ruth Sherman Hyde Award
This financial award is given to a Junior who will be pursuing participation in summer activities related to music such as internships, international travel, and research projects.
Rhodes Singers performing “Hear My Prayer” by Moses Hogan at the St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála Svatého Víta) in Prague
There’s a little bit for everyone in terms of musical offerings this week as the Rhodes Department of Music wraps up Spring 2022 in style! All performances are free and open to the public, we hope to see you all there! 🎶
Early Yuletide greetings may be in order for Rhodes College Jazz Band…stay tuned for the finished results! #newgearfriday
Join the Rhodes College Department of Music for the the final event of our musical holiday journey, the 35th Annual Christmas at St. Mary's Choral Concert. The event will begin this afternoon at 4:00 pm. All are welcome to attend and masks are encouraged. This event is being sponsored by the Rhodes College Department of Music and Music at St. Mary's.
The Department of Music holiday celebration will continue this evening, with the Rhodes College Orchestra Winter Concert at 7:30 pm. This will be the group’s first indoor/in-person concert since February 2020 and you won’t want to miss it. The event along with a small fellowship shortly after will take place in McNeill Hall. (613 University Street, Memphis, TN). We hope to see you all there!
ICYMI - We don’t want a lot for Christmas this year and the Rhodes Jazz Band reminded us of this last night as they presented their Winter Mixtape! Congratulations to Dr. David Shotsberger and the Rhodes College Jazz Band for helping to kick off the December holiday season for Rhodes College Department of Music!
Another exciting event happening this weekend! Join us at 7 pm this Saturday in Hassell 100

The Department of Music at Rhodes College is committed to graduating intelligent, passionate music advocates and leaders in music.

Operating as usual

09/14/2022

The Rhodes MasterSingers Chorale and The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will be in concert this Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 pm. Admission is $20.00 at the door or free for Rhodes Students/Staff/Faculty with a Rhodes ID. We hope to see you then.

09/13/2022

Did you know that we have a chapter of an international music fraternity here at Rhodes College? Come learn more about Mu Phi Epsilon and how to join, this Wednesday, September 14 at 5:00 pm in Hassell Hall Room 100. For more info, reach out to Brianna Rempe ([email protected])!

09/11/2022

We hope to see you at 3:00 pm today in McNeill Concert Hall for our first Faculty Recital of the Fall 2022 semester, Dr. Brian Ray, piano. This event is free and open to the public. We recommend all attendees be fully vaccinated and boosted.

08/25/2022

Calling all voice students! Auditions for the Fall 2022 Opera Production of Hansel & Gretel will take place this Friday and Saturday, August 26-27. Scan the code or visit this Tiny URL: https://tinyurl.com/4um6x2xx. Contact Dr. Courtney Fletcher for more information ([email protected])!

08/25/2022

The Rhodes College campus is beginning to liven up with the start of the 2022-2023 school year and this signals a return of Tuesday Music Convocations. Scan the code or visit this Tiny URL: https://tinyurl.com/mrx9x542, to sign up. Remember that Music Majors are required to perform twice a semester and Music Minors once a semester.

06/02/2022

One team. One community. One love. Happy Pride Month from Rhodes College Department of Music 🎶

Photos from Rhodes College Department of Music's post 05/27/2022

Congratulations to our 2022 Music Award recipients:

Emily Haas, ‘22 | Jane Soderstrom Award
This award is given to the graduating Senior Music Major with the highest GPA in the department.

Chrysanne Bennett, ‘22 | Ruth Moore Cobb Award
Given to a graduating Senior who has excelled throughout their time at Rhodes in instrumental music.

Carley Jo Goggans, ‘22 | Louis Nicholas Award
Given to a graduating Senior who has excelled throughout their time at Rhodes in vocal music.

Abby Sweeney, ‘22 & Jake Thomas, ‘22
Louise Mercer Award
This honor is given to graduating Seniors who have made significant contributions to the Rhodes College Department of Music throughout their time as a student.

Timothy Daso, ‘23 | Ruth Sherman Hyde Award
This financial award is given to a Junior who will be pursuing participation in summer activities related to music such as internships, international travel, and research projects.

05/25/2022

Rhodes Singers performing “Hear My Prayer” by Moses Hogan at the St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála Svatého Víta) in Prague

Photos from Rhodes College Department of Music's post 04/18/2022

There’s a little bit for everyone in terms of musical offerings this week as the Rhodes Department of Music wraps up Spring 2022 in style! All performances are free and open to the public, we hope to see you all there! 🎶

03/02/2022
02/25/2022

Early Yuletide greetings may be in order for Rhodes College Jazz Band…stay tuned for the finished results!

12/05/2021

Join the Rhodes College Department of Music for the the final event of our musical holiday journey, the 35th Annual Christmas at St. Mary's Choral Concert. The event will begin this afternoon at 4:00 pm. All are welcome to attend and masks are encouraged. This event is being sponsored by the Rhodes College Department of Music and Music at St. Mary's.

12/03/2021

The Department of Music holiday celebration will continue this evening, with the Rhodes College Orchestra Winter Concert at 7:30 pm. This will be the group’s first indoor/in-person concert since February 2020 and you won’t want to miss it. The event along with a small fellowship shortly after will take place in McNeill Hall. (613 University Street, Memphis, TN). We hope to see you all there!

12/03/2021

ICYMI - We don’t want a lot for Christmas this year and the Rhodes Jazz Band reminded us of this last night as they presented their Winter Mixtape! Congratulations to Dr. David Shotsberger and the Rhodes College Jazz Band for helping to kick off the December holiday season for Rhodes College Department of Music!

12/02/2021

Share your Thursday evening with Dr. David Shotsberger and the Rhodes College Jazz Band as they present the Winter Mixtape, they made just for YOU. The show starts at 7:30 pm and there will be amazing snacks available! We hope to see you there!

11/17/2021

Another exciting event happening this weekend! Join us at 7 pm this Saturday in Hassell 100

11/16/2021

Join members of the Rhodes Department of Music Faculty this Friday, as they present the Regional Premiere of the opera Sohrab and Rustum: A Tragic Tale.

Featuring Rhodes College Music Faculty Members Dr. Carole Blankenship, Dr. William Skoog, Marcus King, Dr. Thomas Bryant, with a cast of other guest performers.

This concert is free and open to the public. All attendees must be fully vaccinated and masks must be worn at all times.

11/16/2021

Pop-up and support our Rhodes Jazz and Contemporary Combo on Friday, November 19 from 5-7 pm at the Central Atrium of @crosstownconcourse

11/04/2021

Rhodes College Department of Music Faculty Concert Series: John Ross, guitar and lute. All audience members must be socially distanced and wear masks at all time.

10/21/2021
10/13/2021

Join us for a musical conversation featuring performances by professors from our string studio and guests from the Memphis Symphony Orchestra on Friday, October 22, 2021. The public is invited to attend this free concert sponsored by the Rhodes College Department of Music. All attendees must be fully vaccinated and masks must be worn at all times.

09/21/2021

Rhodes College Department of Music Faculty Concert Series: Dr. Brian Ray, Piano. At this time, the live audience is limited to Rhodes College Faculty, Staff, and Students only. All attendees must be vaccinated and masks must be worn during the event.

09/08/2021

Congratulations to our very own Musical Arts Coordinator, Erika Pope, for being elected as the 39th National President of Tau Beta Sigma! Tau Beta Sigma is the National Honorary Band Service Sorority, which exists on over 130 college and university campuses across the United States.

Photos from Rhodes College Department of Music's post 09/07/2021

Congratulations to the recipients of our 2021 Rhodes College Department of Music Awards and our warmest of wishes to those who have moved on and out into the world!

Photos from Rhodes College Department of Music's post 05/16/2021

It has been a truly sweet day in the hallowed halls of Hassell, as we were fortunate enough to make the return of our traditional post graduation Department of Music champagne toast happen for our 2020 and 2021 graduates on their dual Commencement Day. We loved being able to have so many Rhodes music alums back on campus (and even to be able to give them hugs!). Congratulations to the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021! @rhodescollege

04/21/2021

Who’s ready for more live music? 🤟🏾Then RSVP (rhodes.edu/curb) to attend the Spring ‘21 Curb Block Party on Friday, April 23, 4-7 pm. Featuring the Rhodes Jazz Band and performances by other Rhodes music students such as Fergus Barnes, Emma DiMartini, Spencer Sane, Jake Thomas & Julia Blackmon, and many more!

04/07/2021

Rhodes College Department of Music Faculty Concert Series

Paul Murray, bass -baritone
Brian Ray, piano

Program:

-Danza, danza fanciulla by Francesco Durante
-Caro mio ben by Tommaso Giordani
-O del mio amato ben by Stefano Donaudy
-Selections from Schwanengesang by Franz Schubert
-Vier Ernste Gesänge by Johannes Brahms
-Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
-Daisies by Sergei Rachmaninoff

04/03/2021

Round out your Tuesday evening, by visiting the Rhodes College Music page for the premiere of our latest virtual event, the Faculty Concert Recital presented by Paul Murray and Brian Ray. No registration is necessary, the video goes live at 7:00 pm CST!

03/04/2021

Join Rhodes Department of Music for the 2021 Springfield Music Lecture Series. The link to register for this Zoom event is in our bio ⬆️. For more information, contact Dr. Evan Williams ([email protected]).

12/07/2020

We’re staying home, but we’re still doing our part to bring people together during this holiday season for the 34th Annual Rhodes College Christmas at St. Mary’s Concert: “A Virtual Event.” On December 20 at 4:00 pm CST, tune into our virtual concert by visiting rhodes.edu/christmas-st-marys

11/05/2020

Exciting news! Be sure to refer to the “music juries this semester” email for more information!

10/08/2020

October 14, 2020, 5:30 pm CDT
THEATRE & PERFORMANCE ALUMNI CAREER PANEL

Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A with Rhodes College Alumni who have distinguished themselves in the Theatre & Performance industries. Panelists will discuss their experiences since leaving Rhodes and offer advice for those interested in entering the industry.

Panelists include:

-Caitie Miller '12 (Tech. Director, Lighting & Set Design, New York)
-Doug Trapp '85 (Film/TV/Theatre Actor, New York)
-Michael Pham '11 (Improv, Chicago)
-Amy Matheny '92 (Theatre & Radio, Chicago)
-Helen Huettner '14 (Theatre Actor/Producer/Playwright/Director, New York)

Register at the link below.

https://www.rhodes.edu/alumni-development/events/theatre-performance-alumni-career-panel

09/17/2020

Preview: Rhodes Music Faculty Concert Series, Brian Ray

A quick preview of our first virtual concert event: Brian Ray, piano!

09/17/2020

Join Dr. Brian Ray, professor of piano at Rhodes College for our first Virtual Music Event of the Fall 2020 semester. Featuring the works of Bach, Ravel, and Debussy.

09/15/2020

Rhodes College Department of Music & Theatre

09/15/2020

Rhodes College Department of Music & Theatre

09/11/2020

Rhodes College Department of Music & Theatre's cover photo

08/07/2020

Our halls are quiet, but the memories of all the music pushed out into the world by our 2020 Music Award recipients are loud, clear, and now forever engraved on the walls of the hallowed halls of Hassell! @ Hassell Hall

05/17/2020

What a "MAJOR" celebration...Congratulations to our graduated Class of 2020 Music Majors. We want to wish them the best of luck as they begin the next phase in their lives in pharmacy school (Clay), grad school for music theory (Quinn), continued education in linguistics & accounting (Grant), song writing & music production (Raneem), grad school for musicology (Chandler), grad school for microbiology & immunology (Grace), law school (Harley), entering the workforce at a record label (Felix), and entering the workforce in vintage music and memorabilia sales (Kaitlyn). We are so proud of you and can't wait to see how you will change the world!

05/16/2020

It’s a time to celebrate! Tomorrow, May 16, we’ll be showcasing our nine divine graduates in music beginning at 12:00 pm, 3 on the hour, all the way up to the start of the Rhodes College Celebration of the Class of 2020 beginning at 2:00 pm. Keep your eyes on our Instagram feed!

05/05/2020

As we are wrapping up the Spring 2020 semester, we wanted to take a moment and recognize all of our Awards In Music recipients. Please help us congratulate the following six Rhodes Department of Music students!

05/05/2020

The Louise Mercer Award is presented annually to the student(s) who have contributed most to the life of music at Rhodes College. Our first recipient this year is biochemistry, molecular biology, and music major, Grace Tomeny, ‘20.

05/05/2020

The Louise Mercer Award is presented annually to the student(s) who have contributed most to the life of music at Rhodes College. Our second recipient is neuroscience major and Rhodes Singers alto Amanda Salazar, ‘20.

Videos (show all)

Rhodes Singers performing “Hear My Prayer” by Moses Hogan at the St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála Svatého Víta) in Prague
Early Yuletide greetings may be in order for Rhodes College Jazz Band…stay tuned for the finished results! #newgearfrida...
ICYMI - We don’t want a lot for Christmas this year and the Rhodes Jazz Band reminded us of this last night as they pres...
Rhodes College Department of Music Faculty Concert Series
Preview: Rhodes Music Faculty Concert Series, Brian Ray
What a "MAJOR" celebration...Congratulations to our graduated Class of 2020 Music Majors. We want to wish them the best ...
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