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The University of Mississippi Department of Music will offer its 2019 Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss

UM Holiday Concert Slated for Dec. 5

Crowd favorite returns to the Ford Center November 29, 2019 by Lynn Adams Wilkins For anyone with a busy schedule wondering how to get in the holiday spirit, the University of Mississippi Department of Music offers its 2019 Holiday Concert. This popular Oxford holiday event is set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Gertrude […]


Nave Graham

Next ‘First Tuesdays’ Performance Features Flutist on Dec. 3

Lunchtime music series in Bryant Hall continues with Nave Graham NOVEMBER 26, 2019 BY LYNN ADAMS WILKINS The next performance in the First Tuesdays in Bryant Hall Noontime Music Series features flutist and new University of Mississippi instructor of music Nave Graham on Dec. 3. Graham will play three pieces for flute and electronics. One […]


International Fellowship Takes UM Music Professor to Nigeria

George Dor conducts research, collaborates with Nigerian colleagues NOVEMBER 4, 2019 BY LYNN WILKINS George Worlasi Kwasi Dor, professor of music and ethnomusicology at the University of Mississippi, had a very productive summer, and his activities promise to pay dividends for his students for years to come. Dor conducted field research, collaborated on academic course […]


Michael Gardiner

First Tuesdays in Bryant Hall Continues Nov. 5

Noontime music series features ambient music this month NOVEMBER 4, 2019  BY LYNN ADAMS WILKINS The First Tuesdays in Bryant Hall Noontime Music Series has, to date, featured music for piano and for clarinet and piano; cello, flute and voice are slated for upcoming performances. But this Tuesday (Nov. 5), Michael Gardiner will perform on […]


Adam Estes (right) rehearses with pianist Adrienne Park and new UM faculty member Austin Smith, on oboe, for a Nov. 4 recital in Nutt Auditorium. Photo by Lynn Adams Wilkins

Professor Uses Concert to Shine Light on New Faculty

Adam Estes performs with colleagues Monday for Faculty Recital Series NOVEMBER 1, 2019 BY LYNN ADAMS WILKINS When Adam Estes, associate professor of saxophone and bassoon at the University of Mississippi, began developing ideas for his upcoming faculty recital, the Department of Music had just hired new faculty – two of whom are also woodwinds. […]


Dr. Dennis Shrock, noted choral-scholar and author of several books on historic performance and repertoire, will be the guest conductor and featured lecturer for three annual music symposiums focusing on historical performances at the University of Mississippi. Funded by the generosity of an anonymous donor, the symposiums will begin in the summer of 2020. Shrock is shown during his most recent visit to UM in the fall of 2018 as a guest conductor and lecturer at a concert celebrating the late composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein.

Anonymous Donor Funds Symposium to Revive Music of Earlier Era

Rebirth of Renaissance Music OCTOBER 30, 2019 BY JONATHAN SCOTT A Renaissance music renaissance is taking place at the University of Mississippi. Thanks to a gift provided by an anonymous donor, a symposium in summer 2020 will bring the enchanting, but seldom-performed music of the Renaissance back to life with a four-day series of lectures […]


UM and Oxford Ensembles to Honor Vets

‘A Veterans Day Concert Salute’ set for Nov. 11 at the Ford Center OCTOBER 28, 2019 BY CAROLINE CLINE The University of Mississippi Chorus and Orchestra and the Oxford Civic Chorus are bringing the community together for “A Veterans Day Concert Salute” to honor the nation’s veterans. The concert, which is free and open to […]


Benjamin Rorabaugh (center, left), a master’s student in vocal performance from Long Beach; Jiaxuan Zhu (behind), a master’s student in vocal performance from Wenzhou, China; and Reagan Arnold, a senior vocal performance major from Collins, entertain fellow cast members with a scene from Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘Princess Ida.’ The scene is part of the UM Opera Scenes program ‘Be in the Room Where it Happens,’ set for Nov. 1 and 2 in Nutt Auditorium. Photo by Lynn Adams Wilkins/

UM Opera Theatre Presents Fall Scenes Program

Group brings great moments from the Met and Broadway to Ole Miss OCTOBER 25, 2019 BY LYNN WILKINS “Be in the Room Where It Happens” is more than a title for the 2019 University of Mississippi Opera Theatre fall scenes production; it’s an invitation. The Opera Theatre presents well-loved moments from nine different shows, from […]


Meet the Mississippi Department of Education's Teacher of the Year: UM alumna Hannah Gadd Ardrey, a teacher at Lafayette Middle School in Oxford.

Teacher of the Year Credits Scholarships for Success

Just Four Years Out of Ole Miss, Educator is Making a Difference OCTOBER 16, 2019 BY MARY STANTON KNIGHT Years before she was selected as the Mississippi Department of Education’s 2019-2020 Mississippi Teacher of the Year, Hannah Gadd Ardrey was a student with a dream of attending college. Gadd Ardrey has been teaching for five […]


First Tuesdays Music Series Continues with Young Composer

Price Walden brings rarely-heard Schumann and original compositions to Bryant Hall at midday SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 BY LYNN ADAMS WILKINS Composer and pianist Price Walden is set to perform at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 1) for the First Tuesdays in Bryant Hall Noontime Music Series at the University of Mississippi. The 45-minute program, in the […]