LU Department of Music prepares for loaded spring season of concerts and events

As the spring semester kicks into gear, the Lamar University Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music has begun preparations for their loaded schedule of concerts and events that will take place all over Southeast Texas this season.

“The music department is making preparations for about 30 evening concerts,” said Dr. Jeannette Fresne, chair of the department of music. "The choir performing with the Symphony of Southeast Texas, festivals for flute, clarinet, percussion, jazz, voice and several concerts and presentations by faculty in Texas, nationally and internationally will all be taking place.”

The department will officially begin its run of concerts in February when three shows will take place: a flute ensemble concert on Feb. 6; a jazz concert on Feb. 23; and a woodwind concert on Feb. 24.

rothwell-recital-hall.jpg“Additionally, we have full day festivals for flute, clarinet, percussion, jazz and voice happening in the next few months,” said Fresne.

The department of music will also be hosting its annual “Collage Fundraiser” at the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. This fundraiser is an opportunity to learn more about the department, listen to music from all areas of the department and to donate to support the students and faculty.

Additionally, some of the faculty and students will be traveling to San Antonio to take part in the annual “Texas Music Educators Association Convention” where Drs. Brielle Frost and Francisco Perez will perform with their respective ensembles.

As the department of music prepares for a busy semester, there is an energy of excitement and joy for what is to come.

“I want to invite everyone to come hear the soul-stirring and exquisite music presented by the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music in spring of 2023,” said Fresne.

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