Baylor School of Music's Spring 2014 Lyceum Series Lineup

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Jan. 28, 2014

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WACO, Texas (Jan. 28, 2014) - A large part of improving as a musician includes listening, which is why the Baylor School of Music has invited performers and lecturers to address students as part of the Lyceum Series.

The series, funded in part by an endowment from the Meadows Foundation, is a long-standing tradition in the music school. It is designed to bring in guests from off campus that come from a variety of musical disciplines.

"We attempt to bring in a huge diversity of professionals so there is something for everyone," said William May, Ph.D., dean of the School of Music.

The series is also advantageous to students because the guests are highly trained in a particular field.

"The participants are very specialized in what they bring and tend to appeal to smaller segments within the School of Music," May said. "They can focus on more things that are relevant to specific students."

The spring 2014 guests are:

� Pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi, who will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan 30 in Roxy Grove Hall. Pompa-Baldi will have a master class the following day at 3 p.m., also in Roxy Grove Hall.

� Music historian James Hepokoski, who will lecture from 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 3 in Meadows Recital Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building.

� Baritone Andrew Garland, who will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3, as well as host a master class at 4 p.m. Feb. 4, both in Roxy Grove Hall.

� Arts career specialist Angela Myles Beeching, who will host several workshops March 2 through 4: 5 to 8 p.m. March 2 in Roxy Grove Hall; 9 to 11 a.m. March 3 in Room 114 and 4 to 6 p.m. in the Meadows Recital Hall, both in the McCrary Music Building; 8 to 10 a.m. March 4 in Roxy Grove Hall; and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 4 in the Meadows Recital Hall.

� Composer Michael Colgrass, who will be on campus to host workshops March 3 through 7. Colgrass will also perform at 7:30 p.m. March 6 in the Jones Concert Hall in the McCrary Music Building.

� Folk musician and storyteller David Holt, who will give a lecture-demonstration from 6 to 7:15 p.m. March 24, followed by a recital at 7:30, in Roxy Grove Hall.

The McCrary Music Building is located at 110 Baylor Ave., and Roxy Grove Hall is located inside Waco Hall at 624 Speight Ave.

All lectures, performances and master classes are free and open to the public. For more details on the events, visit the School of Music events calendar, or contact Ruth Tucker by phone at (254) 710-3571 or by email at


Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.


The Baylor University School of Music provides transformational experiences that prepare students for careers in music. Our students thrive in a Christian environment characterized by a nurturing resident faculty, an unwavering pursuit of musical excellence, a global perspective, dedication to service, and devotion to faith. They investigate the rich musical and cultural heritage of the past, develop superior musical skills and knowledge in the present, and explore and create new modes of musical expression for the future. While preparing for future leadership roles, the students join with School of Music faculty in enhancing the quality of community life, enriching the larger culture, and making Baylor a place in which heart, mind and soul coalesce. The School of Music of Baylor University is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music and the Texas Association of Music Schools. Degree programs leading to the bachelor of music education degree conform to certification requirements of the Texas Education Agency.

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