Baylor School of Music Presents Spring Lyceum Series

Tak cs Quartet
The Takacs Quartet will present a master class as part of the Lyceum Series. Courtesy photo.
Jan. 30, 2015

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WACO, Texas (Jan. 30, 2015) – The Baylor School of Music will host the 38th annual Lyceum Series this spring, offering the Baylor community the opportunity to participate in a program of mini-residencies by some of the nation’s leading musical authorities.

“It is a great opportunity for our students to come face to face and work personally with world-renowned artists,” said Dick Veit, concert and promotion manager for the Baylor School of Music. “It also gives the public a chance to get up close and personal with big-name musicians.”

The Lyceum Series began at Baylor University in 1976 and is funded by the Meadows Foundation of Dallas. The series is primarily an educational effort, so performances are usually accompanied by lectures and master classes.

The spring 2014 Lyceum Series is as follows:

Carol Hess, musicologist, will lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Meadows Recital Hall.

Takács Quartet, string quartet, will present a master class at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, in Recital Hall II.

Jay Lesenger, opera director, will present a master class at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, and 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in Roxy Grove Hall.

Meadows Recital Hall is located within the McCrary Music Building at 110 Baylor Ave. Both Recital Hall II and Roxy Grove Hall are located within Waco Hall at 624 Speight Ave.

All Lyceum Series events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Baylor School of Music at 254-710-3517.

by Ashton Brown, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC

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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