Baylor’s School of Music Presents Fall Lyceum Series

Groove for Thought
Groove For Thought, a jazz vocal septet, will be performing as part of the Lyceum Series on Oct. 12.
Sept. 24, 2015

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 24, 2015) - The Baylor University School of Music will host its 39th annual Lyceum Series this fall, offering the Baylor community the opportunity to observe, listen and participate in a program of mini-residencies by some of the nation’s leading musical authorities.

“The Lyceum Series has grown from meager beginnings to a model program that is respected throughout the state and nation,” said Richard Veit, concert and promotion manager for Baylor’s School of Music. “Many individuals from outside the Waco area have made a practice of attending these events, and the concerts offered through the Lyceum Series attract music lovers from as far away as Austin and Dallas. This year’s lineup of Lyceum Series musicians presents an unusual number of performing artists, so there will be many concerts to enjoy, along with intriguing lectures and master classes.”

The Lyceum Series began at Baylor 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 fall 2015 Lyceum Series is as follows:

Philip Bohlman, ethnomusicologist, will present a lecture at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, in Meadows Recital Hall.

Johnandrew Slominski, pianist, will present a lecture and a recital at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Roxy Grove Hall.

Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano, will present a master class at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in Roxy Grove Hall.

Groove For Thought, jazz vocal septet, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in Roxy Grove Hall.

David Frego, music therapist, will present workshops at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, and at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, in Roxy Grove Hall.

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, piano trio, will present a master class Tuesday, Nov. 3. The date and time of this event are to be announced.

Pavlina Dokovska, pianist, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, and a master class at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. All events will take place in Roxy Grove Hall.

Meadows Recital Hall is located within the McCrary Music Building at 110 Baylor Ave. Roxy Grove Hall is 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 254-710-3991.

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


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 16,000 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 12 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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