Spring Lyceum Series Presented by Baylor’s School of Music

Zzyzx Quartet
Zzyzx Quartet
Jan. 19, 2016

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WACO, Texas (January 19, 2016) – The Baylor University School of Music will host its Spring Lyceum Series, offering Baylor and the surrounding community the opportunity to participate in a variety of performances by some of the nation’s leading musicians.

The Lyceum series started in 1976 and is made possible by the generosity of the Meadows Foundation of Dallas. The series is primarily an educational effort, so many performances are complemented by lectures and master classes.

“These are a great opportunity for Baylor students to see and hear world-class musicians, at no charge, and right here on campus, rather than traveling all the way to Dallas or Austin and buying an expensive ticket,” said Richard Veit, concert and promotion manager for the School of Music.

The Spring 2016 Lyceum series is as follows:

Awea Duo, a flute and saxophone duo, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in Roxy Grove Hall. Flutist Jennifer Brimson Cooper and saxophonist Masahito Sugihara formed Awea Duo in 2012 and have since performed nationally and internationally.

Zzyzx Quartet, a saxophone quartet, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in Roxy Grove Hall. The Zzyzx Quartet has won many important awards and is quickly becoming a prominent name in the world of chamber music for saxophones.

Daniel Sheehy, ethnomusicologist, will present a lecture at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, in Armstrong Browning Library. Sheehy is the director of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Joining the Smithsonian in 2000, he has served as director of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, curator of the Folkways Collection and director of Smithsonian Global Sound.

Kathleen Kelly, vocal coach, will present master classes at 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2, in Roxy Grove Hall. Kelly is the first coach and conductor of opera at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance. Prior to her time at University of Michigan, she oversaw more than 50 ensemble singers in more than 50 operas at the Vienna State Opera.

Kenneth Grant, clarinetist, will present master classes at 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, and 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 2, in Jones Concert Hall. He will perform a recital with Kae Hosoda-Ayer, pianist, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, in Jones Concert Hall. Grant has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra European Tour, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Columbus Symphony.

Roxy Grove Hall is located at 624 Speight Ave. and Jones Concert Hall is located in the McCrary Music Building at 110 Baylor Ave.

All Lyceum Series events are free of charge and open to the public.

For more information, contact Richard Veit or the Baylor School of Music at 254-710-3991.

by Bethany Harper, 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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