The Murray State University Department of Music will present the Fifth Annual Fall Fanfare Concert in Historic Lovett Auditorium on Saturday, September 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $5 with proceeds to benefit music scholarships. The concert will showcase light, entertaining performances by the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, University Chorale, Jazz Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, and Racer Marching Band.
Murray State University’s music ensembles have established a reputation for artistic excellence. Recent highlights include a feature presentation by the Racer Marching Band at the 2006 Bands of America Grand National Marching Band Championship, a 2009 performance by the Symphonic Wind Ensemble at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and a 2010 performance by the Concert Choir and University Chorale at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In 2011 the Jazz Orchestra participated in the prestigious Elmhurst College Jazz Festival and the Symphony Orchestra performed by special invitation at Orchestra Hall in Chicago.
The Department of Music carries one of the university’s richest traditions. Music graduates pursue careers in music education at all levels, performance, arts administration, composition, conducting, music ministry, music business, music technology and publishing. Students complete a well-designed curriculum that provides a foundation for continuing education, advanced study, and musical leadership throughout the region.