The Department of Music offers a diverse array of musical experiences for both our students and our faculty musicians. Over the 2017-2018 academic year, Department faculty developed a partnership with Bentonville-based Haxton Road Studios to provide studio space for our musicians and giving our students access to educational resources. Through that partnership, Haxton Road received a Boston Class Steinway grand piano on extended loan from the University of Arkansas. The Department was then able to provide recording time for many of our ensembles with the best equipment available.
This exciting experience resulted in 38 recorded tracks: 200 minutes of music featuring over 150 students and 21 faculty members. The music includes large choirs, chamber music, jazz, R&B, and world music. Below you will find several of selections from the project.
Schola Cantorum | Stephen Caldwell, director
Inspirational Chorale | Jeffrey Murdock, director
UA Student Jazz Combo | Rick Salonen, director
Flute Ensemble | Ronda Mains & Catalina Ortega, directors
RAZORBONES | Cory Mixdorf, director
Bassoon Ensemble | Lia Uribe, director
Ngo Khanh (guitar)
Alisa Jones (soprano)
Christopher MacRae (tenor) & Tomoko Kashiwagi (piano)