This concert features music composed by brass players Thomas Stevens, Edward Gregson, Anthony Plog, John Stevens, and Mason Moy, a JMU composition major. JMU faculty member Kevin Stees will be joined by pianist Amy Robertson and trombonist Kyle Remnant, as well as several members of the JMU Tuba-Euphonium Studio. More


Harmoniemusik

Featuring Bluestone Winds: Beth Chandler (flute), Jeanette Zyko (oboe), Sarunas Jankauskas (clarinet), Sue Barber (bassoon), and Ian Zook (horn)

MON, SEP 16
RECITAL HALL

Bluestone Winds

Harmoniemusik

Featuring Bluestone Winds: Beth Chandler (flute), Jeanette Zyko (oboe), Sarunas Jankauskas (clarinet), Sue Barber (bassoon), and Ian Zook (horn)

MON, SEP 16
RECITAL HALL


The JMU Harmoniemusik Ensemble is a collaboration between Bluestone Winds (JMU’s faculty woodwind quintet) and selected JMU students, directed by Stephen P. Bolstad. The program features Richard Rodney Bennett’s Reflections on a Sixteenth-Century Tune (1999), Gustav Schreck’s Nonett, Op. 40 (1905), and Arthur Bird’s Serenade in D (1898). More


Forever You and Guys

By Luke McCoy

A Studio Theatre Production

THU-SUN, SEP 19-22
STUDIO THEATRE

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Forever You and Guys

By Luke McCoy

A Studio Theatre Production

THU-SUN, SEP 19-22
STUDIO THEATRE


In the suburbs of Long Island’s South Shore, a modern-day family comes face-to-face with a change in their family dynamic. Justin and Patrick, parents to 16 year-old Rowan, encounter the battle of expectation versus reality when their son invites a “person of interest” over for dinner. Through an absurd turn of events, the parents must learn how to put their convictions aside and accept something they never thought they could—their son being straight. Adult content, adult language and sexual content. More


Passions of the Heart

Featuring Dr. Jamison Walker, tenor, with Gabriel Dobner, piano

THU, SEP 19
RECITAL HALL

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Passions of the Heart

Featuring Dr. Jamison Walker, tenor, with Gabriel Dobner, piano

THU, SEP 19
RECITAL HALL


Dr. Jamison Walker commands an impressive vocal range and an extensive repertoire. He will perform with fellow JMU faculty member Gabriel Dobner a program featuring the music of Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Duparc, Wagner, and more! More


19th Annual JMU ACDA ChoralFest

SAT, SEP 21
CONCERT HALL

JMU Choral 2019

19th Annual JMU ACDA ChoralFest

SAT, SEP 21
CONCERT HALL


Sponsored by the JMU Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, this concert titled Threads of Joy features guest conductor Dr. Amanda Quist, newly appointed Director of Choral Activities at the University of Miami, and JMU senior Sarah Damers, 2019 JMU ACDA Conducting Competition Winner. Features the JMU Choral Area and eight participating area high schools—over 240 voices! More


Reflections

Featuring Ian Zook, horn, with Tracey Schimmel Reed, piano

and special guests Jamison Walker, tenor, and Kathleen Overfield-Zook, viola

SUN, SEP 22
RECITAL HALL

Zook

Reflections

Featuring Ian Zook, horn, with Tracey Schimmel Reed, piano

and special guests Jamison Walker, tenor, and Kathleen Overfield-Zook, viola

SUN, SEP 22
RECITAL HALL


Ian Zook is an active orchestral and solo performer, and has appeared in concerts throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Zook and pianist Tracey Schimmel Reed will perform music by Emil Hlobil, David Maslanka, and JMU Professor Emeritus John Hilliard with Benjamin Britten’s Canticle III: Still Falls the Rain and Johannes Brahms’ Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91. More


Everybody

By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

TUE-SAT, SEP 24-28
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Everybody

Everybody

By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

TUE-SAT, SEP 24-28
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


What happens when Death comes knocking? A 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama, Everybody is a modern riff on the 15th-century play Everyman about Christian salvation and how to achieve it. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is a 2016 MacArthur Fellow and “one of this country’s most original and illuminating writers.” (The New York Times) Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. More


JMU Brass Band

WED, SEP 25
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Brass Band

WED, SEP 25
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Brass Band is the university’s premier brass ensemble. Directed by professor of music Kevin Stees, it is one of only a few collegiate brass bands in the United States. More


Ranky Tanky

SAT, SEP 28
CONCERT HALL

Ranky Tanky

Ranky Tanky

SAT, SEP 28
CONCERT HALL


The acclaimed quintet Ranky Tanky from South Carolina will bring to life the soulful songs of the Gullah culture—spirituals, dance music, and children’s rhymes—by mixing Lowcountry traditions with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B. Charlton Singleton (trumpet), Clay Ross (guitar), Kevin Hamilton (bass) and Quentin Baxter (drummer) join vocalist Quiana Parler of American Idol success to perform a memorable concert with music that is a testament to the human spirit! More


JMU Symphony Orchestra

TUE, OCT 1
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Symphony Orchestra

TUE, OCT 1
CONCERT HALL


In a unique collaboration, students from the School of Music and School of Theatre and Dance will present excerpts from Henrik Ibsen’s timeless tale of the mischievous wanderer, Peer Gynt, featuring Edward Grieg’s incidental music. This concert also celebrates the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with a performance of the composer’s fourth piano concerto by faculty pianist Eric Ruple. More


JMU Wind Symphony

THU, OCT 3
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Wind Symphony

THU, OCT 3
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Wind Symphony, under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad, is the premier woodwind, brass and percussion ensemble at JMU. The Wind Symphony is committed to performing the great works of the wind band’s core repertoire while also exploring the best of contemporary composition. More


Sam Suggs, double bass

FRI, OCT 4
RECITAL HALL

Samuel Suggs

Sam Suggs, double bass

FRI, OCT 4
RECITAL HALL


Praised for his “brilliant and compelling” programming, JMU faculty bassist Sam Suggs and friends—including cellist and founder of Forward Music Project, Amanda Gookin—will perform sonorous original works for double bass and cello. They will also give the revival of Dragonetti’s celebrated transcription of Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata for double bass. More


Seamus Egan Project

FRI, OCT 4
CONCERT HALL

Seamus Egan Project

Seamus Egan Project

FRI, OCT 4
CONCERT HALL


Legendary Irish musician, multi-instrumentalist and composer Seamus Egan, founder of the pre-eminent band Solas, will bring along multi-talented musical guests to perform an uplifting concert featuring powerful vocals, exquisite fingerpicking and rhythm guitars, hard-driving tenor banjo, lively tin whistle, and masterful playing of the Irish flute, mandolin, and more! Don’t miss this unique journey through Irish songs old and new! More


JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

TUE, OCT 8
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

TUE, OCT 8
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band were founded in 1971 and are under the direction of Dr. Chuck Dotas. JMU jazz groups have performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Terrace Theater, Montreux International Jazz and Blues Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival and VMEA annual convention. More



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