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Texarkana College Music Department Home to Distinguished Faculty

Texarkana, TX- From the halls of Texarkana College to the corridors of famed Carnegie Hall, members of Texarkana College’s music faculty are accomplished musicians, performers and instructors widely recognized for their talent on the national and international level. “Students in TC’s music program learn from world-class instructors who have performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages,” said Mary Ellen Young, Dean of Liberal and Performing Arts. “The line-up of talent within our music department faculty is unmatched in our region, providing students with excellent instruction in music performance, and composition, as well as the foundations of music theory and history.”

Full-time music faculty members at TC include Marc-André Bougie, Conductor for Texarkana Symphony Orchestra and Music Director and Conductor for Texarkana Regional Chorale, and Mary Scott Goode, nationally recognized pianist. Acclaimed vocal coach and performer Janice Aiken will join the team as an adjunct vocal instructor beginning this fall. Her addition brings a depth of experience in voice, diction, stage direction, and opera along with technical and business leadership to TC’s music department. Continue Reading →

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Rhythm & Ragtime

Greetings to all! Please consider attending this upcoming TSO concert. It will be a celebration of Scott Joplin whose 100th anniversary of death we celebrate this year. Scott Joplin put Texarkana on the world musical map, and we wanted to make sure we were at the forefront of the festivities for this momentous event. Pianist Scott Kirby will premiere a brand new medley of famous Joplin Rags arranged for piano and orchestra. It will be awesome! The concert will also be a celebration of music and musicians of Texarkana. We will feature a piece for player-piano by Conlon Nancarrow – another Texarkana musical giant. In the second half of the concert, the Texarkana Jazz Orchestra will join TSO on stage for some great Jazz/Big Band selections. Our very own Vocalist Candace Taylor will join in which such classics as From this Moment On, Georgia, The Look of Love, and more! Tickets are already on sale, and they are going fast! Call 903.792.4992 to buy yours today. See you on February 4th at the Perot! Continue Reading →

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Website Kickstarts Local Band’s Dream

Creating music has been a part of life since the beginning for the members of Us and the Ship. Most of the members of the band grew up together playing in different bands as teenagers. In 2010 they decided to launch something more permanent. With only a few changes since then, the core members have remained the same for this indie rock band. Vocalist Keith Tubbs feels they have been able to create their own sound though a range of different artists has influenced them. Continue Reading →

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