Music Department

Events Calendar

M. Brent Williams, Violin and Viola

John O'Neal, Marimba and Vibraphone

Sunday, January 15 @ 3PM
Roshong Recital Hall - $15/adults, $5/children, FLC Students free with ID

On Sunday, January 15 at 3:00pm come to Roshong Recital Hall to hear some really wonderful music presented by M. Brent Williams, violin/viola; and John O’Neal, marimba/vibraphone. Brent will open with the beautiful, virtuosic and sometimes melancholy Capriccio for Viola Solo by Henri Vieuxtemps. Vieuxtemps, who was considered to be one of the best violinists in the world during his lifetime had an active career performing and teaching around the world. Despite two strokes eight years apart which ended first his performing and then his teaching, Vieuxtemps continued to compose until his death in 1881. This piece was published posthumously.

Next Brent will take you to Armenia with Alan Hovhaness’ beautiful and meditative Chahagir.

John will join Brent for the remainder of the concert starting with a couple of interesting sounding pieces; Legal Highs, by David P. Jones, with movements titled Mr. Coffee, Menthology, and Sweet Thing; and Charles Wuorinen’s Eleven Short Pieces for Violin and Vibraphone. Wuorinen wrote this for a miniaturist society in NY and as a result, the eleven pieces are extremely short.

The last piece they’ll perform, a violin and vibraphone duet composed by Daniel  Levitan, is comprised of Appalachian characteristics seen through a neuroscientist’s lens.

Jazz Band - CMEA Preview Concert

Monday, January 23 @ 7PM
Concert Hall - $5/adults, $1/children, FLC Students free with ID

The FLC Jazz Band is traveling to perform at the Colorado Music Educator’s Association annual convention in Colorado Springs on Friday, January 27. You don’t have to travel to the Springs to hear them since they’ll give a preview performance at the Concert Hall on Monday, January 23 at 7:00pm. Come have a listen and cheer them on in anticipation of this important event!

Richard Saucedo - Composer/Guest Conductor

Select Band Clinic

February 4 at 2:30pm
Concert Hall

Free Admission

Our annual Select Band Clinic features around 300 band students from middle and high schools around the state and the Four Corners area. High School students are selected either by audition or by director recommendation. Middle School students are selected by director recommendation and if selected are placed in one of 3 high school bands and 1 middle school band. They recieved their music just before the holidays to rehearse on their own prior to their arrival at the college on Friday, February 3rd to rehearse with their full group. They rehearse until 9pm, then come back the next morning for about 3 hours of rehearsal before putting it all together on the concert hall stage for their performance. This is a popular event important to these young musicians as they get an opportunity to work with students performing at a level similar to thier own. For students from smaller schools this is an opportunity to perform with a larger, balanced ensemble, something quite useful and rewarding.

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Emily Huntsman, Violin, Junior Recital

Sunday, February 5 @ 3PM
Roshong Recital Hall - Free Admission

Midday Music Student Recital

Tuesday, February 7 @ 1:00pm

Roshong Recital Hall - Free Admission

Odin Rathnam, Violin; Katherine Jetter, Cello; Lisa Campi Walters, Piano

Wednesday, February 8 @ 7:00pm

Roshong Recital Hall - Donations accepted at door

Andy Kust Artist in Residence
Andy Kust, Vocal Coach/Musical Theatre Specialist

Saturday, February 11th:
10:00-12:30  Masterclass: Acting the Song
2:30-5:00 Clinic: Branding and Audition Techniques for Successful Musicians
Roshong Recital Hall (free and open to public)
TBD Saturday and Sunday morning (free and open to public)  One-on-one coachings for individual FLC musical theatre performers with Andy Kust

Sunday, February 12th @ 3:00pm
Showcase: FLC Student Performers with Andy Kust, piano

Andy Kust is an award-winning music director, vocal coach and pianist whose work has been seen and heard on regional stages across the country. As an actor-turned-music director, Andy specializes in the multi-faceted training and pedagogy of the contemporary singing actor. His recent credits include Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Arizoni Award Winner for Best Music Direction), Next to Normal (Arizoni Award Nominee for Best Music Direction), Spring Awakening (MET Award Nominee for Best Music Direction), American IdiotRENT,Bat Boy: The Musical, and Bare. Andy keeps a busy schedule as a professional pianist, having played for several Broadway touring casts, including WickedLes Misérables, andEvita.

Andy is currently on faculty with the UMD Theatre Department, where he teaches courses in Singing, Musical Theater Repertoire, Music Literacy, and Audition Techniques. His former students can be seen performing on Broadway, in national tours, and with premier regional theaters that include the Guthrie, Papermill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, and the La Jolla Playhouse. Member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, American Federation of Musicians, and the Musical Theatre Educators’ Alliance. Proud graduate of Luther College, and Arizona State University.


January 28  - 4CMTA - Teacher Presentation and Workshop, RRH, 11AM

February 3 - Quadrivium Vocal Quartet, "A Madrigal Comedy," 7PM, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango Recital          Series, (see for ticket information)

February 6 -  MitM Concert for area 5th graders, 11:15 - 12:10, CCH, FREE

February 11 - Instrument Discovery Day - Music in the Mountains/Katzin Music

February 11  - AIR, Andy Kust, Vocal Coach/Musical Theatre Specialist, open rehearsals throughout day, RRH, FREE

February 12 -  AIR, Andy Kust, Vocal Coach/Musical Theatre Specialist, Recital, RRH, 3PM, $15/$5 at the door




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  • February 3-4: Everyone
  • February 24: Vocal Only
  • March 24-25: Everyone