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Monday, October 4 @7:30 pm
Guest Recital – Jim Stephenson
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall


The Music of James Stephenson

We feature the music of Composer-in-Residence James Stephenson. Works include his “there are no words” and the incredible Bassoon Concerto “Dialogue of Self and Soul”.

Tuesday, October 5 @7:30 pm
Faculty Artist Series – Dr. Keri McCarthy, Oboe
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall


Utopia Repaired: New American Music for Oboe

Utopia Repaired is a recital of new music for oboe from American composers Alex Shapiro (Washington), Laura Kaminsky (New York), Ingrid Stölzel (Kansas), and James Stephenson (Illinois). These works are part of an upcoming album by Keri E. McCarthy, oboe professor…

Wednesday, October 6 @7:30 pm
WSU Symphonic Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall

WSU Bands Return!

Come celebrate the return of live performances with the WSU Symphonic Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Works by Jennifer Jolley and Frank Ticheli. Also, we will feature composers-in-residence James Stephenson and Zachery Meier.

Thursday, October 7 @4:30 pm
Jacob Riddle Exhibition & Artist Talk
WSU Pullman - Fine Arts Building

The Fine Arts Department presents an exhibition of work by Jacob Riddle, Assistant Professor, Career Track, Digital Technology and Culture.

Tuesday, October 12 @11 am
World Music Day
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall

World Music Day: Strings Around the World


Crimson Ties: WSU World Music Ensemble

WSU Guitar Ensemble

Raza NorthWest: Traditional Son jarocho

Tuesday, October 12 @7:30 pm
Jazz Concert
WSU Pullman - Kimbrough Music Building


The Washington State University School of Music will present their first jazz concert of the year on Tuesday, October 12, at 7:30pm, in Kimbrough Concert Hall. The concert will feature faculty ensemble Jazz Northwest, the award-winning WSU Jazz Big Band and Big Band II under the direction of Regents Professor and Coordinator of Jazz Studies Greg Yasinitsky.

Wednesday, October 13 @2 pm
Tabletop Letterpress Printing: An Introduction and Demonstration
Class / Instruction
WSU Pullman - Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

On Wednesday October 13, from 2-4 p.m. join representatives from the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU (JSMA) and WSU’s Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) for an introduction to MASC’s recently acquired tabletop letterpress.

Friday, October 15 @7:30 pm
Vocal Extravaganza
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall

WSU School of Music will present the 2021 Family Weekend Vocal Extravaganza on Friday October 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm in Bryan Hall Theatre. This concert is free to the public and donations are welcome. Audience members will be required to wear masks. WSU’s Opera Workshop, University Singers, and Concert Choir will perform.

Wednesday, October 20 @7:30 pm
Guest Artist – Tuba
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall


Continuing with Oktubafest, this year’s guest artist is Jeremy Crawford (Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Alabama). He will play an eclectic recital of music from his recent albums and newly composed tuba music. Crawford will be joined by Karen Nguyen on piano.

Thursday, October 21 @7:30 pm
Guest Artist – Jennifer Cavanaugh, Oboe and English Horn
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall


Performing Yamaha Artist, Jennifer Cavanaugh (University of Montana), will perform a program of recent music for oboe and English horn. WSU professors Keri McCarthy (oboe) and Yuna Roh (piano) assist with charming works by Thea Musgrave and Alyssa Morris. Solo repertoire for oboe and English horn include works…

Friday, October 22 @7:30 pm
Faculty Artist Series – Dr. Christopher Wilson, Percussion
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall


Christopher Wilson will present an evening of exciting music for marimba, including the world premiere of a piece by Professor Emeritus David Jarvis as well as other works by Keiko Abe, Eric Sammut, and WSU alumnus Zachery Meier. The recital will feature Professor of Bassoon Jacqueline Wilson.

Tuesday, October 26 @7:30 pm
Percussion Ensemble Concert
WSU Pullman - Kimbrough Music Building


The WSU Percussion Ensemble is back to in-person performance! Please join us for an evening of varied music for drums, keyboards, and even metal pipes! The program will include works by Anthony Cirone, Carlos Chávez, David Gillingham and more! WSU Professor of Flute, Dr. Sophia Tegart, will perform…

Thursday, October 28 @7:30 pm
Tuba Studio Concert
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall


To close this fall’s Oktubafest at WSU, members of the tuba-euphonium studio will perform a variety of solos, duets, and other chamber music. The concert will close with the WSU Tuba Choir performing Soundings by Steve Matchett and Innovation by Akira Toda.