The KSU School of Music is excited to provide a variety of festivals and workshops each year for students from elementary age to adult. Explore our 2016-17 programs below.

Workshops

  • Saturday, October 8, 2016
    KSU Viola Day invites middle school and high school violists to experience a day of masterclasses, performances, and fun led by KSU’s exceptional string faculty. Participants will receive technical instruction, hear a professional recital, and end their day performing in KSU’s Morgan Concert Hall!

    • Registration fee is $30 per student and includes lunch and a t-shirt.
    • Registration deadline: Thursday, October 6, 2016

    Register for Viola Day

    • Saturday, October 8, 2016

      8:15 a.m. – Registration opens (Bailey Performance Center lobby)
      9:00 a.m. – Viola Day events begin
      3:00 p.m. – Student performance (concludes by 3:30 pm) 

      All events take place in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center on KSU's Kennesaw Campus.

    • Cathy Lynn, viola   Paul Murphy, viola
      Catherine Lynn
      KSU Artist-in-Residence in Viola
      Assistant Principal Viola, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
        Paul Murphy
      KSU Artist-in-Residence in Viola
      Associate Principal Viola, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
    • Address
      Bailey Performance Center
      488 Prillaman WayNW
      Kennesaw, GA 30144
      View on Google Maps

      Directions
      - From I-75, take exit 271 onto Chastain Rd.
      - Head west on Chastain Rd. (left if travelling I-75N, right if travelling I-75S)
      - Turn right onto Frey Rd. and continue through two traffic lights
      - At the third traffic light, turn left onto Campus Loop Rd.
      - Continue on Campus Loop Rd. until you enter a roundabout
      - Exit roundabout at the third turnoff onto Prillaman Way and take an immediate right into Parking Lot E
      - From the entrance to Parking Lot E, the Bailey Performance Center will be on your left

      Parking
      Free parking for this activity is available in Parking Lot E located directly beside the Bailey Performance Center. View KSU Arts District map.

    • For more information, contact:
      Dr. Nathaniel Parker
      470-578-4901
      nparke22@kennesaw.edu
  • Thursday, October 13, 2016

    KSU Women’s Choral Day is a one-day choral event that invites high school singers from the metro Atlanta area to come to campus, work with KSU’s outstanding voice faculty, learn new music, and perform a public concert in Morgan Hall at the Bailey Performance Center! Sign up today to experience the joy of over 200 women’s voices joining together in song!

    Registration is $25 per student and includes lunch and a t-shirt. To register, contact Alison Mann at amann9@kennesaw.edu or 470-578-6392.

    • Thursday, October 13, 2016

      Tentative Schedule:
      8:30 - 9:00 am – registration
      9:00 - 11:45 – rehearsal with break
      11:45 - 12:45 pm – lunch
      12:50 - 1:00 – performance by KSU Women’s Chorus
      1:00 - 3:00 – rehearsal
      3:00 - 4:00 – break/rehearsal
      4:00 - 5:00 – rehearsal
      5:00 - 7:00 – dinner break
      7:00/7:30 – warm-up/performance
    • Alison Mann
      Associate Professor of
      Choral Music Education
    • Address
      Bailey Performance Center
      488 Prillaman WayNW
      Kennesaw, GA 30144
      View on Google Maps

      Directions
      - From I-75, take exit 271 onto Chastain Rd.
      - Head west on Chastain Rd. (left if travelling I-75N, right if travelling I-75S)
      - Turn right onto Frey Rd. and continue through two traffic lights
      - At the third traffic light, turn left onto Campus Loop Rd.
      - Continue on Campus Loop Rd. until you enter a roundabout
      - Exit roundabout at the third turnoff onto Prillaman Way and take an immediate right into Parking Lot E
      - From the entrance to Parking Lot E, the Bailey Performance Center will be on your left

      Parking
      Free parking for this activity is available in Parking Lot E located directly beside the Bailey Performance Center. View KSU Arts District map.

    • For more information, contact:
      Dr. Alison Mann
      470-578-6392
      amann9@kennesaw.edu
  • Saturday, October 22, 2016
    KSU Cellobration invites middle school and high school violists to experience a day of masterclasses, performances, and fun led by KSU’s exceptional string faculty. Participants will receive technical instruction, hear a professional recital, and end their day performing in KSU’s Morgan Concert Hall!

    • Registration fee is $30 per student and includes lunch and a t-shirt.
    • Registration deadline: Thursday, October 20, 2016

    Register for Cellobration

    • Saturday, October 22, 2016

      8:15 a.m. – Registration opens (Bailey Performance Center lobby)
      9:00 a.m. – Cellobration Day events begin
      3:00 p.m. – Student performance (concludes by 3:30 pm) 

      All events take place in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center on KSU's Kennesaw Campus.

    • Charae Krueger, cello
      Charae Krueger
      KSU Artist-in-Residence in Cello
      Principal Cellist, Atlanta Opera Orchestra
    • Address
      Bailey Performance Center
      488 Prillaman WayNW
      Kennesaw, GA 30144
      View on Google Maps

      Directions
      - From I-75, take exit 271 onto Chastain Rd.
      - Head west on Chastain Rd. (left if travelling I-75N, right if travelling I-75S)
      - Turn right onto Frey Rd. and continue through two traffic lights
      - At the third traffic light, turn left onto Campus Loop Rd.
      - Continue on Campus Loop Rd. until you enter a roundabout
      - Exit roundabout at the third turnoff onto Prillaman Way and take an immediate right into Parking Lot E
      - From the entrance to Parking Lot E, the Bailey Performance Center will be on your left

      Parking
      Free parking for this activity is available in Parking Lot E located directly beside the Bailey Performance Center. View KSU Arts District map.

    • For more information, contact:
      Dr. Nathaniel Parker
      470-578-4901
      nparke22@kennesaw.edu
  • Saturday, October 22, 2016
    KSU Bass Fest invites middle school and high school violists to experience a day of masterclasses, performances, and fun led by KSU’s exceptional string faculty. Participants will receive technical instruction, hear a professional recital, and end their day performing in KSU’s Morgan Concert Hall!

    • Registration fee is $30 per student and includes lunch and a t-shirt.
    • Registration deadline: Thursday, October 20, 2016

    Register for Bass Fest

    • Saturday, October 22, 2016

      8:15 a.m. – Registration opens (Bailey Performance Center lobby)
      9:00 a.m. – Bass Fest events begin
      3:00 p.m. – Student performance (concludes by 3:30 pm) 

      All events take place in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center on KSU's Kennesaw Campus.

    • Joe McFadden, bass   James Barket, bass
      Joe McFadden
      KSU Artist-in-Residence in Bass
      Bass, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
        James Barket
      KSU Artist-in-Residence in Bass
    • Address
      Bailey Performance Center
      488 Prillaman WayNW
      Kennesaw, GA 30144
      View on Google Maps

      Directions
      - From I-75, take exit 271 onto Chastain Rd.
      - Head west on Chastain Rd. (left if travelling I-75N, right if travelling I-75S)
      - Turn right onto Frey Rd. and continue through two traffic lights
      - At the third traffic light, turn left onto Campus Loop Rd.
      - Continue on Campus Loop Rd. until you enter a roundabout
      - Exit roundabout at the third turnoff onto Prillaman Way and take an immediate right into Parking Lot E
      - From the entrance to Parking Lot E, the Bailey Performance Center will be on your left

      Parking
      Free parking for this activity is available in Parking Lot E located directly beside the Bailey Performance Center. View KSU Arts District map.

    • For more information, contact:
      Dr. Nathaniel Parker
      470-578-4901
      nparke22@kennesaw.edu
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    KSU Male Chorus Day is a one-day choral event that invites high school singers from the Metro Atlanta area to come to campus, work with KSU’s outstanding voice faculty, learn new music, and perform a public concert in the Bailey Performance Center!

    Registration is $25 per student and includes lunch, music, and a t-shirt.To register, contact Leslie Blackwell at lblackwe@kennesaw.edu or 470-578-6153.

    • Tuesday, October 25, 2016
      Exact schedule will be announced several weeks prior to the the day of the event, but students should expect the day to begin around 8:30 a.m. for check-in and conclude around 5 p.m. following the student recital.
    • Leslie Blackwell
      Director of Choral Activities and
      Professor of Music and Music Education
    • Address
      Bailey Performance Center
      488 Prillaman WayNW
      Kennesaw, GA 30144
      View on Google Maps

      Directions
      - From I-75, take exit 271 onto Chastain Rd.
      - Head west on Chastain Rd. (left if travelling I-75N, right if travelling I-75S)
      - Turn right onto Frey Rd. and continue through two traffic lights
      - At the third traffic light, turn left onto Campus Loop Rd.
      - Continue on Campus Loop Rd. until you enter a roundabout
      - Exit roundabout at the third turnoff onto Prillaman Way and take an immediate right into Parking Lot E
      - From the entrance to Parking Lot E, the Bailey Performance Center will be on your left

      Parking
      Free parking for this activity is available in Parking Lot E located directly beside the Bailey Performance Center. View KSU Arts District map.

    • For more information, contact:
      Dr. Leslie Blackwell
      470-578-6153
      lblackwe@kennesaw.edu
  • Saturday, March 11, 2017
    KSU Brass Blast invites middle school and high school brass players to experience a day of masterclasses, performances, and fun led by KSU’s exceptional faculty. Participants will receive technical instruction, hear a professional recital, and end their day performing in KSU’s Morgan Concert Hall!
    • Registration fee is $30 per student and includes lunch and a t-shirt.
    • Registration deadline: Thursday, March 9, 2017

    Register for Brass Blast

    • Saturday, March 11, 2017
      Exact schedule will be announced several weeks prior to the the day of the event, but students should expect the day to begin around 8:30 a.m. for check-in and conclude around 5 p.m. following the student recital.
    • Dr. Doug Lindsey
      Lecturer of Trumpet

      More faculty to be announced.
    • Address
      Bailey Performance Center
      488 Prillaman WayNW
      Kennesaw, GA 30144
      View on Google Maps

      Directions
      - From I-75, take exit 271 onto Chastain Rd.
      - Head west on Chastain Rd. (left if travelling I-75N, right if travelling I-75S)
      - Turn right onto Frey Rd. and continue through two traffic lights
      - At the third traffic light, turn left onto Campus Loop Rd.
      - Continue on Campus Loop Rd. until you enter a roundabout
      - Exit roundabout at the third turnoff onto Prillaman Way and take an immediate right into Parking Lot E
      - From the entrance to Parking Lot E, the Bailey Performance Center will be on your left

      Parking
      Free parking for this activity is available in Parking Lot E located directly beside the Bailey Performance Center. View KSU Arts District map.

    • For more information, contact:
      Mr. Richard Peluso
      470-578-4280
      rpeluso@kennesaw.edu
  • Saturday, April 15, 2017
    KSU Clarinet Day invites middle school and high school clarinetists to experience a day of masterclasses, performances, and fun led by KSU’s exceptional faculty. Participants will receive technical instruction, hear a professional recital, and end their day performing in KSU’s Morgan Concert Hall!
    • Registration fee is $30 per student and includes lunch and a t-shirt.
    • Registration deadline: Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Register for Clarinet Day

    • Saturday, April 15, 2017
      Exact schedule will be announced several weeks prior to the the day of the event, but students should expect the day to begin around 8:30 a.m. for check-in and conclude around 5 p.m. following the student recital.
    • Professor John Warren
      Associate Professor of Clarinet

      More faculty to be announced.
    • Address
      Bailey Performance Center
      488 Prillaman WayNW
      Kennesaw, GA 30144
      View on Google Maps

      Directions
      - From I-75, take exit 271 onto Chastain Rd.
      - Head west on Chastain Rd. (left if travelling I-75N, right if travelling I-75S)
      - Turn right onto Frey Rd. and continue through two traffic lights
      - At the third traffic light, turn left onto Campus Loop Rd.
      - Continue on Campus Loop Rd. until you enter a roundabout
      - Exit roundabout at the third turnoff onto Prillaman Way and take an immediate right into Parking Lot E
      - From the entrance to Parking Lot E, the Bailey Performance Center will be on your left

      Parking
      Free parking for this activity is available in Parking Lot E located directly beside the Bailey Performance Center. View KSU Arts District map.

    • For more information, contact:
      Mr. Richard Peluso
      470-578-4280
      rpeluso@kennesaw.edu
  • The 2017 Summer Arts Intensives will be held June 5-9, 2017.
    Visit the College of the Arts website for more information

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