College of music upcoming events

Posted at 3:33 PM, Nov 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-23 15:33:06-05

The following are College of Music upcoming events.

  • MSUFCU Jazz Artist in Residence Program welcomes drummer Jimmy Cobb
  • Nov. 30 - Dec. 6

Jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb will teach and work with students while in residence. Cobb will instruct, perform and tour with MSU's Jazz Orchestra I during a seven-day gig packed with workshops and campus concerts. Cobb and the jazz orchestra will also visit music and jazz programs at public schools and academies in Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor, Traverse City and Detroit.

“Jimmy Cobb is a living legend and jazz icon,” said Director of Jazz Studies Rodney Whitaker. “Along with Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley and Paul Chambers, he helped to transform jazz. Just imagine, my students have an opportunity to spend a whole week with him.”

Cobb will perform with MSU Jazz Orchestra I, directed by Whitaker, at 8 p.m. on Dec. 4 at the Fairchild Theater in the MSU Auditorium.

General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors. Tickets are available from the College of Music box office, in person at the Music Building, over the phone at (517) 353-5340, online at or at the door one hour before the show. Admission is free to students with ID and those under 18 years of age.

  • Full production of Handel’s “Messiah” to ring in holiday season
  • Dec. 6

More than 200 choristers and 40 instrumentalists will come together on stage for a performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6 at Wharton Center Cobb Great Hall.

The choir of students and community members comprises MSU Community Music School’s Choral Union and College of Music’s University Chorale and State Singers. MSU Symphony Orchestra will accompany the choir.

This 18th-century oratorio is famous for its Hallelujah Chorus.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for students with ID and anyone under 18. They can be purchased at Wharton Center’s box office, by calling 517-432-2000, 800-WHARTON, visiting or at the door.

Source: MSU Today