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The Cole Performing Arts Series is specifically designed to highlight faculty artists from the School of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University and significant guest performers, with intimate solo and chamber performances in the acoustically exquisite setting of Cole Concert Hall.

The School of Music gratefully acknowledges the support of Ed and Gwen Cole, the Wedgeworth-Wright Endowment for the Arts and the Kennedy Endowment Fund for helping make the performing arts series possible.

Event Types

  • F = Faculty event
  • G = Guest event

2014–2015 Season

Select an event from the list below for more details about the performance.

  • September 16: Mariana Gariazzo, guest flute recital Event Type:

    Tue., Sep. 16, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Flutist Dr. Mariana Gariazzo teaches at Texas A&M University. A recipient of several awards, her research focuses on new music by Latin American composers. She specializes in low flutes.


    Press release: September 8, 2014

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  • September 18: Pi Kappa Lambda faculty recital (scholarship fundraiser) Event Type:

  • September 25: Jeff Loeffert and Jonathan Nichol, guest saxophone recital Event Type:

    Thu., Sep. 25, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Dr. Jeffrey Loeffert, professor of saxophone at Oklahoma State University, and Dr. Johnathan Nichol, professor of saxophone at the University of Oklahoma, will present an evening of duos for saxophone.


    Press release: September 17, 2014

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  • September 30: Alazan Trio Event Type:

    Tue., Sep. 30, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    The Alazan Trio performs American piano trios. This concert features Stanley Silverman's “Reveille” with SFA voice faculty member Dr. Jamie Dahman, tenor.


    Press release: September 18, 2014

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  • October 1: “Baroque to Jazz,” Christina Guenther, faculty flute recital Event Type:

    Wed., Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Joining Dr. Christina Guenther, flute, will be pianist Dr. Geneva Fung, percussionist Dr. Brad Meyer, and bassist Dr. J.D. Salas in a fun evening of music from baroque to jazz.


    Press release: September 22, 2014

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  • October 3: Richard Wangler, guest bass trombone recital Event Type:

    Fri., Oct. 3, 1 p.m.
    Music Recital Hall

    Richard Wangler, bass trombonist and doctoral candidate from Louisiana State University, will perform a recital including works from Koetsier, Penderecki and Frank.

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  • October 3: Catharine Lysinger, guest piano recital Event Type:

    Fri., Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Dr. Catharine Lysinger will present a solo recital of piano works. She is a senior lecturer of piano and piano pedagogy and the artistic director of the Music Preparatory Department at Southern Methodist Univesrity in Dallas.


    Press release: September 22, 2014

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  • October 4: Scott LaGraff and TiWei Chen, joint recital Event Type:

    Sat., Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Soprano Dr. TiWei Chen from the Hong Kong Institute of Education joins baritone Dr. Scott LaGraff, mezzo soprano Kimberly LaGraff, and pianist Dr. Geneva Fung for a concert of art songs and operatic ensembles.


    Press release: September 26, 2014

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  • October 5: Jun Qian, guest clarinet recital Event Type:

    Sun., Oct. 5, 2:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Dr. Jun Qian is assistant professor of clarinet at Baylor University, and he will be performing with Baylor piano professor Kae Hosoda-Ayer.


    Press release: September 26, 2014

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  • October 10: Eka Gogichashvili, guest violin recital (with Kae Hosoda-Ayer) Event Type:

    Fri., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.
    Music Recital Hall

    Dr. Eka Gogichashvili, associate professor of violin at Baylor University, will present a violin and piano recital with her colleague Dr. Kae Hosoda-Ayer, director of collaborative piano studies.


    Press release: October 2, 2014

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  • October 15: J.D. Salas, faculty tuba recital Event Type:

    Wed., Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Dr. J.D. Salas, tuba-euphonium artist in residence, will present a solo recital. The recital will feature two world premiere commissions for tuba & percussion and tuba & multi-track.


    Press release: October 6, 2014

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  • October 19: Evgeni Raychev, faculty cello recital Event Type:

    Sun., Oct. 19, 2:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    The recital will feature compositions for solo violoncello.


    Press release: October 9, 2014

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  • October 22: Octubafest with guest artist Trevor Culp Event Type:

  • October 27: “The Lieder of Richard Strauss” with Ron Petti and SFA Voice Faculty Event Type:

    Mon., Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    This recital will feature the Lieder of Richard Strauss as performed by SFA voice faculty in collaboration with pianist Dr. Ron Petti.


    Press release: October 21, 2014

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  • November 4: Stone Fort Wind Quintet Event Type:

    Tue., Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    The SFA faculty Stone Fort Wind Quintet will be joined by SFA trombone professor Dr. Deb Scott for their fall concert.


    Press release: October 30, 2014

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  • November 7: SFA Percussion Ensemble Concert Event Type:

    Fri., Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    This concert will feature the SFA Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Brad Meyer.


    Press release: October 28, 2014

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  • November 12: “Bass & Co.” Carlos Gaviria, faculty chamber recital Event Type:

    Wed., Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    A musical journey throughout chamber music featuring the double bass. Plenty of lows guaranteed!


    Press release: November 3, 2014

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  • November 15: “Cello Club” Evgeni Raychev, faculty cello recital Event Type:

    Sat., Nov. 15, 4 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Dr. Evgeni Raychev's new musical endeavor will feature compositions for cello and cello ensembles.


    Press release: October 30, 2014

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  • November 16: Susetta Dunn Rockett, guest oboe recital Event Type:

    Sun., Nov. 16, 2:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Susetta Dunn Rockett will perform a variety of charming works for oboe. She will be joined by SFA faculty bassoonist Staci Spring. Rockett is an active freelancer and college instructor in Abilene, Texas.

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  • December 2: Trombone Choir Concert Event Type:

  • December 3: Percussion in the Pines Event Type:

    Wed., Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    The SFA Percussion in the Pines Concert will feature holiday music, performed by the SFA Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band under the direction of Dr. Brad Meyer.


    Press release: November 21, 2014

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  • December 11–12: “Amahl and the Night Visitors” Event Type:

    Thu., Dec. 11, 6 p.m.
    Fri., Dec. 12, 11 a.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    All ages will delight in this classic Christmas opera about a poor widow and her crippled son, Amahl, who give shelter to the Three Kings as they follow a mysterious star. Sung in English.

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  • January 25: Duo Karudan, faculty clarinet and piano recital Event Type:

    Sun., Jan. 25, 2:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Duo Karudan (SFA clarinetist Dr. Christopher Ayer and Baylor pianist Dr. Kae Hosoda-Ayer) will perform a program of contemporary music for clarinet and piano.


    Press release: January 19, 2015

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  • January 27: Charles Hurt, guest trombone Event Type:

    Tue., Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Charles Hurt, professor of trombone at Texas State University, and Dr. Ron Petti, SFA director of collaborative piano, will present a varied program of trombone repertoire.


    Press release: January 19, 2015

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  • February 5: “Piano Reflections” with Mario Ajero, faculty piano recital Event Type:

    Thu., Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Dr. Mario Ajero, associate professor of piano, performs a program reflecting on favorite piano pieces from his past including works by Beethoven, Debussy, and Copland.


    Press release: January 26, 2015

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  • February 8: Jennifer Dalmas & Kae Hosoda-Ayer, violin and piano recital Event Type:

    Sun., Feb. 8, 2:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Guest pianist Dr. Kae Hosoda-Ayer will perform with Dr. Jennifer Dalmas in a joint violin and piano recital, featuring some of the great duo repertoire for this instrumental combination.


    Press release: January 29, 2015

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  • February 17: Francesca Arnone, guest flute recital Event Type:

    Tue., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Dr. Francesca Arnone, Baylor University, is an active flute and piccolo soloist, chamber musician, and clinician dedicated to promoting new and underperformed music and engaged musicianship.

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  • February 21: Christina Guenther, faculty flute recital: “10th Anniversary Celebration” Event Type:

    Sat., Feb. 21, 2:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Flute professor Dr. Christina Guenther celebrates her 10th Anniversary at SFA and will be joined by faculty colleagues and flute alumni of the past decade. Please join us for a fun-filled afternoon!

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  • March 1: Staci Spring, faculty bassoon recital: 'Bundles of Sticks' Event Type:

    Sun., Mar. 1, 2:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    A recital featuring faculty bassoonist Staci Spring in collaboration with her husband, percussionist Keith Lloyd. The concert will feature an array of genres, instrumentation and guest performers.

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  • March 3: Robyn Jones, guest clarinet recital Event Type:

    Tue., Mar. 3, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Dr. Robyn Jones, assistant professor of clarinet at the University of Memphis, will perform a program of music for clarinet and piano as part of her visit to SFA.

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  • March 4: "Coleidoscope," faculty chamber recital Event Type:

    Wed., Mar. 4, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    For the Coleidoscope concert, SFA wind and string faculty will perform chamber music that features the harp, with Emily Mitchell. The concert will include works by Ravel, Debussy and Schocker.

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  • March 7: "The Pianist as a Rock Star: Virtuosic Composers for the Piano," with guest pianist Janice Fehlauer Event Type:

    Sat., Mar. 7, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Composers such as Granados, Ginastera and Liszt explored the virtuosic capabilities of the piano. Their greatest compositions melded fiercely difficult technique with exquisite poetry.

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  • March 11: Terri & Gabriel Sanchez, guest duo Event Type:

    Wed., Mar. 11, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

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  • March 31: Stone Fort Wind Quintet Event Type:

    Tue., Mar. 31, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    The SFA faculty Stone Fort Wind Quintet will be joined by members of the SFA string faculty for their spring concert.

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  • April 8: SFA Percussion Ensemble Event Type:

    Wed., Apr. 8, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    The SFA Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Brad Meyer, will perform their annual spring concert.

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  • April 15: SFA Steel Band: Jacks of Steel Event Type:

    Wed., Apr. 15, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    The SFA Steel Band (a.k.a Jacks of Steel), under the direction of Dr. Brad Meyer, will perform their annual spring concert.

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  • April 18: "Inuksuit" with Brad Meyer, SFA students and guests Event Type:

    Sat., Apr. 18, 3 p.m.
    School Of Music

    Dr. Brad Meyer and the SFA Percussion Studio will host a performance of "Inuksuit" in the Free Speech Area outside of the School of Music with other regional percussionists on April 18th @ 3pm.

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  • April 20: Trombone Choir Concert Event Type:

    Mon., Apr. 20, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

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  • May 3: Pineywoods Camerata Event Type:

    Sun., May. 3, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

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