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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

2013–2014 Season Events

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

  • September 5: The Alazan Trio: “Women of the World” Event Type: F

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

    The Alazan Trio performs piano trios by Jennifer Higdon, Amy Beach, Maria Grenfell and Rebecca Clarke.

    Press release: August 21, 2013

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • September 10: Nathan Nabb, Faculty Saxophone Recital Event Type: F

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    Tue., Sep. 10, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Join Nathan Nabb and Chialing Hsieh for a recital of masterpieces for clarinet, flute, and piano—on saxophone. The music of Saint-Saëns, Ravel, and Prokofiev will be performed.

    Press release: September 4, 2013

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • September 16: Brad Meyer, Faculty Percussion Recital Event Type: F

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

    Dr. Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies, will present a recital featuring exciting works for contemporary solo percussion, with emphasis on four-mallet marimba compositions.

    Press release: September 5, 2013

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • September 18: Heterodyne Duo: Nathan Nabb and Brad Meyer, Duo Faculty Recital Event Type: F

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    Wed., Sep. 18, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Dr. Nathan Nabb, associate professor of saxophone, and Dr. Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies, will present a duo concert featuring various compositions for marimba and saxophone.

    Press release: September 17, 2013

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • September 19: Pi Kappa Lambda Faculty Showcase Event Type: F

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    Thu., Sep. 19, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    The Pi Kappa Lambda (National Music Honor Society) faculty recital is a delightful showcase of the faculty from all areas of the SFA School of Music. Join us for this fun-filled musical extravaganza fundraiser.

    Press release: September 13, 2013

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • September 24: Grant Peters, Guest Trumpet Recital Event Type: G

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    Tue., Sep. 24, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Grant Peters, professor of trumpet at Missouri State University, will conduct a masterclass and perform a recital.

    Press release: September 18, 2013

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • September 29: Kiyoshi Tamagawa, Guest Piano Recital Event Type: G

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    Sun., Sep. 29, 2:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Renowned solo and chamber music pianist Kiyoshi Tamagawa, professor of piano at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, presents an eclectic evening of piano music.

    Press release: September 18, 2013

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • October 1: Silver Keys Trio Faculty Recital Event Type: F

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

    The Silver Keys Trio—Christina Guenther, flute, Susan Nelson, bassoon, and Geneva Fung, piano—will perform an eclectic concert as part of their 2013 Texas tour.

    Press release: September 24, 2013

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • October 5: Demondrae Thurman, Guest Euphonium Recital Event Type: G

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    Sat., Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Demondrae Thurman, euphonium soloist, will present a recital and masterclass for the 2013 Octubafest.

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • October 9: Brian Zator, Guest Percussion Event Type: G

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    Wed., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Internationally-renowned marimbist Brian Zator, director of percussion at Texas A&M-Commerce, will give a solo recital featuring various works for percussion and a clinic to SFA percussionists.

    Press release: October 1, 2013

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • October 16: Angela McCuiston, Guest Flute Recital Event Type: G

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    Wed., Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Flutist and personal trainer Angela McCuiston, military and orchestral musician, presents recital, flute masterclass, military musician discussion, injury prevention/strength training for musicians class.

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • October 17: Angela McCuiston, Injury Prevention for Musicians Event Type: G

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    Thu., Oct. 17, 9:30 a.m.
    Band Hall

    Flutist and personal trainer Angela McCuiston, military and orchestral musician, presents recital, flute masterclass, military musician discussion, injury prevention/strength training for musicians class.

  • October 17: Angela McCuiston, Instrumental Military Performance Discussion Event Type: G

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    Thu., Oct. 17, 6 p.m.
    Music Recital Hall

    Flutist and personal trainer Angela McCuiston, military and orchestral musician, presents recital, flute masterclass, military musician discussion, injury prevention/strength training for musicians class.

    Press release: October 4, 2013

  • October 21: “Into the Wild: The Songs of John Duke,” Ron Petti and Voice Faculty Event Type: F

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    Mon., Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    SFA voice faculty in collaboration with pianist Ron Petti present an evening of art song by American composer John Duke.

    Press release: October 16, 2013

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • October 23: Haley Hoops, Guest Horn Recital Event Type: G

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    Wed., Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.
    Music Recital Hall

    A solo recital of works for the rich literature for the horn.

    Press release: October 16, 2013

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • November 4: Trombone Choir Concert Event Type: F

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

    The harmonious tones of the trombone choir will perform a variety of music from the 16th century to the present.

    Press release: October 25, 2013

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • November 5: Stone Fort Wind Quintet, with J.D. Salas, tuba Event Type: F

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    Tue., Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    This concert will feature repertoire for the woodwind quintet as performed by the faculty artists/teachers of the SFA School of Music. J. D. Salas, tuba, will join the group as guest soloist.

    Press release: October 25, 2013

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • November 14: “One-and-a-Half Pianists,” Mario and Nio Ajero Recital Event Type: F

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    Thu., Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Enjoy a night of piano music courtesy of the father-and-son duo of Dr. Mario Ajero and 9 year-old Antonio “Nio” Ajero. Among the featured works will be Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor.

    Press release: November 7, 2013

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • November 24: Piney Woods Camerata: “The World of Eric Carle” Event Type: F

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    Sun., Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Piney Woods Camerata will premiere original music to some of children's most beloved stories by Eric Carle, featuring The Hungry Caterpillar, Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me, and others.


    Press release: November 18, 2013

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • January 28: Andrew Parr, Faculty Piano Recital Event Type: F

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    Tue., Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    SFA faculty pianist Andrew Parr will present a program of personal favorites, including music of Mozart, Fauré, Chopin and Liszt.

    Press release: January 16, 2014

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • February 5: “Have Horn, Will Travel,” Charles Gavin, Faculty Horn Recital Event Type: F

    This event has been canceled.
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    Wed., Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    From the Argentine tango to the Appalachian Mountains and a trip to storyland, this concert will include music for horn from around the world. If you ever wanted to participate in a recital, attend!

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • February 11: Coleidoscope: Faculty Chamber Recital Event Type: F

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    Tue., Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    As part of the Cole Performing Arts Series, Cole-idoscope is a collaborative chamber music event honoring SFA School of Music patrons in the name of Ed and Gwen Cole.

    Press release: February 4, 2014

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • February 18: Sergio Pallottelli, Guest Flute Recital Event Type: G

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    Tue., Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Houston-based Italian flutist Sergio Pallottelli has dazzled and captivated audiences worldwide with his elegant and passionate programming and charismatic performing.

    Press release: February 10, 2014

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • February 21: Percussion Ensemble Featuring Guest Artist James Campbell Event Type: G

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    Fri., Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    This concert will feature several solo and ensemble works written by James Campbell as well as works featuring Campbell as the soloist, such as his “Garage Drummer for Percussion Ensemble.”

    Press release: February 10, 2014

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • February 25: City of Tomorrow Wind Quintet Event Type: G

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    Tue., Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    The City of Tomorrow Wind Quintet will perform a recital and present master classes for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon.

    Press release: February 18, 2014

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • March 4: Geneva Fung and Friends Faculty Recital: “3’s Company” Event Type: F

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

    In collaboration with SFA faculty, SFA pianist Geneva Fung will perform chamber music featuring piano trios from 18th-21st centuries.

    Press release: February 26, 2014

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • March 20: “MarCello,” Evgeni Raychev, Faculty Cello Recital Event Type: F

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    Thu., Mar. 20, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    The recital will consist of works from the wide cello repertoire including compositions by Benedetto Marcello.

    Press release: March 7, 2014

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • March 21: Gemini Flute Duo, Guest/Faculty Recital Event Type: G

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    Fri., Mar. 21, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    The Gemini Flute Duo (SFA’s Christina Guenther and University of Houston’s Jennifer Keeney) will perform works for two flutes including Stephen Lias’ The Ghosts of Mesa Verde.

    Press release: March 7, 2014

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • March 25: Sound for Film, Video and TV Guest Lecture with Guy Mor Event Type: G

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    Tue., Mar. 25, 2 p.m.
    Music Recital Hall

    Guy Mor will discuss sound for film, video and television in his lecture, exploring both location audio and post-production. His work has been featured on networks such as ABC, ESPN, BET and Fuse.

    Press release: March 20, 2014

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • April 1: Misha Quint, Guest Cello Recital Event Type: G

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    Tue., Apr. 1, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Misha Quint, an internationally known cellist and chamber music collaborator, will share his musical mastery, giving a concert and a masterclass for both SFA students and the community.

    Press release: March 24, 2014

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • April 4: Haefner-Mitchell Harp Duo, Guest/Faculty Recital Event Type: F

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    Fri., Apr. 4, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Harp duo concert with Dr. Jaymee Haefner, North Texas State University harp professor and SFA adjunct faculty member Emily Mitchell.

    Press release: March 24, 2014

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • April 9: SFA Trombone Choir Concert Event Type: F

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    Wed., Apr. 9, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    A party of sound, a fun-filled evening featuring jazz and pop music, the trombone choir will perform with drums, bass and guitar.

    Press release: April 4, 2014

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • April 10: The Mix’n Matches Jazz Trio Event Type: F

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    Thu., Apr. 10, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall



    Press release: April 4, 2014

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)

  • April 23: Stone Fort Wind Quintet, Faculty Recital Event Type: F

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    Wed., Apr. 23, 7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    The quintet will be joined by artist performers from the string faculty for a performance of Rhapsody, by Texas composer Kerry Turner.

    Press release: April 11, 2014

    Box Office (Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student/youth. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS)