Share page: 

The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

Proposed Fine and Performing Arts Center

Music Stories

Visit Music's Photos | Videos


  • 66 members of the Mid-America All-Star Marching Band are representing Kansas in the 2016
  • National Independence Day Parade (PSU Story)
    Paraguayan Journey
  • A Paraguayan journey (PSU Story)
  • PSU Choirs produce holiday CD (PSU Story | Purchase CD)
  • For one student, performance is also a display of will, attitude (PSU Story | Globe)
  • College grad, 15, looks to the future (PSU Story | KSNF/KODE | KOAM | OzarksFirst)
  • Pittsburg State University Band (KNSF/KODE)
  • Band tunes up for fall season (PSU Story)
  • Students perform at International Trumpet Guild Convention (Sun)
  • Choirs present ‘Bouquet of British Masses’ (PSU Story)
  • PSU Student Richard Harper Overcomes All Odds (KNSF/KODE)
  • Jee Yeun Kim is singing her dream (Sun)
  • Musicians can be heroes, too (Globe)
  • Mic'd up with Richard Harper and the Pitt State Band (KNSF/KODE)
  • Pitt state class surprised with Tuba Gram! (YouTube | KOAM)
  • SEK Symphony features 'future stars' Chris Goddard, Daniel Ayala, and Madison Youngberg-King (PSU Story)
  • Homecoming King and Queen, Ryan Robinson, percussion major, and Alyssa Marsh, voice minor, say thank you (YouTube)
  • Students learn from the best at Midwest Trumpet Festival (PSU Story)
  • Pride of the Plains Marching Band half-time show (CNN / YouTube)
  • Despite hearing problem, Harper hears the sound of music (Sun)
  • Four PSU student soloists featured in SEK Symphony Orchestra concert (Sun)
  • International Student Spotlight: Ernesto Estigarribia, viola (Paraguay) (YouTube)
  • PSU and MSSU join together for a Jazz concert (Globe)


Faculty and Staff

Nutcracker Ballet

  • Associate Professor Doug Whitten and the Mid America All-Star Marching Band travel to Washington D.C. for the National Independence Day Parade (Globe)
  • Beloved holiday ballet to be preformed in Pittsburg , Joplin (Globe)
  • VSU Music presents organ concert (Valdosta Daily Times)
  • Professor cheers Grammy success (PSU Story)
  • Rusty Jones reflects on career in music (Sun)
  • Patrick Howle has a deep connection with opera (Sun)
  • Howle and Natenberg make their Carnegie Hall debut (PSU Story)
  • Hastings juggling many roles (PSU Story)
  • Kimberly Harries will run in the Marine Corps Marathon (Sun)
  • McCray Recital Hall gets a new name & look (YouTube)
  • Kehle performs at International Trombone Festival (PSU Story)
  • Julie Penner is a pioneer woman (Sun)
  • Craig Fuchs, Professor - Chamber Winds, Wind Ensemble, Conducting, and Band Literature (PSU Story)
  • Dr. Craig Fuchs is recognized as Outstanding Faculty recipient (YouTube)
  • PSU Professor Plays at Carnegie Hall (PSU Story)
  • Carol Deats (PSU Story)
  • Stella Hastings, Associate Professor of Music (PSU Story)
  • Craig Fuchs (YouTube)



  • Toye HarrisTop honor for Miami band director Toye Harris (Miami news record)
  • Popular pianist headed to Hibbing (Hibbing Daily Tribune)
  • Pitt state Alumni starts pep band at New Hopi High (Navaja-Hopi)
  • Pair of musicians add event to Buck Clayton Jazz Fest (Sun)
  • Baxter springs high school honors music teacher (KSNF/KODE)
  • PSU Alumnus looks back on musical career (KSNF/KODE)
  • Pitt State alumni returns home (Globe)
  • Alumni soloists contribute to spring oratorio (Sun)
  • PSU honors David G. Osborne for achievement (PSU Story | Photos)
  • Italian Immersion (Sun)
  • Area man makes name in opera stages (Globe)





Events, Speakers, and Lecture

PSU Chamber Music

  • Solo & Chamber Music Series opens September 16, 2016 (PSU Story)
  • The Fourth Annual Pittsburg Chamber Music Festival May 30 - June 4, 2016 (PSU Story)
  • Top area high school musicians to preform (PSU Story | KSNF/KODE)
  • Symphonic Band concert includes PHS Band, PSU Percussion Ensemble (PSU Story)
  • Jazz ensembles set spring concert (PSU Story)
  • State festival brings high school musicians to campus (PSU Story)
  • PSU Wind Ensemble shares the stage (PSU Story)
  • Students preform opera scenes (PSU Story)
  • Series concludes with Percussion Group Cincinnati (PSU Story)
  • SEK Symphony features 'rising stars' (PSU Story)
  • Choirs present spring 2016 concert (PSU Story)
  • Symphonic band, Jazz II band perform Tuesday (PSU Story)
  • Dinner performance salutes England, Wales (PSU Story)
  • Wind ensemble shares the stage (PSU Story)
  • Comic opera a love story for the season (PSU Story)
  • Orlando Consort performs at PSU (PSU Story | Chanute Tribune )
  • Illness forces change in solo & Chamber preformance (PSU Stories)
  • PSU brings diverse lineup to spring music series (Sun)
  • Pianist opens second half of Solo & Chamber series (PSU Story)
  • Wind Ensemble concert includes traditional and holiday music (PSU Story)
  • Timmons Chapel Christmas Concerts set for Dec. 2,4. (PSU Story)
  • PSU jazz ensemble and area high school musicians present free concert (PSU Story)
  • Classical guitarist next in Solo & Chamber Series (PSU Story | Sun)
  • Concert bridges the generational gap (PSU Story)
  • Chamber Orchestra Kremlin to preform at PSU Oct.16 (PSU Story)
  • Festival brings best of the trumpet world of Pittsburg (PSU Story)
  • Jazz Ensembles preform Oct.5 (PSU Story)
  • Musical dinner a salute to doughboys of WWI (PSU Story)
  • Solo & Chamber Series opens with WindSync (PSU Story)
  • Jazz ensemble presents summer fun concert (PSU Story)
  • 2015 Pittsburg Chamber Music Festival begins Sunday (PSU Story)
  • PSU Symphony, choirs go heroic (KOAM | Globe)
  • Army band to preform free concert (Globe | KSNF/KODE | KOAM)
  • PSU in Retrospective (PSU Stories)
  • Brass Quintet completes Solo and Chamber series season (PSU Story)
  • Violinist Andrej Kurti to preform at PSU (PSU Story)
  • "Pianist to the President" to preform April 7th (PSU Story | Sun)
  • Children's symphony provide unique musical experience (Globe)
  • Lark Quartet to preform at PSU (PSU Story)
  • PSU grand opening celebration concert (KSNF/KODE | KAOM |Sun)
  • University to hold annual spring concert (PSU Story | KSNF/KODE)
  • Concert features Baritone Sidney Outlaw (PSU Story)
  • PSU Wind Ensemble to preform at Lincoln Center (PSU Story | Sun | Globe)
  • Christmas time tradition (PSU StoryGlobe)
  • Wind ensemble concert (PSU Story)
  • High School honors band to preform (PSU Story)
  • Opera,Symphony combine for 'Enchanted Evening' (PSU Story)
  • Solo and Chamber music series (Sun)
  • Choirs Present fall concert (PSU Story| KSNF/KODE)
  • Howle, Natenberg present faculty recital (PSU Story)
  • Midwest Trumpet Festival (PSU Story | Sun | Sun 2)
  • Acclaimed pianist to preform (PSU Story)
  • Concert of the Patriots (PSU Story | Sun)
  • Symphony highlights 'Future Stars' (PSU Story | Sun)
  • Unusual lecture/performance examines music as sacrament (PSU Story)
  • Chamber music series to feature classical, opera, folk, brass (Globe)
  • Pianist Marco Tezza to perform guest recital at PSU (SEK Voice)
  • Chamber Music Festival at Pittsburg State - May 24-30 (PSU Story | KOAM)
  • Symphony hosts fiddle playing icon in tribute to ‘American Inspiration’ (PSU Story)
  • Festival pauses to honor its founder, Rusty Jones (PSU Story)
  • SEK Symphony features virtuosi from Brazil (KOAM)
  • Jazz Festival hits 40 years (Sun | KSNF/KODE | PSU Story)
  • Song sharing with Crowder Jazz Orchestra (Globe)
  • Romantic dinner performance has Scottish flair (PSU Story)
  • SEK Symphony features stars of tomorrow (PSU Story)
  • Midwest Trumpet Festival planned at PSU ( Sun | PSU Story 1 | PSU Story 2 | Trumpet Guild)
  • Week-long chamber series takes music into the community (PSU Story)
  • Festival draws top band members from the area (PSU Story | Globe)
  • Jazz Festival 2013 (Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars | Critique & Concert)
  • PSU Opera Workshop and Music Department present H.M.S. Pinafore (PSU Story)
  • PSU breaks ground for Center for the Arts (Globe | PSU Story | YouTube)
  • On PSU's future Center for the Arts (Globe | Tri-State Biz Journal)
  • Solo & Chamber Music Series presents Wayward Sisters (PSU Story)
  • Collaboration of fear (Globe)
  • Performances celebrate the American spirit (PSU Story)
  • Yale Brass Trio opens Solo & Chamber Series (PSU Story)
  • Jazz 1 Spring 2012 videos
    ("Too Close for Comfort" | "It's Bynne Reel" | "Everything in its Right Place")
  • Jazz Festival draws schools from 3 states (PSU Story)
  • A preview of Carnagie Hall performance (PSU Story)
  • PSU to present Mozart's Timeless Magic (PSU Story)
  • PSU hold annual trumpet festival (PSU Story)
  • Trombonist Joseph Alessi to preform at PSU (PSU Story)
  • Wind ensemble performed in Pittsburg (PSU Story)


For more stories and press releases,
visit 'Stories of Pitt State' and the PSU 'Press and Media Center'