Musical offerings abound this fall at PSU 

Several musical opportunities open to the campus and the community are coming up this fall at Pittsburg State University, with four planned for late September. Two events are free, while two are ticketed. 

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Hispanic Heritage concert and fiesta 

On Sept. 24, the Hispanic Heritage Celebration will be held at 7 p.m. in McCray Hall at Pittsburg State University. It will include a concert and a fiesta.  

The concert will last about 45 minutes and will feature faculty, students, and community members, and will shine a spotlight on a group of Latin-American composers and their repertoire that has been under-represented or even unheard.  

It will be followed by "Fiesta Latina" which will include more music, dancing, and food samples provided by local Mexican restaurants in collaboration with the Hispanics of Today student organization.  

The event will be directed by Associate Professor of Music Raúl Munguía and is free and open to everyone. 

For more information, contact Munguía at or 620-235-4472.  

PSU Wind Ensemble 

On Sept. 29, The PSU Wind Ensemble celebrates the opening of a new season under the direction of Assistant Professor Andrew Chybowski.  

The program will transport the audience to a rainy river valley, the chaos and beauty of the city, and the Broadway stage. 

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the Linda and Lee Scott Performance Hall in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, 1711 S. Broadway.  It is free and open to the public. 

Choir dinner: “A ‘70s Portrait” 

On Sept. 30, a popular event returns with "A ‘70s Portrait," a choir dinner presented by the PSU Department of Music in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center. 

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., it will feature solos, small ensembles, and full choral pieces drawn from popular songs, musical theatre, and classical choral repertoire of that memorable decade. Music will be performed throughout the ballroom as patrons enjoy a meal. 

Tickets are $34 and are available now. Sales will close on Sept. 19, or earlier if reservations reach capacity for the event. Ticket order forms are available in the Music Department office in McCray Hall, or may be requested via email at 

Groups of six to eight are eligible to reserve tables for the dinner. 

For more information contact Music Chair Susan Marchant at 620-235-4467.  

Grammy nominated duo 

On Sept. 30, singer-songwriters Trout Fishing in the America will perform in the Miller Theater in the Bicknell Center.  

The concert is in partnership with Olive Street Presents, a local house concert non-profit owned by Rob Poole and Carol Puckett. 

What began in 1979 as a streetcorner gamble to get noticed and signed by a major record label turned into a Grammy-nominated success story for Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet, known collectively as Trout Fishing in America.  

Now with their own label and 25 albums to their credit, including “Safe House,” which dropped in April, the duo draws inspiration from childhoods spent listening to top-40 AM radio. They season their music with stylings from rock and roll, blues, folk, country, bluegrass, funk, Latin, and reggae.  

Tickets will be sold online at — not through the PSU Ticket Office. All seating is general admission. Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 the day of show at the door.  

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and music will begin at 7 p.m.