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The University of Memphis has launched a campaign to raise $40 million toward construction of a new Music Center.The proposed location on Central Avenue, near the U of M Holiday Inn, will align the Center with existing arts facilities, allowing students and visitors to easily enjoy the visual and performing arts offerings on campus, and reinforces the U of M as a destination for the arts. Read More


Mists: Charles Ives Music for Jazz Orchestra CD, orchestrated for a 17-piece jazz ensemble by our own Jack Cooper, will be released in August. The CD will raise funds on behalf of Planet Arts Inc. a Grammy winning, non-profit record label, totally dedicated to jazz and the preservation of American art music.  Read more.


Lecolion Washington, professor of bassoon, has been named recipient of an MPower Artist Grant. The grants are given to empower alumni of Sphinx organizations to achieve their career objectives in classical music. He is a member of the Sphinx Symphony, a unique all Black and Latino orchestra comprised of top professionals from around the country. The grant will fund an international concert tour including South Africa, Portugal, Austria, and Sweden.

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