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They didn’t believe in him, but look at him now

May 20, 2021

Javier F. Careaga II or “Javi” has devoted his time and energy to getting  an education for his love of music. In the fall of 2015, he attended the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, transferred...

Piano students participate in Texas Wesleyan’s 12th annual duo-piano competition

Elizabeth Lloyd February 10, 2020

Texas Wesleyan’s music department hosted its 12th annual duo-piano competition in Nicholas Martin Hall on Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a total of 26 teams competing in 5 separate divisions categorized...

Boaz Sharon and Pavel Nersessian perform at Nicholas Martin Hall on Monday. 
Photo by Hannah Lathen

Famous pianists perform duo recital in Martin Hall

January 31, 2019 Video by Tina Huynh Internationally renowned pianists Boaz Sharon and Pavel Nersessian performed a duo-piano recital in Nicholas Martin Hall on Monday.   Sharon...

Dr. Paul Sikes conducts the Wind Ensemble at Thursdays  concert.
Photo by Elena Maldonado

Wind Ensemble Concert wows crowd

Elena Maldonado October 12, 2018

Texas Wesleyan’s Music Department hosted the first Wind Ensemble concert of the semester on Thursday night in Nicholas Martin Hall. Dr. Paul Sikes, the director of instrumental studies, was the concert’s...

President Frederick Slabach and his wife Melany Neilson applauding the performers.

Wesleyan showcases talent at annual concert

Texas Wesleyan’s Department of Music held the 22nd annual President’s Honors Concert in the Nicholas Martin Hall on Friday night. Family, friends, and regular attendees of Wesleyan concerts chatted...

The Voice-Versa flyer brought to The Rambler office by Mary Grim and Daniel Hernandez.

Wesleyan’s first Voice-Versa concert set to hit the stage

Hannah Onder September 13, 2017

Mary Grim and Daniel Hernandez walked into Dr. Jerome Bierschenk’s office last semester with an idea never before done at Texas Wesleyan: a concert of gender-swapped songs.On Thursday, their idea will...

Tyler Simpson conducts the TWU Wind Ensemble.

Students prepare for honors concert

Guadalupe Sanchez March 31, 2017

Junior music major Tyler Simpson feels humbled that this will be his third consecutive year to perform in the President’s Honor Concert.In Simpson’s first semester at Texas Wesleyan University, he...

Dr. Paul sikes, new assistant professor of instrumental studies, talks about his passion for both music and education.

New professor to orchestrate orchestra

Cheyan Fite October 16, 2016

New Assistant Professor of Instrumental Studies Dr. Paul Sikes plans to bring an orchestra and a pep band to Texas Wesleyan.“We have not had a significant program in recent years and, with my orchestral...

Dr. John Fisher teaches a Music Theory 1 class.

Music Department enrollment soars

Nicholas Acosta October 1, 2016

Texas Wesleyan's Department of Music has grown rapidly in recent semesters and is expected to grow even larger.The increase includes more than 20 new majors since last spring, and along with more students...

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