Studio Recital II was just as great as the first one.  This one was extremely special because it was the first public solo performance for many of the incoming freshman students.  Congratulations to all and especially the many staff and student accompanists that worked hard!


Hotel Fredonia’s Jazz On The Patio

Come on out to the Hotel Fredonia for “Jazz on the Patio”.  I’ll be playing with a few different groups during March.

Friday – 3/3/2012 – 7pm to 10pm with The Nac Pac Jazz Trio

Friday – 3/9/2012 – 7pm to 10pm with The Nac Pac Jazz Trio

Saturday – 3/10/2012 – 7pm to 10pm with The Greer/Salas Jazz Duo

Friday – 3/16/2012 – 7pm to 10pm with The Nac Pac Jazz Trio

Friday – 3/23/2012 – 7:30pm to 10:30pm with The Mix’n Matches Jazz Quartet

Friday – 3/30/2012 – 7:30pm to 10:30pm with The Mix’n Matches Jazz Quartet

The Historic Hotel Fredonia –

200 North Fredonia Street; Nacogdoches, TX

Yeesh! It’s gonna be a busy month!

The Music of Alec Wilder, Featuring SFA Faculty

Tuesday – January 24, 2012

Tom & Peggy Wright Music Building

Cole Concert Hall

7:30 p.m.


Introductory Remarks: The Music of Alec Wilder (1907-1980)

Robert Levy, Guest Artist/Lecturer

Suite for Piano (in four movements)

            John Roberts, piano

Three Poems by Dylan Thomas

    Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

   In My Craft or Sullen Art

   Was There a Time

 Scott LaGraff, baritone

  Ron Petti, piano

Vocalise No. 1 for Flute and Piano (ca. 1971)

Christina Guenther, flute

Geneva Fung, piano

Suite No. 1 for Horn, Tuba and Piano (edited by Guenther Schuller) [1963]



  In a Jazz Manner


  Alla Caccia

Charles Gavin, horn 

J.D. Salas, tuba      

Geneva Fung, piano


Did You Ever Cross Over to Sneden’s   (1947)

(Music and text by Alec Wilder)

Scott LaGraff, baritone

Ron Petti, piano

 Gary Wurtz, trumpet

Air for Bassoon and Strings (1945)

Susan Nelson, bassoon

Geneva Fung, piano

Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano (in five movements) [1976]

Jennifer Dalmas, violin

Evgeni Rachev, cello

Ron Petti, piano

Jazz Suite for Brass Quintet (movements extracted from complete brass quintets selected by Gunther Schuller)

   Brass Quintet No. 1 (1959): Trumpet Prelude, Slowly in a jazz style

   Brass Quintet No. 8 (1980): Fourth movement, Jazz style

   Brass Quintet No. 6 (1977): Fifth movement

 SFA Brass Quintet

Gary Wurtz & Cody Sturdivant, trumpet        

Charles Gavin, horn

Deb Scott, trombone

J. D. Salas, tuba

TubaChristmas 2011 – Nacogdoches, TX – Saturday December 3rd

Come checkout the SFA Tuba-Euphonium Studio and East Texas Tuba-Euphonium community present this year’s TubaChristmas Concert – Saturday December 3rd.  The concert will be held in the FLC of 1st United Methodist Church – Nacogdoches, TX ( 201 East Hospital Street) at 4:00pm.

You are also invited to join us for the rehearsal if you play tuba, sousaphone, or euphonium.  Rehearsal information is below.  Participation Registration Fee is $5.00.

LOCATION: 1st United Methodist Church – FLC, 201 East Hospital St.
REGISTRATION: 12:30 pm, SFA Band Hall
REHEARSAL: 1:15 pm, same
COORDINATOR: J.D. Salas 936-468-4107

Hope to see you there!

Just a few pics of this year’s TubaChristmas Nacogdoches!

Octubafest 2011 Home Stretch!

Finishing off the month of October 2011 with a stacked line up of tuba-euphonium performances!

Studio Recital I – Tuesday – October 25, 2011 @ 7:30

Studio Rectial II – Wednesday – October 26, 2011 @ 7:30

TubaWeen – Sunday – October 30, 2011 @ 7:30pm (in costume!)

All performances will be in Cole Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.  Pictures to come.