School of Music

Music Calendar of Events

Spring 2022


All performances are FREE unless otherwise noted with an *


February

Thursday, February 24 at 11:30 am
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Cleveland State University School of Music Thursday Series
Angelin Chang, piano
Jeremy Siskind, jazz pianist
Thursday Series Program - Perpetual Motion Etudes
Perpetual Motion Etudes for Piano Jeremy Siskind
I.Sometimes I Wander
II.Van Gogh’s Dream
V.Piccadilly Circus
VI.Temple Bells
IX.Enchanted Forest

Thursday, February 24 at 4:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Piano Masterclass 
Jeremy Siskind, Jazz Piano Masterclass
Featuring Keyboard Area graduate and undergraduate pianists
Mateo Bussert
Rodney Hubbard
Bryan Tsyl 

Friday, February 25 at 8:00 pm
Virtual Event
Piano Stories on Stage - Live with Jeremy Siskind
An online concert with performance and commentary with the artist  
The Frances Clark Center proudly presents an engaging online concert series: Piano Stories On Stage! Register in advance for these dynamic lecture-recitals. Participants will receive an email from Demio, the hosting platform, with a link to view the concert. Replays are made available to registrants following each event.  
Piano Stories Tickets - https://claviercompanion.com/pianostoriestickets

Saturday, February 26 at 4:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Room 360
Self-Publishing 101
Jeremy Siskind, piano
After publishing nearly 20 books with Hal Leonard, pianist-educator Jeremy Siskind has now published two best-selling instructional books. His newest book, Jazz Piano Fundamentals is currently the #5 top-selling jazz book on Amazon, selling about 15 copies each day. Jeremy will share his best tips and tricks for how to come up with a compelling subject and title, assemble a useful team, actually write the book, promote the book, and make passive income!  

Saturday, February 26 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communications Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Piano Concert
Angelin Chang, piano
Guest Artist
Jeremy Siskind, piano
Cleveland premiere Siskin - Perpetual Motion Etudes
New music performed with two-pianos mixing classical and jazz elements. 
Featuring esteemed guest jazz pianist-composer Jeremy Siskind with CSU's own GRAMMY-winning pianist-professor Dr. Angelin Chang

Sunday, February 27 at 5:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Cecilia and Her World: Music of Cecilia McDowall and More!
Cleveland Chamber Choir, CSU Chorale, and Kent State University Chorale
Scott MacPherson and Brian Bailey, conductors

March

Thursday, March 3 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communications Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Birch Browning, conductor
Tim Reynish, guest conductor
Guest Ensemble – Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony
Dan Crain, conductor
Members of the CSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble:
John Perrine, saxophone
Joe Miller, trumpet
Dan Bruce, guitar
Alfredo Guerrieri, bass
Chris Vance, bass
Jackie Warren, piano
Bill Ransom, drums

Friday, March 4 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Cleveland State University Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Jimmie Parker, student conductor
Winner of the Daniel Rains Concerto Competition
Lauren Hinkle, Trumpet
Cara Rovella, Soprano
Program
Dvorak Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88
Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major
Vocal Works by Duparc, Purcell and Schubert

Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communications Building, Waetjen Auditorium
The Cleveland Philharmonic
Victor Liva, conductor
Featuring the winner of the 2022 Schumacher Competition
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 6
Tickets: https://www.clevephil.org/season

Thursday, March 10 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Chorale and University Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor
The varied program will feature the music of Stephen Chatman and Jocelyn Hagen, plus John Muehleisen's "Eat Your Vegetables!"
Guest Ensembles
Olmsted Falls High School Chorale, Joy Kiedrowski, conductor
Strongsville High School Cantorum, Vickie Eicher, conductor

Wednesday, March 23 at 7:00 pm
Off-Campus, Becky’s Bar & Grill, 1762 E 18th St, Cleveland, OH 44114
Pop and Rock Ensemble – I, II & III – Semester Midterm
Chris Vance – director
CSU Pop & Rock students perform Contemporary Selections as part of Class Midterm.

April

Monday, April 11 at 4:00 pm
CSU Music and Communications Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Student Composer Workshop with the Cavani String Quartet
Annie Fullard, Violin
Catherine Cosbey, Violin
Eric Wong, Viola
Kyle Price, Cello
The Cavani String Quartet performs compositions written by School of Music graduate and undergraduate Music Composition Majors

Tuesday, April 26 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Virtual Event
Cleveland State University Jazz Combo Showcase Livestream @ BOP STOP
Joe Miller and Alfredo Guerrieri, directors
Virtual Event: www.themusicsettlement.org/calendar
Tune in to BOP STOP's Facebook page (@bopstop) at 7:00 pm for a jazz-filled evening featuring the CSU Jazz Combos! The bands will perform original arrangements as well as jazz standards.

Thursday, April 28 at 11:30 am
CSU Music and Communications Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Piano Masterclass
Lovre Marušić, piano
Silver Medalist of the 2021 Cleveland International Piano Competition
CSU School of Music Keyboard Area and the Cleveland International Piano Competition feature the prizewinning pianist in a performance and masterclass with area students.

Thursday, April 28 at 8:00 pm
CSU Music and Communications Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Cleveland Contemporary Players Artist in Residence Series
No Exit and Chester Englander -New Music for Cimbalom and Ensemble
Join No Exit for the next phase in their cimbalom project with world premiere works by Andy Akiho, Hong-Da Chin and Douglas Knehans

Friday, April 29 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Cleveland State University Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor

Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communications Building, Waetjen Auditorium
The Cleveland Philharmonic*
Victor Liva, conductor
Coren Mino, piano
Ron Palka, piano
Czerny: Piano Concerto for Four Hands
Schumann: Symphony no. 2
Tickets: https://www.clevephil.org/season

May

Sunday, May 1 at 6:00 pm
CSU Music and Communications Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Student Composer Workshop with the Percussionist Luke Rinderknecht
Percussionist Luke Rinderknecht performs compositions written by School of Music graduate and undergraduate Music Composition Majors.

Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30 pm
Off-Campus, Historic St. Peter Catholic Church, E. 17th and Superior, Cleveland
CSU Chorale and University Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor


All events are located at Cleveland State University in the
Music and Communication Building, 2001 Euclid Avenue, unless otherwise noted.