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Latin Music Studies

Latin Music Studies Fall 2020 Plan

Latin Music Studies Fall 2020 Plan

For the fall 2020 semester, the Latin Music Studies area has decided to prepare Virtual Concerts in each genre, Mariachi & Salsa.

Virtual Concert
-Each group will learn 4-7 selections for this project.
-Ensembles will record audio for 2 selections every 2-3 weeks.
-Video footage will be captured at rehearsals and at a scheduled video shoot.

LMS Ensemble Auditions
-LMS Auditions are scheduled for SUN, August 23. (Salsa audition video is due by cob Thursday August 27th)
-Auditions will be held by video submission ONLY
-An online audition form will be posted and sent to students for submissions

Weekly Rehearsals – Online
-ALL LMS ensembles will begin the semester with a 3-week online session
-After this delay, face to face rehearsals may begin on Monday, September 14
-The September 14 start date depends on the COVID-19 situation at that time

Weekly Rehearsals – Face to Face
-All LMS ensembles will meet face to face at assigned times and rooms.
-All rehearsals will meet as sectionals only (no full ensemble rehearsals).
-Class meeting (sectional) numbers will be between 4-8 individuals in either room 222 or 216.
-Mask wearing, bell covers, social distancing and sanitizing will be required and enforced.

Virtual Concert Video
-Each video will be about 45minutes in length and consist of the following:
-Semester ensemble repertoire videos
-Student introduction video clips
-Director’s emcee clips
-LMS promotional announcements
Virtual Concert Presentation
-Video will be delivered through our Facebook Live and/or YouTube Live. Platforms.
-Concert presentation date will be early December, TBA

Audio/Video submission accommodations will be made for students who cannot attend face to face rehearsals.
If TXST goes fully online, weekly rehearsals will be delivered through Zoom.

Welcome to Texas State University's Latin Music Studies

The Latin Music Studies area at Texas State University provides innovative programs and award-winning ensembles for both graduate and undergraduate students. Graduate students can pursue the Master of Music with a Concentration in Latin Music Performance.

Undergraduate students interested in music education can pursue the Bachelor of Music in Music Studies while being part of a vocal studio specializing in mariachi.

In addition, a wide variety of performing opportunities are available through the Latin music ensembles. Mariachi Nueva Generación is a frequent winner of the prestigious Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza competition in San Antonio. Salsa del Rio is a three-time winner of Premios a la Música Latina and the 2007 winner of the 30th Annual Downbeat Student Music Awards.

Undergraduate and graduate Latin music majors attend weekly lessons and seminars designed to refine performance techniques, stage presence and knowledge of repertoire.

Distinguished guest artists from the Latin music community are invited to present master classes and workshops throughout the year. And numerous opportunities for public performances are built into the requirements of the program, showcasing our ensembles at professional venues in San Marcos, Austin and San Antonio.

This website provides a wealth of information for both prospective and current students, and for all interested in learning more about our innovative programs.