Featured Supporters: The Fisher family

The Fisher Family - A photo of Ruth and Ray

The Fisher family transformed loss into legacy, endowing memorial scholarships for music and creative writing students in honor of their loved ones.

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Ashley Taylor’s path from MCJ and music student to NYC Fox News producer

MCJ Ashley Taylor is now a news producer in New York

We caught up with Fresno State Media, Communications and Journalism alumna, Ashley Taylor, for a Q&A. Taylor graduated from the MCJ Department in 2004 with an emphasis in print journalism and a minor in music. She was also a member of the Smittcamp Family Honors College.

Three years after completing her undergraduate work at Fresno State, she went on to become a news producer for KMPH here in the Valley. Taylor is now a news producer living in New York City where she currently produces Fox News Edge,

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Celebrating 30 Years of Clarinet: Bringing Together Artists, Alumni and Students

Mark Nuccio plays clarinet with Wendy Chen on piano during "Celebrating 30 Years of Clarinet"

“Celebrating 30 Years of Clarinet” will celebrate the three decades of clarinet at Fresno State by showcasing one of the most prominent clarinet performer-teachers today – Mark Nuccio, principal clarinet of the Houston Symphony Orchestra and former New York Philharmonic acting principal clarinet, interim principal clarinet, associate principal clarinet and Eb clarinetist for 17 years. 

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‘Don Giovanni’ lecture-recital brings together musical artists and humanists

From left: Dr. John Karr, Dr. Maria Briggs and Limuel Forgey at the Don Giovanni lecture/recital

Spanish and voice students took their learning outside of the traditional classroom and into Fresno State’s Concert Hall on Friday, for a cross-disciplinary lecture-recital that examined Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.”

This collaborative effort between the Department of Music and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures combined operatic singing, lecture and a question-and-answer segment in a 50-minute class performance.

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Music of America Concert Series: Fresno Blues Review Sept. 9

The Music of America Concert Series presents “The Fresno Blues Review” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in Fresno State’s Satellite Student Union.  The concert will feature four local blues acts:  Bobby Logan, Ed Burke, Square One and Deja Blues. Dr. John Karr, who teaches music history and ethnomusicology in the Department of Music, says […]

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Music Notes: Fresno State hornists in recital March 30

Fresno State Horn Ensemble

The Department of Music presents a recital of solo and ensemble French horn music performed by students of Thomas Hiebert and pianists Lenore Voth Hiebert and Joungmin Sur at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30 in the Concert Hall at Fresno State. Solo works of Corelli, O. Franz, Mozart, Piazzolla, Poulenc Purcell, Saint Saëns, L. Shaw, H. Simrock and […]

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Noontime Concert Series continues with Chika Inoue and Mary Au March 17

Flyer for Noontime Concert

The Henry Madden Library at Fresno State continues the eighth season of its Noontime Concert Series with a free, public performance by Chika Inoue (saxophone) and Mary Au (piano) at 12:10 p.m. Friday, March 17, in the library’s Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery. This event ties in to the library’s ongoing “9066: Japanese American Voices from the Inside” exhibition. The duo will perform “Japanese American Incarceration 1942-1946” […]

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