School of Music

Music Calendar of Events

Fall 2022


All performances are FREE unless otherwise noted with an *


October

Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Birch Browning, conductor
Guest Ensemble
CSU Alumni and Friends Band
Michael Kreuger, guest conductor
Director of Bands at Notre Dame College, South Euclid, Ohio

Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos
John Perrine, Alfredo Guerrieri, and Joe Mille; directors
A jazz-filled evening featuring the CSU Jazz Ensemble and Combos! The bands will perform original arrangements as well as jazz standards.

Friday, October 14 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Derek Zadinsky, guest soloist – Assn. Principal Bass of the Cleveland Orchestra

  • Barber – Essay for Orchestra No. 1, Op. 12 
  • Bottesini – Concerto for Double Bass No. 2 in B Minor
  • Schumann - Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 38

Monday, October 24 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Choral and University Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor
Guest Ensembles
Perry-Lake High School - Elizabeth Singer, conductor

Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 pm
The Grog Shop, 2785 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
Showcase featuring the CSU Pop/Rock Bands
Chris Vance, director

November 

Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 pm 
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall  
Solo Piano Recital
American pianist Kathleen Supové presents a solo piano recital of recent and commissioned works by living composers. 
Presented by the Cleveland Contemporary Players Artist in Residency Series 

Sunday, November 20 at TBD
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble
The Cleveland Winds,
Cleveland's Award-winning Wind Band
Birch Browning, conductor
Gary Hill, guest conductor
Professor of Music and Director of Bands Emeritus at Arizona State University

Tuesday, November 22 at 12:30 pm 
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Student Composer Workshop with the CSU Wind Ensemble
The CSU Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Birch Browning will workshop compositions by both undergraduate and graduate, School of Music, music composition majors.

December

Friday, December 2 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Stefanie Cohn, guest soloist (oboe)
CSU School of Music Faculty Member

  • Debussy - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
  • Mozart - Oboe Concerto in C major, K.314
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Sunday, December 4 at 6:00 pm 
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall 
CSU Student Composer Workshop with Cellist Nick Diodore and Percussionist Luke Rinderknecht 
Mr. Diodore and Mr. Rinderknecht (members of the No Exit New Music Ensemble) will workshop works scored for Cello and Marimba by both undergraduate and graduate, School of Music, music composition majors.

Wednesday, December 7 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos
John Perrine, Alfredo Guerrieri, and Joe Miller; directors
A jazz-filled evening featuring the CSU Jazz Ensemble and Combos! The bands will perform original arrangements as well as jazz standards.

Tuesday, December 8 at 7:00 pm
Off-Campus, Mahall’s, 13200 Madison Ave., Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Showcase featuring the CSU Pop/Rock Bands
Chris Vance, director

Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Chorale and University Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor
Guest Ensembles
Avon High School - Michael Moyseenko, conductor
Madison High School - Jennifer Calhoun, conductor

Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 pm 
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall  
Faculty Recital
Compositions by Dr. Andrew Rindfleisch – professor of composition, coordinator of music composition at CSU; and director at the Cleveland Contemporary Players.

Featuring renowned string faculty of the ENCORE Chamber Music Institute including:

  • Jinjoo Cho, violin
  • Brenden Shea, violin
  • Eric Wong, cellist

Max Geissler and featuring the Verona String Quartet (in residence at the Oberlin Conservatory):

  • Jonathan Ong, violin
  • Dorothy Ro, violin
  • Abigail Rojansky, viola
  • Jonathan Dormand, cello

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