Sunday, May 29, 2016

5/28/2016 at 7:30 pm

Symphony on the Square
South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
El Dorado County Court House
101 N. Washington Ave
El Dorado, Arkansas


National Anthem
American Salute
Highlights from Phantom of the Opera
Je Veux Vivre
Tonight from West Side Story
Harry's Wonderful World from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Johnny B. Goode
Can Can from Orpheus in the Underworld
Sabre Dance
Liberty Bell March
Pink Panther Theme
Jump, Jive and Wail from Jump Spring Fever
George M. Cohan Salute
God Bless America
1812 Overture
Stars and Stripes Forever March

So proud of my former students.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Interested in participating in the 2016 Summer Jazz Camp held in Shreveport?

Christopher Allen will be presenting his 4th Annual Summer Jazz Camp this June. If you know young musicians who are interested in jazz or just want to be better musicians please recommend this camp to them. There will also be some free jazz concerts in conjunction with the camp that we know you will love. Below is some information about the camp and the concerts.

Week 1:  June 20 – 25
Week 2:  June 27 – July 2
Camp Location:  LSU-Shreveport, Bronson Hall, 1st Floor

Registration Deadline:  June 15, 2016
Cost per week:  $160
Early Registration : Early Bird Special #2:  $150 per week, Deadline May 31

Camp sessions are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, with concerts being held Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. as noted below.

Student Requirements:
Knowledge of their instrument of choice
Must bring their own instrument and music stand
Must have completed at least one year of study on the instrument
Must know one/two octave scales (major and minor) on the instrument

Louisiana Jazz Camp supports the future generation of jazz lovers and enthusiasts, and fosters and preserves Louisiana’s cultural heritage. Jazz Camp is a collaboration of the Shreveport Summer Music Festival, Project String Power Inc., and Louisiana State University Shreveport. Jazz Camp serves to enhance local music education programs and music curriculum, and also the musical knowledge, skills, and performances of student participants. Jazz Camp is an annual event, and we look forward to many future jazz-filled summers.

Free Concerts at the LSUS University Center Theater:

Jazz Cats Student Concert – Friday, June 24, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Jazz Cats Student Concert – Friday, July 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Jazz Camp Faculty Concert – Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Jazz Camp Faculty Concert – Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m
For more information contact: Chris Allen at or (318) 626-7996

You can also find out more about the 2016 Shreveport Summer Music Festival Jazz Camp at: 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Samuel Stokes (b.1980) Scion of Eisenach

This is Paul Christopher performing the solo cello piece "Scion of Eisenach" composed by Samuel Stokes at the Sugarmill Music Festival in Alexandria, LA on May 15, 2016.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

5/15/2016 at 3:30 pm

Sugar Mill Music Festival
Rosalie Plantation
Alexandria, Louisiana

PROGRAM NOTES by Jackson Harmeyer

W.A. Mozart . . . . Divertimento in B flat Major, K. 254
                    Allegro assai
                    Rondeau: Tempo di Menuetto

Al Benner . . . . Grace Variations for Violin and Cello
(1955- )

Samuel Stokes . . . . Scion of Eisenach for Solo Cello
(1980- )

A. Dvorak . . . . Piano Trio in G Minor, op. 26
                     Allegro moderato
                     Scherzo. Presto
                     Finale. Allegro non tanto

Rosalie Piano Trio: Lin He, violin, Elena Bogaczova, piano, Paul Christopher, cello

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

5/10/2016 at 6:30 pm

A Recital at the H
ome of Helen and Beecher Wood
Shreveport, Louisiana


Trois Duos Faciles, Opus 20:

Duo I in C Major
Rondo: Allegretto

Duo II in G Major
Allegro non troppo
Rondo: Allegretto

Duo III in D Major
Allegro maestoso
Minuetto: Trio

Sunday, May 8, 2016

5/7/2016 at 7:30 pm

Rapides Symphony Orchestra presents a semi-staged performance of Mozart's The Magic Flute
Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center
Alexandria, Louisiana

NSULA was well represented at this production

 Enter an enchanted world of giant serpents, an evil queen, comedy, drama, and above all the musical genius of Mozart.  There are virtuosic arias delivered by the ferocious Queen of the Night, a heartwarming duet sung by the bird-catcher Papageno and his mate, and much more!

Click here to read Jackson Harmeyer's program notes