Top header graphic with link to CSUS Home Page california state university, sacramento
Header Graphic
sac state homeuniversity affairspublic affairs
 
 Search Sacramento
 State website

  Sacramento State
  main news page


media resources graphic
   news releases
   news and events
     archive

   facts & stats
   experts guide
   image downloads
   news by e-mail
   contact news
     services staff

   submit news
     & events

   feedback

publications graphic
   Sac State Magazine
   Sacramento State
     Bulletin

   Newslink
   Sacramento State
     Catalog


calendars graphic
   events this month
   search events
   academic
   athletics
   commencement

additional news graphic
   Capital Public Radio
   alumni association
   crime alerts
   construction
   CSU Newsline

visitors resources graphic
   visitor relations
   commencement
   Sacramento State
     ticket office

   campus directory
   campus tours

Printer Friendly Version
Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento

December 22, 2003

Students working toward Carnegie Hall goal

Photo: Conductor Robert Halseth leads the ensemble
Conductor Robert Halseth leads the ensemble

The student musicians of the CSUS Symphonic Wind Ensemble have already raised more than $20,000 toward the $100,000 they need to perform at the New York Wind Band Festival’s gala Carnegie Hall concert April 13.

The group was one of two collegiate ensembles to receive a coveted invitation to the festival in November. The festival is an annual educational event for student musicians that includes workshops, clinics and competitions spread over two, week-long sessions. Each session culminates with a public concert at Carnegie Hall.

Budget constraints have made University funds scarce, and the cost of sending 50 students to New York is significant, no matter how rewarding the experience may be. “Each student needs $2,000 to go, or they’ll miss out on the experience of a lifetime,” says music department chair Ernie Hills.

The students ongoing fundraising efforts have included concerts, presentations to potential donor groups and sponsorship solicitations. They don’t want to miss out on playing Carnegie Hall

“It’s the premier concert hall in the United States,” says ensemble conductor Robert Halseth, also director of wind studies at CSUS. “Tchaikovsky opened it in 1891. Playing there would be a tremendous opportunity for our students.”

Donations may be made to the CSUS Trust Foundation, Carnegie Hall Trip at CSUS College of Arts and Letters Development Office, Mariposa Hall 5000, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6049 or (916) 278-7673.

For media assistance, contact public affairs at (916) 278-6156.

####

California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 • infodesk@csus.edu
Bottom bar graphic back to top


California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 • infodesk@csus.edu