2020-2021 Musical Arts Concert Series


Pictured is the USA Musical Arts Concert Series logo for 2019-2020


As of the end of July, we are less than one month away from concerts in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall!  The Musical Arts Concert Series will return in at least a limited fashion with faculty recitals being livestreamed on the internet.  We hope also to livestream several of our upcoming student solo recitals and we're working on the possibility of limited student ensemble concerts being presented as well. 

We wish we could have you here in person with us for these concerts, but we're excited to know that at least we can share music with you in some manner, in this case through the miracle of livestreaming technology.  We may be socially distanced, but the music will still keep us together.

Coming up around August 12, USA Department of Music will release details for how you can be with us for these livestreamed events.  Around the same time, we will release at least a part of the Fall 2020 concert schedule.  Since the pandemic situation is one that is continuously evolving, we have decided to give you the concert schedule just a few weeks at a time.  We hope you'll be able to join us!

If you continue scrolling down this page, you'll see that the upcoming season is still under construction.  That will change soon, so keep watching this space to find out where we go next!

Take care, be safe, and we look forward to sharing music with you soon via the Musical Arts Concert Series 2020-2021.  If you have questions or comments, feel free to contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet via email only -- kbohnet@southalabama.edu


  • Scroll down for the 2020-2021 Musical Arts Concert Series list of concerts (coming soon)
  • Due to Covid-19, this season's Concert Series brochure is not available.
  • Click on the links to join the Musical Arts Society and get the MAS Season Pass.  (MAS passes will not be needed until we re-open to live audiences.)
  • See a list of our Full Concert Schedule by going to the Music Homepage OR check out the Upcoming Concerts Calendar on the right!
  • We add concerts to our schedule all the time!  Check the Concert Calendar frequently for updates!
  • Would you like regular emails about concerts?  Contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet to get on the list!!



Serving both the university community and the entire Gulf Coast region through profound artistic and academic achievement, the Department of Music Musical Arts Concert Series features faculty recitals and student ensemble performances worthy of inclusion on anyone's "not-to-be-missed" list of events.  Regular Musical Arts Series attendees have been treated since 2001 to an average of 35 concerts per season.  Student ensemble programs range from regular concerts by the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, University Chorale, Opera & Musical Theatre, Percussion Ensemble, Concert Choir, USA Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Flute Choir, various World Music Ensembles, Brass Ensembles, and Piano Ensembles, while the performing faculty normally is represented in half of the concerts in the form of terrific solo and chamber ensemble recitals. (Note that the Covid-19 pandemic has greatly altered our concert offering for this season!)

Scheduled in USA's Laidlaw Performing Arts Center 240-seat Recital Hall, concerts generally begin at 7:30 p.m. for evening performances and at 3:00 p.m. for scheduled Sunday events.  Though we are presently livestreaming our concerts and can admit no audiences at this time, tickets for admission to all MAS concerts and other ticketed events are normally sold at the door only (except where indicated).  When audiences are admitted in the future, the recital hall is open to our patrons approximately 30-45 minutes in advance of each presentation.  Except where indicated, tickets are $8 each for general admission and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens.  (Presently we accept cash or checks only.)  Questions regarding special accommodation, livestreaming or other considerations should be directed to the Events Coordinator at (251) 460-7116 or the Music Department Staff at (251) 460-6136.  Questions also may be emailed to Keith Bohnet at kbohnet@southalabama.edu.


Interested in buying an economical pass to our MAS concerts? Members of the university community and residents of the region-at-large are invited to show their support of the University of South Alabama music program by purchasing a Season Ticket and/or by joining the department's Musical Arts Society.  In pursuing this option, you will have the opportunity to buy either an Individual Season Ticket or the Family Season Ticket, allowing you the freedom to attend all the faculty recitals, student recitals and ensemble concerts listed on our schedule. These season passes are offered to you at a discounted rate and provide the convenience of entering the venue without the hassle of cash or writing a check!

Persons interested in receiving a Season Ticket Purchase Form should do one of the following:

Click on Season Ticket Purchase Form, print the form and send it to us!

Contact the department secretary, Peggy Doyle, by calling (251) 460-6136 or via email at pdoyle@southalabama.edu, being certain to provide your mailing address and a phone number.  When calling or emailing, be sure to let us know specifically that you want the Season Ticket Purchase Form for the Musical Arts Concert Series.


Musical Arts Series pass holders may now reserve a place at concerts! Pass holders may have a seat held for them and other pass holder guests by calling or emailing by 5:00 p.m. the business day previous to the concert.  Contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet by voice at (251) 460-7116 or email kbohnet@southalabama.edu and let him know how many pass holder seats you are reserving.  Reserved seats will only be held until 20 minutes before any scheduled performance time.

        ("Other Laidlaw Concerts")

Musical Arts Series pass holders may use their passes for admission to ALL Music Department ticketed concerts (with occasional exceptions).  We add concerts to our schedule all the time and your pass can be used for the Musical Arts Concert Series AND our other ticketed Music Department concerts as well.  Check for updates on the Department of Music Events calendar at www.southalabama.edu/music

SCHEDULE (under construction!)



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