2020-2021 Musical Arts Concert Series


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


We are presenting several concerts at Laidlaw via live stream. We trust that you will be able to join us as the concerts become available.  Because of the continually fluid situation with the global pandemic, we will announce concerts gradually throughout each semester.

Keep watching this space, and be sure to go the Music Department Homepage to see the Upcoming Events Calendar fill up!!

You can also go to the USA Department of Music Live Stream Concerts page and see how you'll view the concert on our YouTube channel and be able to download a virtual program!

Thank you for your patience as we continue to slowly and carefully roll out our 2020-2021 USA Musical Arts Concert Series.  Take care, be safe, and we look forward to sharing music with you.  If you have questions or comments, feel free to contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet via email -- kbohnet@southalabama.edu



(Watch for new concert additions!)


Tuesday, September 1, 2020 -- 7:30 p.m.
Andra Bohnet, USA Faculty Flute Recital
Laidlaw Recital Hall - Live Stream Concert
Tune in at USA Music Department Concert Live Streams


Tuesday, October 6, 2020 -- 7:30 p.m.
Thomas L. Rowell, USA Faculty Voice Recital
Laidlaw Recital Hall - Live Stream Concert

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 -- 7:30 p.m.
USA Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert
Laidlaw Recital Hall - Live Stream Concert


Sunday, November 1, 2020 -- 3:00 p.m.
Brass Ensembles Fall Concert
Laidlaw Recital Hall - Live Stream Concert

Monday, November 2, 2020 -- 7:30 p.m.
USA Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert
Laidlaw Recital Hall - Live Stream Concert

Thursday, November 12, 2020 -- 7:30 p.m.
USA Flute Choir and Celtic Crúe Fall Concert
Laidlaw Recital Hall - Live Stream Concert

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 -- 7:30 p.m.
USA Woodwind Ensembles Fall Concert
Laidlaw Recital Hall - Live Stream Concert


Tuesday, January 19, 2021 -- 7:30 p.m.
"Faculty & Friends" - USA Chamber Winds Recital
Laidlaw Recital Hall - Live Stream Concert
Tune in at USA Music Department Concert Live Streams


Thursday, February 18, 2021 -- 7:30 p.m.
Robert Holm, USA Faculty Piano Recital
Laidlaw Recital Hall - Live Stream Concert
Tune in at USA Music Department Concert Live Streams

Monday, February 22, 2021 -- 7:30 p.m.
Kip Franklin, USA Faculty Clarinet Recital
Laidlaw Recital Hall - Live Stream Concert
Tune in at USA Music Department Concert Live Streams

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 -- 7:30 p.m.
Kenneth Saxon, guest pianist in "Cold War Recital"
a newly commissioned work by Kawai Shui
Tune in at USA Music Department Concert Live Streams


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 a "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.  (We are presently live streaming 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, live streaming 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.


Though we are not hosting audiences for our live stream concerts, you may be interested in helping support concert presentations by the Department of Music at Laidlaw.  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.


Once we get back to live concerts, Musical Arts Series pass holders may 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")

Once we get back to live 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