Schedule

All daytime events are held in the Templeton Music Museum. Evening concerts are held in McComas Hall.


Thursday, March 27

Special Event: "Gatsby Gala"

MSU Fashion Board members will present fashions inspired in the 1920s and designed by Apparel, Textile and Merchandising students in Mitchell Memorial Library's second-floor lobby. MSU Ballroom Dancers will provide the entertainment and demonstrate dances of the 1920s to music by Ragtime performer Mimi Blais and Jeff Barnhart. Admission is free so come dressed for an evening of fun inspired by "The Great Gatsby." A reception will follow on the third floor of Mitchell Memorial Library.

Friday, March 28

Tour of the Charles Templeton Collection: "Sheet Music Showcase"

Hosted by Lynda Graham and Jeff Barnhart

"How Did They Discover Ragtime? How Can It Be Taught Today"

Presented and moderated by Jeff Barnhart, with performer commentary

Silent Movies with Jeff Barnhart

 

Lunch

 

Talk at the Piano -"Ragtime's Early Development: The Folk Ragtime Tradition" with Virginia Tichenor

 

Talk at the Piano -"Ragtime Music and Musicians in Eastern Canada During the Early 20th Century" with Mimi Blais

 

Free time for performers

 

Dinner

 

Doors open for Concert

 

Friday Night Concert: "Sizzling Syncopation"

Hear each of our internationally hailed pianists put their twist on a wide variety of syncopated rhythms.
Featuring Virginia Tichenor, Mimi Blais, Stephanie Trick, Martin Spitznagel

Friday After-Hours @ Hilton Garden Inn

975 Highway 12 East, Starkville, MS 39759
662-615-9664

Saturday, March 29

Tour of the Charles Templeton Collection: “Presenting the RCA Music and Sound Machines”

Hosted by Lynda Graham and Jeff Barnhart

"And They All Played..."

During this segment, each performer will be asked to play the same tune but in their own unique style, demonstrating how to personalize a song.

Silent Movies with Jeff Barnhart

 

Lunch

 

Talk at the Piano - "Becoming Martin: A Ragtime Composer Mixes Tradition and Innovation" by Martin Spitznagel

 

Talk at the Piano - "Harlem Stride Piano: Its Roots, Some Characteristic Licks, and Importance" by Stephanie Trick

 

Free time and Dinner

 

Doors open for Concert

 

Saturday Night Concert: "Rollicking Rhythms"

Our internationally hailed pianists return with another set of old favorites and new discoveries.
Featuring Stephanie Trick, Martin Spitznagel, Virginia Tichenor, Mimi Blais

Saturday After-Hours @ Hilton Garden Inn

975 Highway 12 East, Starkville, MS 39759
662-615-9664