May 2022

Katie Baird, Presser Award Winner and Outstanding Senior 2022

To Music with Love: In direct support of our students

Donations will support the student General Music Scholarship Fund and the student Fund for Excellence.

Thank you for your support of students!

NEW! Matching Gift Challenge

Thanks to a group of four generous donors, all gifts for To Music with Love will be matched dollar for dollar up to $5,000 until May 15, 2022. Please make your gift today and double your impact on our amazing students!

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String Chamber Music Concert I

Monday, May 9, 2022

Holsclaw Hall, 7:00 p.m.



Greta Pasztor, piano, Daniel Worms, violin. Katie Baird, viola, Levi Powe, cello

Isaiah O’Mack, violin, Helena Hadlock, violin, Isaac Schutz, viola, Madeleine Guillaumot, cello

Brynne Gallup, violin, Isabella Bryant, violin, Dorthea Stephenson, viola, Sarah Rosales, cello

String Chamber Music Concert II

Tuesday, May 10, 7:00 p.m.

Holsclaw Hall, $Free 



Aliyah Powe, violin, Rachael Pabst, violin, Kylie Baird, viola, Isabel Burgos-DeStephanis, cello

Kai Skaggs, violin, Andrew Nix, violin, Sam Rodriguez, viola, Joshua Burgos-DeStephanis, cello

Yaowen Mei, piano, Mia Chen, violin, Delia Robbennolt, violin, Gris Moreno, viola, Iris Fang, cello

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Faculty Artist Series Recital

Michael Becker, Bass Trombone

Michael Dauphinais, Piano

Wednesday, May 11, 7:00 p.m.

Holsclaw Hall, $Free


Stolen Works: Fantasies and songs for bass trombone.

Works by Schumann, Stevens, Gabel, Mahler, and Faure.

Briana George, Flute – Senior Recital

Devin Gardner, piano

Thursday, May 12, 2022 

7:00 p.m., location TBD

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Tucson New Horizons Band

May 15, Sunday, 3:30 p.m.

Crowder Hall, $Free



New Horizons Music programs provide entry points to music making for adults, including those with no musical experience at all and also those who were active in school music programs but have been inactive for a long period. The Tucson New Horizons Band is open to adults over the age of 50 and meets weekly on Sunday afternoons. If you are interested in joining, please contact Dr. Matthew Williams at

Haolan Liu, Trumpet – Doctoral Ensemble Recital

Ina Selvelieva, Piano

Monday, May 16, 7:00 p.m.

Holsclaw Hall, $Free



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Dr. Heidi Kay Begay: “The University of Arizona's School of Music showed me the creative possibilities for one's music career.”

Dr. Heidi Kay Begay is passionate about guiding the modern-day musician to find their unique voice on and off the stage. Heidi is the owner of two thriving companies, which include J&K Media Productions and Flute 360. Through her entrepreneurial portfolio, she wears many different hats, which include being an educator, flutist, coach, and podcaster.

She is the creator and host of two current podcasts. The first is Flute 360, which has received over 75,000 downloads since 2018 and has served flutists worldwide through its 200+ episodes. The second podcast includes The Pivoting Musician, which Heidi co-hosts with her colleague, Dr. Garrett Hope.

Throughout her business, she serves her clientele through different offerings, such as music lessons, coaching sessions, and her three digital courses, which include The Pivoting Musician, The Podcasting Musician, and Generating Income as a Podcaster Through Corporate Sponsorships.

Heidi is thrilled to work with musicians to reach new heights, so they can feel empowered and have a life they love both on and off the stage. To learn more about Heidi, please visit her website at