Mississippi Ragtime and Jazz Festival dates set

Published 9:32 pm Thursday, December 21, 2023

Mississippi State University Libraries will host the second annual Business of Music Symposium Feb. 21-22 as part of the 18th annual Charles H. Templeton Sr. Ragtime and Jazz Festival, which runs through Feb. 24.

The symposium is a free multidisciplinary gathering which will have both in-person and virtual presentations encouraging research at the Charles H. Templeton Sr. Music Museum, boasting approximately 20,000 pieces of sheet music, 200 instruments, 2,000 cylinders and 14,000 flat discs. Topics will range from the careers of individual singers, composers and people otherwise involved in creating music, art, and design themes to teaching with sheet music and more.

The Charles Templeton Sr. Ragtime and Jazz Festival is sponsored by the MSU Libraries and the Charles Templeton Sr. Music Museum as a means of enhancing the research of ragtime music, increasing awareness of the Templeton collection, and introducing people to the sounds of ragtime being performed by world-renowned ragtime musicians.

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The festival is comprised of a blend of major concerts, miniconcerts, seminars and museum tours. For more information, visit http://festival.library.msstate.edu.