Nicholls to perform “The Entertainer,” “Star Wars” at 10th annual Monster Piano Concert

Monster Piano Concert 2016
(Photo by Misty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University)

THIBODAUX, La. — The Nicholls State University Department of Music is proud to announce its 10th annual Monster Piano Concert at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept 18, at the Mary and Al Danos Theater.

Music for the concert, featuring more than 35 faculty, students, alumni, community members and high school pianists, include “The Entertainer,” “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” Danse Macabre” and selections from “Star Wars,” along with compositions featuring the Nicholls percussion studio and the Nicholls Camerata.

A piece based on the Nicholls Alma Mater will also be performed. The rendition was composed by former faculty member Stuart Folse for the first edition of the series.

Nicholls is the only public music school in the state to have earned the designation of being an All-Steinway School and exclusively uses Steinway pianos for performances and music education.

Guests will be treated to hors d’oeuvres and an open bar before the show with coffee and dessert served during intermission.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $45 for general admission and $22 for students with a valid ID. To purchase a ticket online, visit and search for the Tenth Annual Monster Piano Concert or scan the following QRcode. Proceeds will benefit the music scholarships.

For assistance, call 985.448.4600 or 985.448.4270.


CONTACT: Jacob Batte, Media Relations and Publications Coordinator, 985.448.4141 or

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