January 23, 2015
“A Raisin in the Sun,” a bold play that provides an original take on racial and economical issues, will be performed at Ball State University Feb. 6-8 and 10-14 in University Theatre.
January 16, 2015
Derek Johnson, an assistant professor of music theory and composition, will perform in Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series as part of "Reich and Sondheim: In Conversation and Performance," a tribute to two of the country's greatest living composers.
November 20, 2014
Ball State’s dance majors will use a lavish combination of dance to retell the classic story, "The Nutcracker,” which will kick off the holiday season at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in University Theatre.
November 11, 2014
Senior Colin Hart is a finalist for a Marshall Scholarship. Together, the Marshall and Rhodes Scholarships are considered the two most prestigious, competitive scholarships in the nation.
October 14, 2014
"The Circus in Winter" premieres Oct. 23 and runs through Nov. 16 at the Chester, Conn.-based Norma Terris Theatre, home theater of Goodspeed Musicals, which has launched some of the world's most famous musicals, including "Annie," "Shenandoah" and "Man of La Mancha." Inspired by a novel of the same name by Ball State English professor Cathy Day, the musical was first created by Ball State students and staged as a university production in 2011.
October 14, 2014
"The Crucible," a clever and chilling parable about a town controlled by the power of persecution and false accusations, will open at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in University Theatre.
October 8, 2014
The Ball State community is saddened by the passing of Earl Williams, who for 25 years served as the first director of Emens Auditorium. An advocate for the arts in east central Indiana, Williams died Oct. 5 at age 85.
October 6, 2014
The inaugural Union City Arts Festival will take place Oct. 10-12, celebrating the visual, performing and culinary arts of east central Indiana with the aim of attracting emerging artists to the area. It is the result of an immersive learning partnership between Ball State students and officials in Union City, located about an hour away from the university.
October 2, 2014
A Grammy Award-winning violinist is among the internationally acclaimed musical artists headlining Ball State's 2014-15 annual Arts Alive concert series.
September 16, 2014
Neon in contemporary art will be explored in a new exhibition, Negotiating Distance: A Neon Invitational, at Ball State University's Atrium Gallery Sept. 23 through Oct. 18. The artists will be special guests at a Sept. 23 reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the gallery. The event is free and open to the public.
August 28, 2014
A yearlong celebration of Emens Auditorium's 50th anniversary season will culminate with a Sept. 27 dinner on the Emens stage along with a silent auction featuring violins hand painted by 14 artists.
August 28, 2014
"Next to Normal," an electrifying rock musical about a suburban mother struggling with mental illness, kicks off the University Theatre Mainstage Series at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5.
August 21, 2014
Ball State has announced the names of high-achieving students who've captured top national honors during the 2013-14 academic year.
August 15, 2014
Ten Ball State faculty members recognized for exemplary scholarship, service and professional achievements have been named distinguished professors.
June 24, 2014
Three unpublished works will be performed at this year's first Discovery New Musical Theatre Festival, July 18-20. The ongoing development of "The Circus in Winter" was Ball State's impetus for launching a festival fostering new works of other emerging artists.
June 13, 2014
High school instrumental music students and high school and middle school band directors will flock to Ball State again this summer. The university will host the annual Music for All Symposium for the fourth year from June 21-28.
June 4, 2014
Musica in Situ is an immersive learning experience for Ball State students wanting to explore the performance of choral music in unique architectural spaces, including historic sites around Indiana. The group's month-long concert series includes venues in Muncie, Bloomington, Gary, Elwood, Richmond and Indianapolis.
May 14, 2014
For the 10th year, Ball State’s Department of Theatre and Dance has sent students to the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). Junior Colin Hart and senior Tristan James both were recognized individually.
April 25, 2014
Ball State students have created a musical examining the history and people of one of Indiana's most popular tourist attractions: scenic Brown County. A reading of "If You Don't Outdie Me" will take place May 1 in the Choral Hall of the Music Instruction Building with additional readings scheduled for May 9-10 at the Brown County Playhouse.
April 22, 2014
Ball State junior Colin Hart is the university's first theater major to be selected as a 2014 Udall Scholar. Hart will receive a $5,000 scholarship and attend a weeklong retreat this summer in Tucson, Ariz., to network with other 2014 Udall Scholars.
April 15, 2014
Heather Platt, who teaches music history in the School of Music, is leading an immersive learning course exploring the interpretive and creative connections between music and paintings. Her students' work will be included as part of a new tour to be offered at the David Owsley Museum of Art.
March 26, 2014
"The Music Man," an effervescent musical that puts a fun spin on common small town issues, will be performed at Ball State University March 27-30 and April 1-5 in University Theatre.
February 6, 2014
Eric Whitacre, a favorite contemporary composer of choral singers around the world, will come to Emens Auditorium for a special Feb. 26 concert featuring members of the Ball State University Choirs and invited guests from Indiana high school choirs.