News Articles in College of Fine Arts
November 2, 2015
Ball State is expected to draw some of the nation’s top young piano performers, when it hosts preliminary auditions for the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition Nov. 13-15 at Sursa Performance Hall. Tickets will be available beginning Nov. 2 online or at the Emens box office. Other worldwide preliminary audition sites are London, Tokyo, and Hamburg, Germany.
October 30, 2015
As a Ball State student, theater instructor Colin Hart discovered the medical nightmares that inspired "Frankenstein."
October 27, 2015
“As You Like It,” one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, will open at Ball State University at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in University Theatre. The production will also be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and Nov. 10-14, with a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 8.
October 9, 2015
Outstanding Creative Endeavor Award winners Drew Vidal and Michael Elliott discuss the creation of their original play, 'Frankenstein.'
September 22, 2015
A Ball State University exhibition, Anders Ruhwald: One Thing Follows Another (And You Make It Happen), has been selected for inclusion in the prestigious 2015 Cheongju International Craft Biennale of Korea. Ruhwald’s exhibition will be featured in the main Biennale exhibition, The Making Process, which is on view through Oct. 25.
July 15, 2015
Ball State leads the state in improvement of on-time graduation rates, says ICHE report.
July 1, 2015
Recent Ball State graduate Adam Marchand won third place in the 2015 International Trumpet Guild Jazz Improvisation Competition. Marchand was one of three musicians from around the world selected for the final round of the competition.
June 15, 2015
High school music students and high school and middle school music educators will flock to Ball State again this summer. The university will host the annual Music for All Symposium from June 20-27.
May 27, 2015
“Musica in Situ,” a concert series featuring an intergenerational choir singing at historic sites, will bring five concerts to venues across Indiana this summer, ending with a June 14 performance at Indianapolis’ Indiana War Memorial.
May 15, 2015
Ball State's director of immersive learning has received a PEN Award for the artistic promise of her plays.
May 12, 2015
This spring, Briana Sosenheimer, a doctoral student in the School of Music, created an opera for children inspired by "The Serpent," a poem by Theodore Roethe. The opera toured four Muncie elementary schools, and Sosenheimer said principals, teachers, and the children all seemed receptive to its positive message.
April 8, 2015
Ball State's dance majors will explore how The Beatles can generate and express movement through "All You Need Is Love," coming to the University Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. April 22-25.
March 23, 2015
"Oklahoma!" will be performed at Ball State University March 27, 28, 29 and 31 and April 1-4 in University Theatre. This innovative musical puts a heart-warming spin on a relationship dilemma.
February 10, 2015
The Infinite Museum app allows users to engage with works at Ball State's David Owsley Museum of Art in new ways through use of 1,500 instructive prompts. The calls to action range from light-hearted to introspective and incorporate every part of the museum, including the four new galleries added in 2013.
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.
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