News Articles in College of Fine Arts

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.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."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" main characters Abigail Williams and farmer John Proctor"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
Earl Williams, first director of Emens AuditoriumThe 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.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 art focus of new exhibition at Ball StateNeon 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
Fourteen artists have contributed hand-painted violins to be auctioned off benefiting Emens Auditorium, including local artists (left to right), Tom Howard, Patricia Kreigh and Nate HarmonA 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' cast"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
Ball State Discovery New Musical Theatre Festival 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
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and jazz violinist Christian HowesHigh 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 brings choral music to unique architectural spacesMusica 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 about Brown County titled "If You Don't Outdie Me"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 23, 2014
April 22, 2014
Colin Hart is a 2014 Udall ScholarBall 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
Student Alyson Walbridge introduces Lee Krasner's painting Right Bird Left to the accompaniment of Leon Kirchner's Flutings for Paula.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
"Professor" Harold Hill and librarian Marian"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 WhitacreEric 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.
February 3, 2014
January 27, 2014
"Major Barbara" to play at Ball State "Major Barbara," a bold play that provides an original take on ongoing political issues, will open at Ball State University at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in University Theatre. The production also will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-8 and 12-15, with a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9.
December 18, 2013
A virtual 3-D simulation of Stonehenge created by Ball State digital artists will be featured next year on an episode of “The Universe"A virtual 3-D simulation of Stonehenge created by Ball State digital artists will be featured next year on an episode of “The Universe,” a popular science series that airs on The History Channel 2.
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