News Articles in College of Fine Arts

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Ball State Discovery New Musical Theatre Festival Three unpublished works will be performed at this year's first Discovery New Musical Theatre Festival, July 18-20.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.
November 26, 2013
Ball State's dance majors will explore how color can generate and express movement and shapes through "The Color of Motion."Ball State's dance majors will explore how color can generate and express movement and shapes through "The Color of Motion," coming to the University Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5-7, with a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8.
October 28, 2013
42nd Street'42nd Street,' a big, bold musical that celebrates the stuff dreams are made of, will make its way to Ball State University with a debut show at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at University Theatre.
October 16, 2013
Emens Auditorium, 50 years, 1964-2014To celebrate the 50th anniversary season of Emens Auditorium, the university will kick off a yearlong celebration beginning with the Oct. 22 Artist Series production of the Broadway hit "Hello Dolly." A preshow reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. in front of the auditorium for ticketholders of the event. Ball State President Jo Ann M. Gora and others will deliver remarks before the show's 7:30 p.m. opening.
October 7, 2013
Works created by Marilyn da Silva will be among those displayed for the Three Plus One exhibitBall State's School of Art invites the public to attend “Three Plus One: Four Contemporary American Women Metalsmiths,” a major invitational exhibition on display through Oct. 31. Works featured in the exhibition include those created by Ball State Professor of Art, Patricia Nelson.
September 23, 2013
Funded by more than $4 million in private donations, the expansion has added four new galleries to the museum.After months of construction, the David Owsley Museum of Art will celebrate completion of its recent expansion — which has increased gallery space by nearly 50 percent — with a grand opening of its new galleries and Community Day from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29.
September 16, 2013
Fall speaker line up touches all interestsA notable broadcast journalist, legendary basketball coach and A-list film star are among those headlining this fall's line-up of speakers coming to Ball State University.
September 11, 2013
"Romeo and Juliet" brings Shakespeare back to the Ball State stageA Shakespearean classic comes to Ball State as "Romeo and Juliet" kicks off the University Theatre Mainstage Series Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
September 4, 2013
An award-winning quartet and a Metropolitan opera singer with Hoosier ties are among the internationally acclaimed musical artists headlining the 2013-14 annual Arts Alive concert series.
June 12, 2013
High school students visit Ball State to participate in Music for All Music for All, one of the nation's most influential music education organizations, will bring its national summer music camp to Ball State for a third year. Symposium events are scheduled for June 24 through June 29.
April 18, 2013
On the Move premiers on the Ball State stage"On the Move: Ball State Dance Theatre on Tour" will visit area schools and venues this month, concluding with three performances on the University Theatre stage.
March 28, 2013
March 18, 2013
Guys and Dolls at University TheatreThe 1950s world of New York City gamblers and petty criminals intersects with true love in "Guys and Dolls," the latest Broadway musical to open on the University Theatre stage March 28 at 7:30 p.m.
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