News Articles in College of Fine Arts

May 9, 2016
Sursa OrganNine organists from across the country will visit Ball State’s campus May 11-15 for the first Sursa American Organ Competition, an event helping celebrate the 10-year anniversary of David and Mary Jane Sursa’s gift of the concert hall organ that bears their name.
April 21, 2016
Jennifer Blackmer and a director are meeting with film industry movers and shakers to bring Blackmer’s play about a controversial military science program to the silver screen.
April 19, 2016
Come and see Ball State University's dance concert, “Dancing Towards Change” at University Theatre at 7:30 p.m. April 27-30.
March 28, 2016
Bill Jenkins' leadership as chairperson has brought national recognition—and growth—to the Department of Theatre and Dance and Ball State. His commitment has drawn praise from students and colleagues, earning him the 2015 Outstanding Administrator Award.
March 28, 2016
Hairspray cast practicing a dance numberJoin us for Tracy Turnblad’s rise to stardom on the "Corny Collins Show" in Ball State’s production of “Hairspray,” coming to the University Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. April 1-3 and 5-8, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee April 3 and 10. An 8 p.m. showing also has been scheduled for April 9.
February 24, 2016
Reality TV show “The Song” will film March 9-12 in Muncie, including on Ball State’s campus with help from university students. The program features songwriters performing original music in front of celebrity judges and is expected to air on broadcast television this fall.
December 14, 2015
Animation professor John Ludwick spent years working on his short film, “Claire & the Keys.” Now the film is receiving praise and accolades at festivals worldwide.
December 2, 2015
Marzena Krzeminska-Baluch, a Polish glass artist, is spending the 2015-16 academic year teaching cold-working techniques to Ball State students, some of whom will travel to her native country for a series of workshops and educational field trips in May.
December 1, 2015
Best of Ball State Dance Theatre: Past and PresentCome and see Ball State University's dance concert, “Best of Ball State Dance Theatre: Past and Present,” at University Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10-12, with a matinee at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 13.
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.“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
Anders Ruhwald, Number 1, 2013, glass, ceramic, wood, David Owsley Museum of ArtA 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. 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” returns in 2015 with a new line-up of music in unique architectural spaces“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 27, 2015
May 15, 2015
Ball State's director of immersive learning has received a PEN Award for the artistic promise of her plays.
May 13, 2015
School of Music alumnus Kevin Ray ('09) and his band Walk the Moon were recently featured in Rolling Stone magazine. The band is currently number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
May 12, 2015
Doctoral student creates children’s operaThis 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.
May 12, 2015
April 8, 2015
Ball State dance majors star in 'All You Need Is Love'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
Cowboy Curly McLain and farm girl Laurey Williams"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.
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