The department of art and design at Murray State University presents “So Much Between,” a new exhibit featuring the work of Danielle Mužina and Ariel Lavery on display in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery from Nov. 17 through Dec. 6.

Murray State presents ‘So Much Between,’ an art exhibit

MURRAY, Ky. — The department of art and design at Murray State University presents “So Much Between,” a new exhibit featuring the work of Danielle Mužina and Ariel Lavery, on display in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery from Nov. 17 through Dec. 6. “So Much Between” is a dialogue between two artists whose works use the language of […]

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Students practice a number from Murray State's production of "Crazy for You."

“Crazy for You” musical to open at Murray State University

MURRAY, Ky. — The musical “Crazy for You” is tapping its way into the Johnson Theatre at Murray State University to demonstrate the ability art has to transform and unite a community. “Crazy for You” opens Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert E. Johnson Theatre, located in the Fine Arts Building on Murray State’s campus. Evening performances […]

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An official photo of Anthony Clark Evans.

Former Murray State music student takes center stage in world of opera

MURRAY, Ky. — Anthony Clark Evans wasn’t nervous. As he stood on the stage of the Performing Arts Hall at Murray State University with all eyes on him, Evans took a deep breath — a single long exhale — and began to sing. On Oct. 18, Evans performed two musical selections for Murray State students in Dr. […]

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Murray State to host Swingin’ Memories Homecoming Dance

MURRAY, Ky. — On Friday, Oct. 27, the walls of Lovett Auditorium at Murray State University will resonate with sounds of the big band era during the third annual Swingin’ Memories Homecoming Dance featuring the award-winning Murray State University Jazz Orchestra directed by Todd E. Hill, professor of music and director of jazz studies. This year, […]

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DeCaen's artwork, featuring a milk carton with art on it.

Patricia L. Summerville Lecture Series welcomes Andrew DeCaen to Murray State University

MURRAY, Ky. — Andrew DeCaen will be the second Patricia Summerville Lecture Series artist at Murray State University Sept. 26–28. During his visit, DeCaen will be editioning a lithograph with the help of faculty member Nicole Hand’s advanced printmaking class. On Sept. 27, DeCaen will also give a public lecture about his work at 5 p.m. in the Price […]

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A close-up photo of the gates at Murray State University.

Murray State University’s department of global languages and theatre arts opens season with “The Praying Mantis”

MURRAY, Ky. — As theatre season commences at Murray State University, the department of global languages and theatre arts opens with a production of “The Praying Mantis” by Alejandro Sieveking on Sept. 20. Translated from “La Mantis Religiosa” by Charles Philip Thomas and directed by Daryl W. Phillipy, this darkly comedic Chilean tale of family […]

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Murray State alumnus celebrates a milestone of music to the ear in Boston

MURRAY, Ky. – Murray native and Murray State University alumnus Professor Bradley Pennington is celebrating more than 25 years of exposing metropolitan Boston to the beauty and complexity of opera. The upcoming season will mark the silver anniversary of the opera company he founded, Boston Bel Canto Opera, in his adopted city in 1993. According […]

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Murray State alumnus wins prestigious Georgia Poetry Prize

MURRAY, Ky. — The University of Georgia Press has awarded Murray State University alumnus Christopher Collins the 2017 Georgia Poetry Prize. Collins received his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Murray State in 2013. He is currently pursuing a PhD in literary nonfiction from the University of Cincinnati. His poetry collection My […]

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Professor Dennis Johnson receives prestigious invitation to the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles World Conference in summer 2017

MURRAY, Ky. — Dennis Johnson, Murray State University associate professor of music, has recently received the prestigious honor of being invited to present a conducting master- class session for the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) World Conference. WASBE is a nonprofit international association open to all individuals, institutions and industries interested in […]

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Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band concert to take place on June 6

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band will host a free concert on June 6 at 7 p.m. outside Lovett Auditorium on the campus Quad. The 100- member band is under the direction of Murray State’s Todd E. Hill and comprised of various community members, including Murray State students. Musical […]

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