Murray State University Jazz Orchestra releases fourth holiday album

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Jazz Orchestra released their fourth album, “More Season’s Greetings,” which will be available on all major streaming platforms later the week of December 14, 2020.   The selections for “More Season’s Greetings” were recorded during 2018 and 2019. Some of the featured selections include White Christmas, The Christmas Song, Let […]

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Murray State University Theatre Arts program produces children’s play, Vasilisa: Brave and Wise

MURRAY, Ky. — The Theatre Arts program at Murray State University recently completed production and recording of an original children’s play, Vasilisa: Brave and Wise to distribute to regional elementary schools.  Traditionally, the Theatre Arts program invites elementary students from around the area to its annual children’s show on campus. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, that […]

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Murray State University Doctorate of Arts alumna wins national award for article

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University alumna Dr. Kristie Hofelich Ennis has been awarded the 2020 English Leadership Quarterly Best Article Award from the Conference on English Leadership (CEL), a membership group of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Ennis’s article, “A Blended Approach to ELA Instruction” appeared in the April 2019 issue […]

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Murray State University’s Department of Art & Design hosts exhibit of student work

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Department of Art & Design and the Clara M. Eagle Gallery present Unprecedented, the BA/BS joint exhibit featuring works by Hsuan Hsui Cheng, Chris Gill, Emma Mitchell, Dreyton Reed, Samantha Tudor, Tia Whitaker, Katie Indalecio and Jessica Free.  The exhibit will be on view in the Clara M. […]

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Murray State University’s Department of Art & Design exhibit features student capstone projects

MURRAY, Ky. — The Department of Art & Design and University Galleries at Murray State University are pleased to announce the capstone exhibitions of seniors who are graduating in the Art & Design program. A virtual celebratory closing reception is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. via Zoom and will be presented via […]

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The Murray State University College of Humanities and Fine Arts has announced its annual fundraising event, ‘A Taste of the Arts,’ will not take place as originally scheduled this October.

Murray State University holds student scholarship fundraising campaign in lieu of in-person ‘A Taste of the Arts’

Support University art, music and theatre scholarships by giving online at murraystate.edu/givenow or by mail MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University College of Humanities and Fine Arts has announced its annual fundraising event, ‘A Taste of the Arts,’ will not take place as originally scheduled this October. In light of concerns with the spread of […]

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The Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band along with University band students, faculty and staff members will present a slice of holiday cheer this December with a virtual performance of Leroy Anderson’s holiday favorite, “Sleigh Ride.”

Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band to present virtual holiday concert Dec. 4

Concert made possible by virtual collaboration; band members invited to participate by pre-registering at keepmakingmusic.org/msu-anderson from Sept. 28 through Oct. 2 MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band, featuring University band students, faculty and staff members, will present a slice of holiday cheer this December with a virtual performance of […]

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A group of Murray State University Department of Music faculty members have launched a series of videos designed to help music students get started with new instruments. Pictured is assistant professor of music Dr. Li Kuang demonstrating trombone slide positions and movement techniques in one of several tutorials.

Murray State University music faculty launch YouTube channel for beginning band students

Channel offers range of tutorials across a variety of instruments; view the entire series at bit.ly/MSUMusic MURRAY, Ky. — With many school districts across the country beginning the academic year online, band directors in particular have to be creative in teaching students how to play musical instruments. A group of Murray State University Department of […]

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Murray State University art education students offered a series of virtual art workshops to local students with disabilities for the 2020 Side by Side program.

Murray State University art education students lead virtual Side by Side workshops for local students

Program offers free visual art studio classes for students with disabilities MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University art education students reimagined how to teach their annual Side By Side art workshops virtually due to COVID-19 closures.  Side by Side is made possible through a grant provided by Arts for All Kentucky, a nonprofit organization that […]

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Ceramics students in the Murray State University Department of Art & Design have collaborated on a project called “Quarantainers” and plan to exhibit their works virtually. The students, under the direction of Murray State Art & Design professor John Utgaard, designed images that Utgaard then turned into decals and fired onto tea bowls and mugs that he made.

Murray State University ceramics students create ‘Quarantainers’ art project

Works exhibited virtually at quaran-tainers.org MURRAY, Ky. — Ceramics students in the Murray State University Department of Art & Design have collaborated on a project called “Quarantainers” and plan to exhibit their works virtually. The students, under the direction of Murray State Art & Design professor John Utgaard, designed images that Utgaard then turned into […]

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