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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Murray State University student Lu Colby, a senior art major from Tawas City, Michigan, is the recipient of a Southern Graphics Council International (SCGI) Student Fellowship Award for 2020.

Murray State University art student named 2020 Southern Graphics Council International Student Fellow

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University student Lu Colby, a senior art major from Tawas City, Michigan, is the recipient of a Southern Graphics Council International (SCGI) Student Fellowship Award for 2020. Each year, SCGI presents only one undergraduate award and one graduate award. Colby is the first Murray State student to win the national […]

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Two Murray State University students in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts have won prestigious Fulbright Scholarships.

Murray State University students named Fulbright Scholars

Two students representing College of Humanities and Fine Arts will study, work abroad MURRAY, Ky. — Two Murray State University students in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts have won prestigious Fulbright Scholarships.  Eriko Whittaker, a senior art major from Zama, Japan, is the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship to complete research and create […]

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Murray State University music student wins vocal competition

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University freshman Traicoryon West, a music performance major from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, recently won first place in the first-year tenor/baritone/bass category of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Mid-South 2020 competition. Founded in 1944, NATS is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world, with more […]

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Murray State University art students create infographics in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Posters reflect key information from World Health Organization, United Nations in battle against novel coronavirus MURRAY, Ky. — Students from the Murray State University Department of Art and Design have designed posters in response to a call for artwork addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.  On April 3, the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization teamed […]

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Murray State University International Student Organization celebrates Multicultural Night

Racers from nine countries cook and share traditional meals at Winslow Dining Hall MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University International Student Organization (ISO) celebrated Multicultural Night last month at Winslow Dining Hall, where Racers representing nine countries cooked traditional dishes to share with fellow students. The annual event, hosted in partnership with Racer Dining […]

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