The Jazz Orchestra performing on stage with their instruments.

Murray State to host Swing into Spring Concert with four ensembles

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is hosting the free Swing into Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in historic Lovett Auditorium. The performance featuring two big bands and two small groups will also be broadcast on Murray State’s NPR station WKMS (91.3 FM). The concert aims to recreate the feeling of jazz in remote locations in […]

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Three cast members pose with Dungeons and Dragons props during rehearsal for "She Kills Monsters."

Murray State to open ‘She Kills Monsters’ production

MURRAY, Ky. — “She Kills Monsters” is making its way to the Robert E. Johnson Theatre on Murray State University’s campus April 26–29 to provide a fantasy romp with heart. Combining real personal tragedies with the fantastical world of role-playing games, “She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen is both wilding amusing and deeply touching. “She Kills Monsters” opens April 26 at […]

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A group of students (three pictured) perform on the steps of Lovett Auditorium during All Campus Sing.

Murray State to celebrate 60th annual All Campus Sing on April 11

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is celebrating the 60th annual All Campus Sing on April 11, hosted on the steps of Lovett Auditorium, with a pre-show at 3 p.m. and the main event beginning at 3:30 p.m. All Campus Sing, which is organized by the University’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, is one of the most anticipated campus events at Murray […]

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Jazz musicians sit together on a stage.

Murray State University to host Jazz Festival on March 30

MURRAY, Ky. — The twelfth annual Murray State University Jamey Aebersold Jazz Festival will take place Friday, March 30, and features middle school, high school and university jazz groups from four states performing in clinics and concerts. The clinics serve as a continuous concert throughout the day, beginning in Lovett Auditorium at 8:30 a.m., with groups performing a wide assortment […]

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Students practice during rehearsal's for "The Diary of Anne Frank."

Murray State University presents ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

MURRAY, Ky. —  The department of global languages and theatre arts at Murray State University is presenting a production of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” dramatized by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, on Feb. 20–24 at 7:30 p.m. in Wilson Studio Theatre. The cost is $10 per ticket and all seating is general admission. Tickets can be […]

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Dr. Maribeth Crawford poses for a photo, leaning against a tree in a park.

Murray State professor takes stage at Carnegie Hall

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Maribeth Crawford, assistant professor of music at Murray State University, will perform as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s “Requiem” on Feb. 19 at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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Mike D’Ambrosio sits at a piano, composing music.

Accomplishments and upcoming events from department of music

MURRAY, Ky. — As the spring 2018 semester continues, the department of music at Murray State University has a number of exciting accomplishments to reflect on and events to anticipate. Below is information regarding recent news and upcoming events from the department of music at Murray State. ** The Music City Trombone Duo, featuring Nashville-based musicians, will be […]

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Fifteen members of the Brass Choir stand on the steps outside Lovett Auditorium with their instruments.

Murray State Brass Choir and Jazz Orchestra to perform concert Feb. 6

MURRAY, Ky. — The Brass Choir and Jazz Orchestra at Murray State University will perform a concert for the public Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium in preparation for their respective performances during the 2018 Kentucky Music Educators Association Conference in Louisville. “We are so happy to be able to share this evening of music with our university […]

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Enjoy the sounds of the season with The Holidays at Murray State

Enjoy the sounds of the season with The Holidays at Murray State 2017, an annual production which showcases our department of music. Wishing you the happiest of holidays and new year in 2018. Go Racers!

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A student holds a piece of art during the A Taste of the Arts celebration.

Murray State reflects on A Taste of the Arts celebration

MURRAY, Ky. — The ninth annual A Taste of the Arts dinner and auction, hosted by Murray State University and sponsored by FNB Bank, recently brought together guests for an evening of celebrating and giving back to the arts. “It’s amazing to think that FNB Bank and Murray State have partnered for nine years to make A Taste […]

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