Emma Whitt performs on stage.

Murray State student Emma Whitt performs in national Classical Singer Vocal Competition

MURRAY, Ky. — Emma Whitt has always felt at home on a stage, performing and sharing her passion for music with others. It is that same love for song that led the Murray State University senior to the Classical Singer Vocal Competition in Boston from May 24–27. Whitt is a senior from Knoxville, Tennessee, studying vocal performance in […]

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The Town & Gown Band and Chorale, respectively, sit and stand on stage in Lovett Auditorium.

Murray State to hold Freedom Fest concert July 4

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band, Town & Gown Chorale and Governor’s Scholars Program Chorus will host a concert Wednesday, July 4, at 8 p.m. inside Lovett Auditorium on the Murray State campus. As part of this year’s Freedom Fest in Murray, the free concert is open to the public and […]

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A crowd of people sits on lawn chairs and blankets outside Lovett Auditorium.

Murray State Town & Gown Community Band concert to take place June 5

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band will host a free concert June 5 at 7 p.m. outside Lovett Auditorium on the campus quad. The 90-member band is under the direction of Murray State’s Dr. Todd E. Hill and is comprised of various community members, including Murray State students and alumni. Attendees are encouraged to […]

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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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