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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The Town & Gown Community Band and Choir perform in First Baptist Church of Murray during the annual holiday concert (2016).

Pair of holiday events to take place in December

MURRAY, Ky. — The Town & Gown Partnership at Murray State University is hosting two events in December to put the campus and Murray community in the holiday spirit, including a holiday concert and open house. “We encourage both the campus and greater community to join us in December as these wonderful events will provide an […]

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Jasmine Wilkerson (left) and Alex Hackbarth (middle) are pictured with Dr. Ben Littlepage (right), coordinator for Murray State’s postsecondary education administration program, at the SACSA Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Murray State University Information: Week of Nov. 6 – Nov. 10

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of Nov. 6–10. ** On Tuesday, Nov. 14, the department of history at Murray State will host its eighth annual ROOTS Music Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. There is no admission charge but attendees are asked to bring canned […]

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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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