This Week at SOTA

NKU School of the Arts - Sept. 4, 2020

Voyager Jazz Ensemble performs National Anthem

Thank you to William Brian Hogg and the Voyager Jazz Ensemble for playing the National Anthem at NKU's Fall Convocation a few weeks ago! A clip of the recording is available to view on the SOTA YouTube Channel.
Voyager Jazz Ensemble - National Anthem (NKU Fall 2020 Convocation)

Faculty News

Chris Smith, lecturer of photography, along with photographer Michael E. Keating, has been on a virtual press tour for their new book "Chasing Indiana's Game: The Hoosier Hardwood Project." The book features over 150 color photographs and unforgettable stories from high school basketball and beyond and is a tribute to the Hoosier state. Select photos were on display last spring in the SOTA Galleries. The book is currently available to purchase through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and others.


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Danielle Todd, assistant professor of music education, will present at the 2020 Kentucky NAFME Collegiate Fall virtual conference on “Taking the fear out of answering interview questions!" and “Winning an interview with the resume!”. She will also present at the 2021 KMEA professional development conference In February on “Getting the most from the student-teacher/mentor experience; Tips for both student teachers and supervising teachers!"
Rachael Banks, assistant professor of photography, had planned a tactile, interactive #FotoFocus exhibition of small-press and limited-edition photo books for this fall, inside a gallery transformed into a bookshop-like reading space. But as the 2020 refrain now goes, covid-19 changed all that—yet it also amplified the need for the tangible in our ever-more-virtual lives. Read the full story.

Philharmonic Orchestra to perform at KMEA

The NKU Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Amy Gillingham, has been selected to perform at the 2021 Kentucky Music Educator's Association Professional Development Conference in February 2021, which will be held virtually. A large number of outstanding groups applied for conference performance consideration. Congratulations!

Calling All Alumni!

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Photos from around campus

SOTA lights up for #RedAlertRESTART

This past Tuesday night, NKU SOTA illuminated the Fine Arts building in red as part of the We Make Events #RedAlertRESTART supporting out of work folks from the live event industry. The exteriors of Greaves Concert Hall, Corbett Theatre, and plaza entrances were lit in red from 9 p.m. to midnight.


The live events we love may never recover from the pandemic. The visual and performing arts contribute $763.6 billion dollars to the U.S. economy. Please don't forget us during this difficult time.

Red Alert 60 Seconds Spot