This Week at SOTA
NKU School of the Arts - March 8, 2021
Musical Theatre "Idol" heading to Hollywood!
If you missed American Idol last night, Freshman Musical Theatre BFA student Alyssa Wray auditioned in front of the all-star judging panel, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.
Wray first caught the eye of "American Idol" producers during a Zoom audition. She was then invited to Ojai, CA, to audition in person in front of the judges. Wray was given a golden ticket in last night's broadcast and will be heading to Hollywood! Congratulations, Alyssa! We’re all rooting for you!
Theatre + Dance Upcoming Projects
It's been a while since we've had news about our productions this year, so here is an update! We hope to share these projects with you soon!
- Falling and Loving (in post-production): scheduled for March 2021
- Elegies (in post-production): scheduled for March 2021
- Gruesome Playground Injuries (in post-production): scheduled for April 2021
- Fugitive Songs (currently filming): scheduled for April 2021
- First Year Show Film Fest (in rehearsal/development): scheduled for April 2021
- Dance '21 (in rehearsal/development): scheduled for May 2021
Please note that release dates are subject to change. Updates and more specific information will be posted on our social media and the Theatre + Dance website.
Summer Dance Institute
SOTA Saturdays is a weekly virtual open house for NKU’s School of the Arts. This is an opportunity for potential students to learn a little more about SOTA to help make your decision for where to best develop your creative potential to the fullest! Parents, you are invited too! Area K-12 art, music, and theatre teachers, we hope this will be an opportunity for you to learn about some of the great opportunities we have to offer you and your students here in SOTA as well! All are welcome and we hope all will be entertained and enlightened!
The next session will be Saturday, April 3 at 11 a.m. We will speak with some of our amazing alumni who have graduated from our programs about their successes in fields outside the arts. The expansive skillset that comes with a degree in the arts prepares our students to pursue the arts as a career and use the arts in their profession in whatever field that may be!
Past sessions are available to view online at the SOTA YouTube channel.
Celebration of Contemporary Ceramics
NKU SOTA is pleased to announce the opening of Several ceramic exhibitions. “Rivers Connect: Unstoppable Forces in Contemporary Ceramics” opens in the Main Gallery. “Past and Present Ceramic Faculty" opens in the Third Floor Gallery. "Ceramic Alumni" opens in the Third Floor Lobby of the Fine Arts Center. All exhibitions will on view from March 8-April 2, 2021. Visit the Art Gallery webpage for more information.
Rivers Connect: Unstoppable Forces in Contemporary Ceramics, includes eight artists (Chelsey Albert, Jee Eun Lee, David Hiltner, Margie Hughto, Brooks Oliver, Britt Thorp, Alberto Veronica, Renquian Yang) who have both studied and taught at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. Their work collectively serves as a metaphor for humanity's relationship to the natural world. Representative of our communal cultures and familial traditions, this exhibition further examines the rise and decline of human interaction in its relationship to our ecosystems and cultural intersectionality.
In the Third Floor Gallery, we will be highlighting the ceramic work of Past and Present Ceramic faculty. Exhibiting Artists include Ana England, Cheryl Pannabacker, Nicholas Bonner, Diane Fishbein, Ben Clark and Joshua Maier. In the Third Floor lobby of the Fine Arts Center, we will be exhibiting the artwork of ceramic alumni from the NKU Visual Arts Program. Exhibiting artists include Ben Huber, Bethany Kramer, Kaitlin Peed, Jon Stein, Amy Pelligrino, Jennifer Gardner, Tyler Gray, Charity Rust-Jordan and Jeff Heeg.
Tri-State Rising Artists
Diana Belland Dedication Student Recital
Congratulations to SOTA students awarded Honors Lists
Congratulations to our SOTA students who made the College of Arts & Sciences Honors Lists! After clicking the link below, scroll down to News & Events to find the Fall 2020 Honors Lists. Students are listed under "School of the Arts."