State of the Arts
NKU School of the Arts - Oct. 5, 2021
Mitchell A. Schnure Endowed Scholarship in Piano Performance
Help us increase the number of students who are able to pursue their dreams by supporting this wonderful ImpactNKU project!
On Oct. 1, 2011, Mitchell Schnure, a Music Major at NKU, lost his battle with mental illness. After his passing, the Mitchell A. Schnure Endowed Scholarship in Piano Performance was established to support future NKU students pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance or Education with a focus on piano.
In honor of the 10th anniversary of Mitchell's passing, we invite you to contribute to the endowment and help us raise $10,000. The endowment currently supports two students a year with a $1000 scholarship each. By reaching this goal, additional NKU SOTA students will be able to follow their dreams with reduced financial barriers to their educations.
Torch Song continues this weekend
The League of Cincinnati Theatres writes: "This NKU production is rich with strong acting and compelling scenes. Center stage is Jayvon Shack’s portrayal of Arnold Beckhoff. Shack does a great job at portraying Arnold’s neediness in Act I and his struggle to forge a new life in Act II. Shack can channel Arnold’s diva tendencies to great effect and is also good at physical comedy."
Froghole? presents outdoor multimedia performance
Multimedia performance group Froghole? will present a three-act performance entitled "Cemento Mori" on Oct. 8, 6:30-8 p.m. Each act corresponds with a location near the School of the Arts building. Audio, visual, and physically performative elements combined with constructed instruments will result in immersive, resonant, and spontaneous soundscapes aimed to make viewers reconsider the environment the performance takes place in.
Farcical comedy "Noises Off" runs Oct. 14-24
Noises Off has been called "the funniest farce ever written" and takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk. This play-within-a-play captures a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called "Nothing's On."
Karrick navigated cancer through music, inspires future teachers
MacKenzie-Thurley to perform in France
Visual arts student working at DIY
Dance and science meet
Plowman's collage works featured in Moncler
Randel Plowman, lecturer in printmaking, sold the rights to use two of his collage works to Moncler. Moncler will be using the designs created by Plowman for its 2022 Fall / Winter collection. Moncler is an Italian luxury fashion brand mostly known for its skiwear. Founded in 1952 by René Ramillon and André Vincent.
Haas recognized for years of service
Culligan on WGUC
Amy Gillingham Culligan was recently featured on WGUC's "New at Noon" as part of a recording project featuring women musicians. It’s a classic piece, but a new arrangement that the musicians made collaboratively.
Aura 2021 – Delibes, Lakme: Flower Duet
Mary Southworth Shaffer; Catherine Fishlock; Julie Spangler; Heidi Yenney; Amy Gillingham Culligan
Alumni Update - Arianna Ranieri
After graduating from NKU, Arianna Ranieri (BM Performance, 2017) moved to Glasgow, Scotland, to pursue a Masters's Degree in music performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she graduated in July 2021. While there, she joined a Scottish folk band called Sandy and the Sunflowers, a branch off the original locally infamous Glasgow band, The Vagabonds. She also performed in various orchestral projects, mixed ensembles and with her string quartet, Blythswood Quartet, a group formed of all postgraduate students last year.
Arianna began her own teaching studio in Glasgow and took up teaching positions across west Scotland teaching upper strings, and completed studies and modules in pedagogy and teaching during postgraduate studies. She recently accepted a tenured position as an Upper Strings Instructor for Fife Council, teaching across the region along the East coast, from Kirkcaldy all the way up to Anstruther near Crail and St. Andrews. In addition, Arianna is still performing recitals and doing recording projects and performing in an RCS alumnae recital in November.
SOTA In The News
(Cincinnati Business Courier) 10/1/2021
Jazz Coordinator William Brian Hogg is mentioned
(Northern Kentucky Tribune) 09/26/2021
KSO will perform at Greaves Concert Hall in January
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