This Week at SOTA
NKU School of the Arts - March 4, 2020
Dance '20 This Weekend!
NKU SOTA will present Dance ’20, an evening of new works by guest artists, faculty, and students. Twelve dynamic dances will add up to an evening of concert pieces that highlight various styles of dance, including ballet, modern, jazz, musical theatre, tap, and dance theatre. Performances take place March 6-7 at NKU’s Corbett Theatre.
Studio Arts Mentor Night
Tonight at 6 p.m. in room 311 in the Fine Arts Center, four upper-level Studio Arts students will lead a discussion covering:
- Their experience in studio courses
- The BFA review process
- Things they wish they had known as freshmen/sophomores
The meeting is open to any and all students who want to know more about Studio Arts, and there will be free food!
Alumni Spotlight: Gary Ruschman '97
Gary Ruschman '97
Bachelor of Music in Performance, Voice
Gary Ruschman is an ASCAP award-winning composer, with music featured on BBC Two and commissioned by Minnesota Opera and the American Composers Forum. He currently serves as music director of St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Ovation Chamber Choir, and Mixed Precipitation's annual Picnic Operetta in his home of the Twin Cities.
Gary enjoys an international performing career, recently appearing in concert in Prague, Paris, and Urbino, and released his solo debut album, Biggest Sky, in December of 2019.
Why did you choose to study at NKU SOTA?
I began at NKU as a visual art major but quickly moved over to the music program due to the hands-on interest of the faculty into my future as a performer, and the camaraderie of fellow students. I came out prepared for a graduate program in voice and professional singing work, and once out working in the industry, I found that my musical education was comparable to colleagues from some of the top music schools in the country.
Jazz Combo I
Thursday, March 5, 7 p.m. | York St. Café
March 6-7 | Corbett Theatre
Juried Student Exhibition
March 6-April 3 | Main Gallery
Artist & Awards Reception: Thursday, April 2, 5-7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 18, 7 p.m. | Greaves Concert Hall