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.

NKU School of the Arts Previews Dance '20

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.

Upcoming Events

Jazz Combo I

Thursday, March 5, 7 p.m. | York St. Café

Dance ’20

March 6-7 | Corbett Theatre


Juried Student Exhibition

March 6-April 3 | Main Gallery

Artist & Awards Reception: Thursday, April 2, 5-7 p.m.

Brass Showcase

Wednesday, March 18, 7 p.m. | Greaves Concert Hall