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Opera Provides a Dramatic Finish to the Season

Friday, February 28, 2020
Cast performing in an opera.

The MSU Opera Theatre presented Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito” (The Clemency of Titus) in four outstanding performances at Fairchild Theatre in the MSU Auditorium March…

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Zhou Tian’s ‘Gift’ Premieres to Rave Reviews

Monday, February 17, 2020
Zhoue Tian at gala

Zhou Tian, an associate professor of composition at the MSU College of Music, has had several anticipated and well-reviewed premieres of his music over the past few years….

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Grant Reflects Music Education Innovation

Monday, February 3, 2020
children playing flutes

Building on the momentum of 10 years of high quality, sequential music education, the MSU Community Music School-Detroit has engaged in a year-long initiative rooted in social justice. Music Empowers…

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MSU Jazz Ranks 3rd in Nation at Lincoln Center Competition

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Michigan State University’s Jazz Orchestra I and Jazz Octet I ensembles competed at Lincoln Center Inaugural Jack Rudin Jazz Championship January 18-19 and came home swinging as a…

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Faculty Produced Album Spreads Awareness about Homelessness

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Black and white graphic with MI Homeless Voice in the middle and doodles around the title.

In an effort to reduce the social stigma surrounding homelessness and to raise awareness about housing instability, a collection of spoken-word stories about homelessness set to original music…

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Five MSU Students, Three Alumni Nominated for Prestigious Graduate School Scholarships

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
honors college building

Michigan State University has nominated five undergraduate students and three alumni for nationally competitive graduate school scholarships: the Churchill Scholarship, the Marshall Scholarship, the Mitchell Scholarship and the…

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New Initiative Promotes Art Across Campus

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
New initiative promotes art across campus

MSU’s campus is rich in art — live performances, art installations, sculptures, exhibits and more spanning across disciplines, departments and programs — but this segmented approach makes coordination difficult,…

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Color Me Music: Alliance for Students of Color

Monday, April 29, 2019

Color Me Music is a new student group formed by College of Music students whose aim is to provide support for collaborations among music students of color and…

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MSU Women’s Ensemble Performs Empowering New Song

Friday, April 26, 2019

Video provided by and copy edited from a post on the WDBM Impact 89FM radio station. The power of music is certainly on display in this video by…

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Flutist Invites Audiences to Create Art During Performances

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Flutist invites audiences to connect with the classics in a new way.

James Brinkmann wants people to express how music makes them feel by encouraging them to paint, draw or sculpt while he plays. This spring, the MSU master’s student…

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