Vickers, Tonnu to perform

School of Music faculty members Justin Vickers, tenor, and Tuyen Tonnu, piano, will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Kemp Recital Hall.

ISU professor’s play paints powerful portrait of African ancestors

In November The New Route Theater premiered School of Music Professor Ama Oforiwaa Aduonum’s new play, Walking with My Ancestors.
Clef Hangers

Q-and-A: Music student organizes research presentations, a cappella tour

Illinois State University junior Adam Schumacher has two music projects this spring that have received the support of the Friends of the Arts.
PRIDE Charity Drag Show

LGBTQA Alumni Network to host events during PRIDE Drag Show weekend, March 28-30

The LGBTQA Alumni Network will host a series of events over the same weekend as the annual PRIDE Charity Drag Show. Network members and supporters are invited to any and all of the events from...
valentine day big band

Valentine’s Big Band Dance, February 14

Illinois State University Jazz Ensembles I and II, directed by Tom Marko, will present their annual Valentine's Big Band Dance from 7-10 p.m. Friday, February 14, at the New Lafayette Club,...

Tornado won’t stop music for music education major

Senior music education major Tyler Sutton and his wife, Carolyn, were at home in Washington when the devastating EF4 tornado destroyed their apartment. They lost nearly everything, including his...
Roque and Betty Cordero

Panamanian composer’s legacy lives on through Illinois State scholarship

Panama's most celebrated classical music composer found a home at Illinois State University. The pairing was so well-matched that Roque Cordero spent the last 28 years of his career teaching music...
Stephanie Beatty playing the trumpet

Q-and-A with Stephanie Beatty: Friends of the Arts grant helps trumpeter play festival in Italy

Illinois State University trumpeter Stephanie Beatty credited a Friends of the Arts grant for allowing her to take a "life-changing" trip to Italy in late June for the Orvieto Musica TrumpetFest.
Ramiro Miranda and family

Q-and-A with Ramiro Miranda: Conductor takes on difficult Stravinsky piece

Ramiro Miranda, M.M. '13, used a Friends of the Arts grant this past school year to put on his innovative production of Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale.