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Fain dean discusses connecting creativity through updates, renovations

Cortney Wood, Managing Editor

May 1, 2018

From flying to New York a new piano for Akin Auditorium and others for the music department to helping raise funds for the new mass communication building that debuted in Fall 2017, Martin Camacho finishes his fourth year as dean of Fain Fine Arts college with his determination to continue to improve the environment for students and...

Midwestern Singers perform spring showcase

Midwestern Singers perform spring showcase

Brian Lang, Reporter

April 24, 2018

The sounds of tight harmonies and choral music filled Burns Chapel as the Midwestern Singers performed their spring showcase “Spring Flowers.” Led by Dale Heidebrecht, assistant professor of music, the Midwestern Singers sang pieces from nearly all periods in music history. The concert b...

‘Urinetown’ provides a night of entertainment

‘Urinetown’ provides a night of entertainment

Brian Lang

February 27, 2018

With its unconventional title and unusual subject matter, "Urinetown" may seem like a poor choice for a musical, but this zany production by the MSU theater department successfully pulls it off. This hilarious comedy makes fun of conventional theater, criticizes capitalism and bureaucrac...

Pursue liberal arts outside the classroom

The Wichitan

February 6, 2018

Much has been said about Midwestern State University being the only public liberal arts institution in Texas, and you may have heard rumblings of the internal efforts to enhance that experience. Arguably, most students will experience the liberal arts in the classroom through the quality and rigor...

‘Luna Gale:’ good source of entertainment

Alex Rios

October 10, 2017

"Luna Gale," a play written by Rebecca Gilman, transformed the stage this past weekend. Held in the Fain Fine Arts Theatre and open to the public, Christie Maturo directed more than 30 students in the production, seven of whom were actors and the rest were behind-the-scenes. The play focused on ...

Pianists ‘show love for music’ to 40

Pianists ‘show love for music’ to 40

Mercy Yermo

March 8, 2017

To share their love for music, piano professor Ruth Morrow and 10 students put together the Piano Studio Recital for about 40 people in Akin Auditorium on March 7. “They have all worked so hard.” Morrow said. “They did exactly what they needed to do to put on an amazing show.” According t...

Artists aim to bring life to downtown

Artists aim to bring life to downtown

Arianna Davis

February 28, 2017

When asked to describe the city, “artistic” is not a word that first comes to mind. Local artists, residents and Wichita Falls Museum of Art staff plan to change this way of thinking. The Arts for All reception on Feb. 23 at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art allowed inhabitants of the cit...

Percussion Ensemble performs variety of music for recital

Percussion Ensemble performs variety of music for recital

Emily Simmons

November 9, 2016

Student musicians came together to perform intricate percussion selections that left an audience of almost 100 in awe. Gordon Hicken, assistant professor of music, directed the University Percussion Ensemble in a concert on Nov. 3. “The concert went very well. It was a difficult program. The students did a ...

Andrew Allen to perform for faculty recital

Andrew Allen to perform for faculty recital

Emily Simmons

October 19, 2016

In an effort to expose audience members to new forms of musical expression, Andrew Allen, assistant professor of music, will perform at a free faculty recital Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Akin Auditorium.“I hope the audience enjoys themselves and that their horizons are broadened,” Allen said.Allen wil...

Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner perform for Music Series

Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner perform for Music Series

Emily Simmons

October 12, 2016

Jennifer Koh, violinist, and Shai Wosner, pianist, will perform as part of the Music Series this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Akin Auditorium.“This concert gives both the community and students an opportunity to hear artists of a higher caliber,” Andrew Allen, assistant professor of music, said.The artist...

Music faculty performs in recital

Emily Simmons

September 15, 2016

About 150 people attended a free recital featuring the music department faculty in Akin Auditorium last Thursday.“I enjoyed seeing my professors perform on stage. They played very well and the music was interesting to listen to,” Maria Vega, music education sophomore, said.The performers included six fac...

Fine Arts dean, guest to present concert Thursday

Fine Arts dean, guest to present concert Thursday

Emily Simmons

September 13, 2016

Martin Camacho, dean of the Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts, and Mexican tenor Edgar Villalva will present a free concert in Akin Auditorium: Latin American Evening – Songs to Remember, at 7 p.m.“This concert will allow people to be aware of and engage in Hispanic culture,” Camacho said.Vil...

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