The Marshall University School of Music will host the 12th Annual Festival of New Music on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 25-26. The festival features chamber music, electro-acoustic music, and music for film composed by guest composers, Marshall University composition faculty, students and Marshall alumni.
The Marshall University School of Art and Design will open new exhibits this month with the start of the spring semester. “Trace Elements” will be on view from Tuesday, Jan. 19, through Friday, Feb. 19, in the Birke Art Gallery in Smith Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Meanwhile, the 10th Annual National Juried Exhibition will be on view Jan. 19-Feb. 12, in the Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery in the Visual Arts Center in downtown Huntington. Both will have virtual receptions and artist talks available to all online and offer in-person viewings at the galleries, though viewings may be limited or subject to change because of COVID-19.
Marshall University has several events planned in February to recognize Black History Month 2021, most of which will be virtual and observe all of the university’s and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 guidelines. The Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum and the Office of Intercultural Affairs have several activities scheduled.
At a press event Jan. 19, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum at Marshall University announced a major grant from West Virginia Humanities Council supporting its summer Black History Institute, as well as winners of the 2021 Black History Competition. The lyceum also unveiled a Carter G. Woodson portrait and short documentaries by local filmmakers, and announced upcoming events involving commemoration of the 95th annual salute to African Americans in history.
Marshall University’s Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum will host a news event at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, to announce a major grant, highlight upcoming events recognizing Black History Month and announce the student winners of the 2021 Black History Month Poster Contest.
The Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum at Marshall University will host a virtual presentation by U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. The presentation is open to all and can be seen at https://tinyurl.com/y48dkmdo.
This year, Marshall University and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania virtually hosted the Tri-State NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Student Audition Nov. 14.. Although there were many difficulties due to the pandemic situation, voice major students from Dr. Alexander Lee and Dr. Carline Waugh's studio prepared for this competition safely by having virtual voice lessons.
The Marshall University School of Music is offering two virtual presentations featuring Dr. Kevin Vigil, a music educator and classical guitarist who underwent seven surgeries and had to relearn his art.
The Marshall University School of Art and Design has two upcoming exhibits in October. Maximum Capacity will take place Oct. 5-23 in the Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery in the Visual Arts Center at 927 3rd Ave. in downtown Huntington. Forthcoming will be on view Oct. 5-30 in the Birke Art Gallery inside Smith Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus.
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