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  • Visual Arts collaborates on MLK activity packets

    Visual Arts collaborates on MLK activity packets

    Jan. 26, 2021 - In honor of the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Visual Arts Program partnered with NKU's Office of Community Connections to create MLK Day activity packets for local school kids. The packets use art to help kids learn about Civil Rights heroes [...]

  • Happy Retirement, Christine Jones!

    Happy Retirement, Christine Jones!

    Jan. 14, 2021 - Earlier this year in January, the Theatre and Dance Program bid a bittersweet farewell as one of our dear colleagues, Christine Jones, left academia to begin a well-deserved retirement from teaching [...]

  • SOTA participates in NATS Singing Competition

    SOTA participates in NATS Singing Competition

    Jan. 12, 2021 - Congratulations to all NKU SOTA participants in the Kentucky National Association of Teachers of Singing Student Auditions! 36 SOTA students participated from the Theatre and Dance Program, Music Program, and Music Preparatory Division. Of these 36 participants, 10 placed as finalists [...]

  • Albritton Launches New Podcast

    Albritton Launches New Podcast

    Jan. 11, 2021 - SOTA Director Matthew Albritton has launched a new podcast called “Pathways to a Creative Life”. The podcast will feature professionals in many different fields speaking about how their arts education has led them toward successful, creative, and fulfilling careers, both within and outside of the arts [...]

  • ECS Dance Film Festival

    ECS Dance Film Festival

    Jan. 7, 2021 - The annual Emerging Choreographer’s Showcase (ECS) Dance Film Festival is free-to-watch on the NKU ECS website. This showcase is student-produced and student-led where dance students learn about choreography, stage design, and stage management and can grow in their artistic expression.

  • Art Exhibitions on Understanding the Emotional Force of Race

    Art Exhibitions on Understanding the Emotional Force of Race

    Jan. 4, 2021 - NKU invites community members to virtually explore the themes and emotional force behind social unrest with its exhibition, “The Emotional Force of Race: An Exhibition and Call for Creative Response,” featuring the Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories project [...]

  • Virtual Faculty Concert

    Virtual Faculty Concert

    Dec. 8, 2020 - The Music Program will be premiering a virtual faculty showcase concert on Friday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. EST on Facebook and YouTube which will feature performances by Ellen Graham, Joy Burdette, Christina Seal, Joseph Rebman, Louis Setzer, Preston Light, Richard Van Dyke, Katie Barton, Scot Buzza, Kimberly Lazzeri, Holly Attar, Wil Herzog, Amy Culligan, John Zappa, John Fryer, Rachel Young, Meghan Bennet, George Carpten, and Zack Granger.

  • Jazz Studies Releases Album

    Jazz Studies Releases Album

    Dec. 15, 2020 - The NKU SOTA Jazz Studies area is happy to announce the release of an album! These recordings were a vehicle for the students to learn about remote recording, a technique that is used ever more increasingly in modern-day music production. Each student was responsible for perfecting their part and recording it so that those parts could be compiled into the performances you hear [...]

  • The Drawing Database

    The Drawing Database

    Dec. 21, 2020 - The Drawing Database, created by Marc Leone, Associate Professor of Drawing is a series of videos that provide instruction on technical object and figure drawing. The Drawing Database is a public service outreach program, FREE to the public anytime-there is no fee! This channel is for Northern Kentucky University's School of the Arts, as well as alumni/alumnae and can be used by interested other students internationally. The videos are "active learning", meaning that the student can get the most out of the college level lessons by drawing along with them. You can email Marc Leone ( for questions/feedback on the Drawing Database.

  • BFA Senior Virtual Exhibition

    BFA Senior Virtual Exhibition

    Dec. 4, 2020 - We are pleased to announce the launch of the Fall 2020 BFA Senior Exhibition. Bachelor of Fine Arts students work closely with faculty to develop an original body of work that showcases their creative growth both technically and conceptually. This requirement is the culmination of the BFA program and an essential component of the completion of their degree. We would like to recognize and congratulate the BFA class of 2020 [...]