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Music Professor Receives Prestigious International Fellowship

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship supports George Dor’s work with Nigerian university DECEMBER 10, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT George Worlasi Kwasi Dor, a music professor at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to work with professors at the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria. Dor, a […]

Duly Noted, the house band for the Living Music Resource, will perform Thursday evening as part of the cabaret competition at Nutt Auditorium. Photo by Thomas Graning

Cabaret Competition Set to Shake Up Nutt Auditorium

Thursday event will support Ignite campaign for Living Music Resource NOVEMBER 27, 2018 BY LYNN WILKINS The University of Mississippi’s Nutt Auditorium will dress herself appropriately to host a full-bore cabaret competition Thursday (Nov. 29) evening. “If you think you know what Nutt looks like, think again,” said event organizer Nancy Maria Balach, an Ole […]

The University of Mississippi’s Army ROTC reached its 100th year in 2018. Pictured: Army ROTC cadets ruck march down UM’s South Campus Trails in 2017. Photo by Kevin Bain

Ole Miss Army ROTC Turns 100

Storied program continues to teach vital lessons, prepare future leaders NOVEMBER 9, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM This year marks the 100th anniversary of the University of Mississippi‘s Student Army Training Corps, which was formed while the nation was preparing future officers who would become part of the more than 2 million U.S. soldiers who fought in […]

UM alumnus and former band member Sumner Spradling has made the lead gift that will help begin construction of a new director's tower that will bear his name. Pictured are (from left) Matt Louis of Corinth, Mississippi, Ole Miss band director David Willson, Matt Smith of Flowood, Mississippi, donors Risa and Sumner Spradling, Wil Stacy of Southaven, Mississippi, Francena Sekul of Biloxi, Mississippi, UM development officer Ron Wilson, Richard Springer of Biloxi, and Max Warren .

Former UM Band Member’s Gift to Help Construct New Tower

AN UPPER-LEVEL GIFT NOVEMBER 8, 2018 BY ELLE SNODGRASS A gift to the University of Mississippi is expected to help take the Ole Miss band program to a new level — literally. Sumner Spradling of Greensboro, North Carolina, recently gave the university $100,000 to establish the Band Director’s Tower Fund, an account designed to support […]

The UM Living Music Resource team includes (from left) Carley Wilemon, Jesse Gibens, Nancy Maria Balach, Ava Street, Caitlin Richardson and Haley Tyrrell. Photo by Kevin Bain

Ignite Campaign Aims to Take Living Music Resource to Next Level

Innovative music program gives students experience, career edge NOVEMBER 6, 2018 BY LYNN ADAMS WILKINS The goals of the Living Music Resource, a program of the University of Mississippi Department of Music, are not modest: to expand music education and training to include career preparation, community engagement, and technical and digital know-how, and to infuse […]

Concert Celebrates Life and Music of Leonard Bernstein

Son Alexander Bernstein and guest artists join the UM Chorus for ‘Bernstein at 100’ OCTOBER 31, 2018 BY LYNN ADAMS WILKINS The life and music of the legendary Leonard Bernstein will be celebrated with a concert of his music Tuesday (Nov. 6) at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. […]

Alex Urbina (right), a UM graduate student and section leader in the LOU Symphony Orchestra, lets Oxford second-graders get a close-up view of his playing during a special presentation of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ at the Ford Center. Photo by Kevin Bain/

LOU Symphony Treats Second-Graders to ‘Peter and the Wolf’

Show helps introduce children to orchestra while complementing other subjects OCTOBER 3, 2018 BY LYNN ADAMS WILKINS Second-grade students from Lafayette County and Oxford schools experienced their own private symphony concert Monday (Oct. 1) when the LOU Symphony Orchestra presented Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for […]

The Living Music Resource team for 2018-19 includes (from left) Carley Wilemon, a junior music education student; Jesse Gibens, a junior Honors College student majoring in trumpet performance; Nancy Maria Balach, associate professor of music and LMR artistic director; Ava Street, a junior Honors College student majoring in music education; Haley Tyrrell, a sophomore music education student; and Caitlin Richardson, a master’s student in vocal performance. Photo by Kevin Bain

Landmark Episode of ‘LMR Live’ to Feature Professor and Soprano

Talk show to focus on her career in teaching and performing arts SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 BY ALLY LANGSTON The University of Mississippi Department of Music‘s Living Music Resource will celebrate the 20th episode of “LMR Live” Tuesday evening (Oct. 2) by focusing on the musical career of Nancy Maria Balach, associate professor of music and LMR […]

The Living Music Resource team for fall 2018 is (seated, from left) Carley Wilemon, Jesse Gibens, Nancy Maria Balach and Haley Tyrrell, and (standing, from left) Caitlin Richardson, Brady Bramlett and Ava Street. Photo by Kevin Bain

Sarahfest Returns for Fourth Year

Festival promotes equality through arts, education events SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 BY ALLY LANGSTON For the fourth year, Sarahfest, the annual arts and music festival organized by the University of Mississippi’s Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, ​will host a series of events showcasing live music, film and art installations to celebrate and embrace diversity […]

The 2018 cohort of Stamps Scholars at UM is: (front row, from left) Grace Dragna, Grace Marion and Valerie Quach, and (back row) Shahbaz Gul, Jeffrey Wang, Gregory Vance and Richard Springer. Photo by Bill Dabney

Seven UM Freshmen Named 2018 Stamps Scholars

Students exemplify best of scholarship, community service and leadership SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Seven members of the 2018 freshman class at the University of Mississippi have the distinction of being Stamps Foundation Scholars. The Stamps Scholarships at Ole Miss are the most comprehensive, full scholarship packages for in-state and out-of-state students. This […]