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Chloe King moments before tapping off the Grove Show performance for the Ole Miss v. Troy football game. Submitted photo

Making Music

Chloe King combines the expression of music and the passion for helping others through healthcare MAY 23, 2023 BY LEXI DOUGLAS Between writing musical pieces for performance and preparing for medical school, Chloe King has had her hands full throughout her time at the University of Mississippi. A music major and a double minor in […]


World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest, Festival Returns

Annual event’s 48th season set for May 26-28 at Oxford, UM venues MAY 16, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Anyone who enjoys ragtime, jazz, blues, honky-tonk, boogie or novelty songs is in for a good time as the 48th annual World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and Festival returns Memorial Day weekend in Oxford and […]

Concert Singers rehearse

Concert Singers to Tour Europe

Performances include worship services at cathedrals, memorial concert at Normandy MAY 4, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT The University of Mississippi Concert Singers are preparing for an upcoming trip to Europe to sing in historic cathedrals and give a special memorial performance at Omaha Beach in Normandy. “There are so many things to be excited about,” […]

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UM Choirs to Perform ‘… and Justice for All’

May 3 event features original composition, message of world peace APRIL 26, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The University of Mississippi Choirs will present a concert of original music encouraging world peace May 3. The combined choirs will perform Kyle Pederson’s “… and Justice for All” at 7:30 p.m. in Nutt Auditorium. Admission is free. The concert […]

from left) Marshall St. Amant, Anderson DeWitt, Margaret Walker, Eriona Banks and Casey McCarthy gather to sign the turret in Ventress Hall, home of the College of Liberal Arts, leaving their mark on the historic building as students have been doing for more than 100 years. The students were chosen after making gifts during Giving Day 2023.

Giving Day 2023 Sets University Record

Alumni, friends step up with $6.83 million in support APRIL 8, 2023 BY TINA HAHN When the last online donation came in Wednesday (April 5) for Giving Day 2023, the University of Mississippi‘s donors had united to set an unprecedented fundraising record. This year, Ole Miss students, parents, alumni, friends, faculty and staff members came […]

Music professor Selim Giray (left) accompanies UM music students

Music Majors Perform at National Conference

Students successfully audition against peers at top music schools MARCH 26, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT Six students in the University of Mississippi Department of Music recently showcased their talent at the American String Teachers Association‘s national conference in Orlando, Florida. Arranged as a string trio and quartet, undergraduate music majors Linna Zheng, of Fulton; Holly […]

Glen Ballard

Music Industry Icon to Receive Medal for the Arts

Songwriter and producer Glen Ballard to be honored at April 20 program, concert MARCH 13, 2023 BY TINA H. HAHN Music industry icon Glen Ballard, of Los Angeles, is being honored with the highest award the University of Mississippi gives to recognize excellence in the arts. At an April 20 ceremony and concert in the […]

Ford Center

Star Power Set to Fill Ford Center for 20th Anniversary

Morgan Freeman set to host gala performance, Haskells to receive Concerto Award MARCH 12, 2023 BY TINA H. HAHN Stars will be shining brightly March 25 when the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi celebrates its 20-year anniversary with a gala hosted by Oscar winner Morgan Freeman. The […]

Tincher gift

Love for the Arts

Tincher supports UM institute to pay tribute to wife’s life FEBRUARY 27, 2023 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT Ami Moore Tincher’s interests in life were focused on film and theatre, music and art — the areas highlighted by the Institute for the Arts at the University of Mississippi. Mike Tincher committed an estate gift of […]

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Cultivating Creativity

Sarahfest Artist-in-Residence expands experiences and knowledge             FEBRUARY 10, 2023 BY STAFF REPORT For the past eight years the University of Mississippi Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies’ annual Sarahfest has celebrated and highlighted women and LGBTQ+ creators in the arts. The Isom Center and the Department of […]