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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 […]

Robert Young

Guest Artist Robert Young Presents Saxophone Recital, Lecture, Master Class

JANUARY 27, 2023 BY STAFF REPORT Saxophonist Robert Young, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, will visit the University of Mississippi campus on Monday, February 27, 2023 to present a Guest Artist Recital and Lecture/Master Class to the Instrumental Area students in the Department of Music. Both events […]

M.M. student, Emily Clements

Lights, Camera, Action on the Las Vegas Opera Stage!

JANUARY 17, 2023 BY MARGARET SAVOIE FOR THE UM GRADUATE SCHOOL WINTER NEWSLETTER This fall, Las Vegas enjoyed a taste of the creative talent within The University of Mississippi’s Master of Music (M.M.) program, and what it has to offer. Letters to Lily, written by M.M. student, Emily Clements, hit the Opera Las Vegas stage […]

UM Jazz Band

After 100 Years: Still Making a Joyful Noise

UM Jazz Ensemble celebrating centennial anniversary with Dec. 8 concert in Natchez DECEMBER 2, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH What do Reader’s Digest, the Lincoln Memorial and the University of Mississippi Jazz Ensemble have in common? They each turned 100 in 2022. The UM Jazz Ensemble will celebrate its centennial with a special performance Thursday […]

The 11th Oxford Blues Festival, set for Oct. 6-8, features two Grammy-nominated artists and four Ole Miss faculty members, as well as several other regional and national artists.

Oxford Blues Festival Highlights Local, Regional Talent

UM Professors, Local and National Artists to Perform at Blues Festival OCTOBER 3, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE When office hours are over, some professors don’t hit the books – they hit the stage. Four such University of Mississippi professors are among the 18 bands scheduled to play during the 11th Oxford Blues Festival, which runs […]

Pianist Bruce Levingston is set to perform Sept. 22 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate the creation of the University of Mississippi Institute for the Arts. Photo by Michael Poliza

Dawn of New Era in the Arts at the University

New institute shines a light on creative arts on campus and beyond SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT Pianist Bruce Levingston and special guest artists will give the first performance in celebration of the University of Mississippi Institute for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 22) in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the […]