UCA HOSTS COMPOSER TICHELI WITH HENDRIX

Through a collaborative effort, the bands of the University of Central Arkansas and Hendrix University will bring Frank Ticheli to Conway as a composer-in-residence March 15. Ticheli, a professor of Composition at the University of Southern California, will lead the UCA and Hendrix Wind Ensembles in a gala concert in Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the … [Read more...]

UCA THEATRE TO PRESENT STAR TREK ORIGIN STORY

The University of Central Arkansas Theatre will present "Where No Man Has Gone Before: The Gene Roddenberry Story" as a documentary devised work March 13-15. Directed by senior Levi Smith, the play is scheduled for the University of Central Arkansas’s Black Box Theatre in Snow Fine Arts Center 210 at 7:30 each night. A devised work is a collaborative piece where a team works together to c … [Read more...]

THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY TO PLAY AT UCA MARCH 29

After successful tours in 2015 and 2016, The Buddy Holly Story - the show that inspired a generation of multi-million selling juke-box musicals including Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Million Dollar Quartet, and We Will Rock You - is coming to the Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas campus Thursday, March 29. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. The show is an addition to … [Read more...]

ARTIST SHARON LOUDEN TO LECTURE AT UCA MARCH 1

Artist, educator, advocate and editor Sharon Louden, the juror for the University of Central Arkansas’s Annual Student Art Competitive at the Baum Gallery, will lecture March 1 in McCastlain Hall 143. Louden is best known for her installation works and for editing the “Living and Sustaining A Creative Life” series. The lecture, scheduled for 1:40 p.m., is free and open to the publi … [Read more...]

UCA PERCUSSION FESTIVAL SET FOR MARCH 10

The 2018 University of Central Arkansas Percussion Festival, featuring performances and clinics by prominent percussionists, will take place March 10 at the Snow Fine Arts Center. The festival will culminate in a grand finale showcase performance, free and open to the public, by renowned composer and percussionist Michael Burritt, professor of Percussion at the Eastman School of Music and one … [Read more...]

JENNA BUSH HAGER TO VISIT UCA AS DISTINGUISHED LECTURER

Jenna Bush Hager, one of the twin daughters of former President George W. Bush and a contributing correspondent for NBC’s Today show, will visit the University of Central Arkansas as a distinguished lecturer Feb. 27. The lecture is set for Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. Hager is the daughter of the 43rd U.S. president and his wife, Laura, and granddaughter of the 41st president, G … [Read more...]

UCA RECEIVES GIFT IN SUPPORT OF STEINWAY INITIATIVE

The University of Central Arkansas has been gifted $100,000 by Jimmy Batcheller and Sara Hendricks Batcheller ’02 to benefit the Steinway Initiative at UCA. The Steinway Initiative is the university's commitment to becoming an All-Steinway School. The university currently has 19 All-Steinway School eligible pianos, including a Steinway A that was purchased with the Batcheller’s gift. The coup … [Read more...]

JAPANESE PERCUSSION ARTISTS TO PERFORM DRUM HEART AT UCA’S REYNOLDS ON MARCH 4

TAO, the internationally acclaimed percussion artists, will bring the ancient art of Japanese taiko drumming to the University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall on Sunday, March 4. The event is set for 7:30 p.m. The Chicago Tribune said TAO: Drum Heart features “Extraordinarily talented percussion artists, and they’re seductive, alluring performers…The crowd was unmistakably wow … [Read more...]

ARTIST SHARON LOUDEN TO JUROR STUDENT SHOW AT BAUM GALLERY

Artist Sharon Louden, an author and educator with vast experience in the contemporary art world, will be the juror for the University of Central Arkansas’s Annual Student Art Competitive next month. The exhibit will be on view March 5-16 at the Baum Gallery. A reception is set for 4 p.m. March 8. Any UCA student may submit up to three works for possible inclusion. This show allows students t … [Read more...]

UCA THEATRE TO PRESENT THREE DAYS OF RAIN

UCA Theatre students will perform “Three Days of Rain,” the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by Richard Greenberg, in the Bridges/Larson Theatre in the Snow Fine Arts Building on the University of Central Arkansas campus. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-23 and March 1-2 as well as 2 p.m. Feb. 24 and March 3. The play is directed by UCA Associate Professor of Theatre Chris Fri … [Read more...]