UCA COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC HOSTS FOURTH PIANO FESTIVAL

The UCA Community School of Music will host the fourth O. Samuel Driggers Piano Festival on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. The event is open to piano students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Students, who will be placed in divisions based upon school grade, will play two pieces from memory and receive comments from a judge and points to win a trophy. They will compete to win … [Read more...]

CLARINETIST EDDIE DANIELS TO BE IN RESIDENCE APRIL 19-20

By Audrey Forbes College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY—Grammy Award-winning classical and jazz clarinetist Eddie Daniels will give a public concert April 20 as part of his visit to the University of Central Arkansas as an artist-in-residence. The 7:30 p.m. concert at Reynolds Performance Hall will also feature UCA’s Dixieland Band and Jazz Ensembles. Tickets are $10 for … [Read more...]

UCA THEATRE TO PRESENT APRIL PERFORMANCES OF AVENUE Q

By Jamal Burton College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Theatre Program will present the Tony award-winning musical Avenue Q in April. Directed by Chris Fritzges, performances are set for April 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and April 15 and 22 at 2 p.m. in the Bridges/Larson Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center and will include p … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS ‘AN EVENING OF ARTISTRY’

The University of Central Arkansas Department of Music will host “Soundscapes: An Evening of Artistry” Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 in Reynolds Performance Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The evening will feature many of the Department of Music’s unique and smaller ensembles and amazing faculty soloists. Performances will include Steinway Artist Dr. Neil Rutman; Dr. Jackie Lamar and … [Read more...]

UCA EUPHONIUM CONCERT APRIL 5

By Jamal Burton College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Department of Music will host its Tuba/Euphonium Spring Fling concert Wednesday, April 5, featuring Dr. Gretchen Renshaw of the Hendrix College music faculty. The 7:30 p.m. concert in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall is free and open to the public. Renshaw, who conducts th … [Read more...]

UCA WIND ENSEMBLE TO PERFORM MARCH 16

By Taelor Pickett College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Wind Ensemble is set to perform Thursday, March 16, in Reynolds Performance Hall. Conducted by Director of Bands Dr. Ricky Brooks, the concert will be the first performance this semester of the Department of Music’s concert series at Reynolds. The 7:30 p.m. concert is free and … [Read more...]

TONY AWARD-WINNING ‘ANNIE’ TO MAKE STOP AT UCA

By Jamal Rashaun Burton College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The Tony Award-winning production of Annie will make a stop at the University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall on Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. “We are pleased to present this beloved, classic tale of little orphan Annie and her search for family,” said Amanda Horton, director of Reynolds. “T … [Read more...]

CREATIVE WRITING PROFESSOR TO BE FEATURED ON KUAR’S ‘ARTS AND LETTERS’

Dr. John Vanderslice, associate professor of creative writing at the University of Central Arkansas, will talk about his new book on KUAR’s radio program “Arts & Letters” on March 17. The 29-minute episode, “Days On Fire: The Life and Work of Vincent Van Gogh” will air at 7 p.m. and was produced for NPR-member station KUAR (89.1 FM). It explores the tumultuous days of painter Vincent Van Gog … [Read more...]

UCA COMPOSER’S FORUM CONCERT SET FOR MARCH 5

By Hanna Lowery College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — University of Central Arkansas music composition students will debut their new pieces Sunday, March 5, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The 3 p.m. concert is free and open to the public. Students have been working with Dr. Paul Dickinson, associate professor of Composition and Music Theory. He said the … [Read more...]

UCA PROFESSOR TO READ FROM NEW BOOK AT FAULKNER COUNTY LIBRARY

Mark Spitzer, associate professor of creative writing at the University of Central Arkansas, will read from his new book, Beautifully Grotesque Fish of the American West, at the Faulkner County Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 16. The event, which will include a book signing following the reading, is free and open to the public. The publication of the book, which editors describe as an … [Read more...]