Rockefeller Center Taps Professor Craig Drennen to Curate Paula Crown’s #solotogether Exhibition
Professor Craig Drennen of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design takes on the curatorial lead for Paula Crown’s two-part exhibition #solotogether at Manhattan’s landmark Rockefeller Center.
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“Songs We Love” is arranged as a journey through the first 50 years of jazz song with the musical direction of trombonist Mariel Bildsten. Three guest vocalists will join an all-star band made up of New York’s rising stars discovered by Wynton Marsalis.
Marking a return to the venue’s roots as an urban movie palace, the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University has announced the installation of a new digital film projector and cinema screen.
Now in its 6th year, the SoundNOW Contemporary Music Festival presents performances by 12 of Atlanta’s best new music ensembles in a seven-concert series beginning from Sunday, March 26 through April 1.
MTM Standard, the newly established record label with the Georgia State University School of Music, debuted four student recording artists March 3. This is the first series of releases with more coming throughout March and April.
In celebration of Black History Month, School of Music student Jeremiah Brown not only performed and emceed the concert but was also the brainchild behind “’Till Victory is Won.”
The fellowship condenses years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single year.
Dr. Alex Freund and his professional brass quintet, M5 Mexican Brass, traveled to Spain to participate and perform in the 2023 FESTMUS, an international music festival. Their performance included the world premiere of Juan Vasquez’s “La Topa”, written for M5 and commissioned by Freund.
Graduate Choral Conducting Student Invited to Participate in Conducting Masterclass at 2023 World Symposium on Choral Music in Istanbul, Turkey
José Alberto Azurdia Lamadrid, a graduate conducting student studying with Dr. Deanna Joseph, is headed to Istanbul, Turkey not only to perform with the Georgia State University Singers but also to participate in the highly competitive conducting masterclass as part of the conference. He is one of six participants selected for this opportunity.
Music Management Professor, Al Thrash, and Grammy-Nominated Composer and GSU Alum, Carlos Simon, Attend the 2023 Grammy Awards
Georgia State Music Management professor, Al Thrash, meets up with School of Music alum Carlos Simon at the 2023 Grammy Awards.
This past weekend, the Georgia State University Jazz area brought together “a gaggle” of jazz trumpet players to perform a tribute concert in Dorham’s honor. The family of Kenny Dorham, with all five daughters in attendance, led the standing ovations, along with friends, extended family and the audience in appreciation of hearing some of their most beloved compositions performed beautifully.
Alumnus Timothy Richardson’s (M.A. ’21) recent film, “Through Our Lens” centers on the importance of photography for Black liberation and how images have brought truth to power by capturing the Black experience.
Jazz Piano Instructor, Kevin Bales, to Perform in Apollo Theater as Part of “The Blues and Its People” Concert
Kevin Bales, jazz piano instructor at GSU, will be performing in the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York on February 18, 2023. He will be backing legendary blues artists such as Russell Gunn and the Royal Krunk Orkestra.
Dr. Jennifer Sengin, Associate Director of Choral Activities at Georgia State, releases an album with professional women’s choir, mirabai.
Hundreds of music educators in the state gathered in Athens, Georgia for the annual Georgia Music Educator In-Service Conference at the end of January. Similar to years past, the Georgia State School of Music was presented and well accounted for!
From rave reviews and busy opera seasons to dozens of solo concerts nationwide, alumna Maria Valdes (B.Mu.’12) adds another accolade to her list of achievements with the honor of being named to Georgia State University (GSU) 40 Under 40 Class of 2023.
Started in 2018, Georgia State’s 40 Under 40 program annually celebrates the most influential and accomplished Georgia State graduates who embody the values of the university.
The new book “Ocean Gleaning” is published by Fall Line Press and tracks 15 years of Professor Longobardi’s art practice, research, and activism from around the world.
The Choral Union, a choral ensemble made up of 115 music majors and non-music majors, will be performing alongside acclaimed artist Callie Day at Central Presbyterian Church of Atlanta on February 5th.
On January 14th, the GSU trumpet studio performed the world premiere of a new work at the Trumpet Festival of the Southeast 2023 at Berry College in Rome, GA. The piece “Moonshot” was written for the students by GSU alumnus Ryan Ragsdale.
Music Composition Alumnus, Michael C. Standard, was recently accepted into the National Band Association’s Young Composer Mentor Project for his piece titled “Five Frames for Redemption.”
Students and Faculty participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Beloved Community Commemorative Service, January 16, 2023
Dr. Jennifer Sengin and a few choral conducting grad students were honored to participate in the joint choir at Ebenezer Baptist Church for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative celebration.
Music Education Doctoral Student, Ashante Griffin, Researches Equity Resources in Music Education Publications
Music Education PhD student, Ashante Griffin, presents How Have Equity Issues in Music Education Been Identified and Acknowledged in Articles Published by NAFME Journals From 2001- Present Day at 2022 Graduate Research Conference.
In fall 2022, Dr. Maria Gindhart led a four-week course at the High entitled “Rodin: Myths, Methods, Monuments, Museums” to examine the sculptor Auguste Rodin, his oeuvre, and his artistic context and influence.
Professor Ben Yonas and eleven Music Production & Audio Recording students traveled to New York for the AES convention held in the Javits Center.
Sarah Griffin, graduate saxophone performance major, wins the Creative Excellence Award for the Musical Performance category at the Inaugural Graduate Conference for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity.
Sarah Griffin, 2023 MM in Saxophone Performance, won the Musical Performance division at the Inaugural Graduate Conference for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity for her performance of Chia-Yu Hsu’s Chasing Shadows (2013) for Solo Alto Saxophone.
Educators from Georgia State are empowering teachers and students across the state to incorporate the arts into traditional science and math studies.
After graduating from Georgia State University and enrolling in the Georgia Film Academy, Melany Tejada (B.A. ’22) earned a spot on the set of one of the biggest movies of the year, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
Jarius Cliett (M.Mu.’17) discusses his high-profile engagement to date and being on the road for the Tony Award-winning musical, “The Book of Mormon.”
Playing open-mic nights on the side and filling notebooks full of lyrics between classes led him to investigate what it would look like to pursue a full-time career in the music industry.
As a major ambassador of the euphonium, Adam has more than one hundred and twenty works that have been composed or specifically arranged for him.
Senior Lauren McCartney is set to make her TV debut Monday, Nov. 21.
Undergraduate Saxophone Student Wins First Prize in the 2022 International Woodwinds and Brass Competition.
José Antonio Ayllon Miranda will have the opportunity to perform his winning piece in the prestigious Carnegie Hall theater in New York City on June 10. This competition is designed for solo performers and ensembles to challenge themselves in a very competitive environment
School of Music alumna Margaret Maurice (M.Mu. Piano Pedagogy ’08) was invited to Nashville to be recognized as one of 30 nationwide Music Teachers of Excellence awarded by the CMA Foundation.
Trumpet Assistant Professor Dr. Alexander Freund will participate and perform as a featured musician at the Hanoi Brass Week Festival 2022 from Nov. 20-30.
Opera Student Standout Demetrious Sampson Receives “Emerging Artist Award” From Opera Index Competition
Georgia State undergraduate music student Demetrious Sampson is making his name known in the opera scene across the nation.
Film, Media & Theatre Ph.D. graduate Andy Kemp-Wilcox takes his video game career to new heights after earning his degree at Georgia State University.
Film, Media & Theatre Ph.D. graduate Shady Radical turns her passion into excellent work for Tyler Perry Studios and Spelman College.
Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Treble Choir Selected to Perform at Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference.
The Georgia State University School of Music will have two ensembles perform at the 2023 Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) annual in-service conference: the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the Treble Choir – a very high honor for music ensembles across the state.
Interior Design Assistant Professor Hoa Vo and Academic Professional in Theatre Mary Emily Deal are awarded 2022-2023 CETLOE Mini-Grants to support their class programs.
Inaugural Actors Refresh Workshop Offers Atlanta Acting Community an Insider’s Look at Professional Development
The American Choral Directors Association awarded Dr. Sengin, Associate Director of Choral Activities, a 2023 International Conductors Exchange Program fellowship and is among six recipients nationwide to be honored with this prestigious fellowship.
After graduating in 2018, film production alumnus Camilo Diaz worked on numerous film projects, co-founded CineAstra, and soon landed a plum project as cinematographer for “Level 34,” a short sci-fi thriller by Make-A-Wish recipient and 17-year-old filmmaker Zach Breder.
Georgia State Alumni Association Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors and Young Alumni Council
The Georgia State University Alumni Association has named three new members to its Board of Directors and 18 new members to the Young Alumni Council board.
Georgia State Tenor-Bass Choir Presented a Virtual Performance at the XIV International Festival CORHABANA
Early this summer, the Georgia State University Tenor-Bass Choir, under the direction of Dr. Patrick K. Freer (Professor of Music Education), was invited to present a virtual concert at the XIV International Festival CORHABANA 2022 in Havana, Cuba.
The Georgia State University School of Music is proud to announce the appointment of Jessica Petrasek as the new artist affiliate for flute.
Georgia State Faculty Earn Designation as Regents’ Professors, Reflecting Excellence in Academics, Research, Scholarship and Creativity
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has appointed and reappointed seven faculty at Georgia State with the designation of Regents’ Professor, the highest professorial rank within the state’s system of public colleges and universities.
Associate Professor Michael White Named Interim Director of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design
White served as the school’s director from 2012-2018 and returns to the leadership role beginning Aug. 1.
The Women’s Philanthropy Network (WPN) at Georgia State University selected a diverse set of college and unit-level initiatives to receive grants ranging from $10,000 to $75,000 to foster student success and improve student opportunities.
The School of Music is proud to be among the four promising research and creative undertakings for its “Panther Music Distribution” proposal and will receive a $50,000 award in seed funding.
The College of the Arts congratulates Caren Pagel on being awarded the Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship for 2022.
The new university initiative establishes interdisciplinary research hubs to address some of society’s most pressing issues, including pandemic preparedness, climate solutions, crime victim protection, equity and access, and public health.
In this new role, Dr. Dahl will represent the interests of NTT faculty in the Dean’s Office while developing and implementing targeted efforts designed to improve NTT faculty promotion through the ranks.
The College of the Arts at Georgia State University announced the appointment of Dr. Ethan Tussey as the new interim director of the School of Film, Media & Theatre.
The Georgia State University Student Film Festival (GSUSFF) celebrates student films written, produced and directed by current film and media majors and M.A. production students of the 2021-2022 academic year.
While helping the Panthers secure a Sun Belt Conference title and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament, Eliel Nsoseme (B.A. ’21) hasn’t lost focus on his family back home.
Georgia State University on Wednesday presented rapper, actor, entrepreneur and former student Chris “Ludacris” Bridges an honorary degree during commencement exercises at Center Parc Stadium.
School of Music Appoints Ben Yonas as the Professor of Practice for Music Production & Audio Recording
The Georgia State University School of Music is pleased to announce Dr. Adam Dalton as the New Director of Athletic Bands and Associate Director of Bands
While pursuing a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Game Design and Development, Joel Mack founded a company that’s worked with some high-powered names in entertainment.
The strategic merge will further elevate the performing arts at Georgia State and in downtown Atlanta.
The American Philosophical Society Names School of Music Associate Professor Recipient of the Franklin Research Grant
The National Gallery of Art Awards Dr. Alessandra Raengo a Paul Mellon Senior Fellowship for Fall 2022
Distinguished University Professor Dr. Alessandra Raengo of the School of Film, Media & Theatre is the recipient of the prestigious 2022-23 Paul Mellon Senior Fellowship from the Center for the Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Curious about the opera, but not sure where to start? Let us break it all down for you and invite you to the Georgia State Opera Theatre’s upcoming production, “Le nozze di Figaro,” to put your new knowledge into practice.
The Georgia State University College of the Arts Office of Educational Outreach is pleased to announce Artistic Director Dr. JJ Hudson, Musical Director Rolando Salazar, and Artist-In-Residence Talise Trevigne as the artist faculty for the 2023 Harrower Summer Opera Workshop.
Through the lens of two documentary films, director Hal Jacobs (M.S. ’91) shows Georgia State as a catalyst for creativity and social justice innovation.
Graduate alumnus Timothy Richardson (M.A.’21) stars in his first leading role in the feature film, “B-Boy Blues,” the film adaptation of James Earl Hardy’s 1994 best-selling novel of a classic gay love story.
Art & Design alumnus Jamele Wright, Sr. turns to nature with a bold abstract birdhouse installation “TRANSFER” at the Decatur Avondale MARTA station.
“Food Justice” is a one-night engagement to raise awareness on food deserts through original monologues performed by students from the creative perspective of various fruits and vegetables.
The Georgia State University Singers will join the award-winning Italian tenor and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Feb, 10 at the State Farm Arena for “In Concert For Valentine’s.”
The 40 Under 40 program honors, recognizes and celebrates the most influential and impactful Georgia State graduates under the age of 40 who embody the values of the university.
The 200-member Panther Band has Hollywood on its mind and Pasadena in its sights as it prepares to perform in the fabled Tournament of Roses parade on New Year’s Day.
The College of the Arts spoke with School of Music Professor of Practice in Music Management Al Thrash about preparing students with real-world experience, industry immersion and management opportunities.
Chester Phillips. founding director of athletic bands, has been appointed director of the School of Music where he has served as interim director since July 2021.
Georgia State Launches M.F.A. in Digital Filmmaking With Focus on Virtual Production and Visual Effects
The program addresses the workforce needs of the growing film industry in Georgia.
In its 25th year, ATL Airport Art celebrates Georgia’s visual arts scene and its local and regional artists. Among them are Georgia State-affiliated faculty, alumni and students from the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design.
The Alumni Association 40 Under 40 honoree and leading lady in the new Disney+ series “Turner and Hooch” is a star of stage, television and film.
From research to book launches, the College of the Arts faculty continues its high standards of academic excellence and scholarship.
New Georgia State University nursing graduate Kanika Coburn had reasons to be anxious about finishing her nursing education during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, thanks to the private 4 South Scholarship, money for school wasn’t a concern. The scholarship, established by an anonymous Georgia State alumna, led Coburn to her dream job as a nurse in the high-risk perinatal unit of Northside Hospital-Atlanta.
Longtime Atlanta Braves organist and Georgia State grad Matthew Kaminski (B.Mu. ’00, M.Mu. ’12) provides the team’s often hilarious in-game soundtrack and clever walkup tunes directed at opposing batters.
Georgia State School Of Film, Media & Theatre To Offer A Master Of Fine Arts Degree In Digital Filmmaking
The School of Film, Media & Theatre in Georgia State’s College of the Arts will offer its first Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree in Digital Filmmaking with a Filmmaking concentration beginning next fall.
ArtsATL profiles School of Music’s jazz percussion teacher Robert Boone and his drum playing for the most legendary jazz band.
The study analyzes brain connectivity during real-time production of creative output and provides new insight into jazz musicians at work.
Assistant professor Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz uses documentary filmmaking to complicate the narratives we have around immigration.
Alumnus Tom Luse, Executive Producer of “The Walking Dead,” To Produce Film Featuring Georgia State Students as Cast and Crew
In spring 2023, Luse will lead a class of select students across disciplines and across colleges working on-camera and off as part of the cast and crew of a film he co-wrote with Georgia State screenwriting students.
The American Prize has awarded top honors this year to Georgia State students and faculty in Choral Performance, Composition and Choral Conducting.
As the Panther Band helped boost Georgia State to its first victory of the season Saturday, it got the invitation it’s been waiting nearly two years to receive.
Lecturer Jiha Moon’s Selected Topic in Drawing and Painting class engaged undergraduate students in a project exhibition “Doppelganger” where student artists also take on roles of curators, administrators and exhibitors.
Kristian Fields Graduates From New Arts Administration Program & Sets Her Sights on Community-Building
The 15th annual Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference highlighted 150 student research and creative projects in 35 academic disciplines.
Film and Music Students and Faculty Collaborate to Produce an Eight-Episode Series Project, “Murder in Bb Minor”
Winners Announced at the 2021 Honors Recital and Dean’s Award and Brumby Concerto and Aria Competition
The melding of art and entrepreneurship is a hallmark of many of our College of the Arts alumni. As they navigate a fast-changing world while maintaining an artistic focus, here are three alumni — Nuni Lee, Jarius Cliett and Robbie Atkinson — as they channel their creativity into the art of business.
College of the Arts Faculty Members Dr. Deanna Joseph and Dr. Alessandra Raengo Receive the 2021 Outstanding Faculty Achievement Awards
The film student and staff member shows off her dance moves while starring in Geico’s ‘Scoop, there it is!’ ad featuring ‘90s hip hop duo Tag Team.
As one of the stars of “Unsung,” Victor Ryan Robertson shares what it’s like for a singer to have nowhere to sing.
Leaving the small mountain town of Ellijay, Ga., for one of the South’s busiest cities, Grace Davenport (B.A. ’21) discovered at Georgia State something she never expected: a tight-knit community that felt like home.
From the inside of a shipping container, Professor Stuart Gerber provides the sound effects and music for the Alliance Theatre’s socially distant, drive-in production of “A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play.”
The College of the Arts announces the recipients of the 2020 Outstanding Faculty Awards including Alexander Freund for Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, Christina West for Outstanding Senior Faculty Award and Neill Prewitt for Outstanding Teaching Award.
“Our Plastic World,” written and produced by Film & Media major Riũki Gakio in collaboration with Georgia State TV and Georgia Public Broadcasting, took first place in the category of Best Documentary — Health/Science — Program Feature/Segment.
To Nyah Carlson, a good story means everything. Carlson, one of Georgia State’s new Presidential Scholars, has been developing her sense of storytelling for years.
The Office of Educational Outreach presented its annual SingFest! program, adapting to a virtual format for its participants’ safety during the COVID-19 pandemic period. The one-day event brought together nearly one hundred students from various high schools in the Atlanta region.
Jamaal Barber (M.F.A. ’21) creates art to showcase the Black experience. His work has been shown in galleries and featured in the New York Times. Now, the printmaker, podcast host and father of two is preparing for his biggest show yet.
Georgia State Researchers Find In-home Piano Therapy Holds Promise for Stroke Survivor Rehabilitation
Can in-home piano therapy help homebound stroke survivors achieve better motor skills outcomes? Georgia State University researchers, Yi-An Chen of occupational therapy in the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions and Martin Norgaard of the School of Music, found in preliminary results that piano therapy was enjoyable and effective.
Summer session students present an exhibition of printmaking and cyanotype methods curated by Hannah Brooks for Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design.
With more than 20 million views and national media attention, Julian Bass’s special effects video reaches superhero status.
Georgia’s gaming and digital entertainment industry is projected to generate up to 12,000 jobs this year, with an estimated economic impact of $550 million.
Melissa Huang (M.F.A. ’21) and Drew Tetz (M.F.A. ’21) are both in their third year of the Master of Fine Arts program. Married for two years, the couple is adjusting to making art at home and discovering ways for people to experience their work online.
The 14th annual Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference drew more than 180 student presentations despite moving to a virtual format in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whether it’s dazzling audiences worldwide with piano performances or in the studio recording solo albums, Dr. Raffi Besalyan shares the […]
Liquid Blackness, the research project on blackness & aesthetics joins the Duke University Press publishing program in spring 2021.
Georgia State University School of Music alumna Gabrielle Beteag (M.Mu. ’18), was one of five winners in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions March 1.
Hyperallergic reviews artist lecturer Jiha Moon’s new show “Enigmatics” at New York’s Lower East Side Derek Eller Gallery.
The School of Music is pleased to announce that jazz studies artist-in-residence David Sánchez has received a 2020 GRAMMY® award nomination for “Carib” in the Best Latin Jazz Album category. The prestigious honor, presented by the Recording Academy, marks Sánchez’s seventh GRAMMY® nomination with a win in 1997 for “Habana” as Best Latin Jazz Performance.
The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design and College of the Arts congratulate alumnus, Paul Stephen Benjamin (M.F.A. ’13) as the recipient of the prestigious 2019 Hudgens Prize, one of the largest awards given to an individual artist in the United States.
The Signal covers “The Rho” and its modernized adaptation of Aphra Behn’s 1677 play “The Rover” produced by Professor W. Keith Tims.
The colleges and universities are working together on research and teaching to improve understanding of the physical, economic and social impacts of climate change in Georgia.
Associate professor Martin Norgaard studies how jazz improvisation affects the brain.
Georgia State University has named Lee Foster, former assistant director of the Office of the Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology and operational manager of the Ferst Center for the Arts, executive director of the Rialto Center of the Arts, effective Nov. 1.
WGPB “On Second Thought” interviews Grammy-winning jazz artist-in-residence David Sanchez on his career, Georgia State residency and his new “Carib” record project on the music of the African Diaspora.
Growing up in the sub-Saharan African nation of Uganda, Charlotte Dennison had monkeys in her yard and could see the shores of Lake Victoria from her house.
The College Music Society Honors Instructor Michelle Mercier-De Shon with a 2019 Education in Music Award
School of Music instructor Michelle Mercier-De Shon has been honored with the 2019 College Music Society Education in Music Award for her work with the music-in-residence project Sound Learning.
After a successful career in marketing, Steven Lester (B.V.A. ’75) rediscovered his passion for painting. He’s now one of the most celebrated sports artists in the country.
Atlanta’s historic Summerhill neighborhood and its main artery, Georgia Avenue, are in the midst of a renaissance. And it all started when Georgia State bought a Major League Baseball stadium.
Artists Jessica Caldas (M.F.A. ’19) and Wihro Kim (B.F.A. ’16) contribute to a new exhibition on heritage and identity at the High Museum of Art.
Shanequa Gay (M.F.A. ’19) talks with Lois Reitzes about her new exhibition “Lit Without Sherman: A Love Letter to the West End” at the Hammonds House Musuem.
The United States Sports Academy’s honors arts alumnus Steven Lester (B.A. ’75) as the 2019 Sport Artist of the Year! The recognition reflects his passion for depicting action sports themes that resonate with vibrant life and elicit a visceral and emotional response.
Associate Professor of Art History Dr. Kimberly Cleveland just published a book of research with Cambria Press titled, Black Women Slaves Who Nourished A Nation: Artistic Renderings of Wet Nurses in Brazil. This is the first study to bring together a number of prints, photographs, paintings, and sculptures of this female figure from the nineteenth through twenty-first centuries, from Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, and São Paulo, and to not only consider the works in their individual artistic and historical contexts, but also in relation to each other.
On April 15, 2019, liquid blackness, a research project on blackness and aesthetics housed in the College of the Arts […]
The College of the Arts is excited to welcome Zac Brown Band guitarist and School of Music alumnus Coy Bowles (B.M. ’04) as the guest speaker for our master’s commencement ceremony. Here are five things you need to know about the Grammy winner.
Georgia State film alum Noel Braham (B.A. ’11), recipient of two Daytime Emmy nominations, balances work with community outreach and philanthropy.
Professor Patrick Freer is working to help choral teachers guide boys through the voice change.
For Joyce Lowenstein (B.A. ’19), a framed bachelor’s degree isn’t just a point of pride. It’s the realization of a dream seven decades in the making.
Catherine Rakowiecki was a freshman, hiking the trails of Little River Falls in Alabama when she first heard about Georgia State University’s LEAD with Honors program.
Film and media major Matt Long (B.A. ’19) always knew he wanted to make movies. He finishes his career at Georgia State just as his biggest production yet is set to hit the screen.
College of the Arts 40 Under 40 honoree Susannah Darrow (M.A. ’13) is a vital voice in Atlanta’s burgeoning arts scene.
Lee Thomas (M.A. ’91), head of the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office since 2011, is a big reason why the state is a top spot for film and TV.
Congratulations to alumna Carra Patterson (B.A. ’06) for a lead character role in Fox’s Comedy Pilot Patty’s Auto,
The commissioned composition, “Frontlash” by Dr. Nickitas Demos, Director of the School of Music, is featured on the debut album Unheard-of//Dialogues by the New York-based Unheard-of//Ensemble.
Georgia State University is part of a national group of leading innovative institutions that has received a $2.4 million grant from the Strada Education Network to redesign the college-to-career pathway.
The School of Film, Media & Theatre production graduate alumna Caroline Rumley’s (M.A. ’18) thesis film, “The Ghost Behind” was recently accepted in the Documentary Short Film category and screened at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
M.F.A, candidate Soude Dadras curates an exhibition in Istanbul, showcasing work by current textiles art & design students and faculty.
The School of Music announces that Marcus Moore (B.M. ’19) has accepted a full-time position as clarinetist in one of the 10 United States Marine Field Bands.
More than 300 members of the Georgia State Panther Band, including alumni, were cast to march and perform in Sunday’s Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show featuring three-time Grammy Award-winning band Maroon 5.
Micah (M.F.A. ’09) and Whitney Stansell — winners of a $45,000 commission — transform a pedestrian bridge in Hapeville into a public art experience to promote Atlanta’s Southside arts scene.
Lee Thomas’s strong leadership has made Georgia the top spot for filming movies and TV.
A new semester brings fresh opportunities to achieve academic success. Georgia State is excited to welcome back all of our new and returning students for the spring 2019 semester.
Art & Design 3rd year MFA candidates prepare for the Aqua Art Miami fair during Miami Basel Week. This signature event is the eighth consecutive year for Georgia State artists to showcase their art.
Music student Samuel Ferreira learns life-changing lessons on 4,500-mile journey to Georgia State.
Film alumnus Christopher Escobar sits down with producer Myke Johns one year after taking ownership of the Plaza Theatre, its progress and what lies ahead.
The Endowment for Clean Oceans (ECO) is pleased and excited to announce Pam Longobardi, Distinguished Professor at Georgia State University, as ECO’s artist in residence. Professor Longobardi’s excellent art work and her early and visionary commitment to using art to educate about plastics in our oceans made selecting her an easy decision. Her 200 exhibits, including those Asia and Europe, speaks to her and our global view of this serious problem.
When it comes to the College of the Arts, all the world’s a stage. During spring and summer breaks, as students take a timeout to recharge, many of our arts faculty pack up and journey to all corners of the world to fuel their ongoing quest for academic growth and excellence.
Georgia State University is ranked the second most innovative university in the nation and second in the country for its commitment to undergraduate teaching in the 2019 Best Colleges edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine.
When it comes to jazz, there’s something in the water at the Georgia State School of Music.
The Journal of Music Theory Publishes the Article “Gjerdingen’s Schemata Reexamined” by Music Theory Professor Gilad Rabinovitch
The article takes a new, in-depth view of the relations between a historical keyboard training model and the creative work of eighteenth-century European musicians.
Music Alum Darren English Dedicates His Global Peace Song Award to Nelson and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
Darren English received a 2018 Global Peace Song Award for his song “Pledge of Peace” in the jury voted jazz music category. English wrote the song in honor of freedom fighter and South African president, Nelson Mandela, and shared the award dedication in memory of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Distinguished University Professor Pam Longobardi comments on banning plastic straws in Atlanta. Longboardi says she’ll keep working until more people start skipping on straws.
Walk the Line: MFA Jack Michael Weaves Large-Scale, Trans-National Installation on U.S.-Mexico Border
This past Monday, Ernest G. Welch MFA Jack Michael woke up in Bisbee, Arizona, drove to Douglas, AZ, and then crossed into Agua Prieta, a city in Sonora on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Student Filmmakers Taylor Dudley Rose and Donovan Stanley Attend the Campus Movie Fest Experience at the Cannes Film Festival
Georgia State film students Taylor Dudley and Donovan Stanley film “TOGETHER” was among the film shorts selected by Campus Movie Fest (CMF) and screened during the 71st annual Cannes International Film Festival in France.
The College of the Arts and the School of Film, Media & Theatre are pleased to announce that Moving Image Studies Ph.D. candidate Jenny Gunn is a 2018 recipient of the Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship.
Georgia State Band Director Robert Ambrose Elected Vice President of the College Band Directors National Association Southern Division
Craig Drennen, associate professor of drawing and painting and graduate director of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design in the College of the Arts at Georgia State University, has been awarded a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Fine Arts.
All exhibitions are held on campus in the Welch Galleries except for the exhibition for the two Welch Fellows, which will be held at Gallery 72 in downtown Atlanta, owned by the Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.
Congratulations to School of Music alumnus Henry Cheng (M.M. Orchestral Conducting ’09) who was recently awarded first prize at the inaugural European Union Conducting Competition (January 8-13, 2018) hosted in Sofia and Pazardjik, Bulgaria.
From a Grammy Award–winning musician to the executive producer of “The Walking Dead,” the Creative Media Industries Institute has an impressive crop of artists-in-residence.
ArtsATL Review: Creative Music in Hapeville has a grand finale with Stuart Gerber and Marc Fleury.
Jazz alumna Carol Albert (B.Mu. ’79) shares her personal journey including her “Fly Away Butterfly” single making Billboard’s Top 10 Smooth Jazz chart.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
The School of Music faculty continues to connect across the globe, this time in South America where Professor of Music, […]
Savvy Painter talks with Professor Ralph Gilbert about his mural art experience and commissioned art projects.
Grammy Award-winning Vocal Ensemble Roomful of Teeth Makes Their Atlanta Debut at Georgia State University
The School of Music and the Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA) at Georgia State University present a one-night only performance with the GRAMMY award-winning vocal project, Roomful of Teeth on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Rialto Center for the Arts.
Film alumnus Christopher Escobar (BA ‘08 and MA ‘13) is steadily gaining media momentum as he continues to garner headlines and awards for his contribution to Atlanta’s booming film industry.
The inaugural year of the College of the Arts (COTA) has opened the door for exciting collaborative efforts.
Burnaway reviews “Socially Engaged” citing the group show as,”…both visually and conceptually engaging, not always an attainable combination.”
ArtsATL Reviews neoPhonia New Music Ensemble: tête–à–tête | A Contemporary Music Premiere ft. Philippe Hurel
ArtsATL reviews neoPhonia New Music Ensemble presented tête–à–tête including world premieres, one by French composer Philippe Hurel and School of Music composer Nickitas Demos.
ATLANTA—Davion Alston has been on a hiatus from creating artwork for the calendar year. Since graduating with a degree in studio art from Georgia State University in 2016, Alston has assisted other artists such as Radcliffe Bailey with installation for a solo exhibition and Masud Olufani with the Working Artist Project at MOCA GA.
liquid blackness Sponsors the Horace Tapscott: Musical Griot Screening and Q&A with Barbara McCullough at ATLARGE Music Film Festival
ATLANTA—The School of Film, Media & Theatre’s liquid blackness research group presents a screening of the documentary Horace Tapscott: Musical Griot on Saturday, October 28 at noon in Kopleff Recital Hall.
Slater Elementary School Students Hit High Notes With Brand New Instruments From College Of The Arts
ATLANTA—The College of the Arts at Georgia State University continued its commitment to making a difference in Atlanta’s neighborhoods and communities by supporting arts education in local public elementary schools.
ATLANTA-In the November issue of Downbeat magazine, School of Music faculty member Dr. Gordon Vernick (Professor of Music and Coordinator of Jazz Studies) discusses jazz entrepreneurship in the monthly “Jazz on Campus” column. The article also factors in the interdisciplinary role of technology and the new Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII).
Alumna Redelia Shaw Attends the Toronto International Film Festival for the World Premier of Cocaine Prison Documentary
ATLANTA — It was a momentous occasion for alumna filmmaker Redelia Shaw (M.A. Film 2004) who proudly joined her fellow producers for the sold out world premier of “Cocaine Prison” (United Notions Film) at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017.
Sidewalk Film Festival Awards “All The Leaves Are Brown” Wins the 2017 Jury Award for Best Documentary Short
ATLANTA—Congratulations to Associate Professor Daniel Robin (Film and Digital Media Production) whose film, “All The Leaves Are Brown” recently won the Jury Award for Best Documentary Short Film at the 19th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama.
ATLANTA—The College of the Arts kicks off its inaugural year with a sensational Year of the Arts! program that spotlights the arts at Georgia State University for all to enjoy. The program boasts a curated mix of more than 24 arts events that include internationally acclaimed guest artists, exhibitions, concerts, dance performances, artist lectures, theatre productions, and conferences, as well as perennial holiday favorites.
ATLANTA—In honor of the Atlanta Jazz Festival’s 40th Anniversary, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs recently installed a collection of photographs of jazz musicians in storefront windows throughout south downtown Atlanta. The project features 23 striking images of musicians who have entertained festival audiences over the past 39 years, including School of Music’s Dr. Gordon Vernick, Professor of Music and Coordinator of Jazz Studies.
ATLANTA—The graduate program in Moving Image Studies at Georgia State University presents “Rendering (the) Visible” III: Liquidity,” February 8-10, 2018. Conference panels, film and dance performances, and keynote lecture will explore the concept of liquidity as an innovative critical approach to the image’s relation to space, sensoriality, and digitality, as well as an aesthetic sensibility attuned to the political ontology of motion, form, matter, and noise.
Professor Daniel Robin Presents “All the Leaves Are Brown” Short at the Curtas Vila Do Conde Film Festival
It has been an exhilarating summer for the School of Film, Media, & Theatre’s Professor Daniel Robin, who travelled to Portugal in July to present his new film short “All the Leaves Are Brown” at the prestigious Curtas Vila Do Conde – International Film Festival.
Gearing up for the upcoming Women in Business North American Summit in Atlanta, film and game design student Alyssa Gilmore posts “The Illusion of Inclusion”—individual perspectives of how to change the film and TV industry to include women in more opportunities. Among those interviewed included Jenny Gunn, PhD Candidate in Moving Image Studies.
The Atlanta Mobile Music project aims to connect commuters around shared music tastes, and asks MARTA commuters to take part in a survey on their types of music and listening habits while in transit.
College of the Arts Appoints Dr. Greg Smith as Founding Director For the New School of Film, Media, & Theatre
The College of the Arts announces Dr. Greg Smith as founding director for the newly named School of Film, Media, & Theatre at Georgia State University. Dr. Smith brings a wealth of academic and professional experience to establish the new school and achieve its mission and goals. He transitions to the leadership role from Associate Chair at the Communication Department in the College of Arts & Sciences (the former home of film, media and theatre).
ATLANTA – The new College of the Arts at Georgia State University completes its formation as a fully-operating college by establishing the new School of Film, Media, & Theatre.
President Becker unveils the new College of the Arts, along with cover story feature on stuntman alum Philip Dido, and more!
On the Greek island of Lesvos, hundreds of thousands of life vests discarded by refugees fleeing war blanket the shoreline. When art professor Pam Longobardi saw these acres of litter, she found a creative way to bring attention to refugees from many nations.
On the heels of a guest appearance on the hit television series, The Walking Dead, and being featured in Atlanta Ballet’s performance of Carmina Burana, the Georgia State University Singers took first prize at one of the most significant chamber choir competitions in the world – the 15th International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf 2017 in Marktoberdorf, Germany.
GSU’s Sara Santamaria has a solo exhibition at Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery, “Who comes today and stays tomorrow.” She mentioned this and […]
Congratulations to the recipients of the inaugural 2017 College of the Arts Faculty and Staff Awards. The awards recognize faculty […]
Amidst the sea of paparazzi, celebrity frenzy and the high glamour of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, Das Mahn Bun […]
MFA Alumna Tori Tinsley (2016) uses art to cope with the slow loss of her mother to dementia. Her works […]
Dr. Nickitas Demos, who has been with School of Music for over 20 years, takes over this leadership role from […]
Congratulations to the award recipients, and to all of the students who submitted work for the 2017 GSU Film Festival. […]
Just as her major exhibition “Third Space: Shifting Conversations About Contemporary Art” has opened to positive reviews, Birmingham Museum of […]
Georgia State is finalizing its newest academic unit, the College of the Arts, that will be fully functioning as of […]
This past Friday and Saturday, the Georgia State University School of Music and contemporary music ensemble Bent Frequency presented three […]
Jeremiah Cowan never thought he’d become a photographer. Music is his family’s artistic tradition. His mother and grandmother sang for […]
SoundNOW co-founder Prof. Nick Demos is featured on Creative Loafing’s article about the 2nd annual SoundNOW Festival from April 2-9.
The Center for Collaborative & International Arts (CENCIA), has been honored by Phi Beta Kappa as an “exemplary local organization […]
Now online…The 6th issue of the liquid blackness Journal “Black Ontology and the Love of Blackness” pivots around Arthur Jafa’s […]
MFA alumna Phoebe Brown (Digital Filmmaking and Fine Arts) and Max Siciliano (studied Film and Video and Anthropology) are part […]
With Grammy nominations, big screen appearances, animated voice overs and write-ups in the New York Times arts section, Georgia State […]
On Friday, January 20 at 8 p.m., new music ensemble Bent Frequency will perform a concert entitled The Sonification of […]
Georgia State University Magazine reader, meet Joyce. Joyce Lowenstein. Georgia State’s absolutely, unquestionably, undeniably finest 90-year-old undergraduate. More.
Congrats to MFA Alumna Tori Tinsley for being among the twenty-five recipients of the 2016 Painters & Sculptors Grant Program […]
Congratulations to Associate Professor Constance Thalken, as The High Museum of Art acquires “Eyes Open Slowly #13” for its permanent photography […]
Congrats to Associate Professor, Dr. Susan Richmond for her published article, “The Sentimentality of Ree Morton’s Signs of Love,” in […]
Eyes wide open, bright smiles and ready to play! Thomasville Heights Elementary School students were treated to a special delivery […]
Congrats to Sr. Lecturer Jill Frank for the Art Forum’s Critics’ Pick review for her MOCA GA “Nothing Ventured Nothing […]
The Georgia State University Singers perform a haunting arrangement of a Bob Dylan classic on “The Walking Dead.”
Christina West’s Buffer is a concise articulation of the Atlanta artist’s figural sculpture at large. The object pushes her recent […]
This Friday, BFA Photography alum (2014) Jordan Stubbs presents his solo exhibition, TOO MUCH AT ONCE? at Downtown Atlanta’s historic Flatiron […]
Larry Walker is known to many in Atlanta as a valued professor who taught generations of students at Georgia State […]
ATLANTA—Dr. Wade Weast has been named the founding dean of Georgia State University’s College of the Arts, a new academic unit that will focus on education in arts and related media, promote creativity and respond to the changing needs of artists, on- and off-campus.
The university’s strategic plan, introduced in 2011, called for the creation of the college, to “increase the competitiveness of recruitment, enhance student interaction with renowned artists and expand community partnerships.”
A little more than two years after earning her Master of Fine Arts degree from Georgia State, Bethany Collins was an Artist […]
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