School of Fine Arts

Music on the Hill Series Presents Soprano Recital

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts welcomes guest artist Suzanne Hatcher for a solo recital as part of the Music on the Hill Artists Series on Saturday, April 5.

The soprano will perform selected songs by Franz Schubert and Fernando Obradors, the song cycle “Airs Chantés” by Francis Poulenc and operatic arias by George Frideric Handel and Gaetano Donizetti. Hatcher will be accompanied by Fairmont State faculty member John Morrison.

Art Department to Host Iron Pour on March 28

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sculpture students will heat things up at Fairmont State University on Friday, March 28.

Beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, students in the Fairmont State School of Fine Arts Foundry and Sculpture Program will participate with sculpture students and faculty from West Virginia University and Shepherd University in an iron pour at FSU.

Music Education Major Plays with Wheeling Jamboree

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A love of music and a gift for playing multiple instruments earned a Fairmont State University junior the opportunity to play with eight Nashville recording artists as part of the staff band of the Wheeling Jamboree.

Herbert Baker of Fairmont, the son of the late Chuck West and the late Paula Baker of Fairmont, graduated from East Fairmont High School in 2011.

Fairmont State Artists Support Empty Bowls Marion County

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sponsored by the United Way of Marion County, an event on Sunday, March 16, will support the Sobrania Soup Opera, Mannington Food Pantry and the Salvation Army, providing needed nourishment for county residents. Empty Bowls Marion County also feeds the creative spirit of local potters.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" on Wallman Stage in April

Thursday, March 06, 2014

To Theatre students, making sense of Shakespeare’s language can be a frightening, yet exciting challenge. 

“I have been waiting for four years for this chance,” says senior Theatre major Tyler Kovar. The Marion County native, plays the iconic Puck, the master of mischief, in the Fairmont State University production of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on stage in April.

Collegiate Singers and Wind Ensembles Perform Feb. 28 Concert

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Fairmont State University Collegiate Singers and Wind Ensemble presented a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in Wallman Hall Auditorium. The Ensembles performed “Sounds and Sweet Airs,” a concert of music inspired the writings of William Shakespeare. The Collegiate Singers sang settings of Shakespeare texts by Emma Lou Diemer, one of the grandes dames of 20th-century American composition, as well as John Rutter and Benjamin Cooke.

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra on Campus Feb. 27

Monday, February 17, 2014

Under the direction of Grant Cooper, Artistic Director and Conductor, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform at Fairmont State University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in Colebank Hall. The Orchestra will be performing Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” and Concerto for Violin in D Major. The concert will feature Korbinian Altenberger, violin.

FSU Musicians to Perform at Noteworthy Sweets on Feb. 21

Monday, February 17, 2014

Musicians from the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will perform an evening of music beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Noteworthy Sweets, 91 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont. The program will pair the sweet sounds of FSU’s Music Department with the sweet treats available for purchase during the program. 

Spring Enrollment Begins for Academy for the Arts

Friday, February 07, 2014

The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts is now accepting enrollments for the Academy spring 2014 term, which will begin the week of Feb. 17.

Playwright Tom DeTitta Named 2014 Artist-in-Residence

Friday, January 24, 2014

Playwright, author and screenwriter Tom DeTitta has been named the 2014 Artist-in-Residence for Fairmont State University. With a specialty in historical drama, he has written two plays with content closely connected to this area, “Monongah,” which is about an immigrant family affected by the 1907 mine disaster, and “Street of Gold,” which is about a coal mining family in Western Pennsylvania.

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