<p class="rtejustify"><img alt="" src="/schooloffinearts/sites/default/files/TURNING-POINT-FSUNow-01_0.jpg" style="margin: 10px; width: 300px; height: 148px;float:right" />The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts welcomes the duo Turning Point, featuring marimbists Laurel Black and Matt Sharrock on Monday, Oct. 21.<br />
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    The artists will offer a performance at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, Wallman Hall Room 229. Immediately following the performance, the duo will be holding a master class for students studying marimba. Admission is free and open to the public.<br />
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    Both artists studied at The Boston Conservatory with world-renowned marimbist Nancy Zeltsman, and performed as a duo at the Zeltsman Marimba Festival in 2011. The festival is one of the largest percussion festivals in the world. In 2011, they were featured as &ldquo;Showcase Artists,&rdquo; a title given to &ldquo;up and coming&rdquo; marimba soloists.<br />
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    The duo will debut their new album &ldquo;New Leaf&rdquo; and will perform &ldquo;3 Preludes&rdquo; by George Gershwin, &ldquo;Zeltzimba&rdquo; by Curtis Bahn, &ldquo;Three Transformations&rdquo; by Andrew Thomas, &ldquo;See ya Thursday&rdquo; by Steve Mackey and &ldquo;Excursions, Op. 20&rdquo; by Samuel Barber.<br />
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FSUNow Stories

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Members of the Fairmont State University Collegiate Singers, Chamber Choir and Community Chorus spent four exciting days in New York City on March 27 through 31.  The group was led by Dr. Sam Spears, Fairmont State’s Director of Choral and Vocal Activities. 

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Monday, April 20, 2015

The Fairmont State University Department of Music will kick off its year-long Fairmont State Sesquicentennial Celebration at its Spring Gala at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in Colebank Hall.  

Tickets are $10 for the general public; $5 for seniors (ages 65 and older) or faculty and staff; and free for all students. Tickets can be purchased by calling the FSU Box Office at (304) 367-4240 or at the door the night of the performance. A public reception precedes the concert at 7 p.m. in Colebank Hall.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Immigrant heritage and coal mining history are points of pride in many Marion County families; however, one cannot talk about Marion County history without mentioning the darker side of immigration and coal.

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