Recent graduate Amy Schwarz ('13), having earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree at IPFW, has been accepted into Indiana University's Master's in Public Affairs and Arts Administration program in Bloomington.
Shannon Schoville ('11, music) earned her Master's of Music with a concentration in opera in May from Converse College in Asheville, North Carolina.
Adam Hamilton ('11, theatre) currently is an M.F.A. candidate at Regent University in Virginia Beach and will be the head intern for the inaugural season of Tidewater Stage, Regent's new professional theatre company in residence, beginning July 2013. The summer 2013 season includes Forever Plaid July 5-14 and Barefoot in the Park Aug. 2-11. Hamilton currently is playing the role of Lord Biron in Love's Labours Lost at the Tidewater Shakespeare Theatre in Virginia Beach through June 1, then will begin work on his M.F.A. thesis role playing Antipholus of Syracuse in Comedy of Errors in October.
Jeff Casazza, associate professor of theatre, will be training in the Linklater technique and rehearsing and performing The Proserpina Variations: The Wrath of Mother Nature in Italy in July. He will be presenting three workshops for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education National Theatre Conference in Orlando, Florida, from August 1 - 4, 2013.
Recent graduate Kearstyn Keller ('13, theatre) was accepted into the Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts program at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. During the academic year, the School of Theatre and Dance mounts approximately15 productions of varying scope and complexity on three separate stages. A select group of students each year is selected to study for a month at the famed Moscow Art Theatre School.
Mezzo-sopranoand adjunct music facultymember Ashlee Beth Bickley will be singing the title role in Rossini's Cenerentola at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music's Realizing Rossini Festival on July 6.
Ashlee Beth Bickley's student Okara Imani, a double major in music performance, with a concentration in voice and music therapy, is the new Miss IPFW for 2013 and will be representing IPFW in the Miss Indiana pageant in June. "I believe a large part of her success in pageants has to do with the talent portion," explained Bickley. Imani sang "At Last" for the Miss IPFW talent portion and will be singing another jazz standard for the Miss Indiana pageant. Imani's platform is entitled "We Can Do More to Treat Veterans, and Music Can Help."
Associate Professor of Music Melanie Bookout is on the board of directors of the Viola da Gamba Society of America and will be travelling to Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., for the 51st annual VdGSA Conclave in July. Bookout will have a series of articles published in their future VdGSA newsletters and she has been appointed co-chapter liaison for this society.
2012-2013 Outstanding Seniors, Elected by the Department of Music Faculty:
- Outstanding Senior in Music Technology: Adam Robison
- Outstanding Senior in Music Performance: Dalen Wuest, saxophone
- Outstanding Senior in Music Education: Kavin Ley
- Outstanding Senior in Music Therapy: Cassandra Haines
- Outstanding Senior in Music and an Outside Field: Hope Arthur
Department of Visual Communication and Design
Spring 2013 B.F.A. Exhibition Awards, April 19, 2013
1st Place Graphic Design
2nd Place Graphic Design
3rd Place Graphic Design
1st Place Imaging and Photography
2nd Place Imaging and Photography
3rd Place Imaging and Photography
1st Place Modeling and Animation
2nd Place Modeling and Animation
Excellence in Graphic Design
Distinguished Service in VCD