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School of the Arts

In the news - March 2011

Andrea Rusnock attended the College Art Association National Conference.  She chairing a panel titled "Women and Work" in addition to attending the meeting for the Committee for Women in The Arts.

Marvin Curtis received a $5,000 award from the Tourism Marketing Grant program for the 2011 Governor’s Arts Awards. Lee Streby aided in preparing this grant.

Three of our piano majors won competitions in Michigan and Indiana during March.

At the 2011 Indianapolis Matinee Musicale Collegiate Scholarship Competition two IU South Bend pianist received awards.

Misun Moon, student of Alexander Toradze, MM degree program
Graduate Piano, First place, $1250.00 (Mildred Allen Scholarship)       

Leah Dominy, student of Alexander Toradze
Undergraduate Piano, First place, $750.00 (Mildred Allen Scholarship)

The William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition
Ketevan Kartvelishvili, student of Alexander Toradze
First place, cash prize and solo performance with the Flint Symphony Orchestra on January 28, 2012

Congratulations to our winning students and Profs. Toradze and Badridze!

Omar Cherry has been recommended by the composition faculty at Ball State University to be accepted to the doctoral program with a primary area of study in theory/composition.  Omar is due to complete his Master’s in May.

The IU South Bend Gospel Ensemble leaves for the trip to North Carolina on March 18th.  25 students will be traveling to Greenville to perform for the 90th anniversary of Trinity United Holy Church, Inc. on March 19th.  CreAnne Mwale is the director. Dean Curtis will be making a presentation about what it means to go to college at Farmville Middle School in Farmville, NC that week-end.