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Life as the Butler Symphony Orchestra concertmaster

Life as the Butler Symphony Orchestra concertmaster

At the beginning of this school year, my peers and I auditioned for seating placements within the orchestra, and I was appointed as concertmaster. This is the principal violin seat in the orchestra, and it has presented a whole new host of responsibilities.

Creativity Creates Community: The Butler Community Arts School

WRITTEN BY MALLORY DUNCAN, ARTS, ETC. ASSISTANT EDITOR The Butler Community Arts School exudes a certain glow. It originates from a child radiant from the joy of learning and understanding. But it also comes from a teacher’s glowing pride as his or her pupil grasps a concept for the first time. Butler University students can

JCA ensemble plays new student music

WRITTEN BY HANNAH HARTZELL, STAFF REPORTER The Jordan College of the Arts Composers’ Orchestra is not a typical orchestra.  It plays strictly new music and brings unique and envelope-pushing music to the stage.  The group will showcase this unique focus at its first concert of the year Oct. 10. According to Michael Schelle, JCACO founder

Elizabeth Mix to direct Art and Design program

WRITTEN BY MARIA LEICHTY, STAFF REPORTER Elizabeth Mix has been named director of the Art and Design program after helping build it from the bottom up. The art program today has changed vastly from  what it was a decade ago. It started as a visual arts minor in the Media Arts program, which used to

From revolution to fairy tales: the dean’s expectations for 2013-2014

The Butler Collegian: What changes, big or small, should art students expect this year from JCA? Caltabiano: One thing is that I have asked for more contact with students. I’ve asked for meetings with students from each program in both semesters. Mostly, the contact I get now is from going to performances, and you really

Retired professor Wayne C. Wentzel donates money for new lecture series

While the Butler University ArtsFest geared up this year, with ensembles from across the city preparing for performances, a new lecture series crept onto campus under the radar. The Wayne C. Wentzel Lecture Series will bring one professional musicologist to campus each year to discuss his or her work in the field and to dialogue

JCA starts alumni community

With seniors getting ready to graduate, a fear exists that they will lose their connection to Butler University. In order to link the Jordan College of the Arts alumni to Butler, JCA created its first alumni community. Instead of designating an alumni group by geographic location or by year of graduation, the JCA alumni club