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WVU student releases EP with Mon Hills Records

West Virginia University’s student-run record label is releasing music from one of WVU’s own.

Mon Hills Records will release Marissa Bailey’s EP record - “Songs from an Italian Piazza” - on Wednesday, August 15. The album will be available on all online music retailers and will be available in select regional locations in September.

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WVU, FSU and more team up for Mozart’s Requiem July 1

Singers from around north central West Virginia will unite for a performance of Mozart’s Requiem at 5 p.m. July 1. 

Singers from West Virginia University’s West Virginia Community Choir, Fairmont State University Community Chorus and invited singers from throughout the state will join together for the performance. 

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One Billion Thanks

When the State of Minds campaign wrapped up on Dec. 31, 2017, more than $1 billion had been raised thanks to the incredibly giving and dedicated West Virginia University family.

The College of Creative Arts raised approximately $23 million during the 10-year campaign which created more than 50 new scholarships, built and opened the Art Museum of WVU, launched four new programs and many new majors in the college and started an extensive study abroad program in the School of Art & Design.

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WVU student advances in national singing competition

In March, Juwan Johnson won the Hall Johnson category at the eastern regional round of the competition. His top placement secured him one of 14 spots in the semi-finals, held during NATS Annual Conference in Las Vegas June 22 – 26. 

Johnson first came to WVU as a music education major focusing in viola, but knew he wanted to focus on voice performance at the end of his first semester. Johnson approached Assistant Professor Rob Chafin with his interest.

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WVU Piano Festival offers free concerts

A piano festival hosted by West Virginia University June 1-3 will bring with it four free, open to the public concerts.

The Intersection of Jazz and Classical Music Piano Festival is in its eighth year at WVU, and is the only festival of its kind to explore jazz and classical music that offers artist performances, masterclasses, workshops, and panel discussions.

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