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WVU alumnus to participate in PBS specials Oct. 29

West Virginia University alumnus Luke Frazier will lead the American Pops Orchestra in back to back episodes of "One Voice: The Songs We Share” on PBS stations Oct. 29.

Frazier, who graduated from WVU’s School of Music in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in music performance, founded APO as his way of breathing new life into orchestral pops programming and inspiring new audiences to discover music.

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Jennifer Walker publishes monograph

West Virginia University Assistant Professor of Musicology Jennifer Walker's monograph "Sacred Sounds, Secular Spaces: Transforming Catholicism Through the Music of Third-Republic Paris" has been published.

Described as a "tour de force of music and cultural history of the fin-de-siècle," this monograph was published by Oxford University Press as part of the prestigious American Musicological Society Studies in Music Series.

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Stimeling nominated for IBMA Momentum Award

West Virginia University Professor of Musicology Travis Stimeling is nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2021 Momentum Award for Mentor of the Year. 

The Mentor Award recognizes those who have made a significant impact on the lives and careers of newcomers to the bluegrass industry. Not limited to bluegrass professionals, candidates may include community musicians, private music teachers, band leaders, bluegrass youth organization coordinators, music producers, luthiers and anyone who has shown dedication to up and coming bluegrass artists and industry professionals.

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Endowed Professorships awarded in Art and Theatre

The West Virginia University College of Creative Arts has made its selections for two endowed professorships within the college.

Shoji Satake received The J. Bernard Schultz Endowed Professorship in Art and Radhica Ganapathy was awarded The Mabel DeVries Tanner Endowed Professorship in Theatre.

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CCA names faculty award winners

The West Virginia University College of Creative Arts has selected its annual faculty awards.

Each year, the college presents awards for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity; Outstanding Teacher; Outstanding Service; and Adjunct Faculty Excellence.

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CCA Creative Consultants program wraps up first year

Fifty-five students in the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts made up the inaugural cohort for the college’s Creative Consultants program.

The program matches outstanding creative arts students with extraordinary professionals in the fields of art and design, music, theatre, dance, and arts education, administration and industry. Consultants are alumni and friends of the college.

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College of Creative Arts awards research activity

West Virginia University College of Creative Arts has selected the winners of the College’s annual Faculty/Student Mentored Research Awards.

Amy Simpson was selected for the graduate first prize for her research, entitled “The Memorization, Preparation, and Performance of Piano Music: Cognitive Foundations and Current Neuro-Music Research.” She is mentored by Professor Peter Amstutz.

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