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Music business student Melissa Caton’s summer took an exotic turn when she found herself in Italy, working with some of the best musicians in the world. Caton interned with Shannon Dillon, International Music House of Virginia president and Virginia IBLA Foundation director. This nonprofit Foundation hosts the IBLA Grand Prize, an annual international classical music competition Ragusa-Ibla in Sicily. The winners then go on tour in the United States and Asia.
See what CVPA faculty, alumni and students achieved in late summer and are doing off campus in September. These include Reagan Burns, Suzanne Guppy, Holly Cline, Clara Heaton, Sean Kotz, Kevin Kwon, Kristin Machac, Kareem McCullough, Anne Nicholson, Halide Salam, Ken Smith, Knic Ulmstead and Shaun Whiteside.
In a college environment, posters are often the quintessential motif determining the design of many dorm rooms. But posters are so much more than this, especially hand-printed ones – they are an art form in their own right. Radford University Art Museum promotes this idea with the National Poster Retrospecticus (NPR), a gig and art poster show on exhibition from Sept. 8 to Oct. 7.
Spring and summer may seem quiet on campus at Radford University, but looks are deceiving. The College of Visual and Performing Arts was extremely active with summer school, Quest, Radford University Ballet Youth’s International Summer Intensive Program and Governor’s School. And several of our professors, students and alumni sent of word of their recent achievements.
International music therapists are learning how to engage and stimulate their clients’ imagination through a therapeutic process using classical music leading to core integration of mind, body and spirit thanks to the efforts of Jim Borling, director of Music Therapy at Radford University. During this summer, he provided trainings in The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music in both Japan and Spain.
At the first Radford University Summer Music Education Institute, Heather Kirby, a master teacher with 24 years' experience in elementary music education, dropped a scarf elegantly as she sang a few bars of a pleasant melody. She was demonstrating a lesson she gives to her primary education-aged students.
The walls and exhibit cases at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport’s Gallery Walk feature a unique international collaboration of artworks. Beihang University’s Dr. Haoqin Gong and Radford University’s graphic design program present a diverse exhibition of traditional paintings and American design.
The College of visual and Performing Arts is pleased to present its 2016 spring graduates.
The first Masters of Fine Art in Design Thinking student graduated during the 2016 Spring Commencement. Holly Murdock holds this distinction from the newest terminal degree program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Radford University Senior theatre major Kyle Gillikin sat behind a series of computers and electronic panels at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dressed in black and wearing a headset, he was an inconspicuous part of a well-refined machine that ran an ongoing series of events at the March 2016 United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. (USITT) annual conference.
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The work of Radford University graduate students Leslie King and Lam Dinh is currently featured in Blacksburg’s Artful Lawyer Gallery.
Ken Smith, associate professor of Graphic Design at Radford University, recently won his fourth George Gray Award of Artistic Excellence at the 36th anniversary of the Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP).
This summer, graduate student Anthony Kaseoru and Associate Professor Trish Winter traveled to Japan to present at the World Music Therapy Conference and at the Nagoya College of Music and Mukogawa Women's University.
The third time was the charm for recent Radford University alumna Shawna Hession ’17. After three student submissions to the American Advertising Awards – formerly the ADDYs – Hession, of Radford, came out on top in 2017 by winning a national award at the American Advertising Awards in June.
A final project for three Department of Design students at Radford University provided clarity for their educational experience, where the students took home the top prize for a group project.