Cooper’s Baecker Jazz Worship Service Performed on Bix Jazz Fest Sunday

Church of Peace performs The Baecker Jazz Worship Service on Bix Weekend Rock Island, IL .  The Church of Peace in Rock Island, Ill., is celebrating the annual Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival Weekend with some jazz music of its own on Sunday, August 7, 2011, at 10:30 a.m.
The church’s 14-piece ensemble and singers are performing [...]

PAS Celebrates 2011 in the Arts

The Performing Arts Society celebrated its 27th Annual Recognition Banquet and Awards Program on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Retiring Board Members, Nancy & Bruce Foster and Janice & John King, were honored for 6 years of distinguished service to the PAS.
The organization also presented their DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS FOR 2010-2011. [...]

Mark Ryan Anderson Spends Summer at Oxford

Mark Ryan Anderson, senior musical theatre BFA student from Moro, IL, is spending part of his summer at the British American Drama Academy’s Midsummer in Oxford Program at Magdalene College at Oxford, England. The program is held in conjunction with Yale Drama and UCLA.  Mark Ryan will be will be doing scene [...]

Park Wins The American Prize College/University

Sora Park, 2011 WIU MM-Piano Performance graduate who will be starting her DMA studies at UMKC this fall, received news this week that she was the winner of The American Prize College/University Solo Piano Competition. Sora was a student of Dr. Tammie Walker.
The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit national [...]

COFAC Arts Events Guide 2011-12

It’s here, and if you don’t have one we want to send you one.  The COFAC Arts Events Guide 2011-12 is ready for distribution.  The college will present over 60 performances, concerts, shows, and events.  It’s going to be a great year!  Check out the offerings from BCA, the School of Music, University Theatre and [...]

Greetings from Interim Dean Sharon Evans

On July 1st I moved into the Dean’s Office. Although I have been Associate Dean for the last three years, it was a half-time position, coupled with chair duties for the Department of Broadcasting. So I look forward to the opportunity to serve the college full-time as interim dean.
I hope you will attend [...]

COFAC Faculty Promotions

Seven College of Fine Arts and Communication faculty have been granted promotions, effective fall 2011.
Promotion recommendations were initiated at the departmental level, reviewed by the college deans and Provost Jack Thomas prior to final approval by President Al Goldfarb.
From Associate to Full Professor: Susan Czechowski and Tim Waldrop, art.
From Assistant to Associate: Brett Eberhardt, art; [...]

And All that Jazz/Blues Concert

Two words.  Okay, two people.  Patrick Hazell and Sally Weisenberg!  In concert….together.  Mark your calendar for Sunday, luly 17, 2:00 PM in the COFAC Recital Hall.  Plan to attend this great fundraising concert for the Al Sears Jazz Festival.  The incomparable Patrick Hazell with Sally Weisenberg and Don Berbaum. Tickets are $10 and you [...]