Civic Orchestra performs spring concert; conductor and students honored

On Sunday, April 30, sounds of classic music literature filled the halls of the recital hall of the Coulter building as the Western Carolina Civic Orchestra, conducted by WCU music professor Damon Sink, performed their spring concert. Additionally, two WCU students, music majors Tyrone Kiaku and Ashton Parker, each performed a solo piece with the […]

Magician Nash Fung performs for WCU in LMP’s final spring show

Magic was in the air Tuesday, April 25, as Seattle-based magician Nash Fung performed in WCU’s University Center for more than 50 students. For more information on this event, see Andrew Cline and Travis Bilger’s video story: Fung is much more than a simple card trick.  Immigrating from Hong Kong at age 13, he often felt the […]

Controlled Chaos film festival gives students a red carpet experience

The Western Carolina University School of Stage and Screen hosted an event for students to have their films screened during the ninth annual Controlled Chaos film festival on April 28. The event helps fund students producing their senior thesis films – 23 of which were viewed during the festival. Jesse Pigeon and Hayden McAteer have more: —- Related story: […]

WCU jazz lovers enjoy the cosmopolitan music that connects all humans

Music is a universal language that all people can enjoy. For for the audience of the 15th Annual Jazz Festival it was a treat with a cosmopolitan style of music. The festival featured renowned vocalist Carly Johnson, bassist Mike McGuirk and drummer John Riley, along with the WCU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Pavel Wlosok. […]

How was senior thesis film “Creating Joseph” created?

Films aren’t easy things to make. According to the new program director for Film & Television production, Joshua Russell, films are a sophisticated, populist art for people and by people in their ways of telling a compelling visual story. Not everything in film makes it to their final cuts, and the Spring student thesis film “Creating […]

WCU Wind Ensemble signs off with endurance

The Western Carolina University Wind Ensemble said goodbye with their last performance of the semester Monday night, April 24, at the Bardo Arts Center. Five complex pieces challenged the members of the ensemble, but all of them were prepared for the journey. The first piece Smetana Fanfare was a bold first statement to prepare the audience for the […]