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Spring Semester Features Vibrant Arts Events
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Muskingum University’s Spring 2024 semester will feature a wide variety of vibrant arts events.

Art Exhibitions

New Vision in the New Year, an art exhibition at the Palmer Gallery, runs from Jan. 22-Feb. 14 with the Opening Reception on Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. The exhibit features works by Beverly Kornack, XC Huang, Raymond Ramos, and Mary Ramos, in media including crafts, ceramics, paintings and photographs.

From March 12-27, Palmer will host Ducks! The Art and History of the Decoy. This exhibit features a sampling of vintage and fine art duck decoys from the collection of Bill Rothwell. Students in Professor William Kerrigan’s Environmental History class have supported the exhibit and their research will be included at the Gallery.

The 2024 Senior Art Show from April 9-23 will conclude the gallery exhibits for the semester.


All concerts are in Brown Chapel this semester.

The Muskingum Valley Symphonic Winds opens the spring concert season on Feb. 11; Artist Affiliate Angela Cornett, Bassoon, presents her faculty recital on Feb. 18; and the Music Department’s Spring Tour kicks off with its Launch Concert on February 26.

On March 17, SEOSO (Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra) celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with the Irish Concert.

April is the culmination of the concert season, beginning with Jakob Plummer’s senior bassoon recital on April 6. The Chamber Ensembles perform on April 11, soprano Hannah Jordan’s senior recital is April 12, and on April 14, Stacy Russell Welker ’16 and Mallory Fischer Wolfe ’18 present a Faculty/Alumni recital. The Jazz Ensemble concert is April 15, the Concert Choir performs on April 19, SEOSO presents their Season Finale on April 21, and the Wind Ensemble closes out the Spring 2024 concerts on April 28, joined by the Muskingum Valley Symphonic Winds and the inaugural Muskingum Valley Youth Wind Ensemble for talented high school students, launched by the University’s Music Department in January 2024.

Theatre Performances

The Theatre Department will present "Chicago" by Kander and Ebb: The Spring Musical on March 21-24 in Caldwell Hall’s Thompson Theatre.

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Theatre Students began preparations for Chicago at the start of the Spring semester.

Set in 1920s Chicago and based on real events, this satirical show follows wannabe jazz age stars who get their fame not just for their singing or dancing talent, but for committing murders that make sensationalized headlines all across the city of Chicago. Due to the nature of this show it is rated PG-13.

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With a cast of 19, the show is directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Cassandra King, music directed by Artist Affiliate Sheryl Wise ’95G, and choreographed by Leanne Bader Mock. Roscoe Ramirez ’24 is the Scenic Designer, Anne Shafer ’24 is the Technical Director, and Kailyn Shalosky ’24  is the Production Stage Manager.

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