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Tiffany Jackson on Stage

Rising of the Necessary Diva

Rising of the Necessary Diva is a one-woman show created and performed by WCU's Assistant Professor of Music, Dr. Tiffany Renee Jackson  

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Jack Eaddy finalist

Band director Jack A. Eaddy Jr. named finalist for GRAMMY Music Educator Award

The Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum announced the 10 finalists for the 2023 Music Educator Award, and among those 10 is WCU’s Jack A. Eaddy Jr.   

steve ayers with daughter and melody

Memorial scholarship fund to serve as final curtain call for theatre professor, director

A final curtain call for Stephen Michael Ayers, a former WCU theatre professor and director, is in the works through the establishment of an endowed scholarship in his memory.  

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Setting the Stage

Pride of the Mountains kicks off the season with an end-of-camp celebration previewing their 2022 production, Let It Burn.  

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Dick Trevarthen, writer of WCU fight song, passed

Robert Richard “Dick” Trevarthen, a former Western Carolina University director of bands, passed at 1 p.m., Aug. 17, in Clyde.  

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Theatre grad setting the stage for learning in Buncombe County

Leslie Putnam and a team of teacher-artists working at Playground Stage are using theater education to help teach children, strengthen families and build community.   

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Students travel to Prague for music conference and performance in Žofín Palace

Seven music students are traveling to Prague this July, invited by the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles to attend its international conference and perform with its Youth Wind Orchestra.  

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It’s showtime for WCU’s Catamount Singers

The Catamount Singers are getting back in the swing of things after two years of pandemic disruptions and preparing for their annual spring concert, set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23.   

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Controlled Chaos Film Festival returns to in-person viewing

After two years of virtual viewing, the School of Stage and Screen will present the 13th Annual Controlled Chaos Film Festival in-person.  

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