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Bachelor of Fine Arts Show, Points of Intersection: “an eccentric exhibition”

The Department of Art and Design at Drake University presents the 2018 Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) exhibition, Points of Intersection, from May 1—20. The show serves as a culmination of the five BFA graduating seniors’ work during their time at Drake, with a total of 67 works on display in media including painting, drawing, […]
May 15, 2018

The Magic Flute: “One last, amazing show” for Drake Opera Theater director Ann Cravero

Drake's Music Department presents "The Magic Flute," an opera known worldwide for its timeless beauty, May 4-6. It's a final bow for Ann Cravero, who will step down as director of the Drake Opera Theater after nearly 17 years.
May 3, 2018

Drake Theatre presents "A Piece of My Heart," May 3-6

Drake University Theatre closes the 2017-2018 season with "A Piece of My Heart," May 3 through May 6.
May 2, 2018

Senior's art project stems from climate change data

Global climate change has been called the single most significant threat to human existence. Drake senior Marie Dolleman found a way to make it hauntingly beautiful.
April 24, 2018

Hundreds of Drake musicians to perform "Mass in C Major"

Nearly 300 singers and instrumentalists will perform Beethoven’s “Mass in C Major” on Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22. Performances are at St. Ambrose Cathedral downtown.
April 17, 2018

Keys to Excellence season closes with Peter Miyamoto

Peter Miyamoto, professor of piano and chamber music at the University of Missouri, will present the final concert of the season for the Drake University Keys to Excellence Piano Series on April 23.
April 11, 2018

Juried Art Exhibition showcases 65 student works of art

The Anderson Gallery recently celebrated the opening of the 47th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, which showcases 65 works of art by 32 current Drake students. The exhibit runs through April 22.
April 10, 2018

Drake's Phillip Chen awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Phillip Chen, the Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor of Art at Drake University, has been awarded a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.
April 6, 2018

Mirla Criste prepares for ‘transcendent’ Drake directorial debut

Assistant Professor Mirla Criste makes her directorial debut at Drake University this week with Drake Theatre's "The Trojan Women," which runs April 5-8.
April 2, 2018

Drake Theatre presents Trojan Women starting April 5

Drake University Theatre presents an adaptation of "The Trojan Women" by Euripedes, adapted by Charles Mee and directed by Mirla Criste, April 5-8.
March 28, 2018

Keys to Excellence presents Mei-Hsuan Huang

Mei-Hsuan Huang, assistant professor of piano at Iowa State University, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 26 as part of the Keys to Excellence Piano Series.
March 19, 2018

Meet Vince Kenney, conductor of the 'raucous' Bulldog Brass

Bulldog Brass brings the noise for Drake Basketball, and Vince Kenney is there to lead them. "You’re almost a DJ for the whole event," he says. "You’re calling up the right tune at the right time."
February 24, 2018

Drake Theatre presents two full-length mainstage productions, Feb. 22-25

Drake University Theatre’s upcoming repertory showcase features two full-length, mainstage productions that vary significantly in style and message. The shows run Feb. 22-25.
February 15, 2018

Drake alumna to give free concert in Sheslow

Drake alumna Dana Sloter, a professional clarinetist, will showcase her talents during a free concert February 26 in Sheslow Auditorium.
February 15, 2018

Keys to Excellence continues with Israeli pianist in Beethoven program

Israeli pianist Asaf Zohar will deliver the next concert in Drake’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 5, in Sheslow Auditorium.
January 31, 2018