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Drake University/Community Chorus invites new members

Singers of all ages and skill levels are invited to join the Drake University/Community Chorus as the group begins rehearsing for its fall season.
August 4, 2016

Thank you for going All In!

Any way you interpret it, the Drake community gave in record numbers this year.
May 27, 2016

Zenith Chamber Music Festival returns with free performances in Des Moines

Zenith Chamber Music Festival returns August 16-20 with free concerts in venues including the Salisbury House, Jasper Winery, Des Moines Art Center, and Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium.
May 20, 2016

Free Drake Choir concert to kick off international tour

The Drake Choir and Chamber Choir will host a concert at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, to kick off their tour to Latvia, Estonia, and Finland, which begins Thursday, May 19.
May 10, 2016

Drake Theatre to host 'The Wild Party'

Drake University Theatre Department roars into the 1920s with Andrew Lippa's risqué prohibition era musical, The Wild Party, from April 28 to May 1.
April 25, 2016

Alumni-founded theater company’s on-campus debut to star retired Drake administrator Wanda Everage

A theater company founded by four Drake alumni will stage its debut production on campus, with retired Drake administrator Wanda Everage in a leading role.
April 8, 2016

Theatre production gives voice to survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Drake University will host “Messages: A Lived Experience Play about Sexual and Relationship Violence" on April 12.
April 7, 2016

Keys to Excellence features Daniel Shapiro

Daniel Shapiro will present the next concert of Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Monday, April 18.
April 7, 2016

Chen receives Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant

Phillip Chen, professor of drawing and printmaking at Drake University, recently received the 2015/2016 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. The foundation has awarded Chen $20,000, for his work in printmaking. This is Chen’s second major art grant after receiving the Louis B. Comfort Tiffany Award in 2006. Established in 1985 through the generosity of the late Lee […]
April 4, 2016

Drake Theatre Department presents "The Taming of the Shrew"

The Drake Theatre Department presents a new twist on Shakespeare's classic "The Taming of the Shrew," beginning Thursday, March 31.
March 25, 2016

Show highlights 29 students’ work

Nearly 100 works entered into the 45th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, awards presented to eleven artists.
March 23, 2016

45th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

The Anderson Gallery recently celebrated the opening of the 45th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition with a public reception and award ceremony.
March 3, 2016

J-Term propels record label

Drake students dive deep into music, media, and money—bringing a live show to the Drake neighborhood while experiencing the workings of the recorded music industry.
February 24, 2016

Violinist/social activist Mazz Swift to deliver Myron Marty Lecture

Violinist, social activist, and cultural ambassador Mazz Swift will deliver the 2015-2016 Myron "Mike" Marty Arts and Humanities Lecture at Drake University. The evening of collaborative performance and commentary is set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in the Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center, 2505 Carpenter Ave. The event is free and open to the public; tickets […]
February 22, 2016

Drake choir offers Singing Valentines as tour fundraiser

Drake Choir is sponsoring several upcoming events to support the group's 2016 concert tour of Latvia, Estonia, and Finland.
February 1, 2016