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Keys to Excellence Piano Series resumes Oct. 3 featuring Kansas State Professor of Piano Sławomir Dobrzański

Now in its 10th season—and after a two-year hiatus—Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series resumes featuring internationally acclaimed pianists from around the world. Sławomir Dobrzański, professor at Kansas State University, will present the first concert of the 2022–2023 season on Monday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium. Admission is free. The performance will feature works by Bach, Mozart,...

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Drake University Theatre Arts presents ‘It Shoulda Been You’

Drake University Theatre Arts presents ‘It Shoulda Been You’

Drake University Theatre Arts presents It Shoulda Been You written by Barbara Anslemi and Brian Hargrove. Showtimes are March 31–April 2 at 7:30 p.m. and April 3 at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Hall at the Harmon Fine Arts Center on Drake University’s campus. Face coverings are not required but encouraged. Tickets are available...

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More than 80% of Drake University Students Voted in 2020 General Election

More than 80% of Drake University Students Voted in 2020 General Election

Drake students voted at an almost 15% higher rate than the national average for university students More than eight in 10 (80.4%) Drake University students voted in the 2020 General Election, according to a national study published by Tufts University. Drake student turnout exceeded the national average of 66%. Drake student voter turnout increased almost...

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Keys to Excellence honors philanthropist Sally Bay Bartlett Nov. 29

Keys to Excellence honors philanthropist Sally Bay Bartlett Nov. 29

The 2021 season of the Drake University Keys to Excellence Piano Series opens with Nicholas Roth, professor of piano at Drake University, presenting a memorial concert honoring Sally Bay Bartlett, who passed away in March. Bartlett’s support for the Drake piano program was far reaching. Chief among her many notable contributions included gifting the magnificent...

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Drake University Theatre to perform ‘Songs for a New World’ virtually

Drake University Theatre to perform ‘Songs for a New World’ virtually

Drake University will stream its long-awaited online musical Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown Feb. 25–March 11. The performance can be viewed for $2 plus a streaming fee. Watch video.  Songs for a New World was originally scheduled to debut in Spring 2020, but due to COVID-19, rehearsals were delayed until this year.   Due to the pandemic, Drake Theatre reimagined how students rehearse and perform Songs for a New World while maintaining students’ well-being.   Although the cast will not be performing live to a large in-person audience, the production was recorded through a single camera for...

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New way to enjoy Drake University events at home

New way to enjoy Drake University events at home

Tune in to Front Row at Drake every Thursday night to connect and witness the talents of Drake students, faculty, and staff Starved for collegiate sports, music, or art? Drake University is bringing them to you every Thursday night with the new Front Row at Drake series. Tomorrow night, Dec. 3, 2020, the University will...