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Music, art professors gain international exposure for their work

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The power and beauty of art and music transcends the borders of countries, as evidenced by the work of two Missouri State University professors.

chesmanCarillonist performs at international festival

Dr. Jeremy Chesman, associate professor of music, performed at the International Carillon Festival at the Bok Tower Gardens in March. This festival, which is the most prestigious in North America, featured young performers from around the world.

Chesman performed several seldom-heard, avant-garde works, including music by George Crumb, Richard Felciano, John Cage, and an installation for carillon and electronics by Stephen Rush.

westPhotographer featured in international exhibit

A photograph by Bruce West, professor of art and design, is included in the “The Days of War” exhibition at the Musee de Photographie in Belgium. The photograph selected for this exhibit is from West’s series of work in Northern Ireland entitled “Portraits of the Troubles.”


College of Arts and Letters
The College of Arts and Letters supports more than 45 undergraduate and 10 graduate programs. The college incorporates seven academic departments, including art and designcommunicationEnglishmedia, journalism and filmmodern and classical languagesmusic; and theatre and dance, and five interdisciplinary programs: antiquitieselectronic artsglobal studieslinguistics; and musical theatre. The College of Arts and Letters promotes learning, scholarship and service to the broader community in all aspects of human communication — spoken, written, visual, musical, dramatic and electronic.
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