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November 2015

CMU Events

2015 Central Honors Scholarship Competition

November 7, 2015
Register now at
Registration will close when each date reaches capacity.

Compete for a spot in the prestigious Honors Scholar Program and earn one of 150 Centralis Scholarships that range from full-tuition to full-ride.  Competition spots are limited.

Art and Design

October 16 – November 14, 2015
CMU Art Gallery Main and West Galleries

Artwork by national and regional artists Heather Cassils, Jess T. Dugan, Jono Vaughn, Catherine Forster, John Clarke, Jeong Mae Yoon and Jack Balas addressing gender identity in their art.  This exhibition is curated and organized by CMU Art Gallery Director, Anne Gochenour.


Through the Lens of Desire
Solo exhibit of CMU Art and Design Professor, Kris Sanford.
October 23 – November 30, 2015
OutCenter, Benton Harbor, MI
For further information email Kris Sanford at


CMU Art Gallery hours:  Tuesday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., 989-774-3800.  Director, Anne Gochenour, 989-774-7457,

Broadcast and Cinematic Arts

Moore Media Records and Tree Love Collective Present
Music Harvest Benefit Concert

Saturday, November 7, 2015, 3:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Sunday, November 8, 2015
Hunter's Ale House, 4855 E Blue Grass Rd, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858

Admission option includes: 10 non-perishable food items; $8 donation; or $4 donation plus 5 non-perishable food items

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Music and Art in the Art Gallery of Hunter's

6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. - Bands on the main stage (funk, jazz, rock, soul)

For more information go to:

Communication and Dramatic Arts

A Conversation With Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Author of the Play God On Trial
As part of Theatre and the Holocaust Class (TAI 399)
Tuesday, November 3rd at 12:45 PM
Room 118 Moore Hall

For more information contact: Lauren McConnell @

Rosemary With Ginger
By Edgar Allan Baker
Thursday-Saturday, November 5-7, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
CMU Moore Hall Platform Theatre (MO 102) (Limited seating)
Early arrival is recommended for this general admission performance.  For further information contact Jim Hickerson at


Dance Workshops with Guest Artist – Nic Gareiss
Saturday, November 7, 2015, CMU Rose 127 Dance Studio
9:00-10:00 a.m. – Jazz Tap
10:15-11:15 a.m. – Irish Step Dance

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Appalachian Clogging

For additional information contact Heather Trommer-Beardslee at


Book/Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Directed by Annette Thornton
Musical Direction by LaToya Lain
Wednesday-Saturday, November 11-14, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 15, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
CMU Moore Hall Bush Theatre

In this iconic musical, set on the rough and tumble American frontier, a cowboy and a ranch hand content for the affections of a captivating farm girl, and bedlam ensues.  With many revivals and awards to its credit, Rodgers and Hammerstein's first collaboration continues to capture hearts and imaginations!  Oklahoma! Is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals:


By Tracy Letts
Thursday-Saturday, November 19-21, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
CMU Moore Hall Theatre-on-the-Side (Limited seating)

Early arrival is recommended for this general admission performance.  For further information contact Jim Hickerson at


Center for Innovation, Collaboration, and Engagement (ICE Center)
ICE Center Incubation Seminar

Topic:  Creative Endeavors
Friday, November 13, 2015
11:00 a.m. Presentation
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Round Table Discussion
Moore Hall 430
Open to the public

Email Johnny Sparks at or Lesley Withers at for further information.

Integrated Public Relations
Internship Fair
Hosted by PRSSA Student Group
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CMU Bovee University Center Rotunda
For further information contact Jim Wojcik at


2015 Journalism Hall of Fame
Saturday, November 14, 2015, CMU Powers Ballroom
5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Inductions

Open to the public.  Contact CMLife Office for tickets at 989-774-5433 or email Dave Clark at

2015 inductees are Tom Henry, author and environmental reporter at The Blade in Toledo; Sherry Knight, CMU's associate vice president of University Communications; Peter Luke, former Booth Newspapers political reporter and columnist; and Ken Stevens, a multimedia specialist at MLive Muskegon Chronicle, who died unexpectedly last fall.  The 1985-86 staff of Central Michigan Life, the university's student newspaper, will also be honored, and the 2014 CM Life staff will be recognized for winning the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award and for being named College Newspaper of the Year by the college Media Business and Advertising Managers.



All concerts are in Staples Family Concert Hall unless otherwise indicated

Contact School of Music at 989-774-3281 for further information.

Jazz Central

Sunday, November 1, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

Jazz Lab I

Sunday, November 1, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

Chamber Winds

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

CMU Orchestra

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m.


Friday, November 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Flute Studio Recital

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
Chamichian Recital Hall

Saxophone Studio Recital

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
Chamichian Recital Hall

Composition Recital

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 7:30 p.m.


Faculty Artists: Powers Woodwind Quintet*
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 7:30 p.m.


Faculty Artist Edward Fedewa, bass*
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7:30 p.m.


Clarinet Studio Recital
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
Chamichian Recital Hall


High School Honor Band Concert
Sunday, November 15, 2015, 4:00 p.m.

Horn Studio Recital
Sunday, November 15, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Chamichian Recital Hall


Oboe Studio Recital
Sunday, November 15, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Chamichian Recital Hall


CMU Trombone Choir & Trumpet Ensemble
Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 7:30 p.m.


Faculty Artist Meghan Dewald, soprano*
Thursday, November 19, 2015, 7:30 p.m.


Festival Chorus**
Saturday, November 21, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
CMU Warriner Hall Plachta Auditorium


Saxophone Studio Recital
Sunday, November 22, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
Chamichian Recital Hall


CMU Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble
Sunday, November 22, 2015, 7:30 p.m.


Guest Recital: Ernest Salem, violin
Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Chamichian Recital Hall


*Tickets can be purchased at CMU Tickets Central in the CMU Events Center, or by calling 989-774-3045.  Tickets and event details are also available online at and prior to the event at the door.


May be charged an additional box office service fee.