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February 2016

Art and Design

Our Fragile Home
January 14 – February 13, 2015
CMU Art Gallery Main & West Galleries
For details visit

Great Lakes:
  Image and Word
January 19 – April 1, 2016
Grand Valley State University Art Gallery, Allendale, MI
CMU Art & Design Professor Sally Rose exhibiting
For further information contact Sally Rose at or visit

2016 Annual Juried CMU Student Art Exhibition

February 26 – March 26, 2016
CMU Art Gallery Main and West Galleries
Reception:  Saturday, February 27, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Contact Anne Gochenour at for further information.

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

Central Michigan International Film Festival**
Friday – Sunday, February 5 – 7, 2016
Thursday – Sunday, February 11 – 14, 2016
Celebration! Cinema, Mt. Pleasant, MI and CMU's Park Library Auditorium
Tickets are $5/each or $10 for a book of five and go on sale in January at Java City/Park Library and Celebration! Cinema.

For a complete festival schedule, visit

Communication and Dramatic Arts

A Skull in Connemara – Studio Theatre Production
By Martin McDonagh
Thursday – Saturday, February 4 – 6, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
CMU Moore Hall Theatre-on-the-Side
Limited first come, first serve seating so arrive early.
For further information contact Jim Hickerson at


Mother Hicks*
Written by Suzan Zeder
Directed by Nancy Eddy
Wednesday - Friday, February 10 – 12, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday, February 13 – 14, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT TIME FOR SATURDAY PERFORMANCE THAN USUAL to accommodate ASL & Closed Caption public performance.

For details, visit:

Natya Dance Company Dance Workshops

All workshops in CMU Rose 127 Dance Studio
Tuesday – Thursday, February 16 – 18, 2016
For various workshops being offered, times and further information, please contact Heather Trommer-Beardslee at or visit


Trap Door Improv
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00 p.m.
CMU Moore Hall Platform Theatre, Room 102
Limited first come, first serve seating so arrive early.
For further information contact Jim Hickerson at

MUG Communication Conference

Friday, February 26, 2016, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
For details, visit or contact Dr. Kirsten Weber at


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

ICE Center Incubation Seminar
Topic:  Grants
Friday, February 19, 2016
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.


Jack Hartman, Guest Speaker
  How to write a column
Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Moore Hall, Room 116
For further information contact the Journalism office at 989-774-3196 weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.


All concerts are in Staples Family Concert Hall unless otherwise indicated

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


Faculty Artist Adrienne Wiley, piano & organ*
Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Weekend - Faculty Jazz Combo*
Thursday, February 4, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Weekend Guest Artist**
Walter White, Trumpet

Friday, February 5, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
CMU Warriner Hall, Plachta Auditorium

Marimba Studio Recital
Sunday, February 7, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
Chamichian Hall


Faculty Artist Tracy Watson, soprano*
Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

CMU Orchestra
Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Formosa Trio

Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Chamichian Hall

Colness Vocal Competition
Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

CMU Percussion Ensemble
Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Guest Artists: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center*
Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Staples Endowed Concert

Bassoon Studio Recital

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 1:00 p.m.
Chamichian Recital Hall

Choir Concerts

Sunday, February 21, 2016
2:00 p.m. Women's Chorus, Focus on Women
5:00 p.m. Concert Choir & Chamber Singers


Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Wind Symphony & Symphony Band
Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Flute Choir Recital

Sunday, February 28, 2016, 5:00 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.


**Special pricing – contact Central Box Office or contact listed in event announcement. 


May be charged an additional box office service fee.