MM Spotlight - Lily Graham

Discover the journey of Lily Graham, a talented graduate student at Wichita State University's School of Music, as she navigates her path to a master's degree in Opera Performance. Hailing from Salt Lake City, Grahm shares her passion for singing and her experiences studying under renowned faculty at WSU. From exploring women's contributions to music during the suffrage era to collaborating on unique projects, Grahm's time at WSU has shaped her into a versatile artist ready to make her mark on the world of opera.

Students walk in front of the Rhatigan Student Center's east entrance

Introducing Madeline Norland, a lifelong learner from Winfield, KS. With a rich background in teaching art and museum work, she joined Wichita State University two and a half years ago, driven by her passion for continual learning. Now, at 67, she eagerly awaits her graduation on May 11, 2024, achieving her degree in Arts Leadership & Management, a testament to her unwavering commitment to education.

MFA student Scott Jones sits in a chair in his Henrion Hall studio surrounded by art supplies and multicolored ceramic sculptures.

Scott Jones’ work explores masculinity through the plasticity of clay. Originally from Bryan, Ohio, Scott is graduating with his MFA in Studio Art with a concentration in ceramics from Wichita State University’s School of Art, Design and Creative Industries.

Beachner Grain Elevator mural “El Sueño Original – The Original Dream.

April 3, 2024 - A mural titled “Adelante Juntos – Forward Together,” will cover Wichita State's Duerksen Fine Arts Center Amphitheater soon.

MFA student Zoë Gillis sits in a desk chair in her McKnight Art Center studio surrounded by prints.

Zoë Gillis’ work challenges the accuracy of memory through layered reconstruction of images. Originally from Eureka, Kansas, Zoë is graduating with her MFA in Studio Art with a concentration in printmaking from Wichita State University’s School of Art, Design, and Creative Industries.

WSU Concert Chorale Heads to Denver - Students in Wiedemann Recital Hall

In a historic moment for Wichita State University, the WSU Concert Chorale is set to make its mark at the Southwestern Region American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Convention in Denver, CO., on Saturday, March 2. This significant achievement marks the first time in 30 years that WSU will be represented at an ACDA event.

Kansas American String Teachers Association Hall of Fame

We are delighted to share the outstanding news that our very own Professor of Viola, Catherine Consiglio, is set to be honored with induction into the Kansas Chapter of the American String Teachers Association (KASTA) Hall of Fame at this year's state music convention! This prestigious accolade truly reflects Professor Consiglio's lifelong commitment and remarkable contributions to string music education.

Students walk in front of the Rhatigan Student Center's east entrance

Unveiling the Art of Impermanence: Anthony Corraro, a Tulsa native, pioneers a unique approach in his MFA journey at Wichita State University's School of Art, Design and Creative Industries. Discover how he uses hand-dyed floor dust to create intricate prints through a silkscreen, embracing the beauty of the transient. Stay tuned for an inside look into this extraordinary blend of art and impermanence.

Students walk in front of the Rhatigan Student Center's east entrance

Dive into the Intersection of Anxiety and Artistry with Mollykate Geddis, a visionary graduating with an MFA in Ceramics from Wichita State University’s School of Art, Design, and Creative Industries. Originating from New Hampshire, Mollykate crafts site-responsive experiences using crocheted ceramic tiles, challenging viewers' preconceptions. Join us for an exclusive glimpse into her world, where anxiety becomes a canvas for celebration.

MAALM student Sherry Urton

Sherry Urton’s path into arts leadership and management is deeply rooted in her passion for dance and community. Currently serving as Registrar & Student Life Manager at Joffrey Academy of Dance, the Official School of the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, Sherry will graduate with her MA in Arts Leadership & Management (MAALM) this summer.