‘The Poetry of Jazz’ by Philip Levine and Benjamin Boone ranked #3 Jazz Album of the Year by Downbeat Magazine

Philip Levine, Benjamin Boone and the band in the studio

What started as a jazz project between two Fresno State colleagues has earned the respect of Downbeat Magazine readers who rank “The Poetry of Jazz” the number three Jazz Album of the Year in the 2018 Readers Poll. The poll results appeared in the December 2018 issue and praised the performance of Pulitzer-winning poet laureate […]

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Encountering the Other

Music student Chris Carreon and Professor Benjamin Boone

Music and journalism project focuses on understanding other cultures ~ By Kathleen R. Schock, excerpted from the June issue of the Fresno State Magazine, Photos by Cary Edmondson View Photo Gallery Growing up in Stockton, Chris Carreon watched a lot of movies. Big blockbusters like Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Back to the Future. He […]

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This month in the Arts and Humanities

Even though it’s summer, we’re still celebrating huge stories of achievement and success this month in the College of Arts and Humanities. From our students to our faculty and alums, here are some top stories from the month of June. Fresno State alum wins on Jeopardy! Peter Guekguezian thrilled audiences of the popular trivia game […]

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Three from College of Arts and Humanities named 2017 Fulbright recipients

~ By Lisa Maria Boyles, communications specialist for the College of Arts and Humanities Fresno State has three 2017 Fulbright recipients, all of whom are from the College of Arts and Humanities. Two faculty members and a student have won the prestigious awards, which will take them to other parts of the world. Alice Daniel, […]

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Professor Hays named Faculty Service-Learning Scholar​

MCJ Professor Betsy A. Hays

~ Reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Betsy A. Hays, Department of Media, Communications and Journalism professor at Fresno State, was named the University’s Faculty Service-Learning Scholar for 2017-18. The one-year term, which is supported with faculty release time, provides professional development training and support for faculty members interested in creating or enhancing a service-learning course. Chris Fiorentino, […]

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Youth Orchestras of Fresno will debut Saroyan-inspired piece in concert May 28

~ By Julia Copeland, Executive Director of the Youth Orchestras of Fresno The Youth Orchestras of Fresno will debut a new orchestral work, inspired by author William Saroyan and written by four Fresno State composers, at their annual Youth Music Extravaganza. The concert will also feature rock star violinist Vadim Gluzman (and his 300-year-old Stradivarius). This […]

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Command Performance: Celebration of U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

Chamber Singers in Washington DC

The Chamber Singers, in collaboration with Juan Felipe Herrera, will reprise the program from their recent trip to Washington, D.C., in a command performance at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, in the Concert Hall. Read more about their recent trip here. While in Washington, D.C., the Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Cari Earnhart, premiered […]

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Arts in Motion celebrates College of Arts and Humanities

~ Video Recap of Dean’s Medalist Nominees: Produced by  Kameron Stiffler (lead), Edmer Archilla, Nikki McCabe, Cyrel Mallory, and Raul Reyes of the MCJ Multimedia Production Service At Arts in Motion on Saturday, April 29, the College of Arts and Humanities recognized its students of distinction from all areas of the college in a celebration of creativity and the […]

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Top Fresno State teaching award goes to music professor Ben Boone

Ben Boone wins top teaching award

~ By Tom Uribes, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Dr. Benjamin Boone, professor in the Department of Music, has been awarded Fresno State’s 2017 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, announced Dr. Lynnette Zelezny, Fresno State’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. Seven faculty members were selected for the Promising New Faculty category of the Provost’s […]

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