Standard Bearer: John Spankowski

John Spankowski

“No childhood experience left a more positive impression on me than my time in primary and secondary music classes. Music touches people in ways that no other subject does. It exercises our aesthetic being and explores inexpressible human emotions.” ~ John Spankowski

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Student of Distinction: Jeffrey LaRose

Jeffrey LaRose

“I aim to… inspire my students to achieve their impossible, and embrace the opportunities to mentor new teachers who are beginning their journey.” ~ Jeffrey Larose

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4th Fresno State Art Song Festival, 2021: Prize Winners

Top left to right: Micah Byers, Allen Gallego and Kana Kains. Bottom left to right: Lana Kains, Jeremy Boulton and Joshua Bravo

Six students were named as winners in the 4th Annual Art Song competition at Fresno State. During the competition, the poetry and composition finalists worked with vocalists to perform original works during the festival

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Choirs combine in celebration of MLK, Black History Month

Martin Luther King painting

In an annual tradition, the Fresno State choirs directed by Dr. Cari Earnhart and Fresno City College choirs, directed by Julie Dana, combine for “Walk in Peace: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black History Month” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 26 on YouTube.

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#TBT College of Arts and Humanities Student Stories

Kelsi Stieler, Kaylee Gutierrez, and Kristin Bonillas; Jen Rhodes; Kelvin Diaz

These extraordinary students in the College of Arts and Humanities have followed their passions to find the right mentor, overcome obstacles, and collaborate with each other to teach children how to make the world a better place. Here are three stories that will make you proud to be a Bulldog!

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Remembering the life of Dr. Jack Fortner

In Memoriam: Dr. Jack Fortner

Dr. Jack Fortner, music professor emeritus, composer, and founder of the Orpheus chamber ensemble, died from cancer on Thursday, June 25, in São Paulo, Brazil. He was 84 years old.

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