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      Playing It By Ear: Music Professor Improvises His Way Through Quarantine

      Imagine being a composer and performer in quarantine. Your scheduled professional appearances over the next several months have been postponed or cancelled. What do you do now? Well, if you’re Andrew Simpson, you improvise.

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      M.F.A. Playwright Selected as Core Apprentice

      MFA Playwriting Alumna Kelly Renee Armstrong has been selected to the Core Apprenticeship program at Playwrights Center of Minneapolis. The Core Apprentice program at the Playwrights’ Center is a competitive program which "pairs student play

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      Love of Music Inspires Gift to Sacred Music Area

      Music has long been a part of Michael Moore’s life. “My mother was always singing while she worked around the house or outside, usually Irish tunes she had learned as a girl,” he said. “My dad had been in the band in high school and enjoyed teaching me traditional American folk songs. Fortunately, I grew up on a farm so we could sing as loud as we wanted and not worry about the neighbors.”

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      Josie Ziemski: Combining Artistic Talent with Faith

      As a high school student, Josie Ziemski heard about a new scholarship that seemed to have been designed with her in mind. Now in her first year at Catholic University, Ziemski is its first recipient.

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    • Standing in Solidarity: A Statement from the Leadership of the Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art

      We stand in solidarity with the many voices outraged at the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others. These voices draw us to acknowledge the horror of continued institutional racism and violence faced by many in our country. 

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