News & Stories

We recently caught up with Isabelle Martin (BA, 2018). She was ambitious while at CFA, involved in everything from art history research to the symphony orchestra, so it's no surprise she is just as ambitious and active now!

CFA alum travels to the Wonka Chocolate Factory

Anything is “Wildly Possible” when you become a UK Wildcat. Whether that is becoming an entrepreneur, working for an international business, pursuing a graduate degree, or portraying the role of Mrs. Gloop in Roald Dahl’s new musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its National Tour!

Whenever University of Kentucky students, staff, faculty, and supporters attend an arts event in Central Kentucky, it’s very common to see a familiar face. On December 14, 2019, the Lexington Philharmonic’s “A Cathedral Christmas” ended up being an impromptu UK School of Music reunion for many. When patrons began entering the Cathedral of Christ the King, they saw several familiar faces within the orchestra as well as the Lexington Singers – Catherine Clarke Nardolillo (DMA, 2013), Margaret Karp (Lecturer of Violin and Viola), Jason Dovel (Associate Professor of Trumpet) and even Andrew Miller (BMME, 2015). After being away from Lexington for a few years, it was great to catch up with Andrew!

When students receive a degree in Music Education, the traditional career path might be to teach at a local public middle or high school. However, students at the University of Kentucky often take the path less traveled. Ryan George (BMME ‘02) is one such example.

As part of the University of Kentucky’s 70 Years of Integration commemoration, the UK Alumni Association is doing a monthly Q&A featuring an alumni to discuss their time at UK and how that helped shape what they have done in their life and career. This month they featured 2010 UK graduate Jeremy Gillett, who will perform his one-man play “Black and 25 in America,” Sept. 13-14 at the Guignol Theatre, Fine Arts Building.

Enjoy our free wellness opportunities for College of Fine Arts students, faculty, and staff this semester. Take care of your mind and body while keeping track of classes.

Season packages are now on sale for the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre 2019-2020 season!

The College of Fine Arts is excited to offer a variety of summer programs and learning experiences for numerous age groups.

It’s not often that the University of Kentucky School of Music, its faculty, and programs make their way into the business of the Commonwealth’s General Assembly. Yet that happened on March 28, 2019, when the House of Representatives adopted House Resolution No. 214, which had been introduced to the assembly by Representatives Ruth Palumbo, David Osborne, George Brown Jr., Kelly Flood, Joe Graviss, Matthew Koch, Stan Lee, Russ Meyer, Phillip Pratt, Cherlynn Stevenson, and Susan Westrom. 

In celebration of 100 years of music, students from the UK School of Music will head to New York City and take the Carnegie Hall stage on Wednesday, May 29.

On April 17, the University of Kentucky will rally its alumni, friends and fans to support One Day for UK, a 24-hour day of giving where donors can support the college, unit or cause of their choice.

Whether on stages, in concert halls, or in galleries, our faculty seek to interpret classics, develop new works, challenge our understanding of the world and advance the intellectual discourse through, with, and about the visual and performing arts.