Do you enjoy events centered around music and productions? If so, the Fine Arts Festival on Oct. 9 is something you should consider adding to your schedule! The event features some of the best performers in the Entertainment & Fine Arts departments, which includes music, dance, and theater. The departments each propose pieces that they consider to be the best representation of Eastern’s art programs. Afterwards, the department heads and the other program council members make the final decision on the exact pieces that will be featured in the event.
Thanks to Professor Teresa Moyer’s generous answers, I got to know some surprising facts about the Fine Arts Festival. Not only do current students perform in the event, but alumni are invited to perform as well. According to Professor Moyer, the purpose of having alumni return to the Eastern stage is to showcase their talents to the campus. With the Fine Arts Festival being the largest Eastern art event that hosts all three departments, it is a great time for alumni to be featured. However, since there are limited spaces, only those that are suggested by the professors are featured on the stage in addition to current students. In order for them to be considered, the student has to get a professor recommendation, or the person has to pass the audition.
Even if you are not a part of the show, you can still come and support the show. With the implementations this year, free admission will be given to Eastern students with ID. But you do not have to come alone to enjoy the show; you can also bring your friends along. The cost of the Fine Arts Festival will be $10 for general admission and $8 for children and seniors. All of the proceeds will help to benefit the fine and performing arts departments and their goal to provide quality arts education for the students. In addition, by attending this event, you can also gain appreciation for live music in the age of digital music. Professor Moyer laments the decrease in the following of live music with the rise of the internet. You can, however, be a part of the change by going to the Fine Arts Festival. The performance will be in the McInnis Auditorium on Oct. 9.