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School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

Welcome – Connect with Music, Theatre, and Dance!

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It’s been a great first semester of the 2015-2016 year for the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Faculty and students have been very busy teaching, performing, researching, and gathering awards and honors! Stories in this e-newsletter include faculty news (recognizing faculty achievements and welcoming new faculty), the opening of the new Purple Masque Theatre, and the growth of the Tap to Togetherness program. Continue reading “Welcome – Connect with Music, Theatre, and Dance!”

New Faculty – Fall Semester, 2015

Newly appointed Assistant Professor David Mackay is a professional actor, playwright and director from Vancouver, Canada. Directing credits include; the Arts ClubTheatre One Man, Two Guvnors, Venus in Fur, Boeing Boeing and The Importance of Being Earnest; Mitch and Murray Productions Speed the Plow, Becky Shaw, Lungs and Race; as well as directing and acting with the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival for fourteen seasons. He recently adapted and co-directed Kosmic Mambo, a stage adaptation of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner at Studio 58, Langara College. For film and television, acting credits include The X-Files, Are We There Yet, Watchmen and the upcoming film The Layover directed by William H. Macy. Continue reading “New Faculty – Fall Semester, 2015”

Quick Hits – Music, Theatre, and Dance


Tap to Togetherness: Under the leadership of SMTD Associate Director Julie Pentz, the K-State Tap Dance Ensemble has partnered with Manhattan School District’s “Parents as Teachers” program to bring local families a series of tap dance classes.  Participation included Parents as Teachers participants with children over 12 months of age. Continue reading “Quick Hits – Music, Theatre, and Dance”

Innovation and Inspiration

Students of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance played key roles in the public launch of the university’s $1 billion “Innovation and Inspiration” capital campaign. Fittingly, the event was held in McCain Auditorium. In case you missed it: https://vimeo.com/142426507.

Support for the School has been strong since its inception, exceeding $1.4 million in outright and deferred gifts in fiscal year 2015. Recent key initiatives include additional improvements and upgrades to the Chapman Theatre, several significant gifts to Bands, and the Dr. Lyndon and Jerri Boyer Excellence in Music Endowment.

To contribute to the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance or to an individual discipline, please visit the appropriate link below:


Or you may contact a member of our development team today and begin the discussion about how you can make a difference.