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The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) recently announced that Jonathan Andrew, Joshua Rapp, Mel Angelo, Lauren Gunn, Emma Harr, and Jonathan Swindle as new Lessac Practitioners through the USM Graduate Voice and Speech curriculum.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Wind Ensemble presents its final concert of the 2018-2019 school year on April 29 at 8 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. This performance is free and is open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music presents the Southern Mississippi Steel Pan Orchestra (SoMiSPO) featuring Andy Narell on April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center. This concert is free and is open to the public.

 

For the 10th year, FestivalSouth® events return to venues across the Pine Belt this June, with a fun-filled line-up of activities, performances, and opportunities.

 

Presented by the Hattiesburg Concert Association (HCA), FestivalSouth is Mississippi’s only multi-week, multi-genre festival, offering both free and ticketed events that showcase the area’s rich creative economy. Featuring many University of Southern Mississippi faculty, staff, students, and alumni, and happening in several Hattiesburg campus venues, there is something for everyone.
 

The School of Marketing and the School of Performing and Visual Arts at The University of Southern Mississippi have partnered to offer a unique experience for a diverse group of students looking to practice their skills. Dr. Chris Balaski, professor of sales, and Dr. Monica Hayes, professor of theatre, oversee the initiative. 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Park Cultural Arts Series will conclude its Spring 2019 programming on Monday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. with “Gotta Dance” in the Fleming Education Center Auditorium.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Symphony Orchestra and the Southern Mississippi Southern Chorale proudly present the final concert of the 2018-19 season, “Music of the Night,” on April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. This is an encore performance of part of the program from New York City’s Carnegie Hall the previous week.

The Southern Arena Theatre is gearing up for its 43rd season at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) with two events based on Shakespearean plays: I Hate Hamlet and Speak the Speech! in June.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Repertory Dance Company presents its second Spring Dance Concert on April 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. in the Theatre and Dance Building, in studio 115 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Southern Chorale and the Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will be performing with the Rutgers University Voorhees Choir, IN HER WORDS, a concert featuring the U.S. premiere of Moorland Elegies by Kõrvits on April 23 at 8 p.m. in New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Theatre program will present William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing on April 11 through 14 at the Hartwig Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus. The April 11, 12, and 13 performances are set for 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. performance on April 13 and 14.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music presents its 2019 Cello Festival on April 11 and 12. The event is presented in part by the generous support of Partners for the Arts.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) will host a discussion on cybersecurity and cyberattacks on Thursday, April 11 at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The event is set for 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Fleming Education Center Auditorium.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Theatre program 2019-2020 season promises to be packed with exciting projects and plays that will entertain audiences of all ages.

 

Beginning the 2019-2020 season is American playwright August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean in October. Directed by Amanda Washington, this drama is about a man’s spiritual journey in search of a new life.

You’ve heard about the increasing need for qualified teachers in Mississippi. The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is helping to fill this need by offering a fully online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree, which leads to a Mississippi teaching license.

For one night only, The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) students from Art, Music, Creative Writing, and Media & Entertainment present “Translation: An Evening of Artistic Collaboration” on April 4, in the Gallery of Art and Design. This free event begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Repertory Dance Company presents its first Spring Dance Concert on March 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. in Studio 115 of the Theatre and Dance Building on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) plans to show a special showing of National Theatre Live’s The Madness of King George III on April 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Martha R. Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus. National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast world-class theatre to cinemas in the UK and internationally.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Opera and Musical Theatre Company proudly presents Donizetti’s opera comedy The Elixir of Love (L’elisir d’amore) on April 4 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Park Campus will present “Women in Mississippi Politics" on Monday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Hardy Hall Ballroom.

Coinciding with Women’s History Month, this bi-partisan forum features a panel of retired female politicians from south Mississippi, who will reflect on their careers in local and state politics.

From the novel by Alexander Dumas and adapted by Ken Ludwig, the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is set to perform The Three Musketeers on March 28-31 in the Martha R. Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus. Performances will be on March 28, 29, and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 30 and 31 at 2 p.m.

 

Special guest percussionist and composer Mike Waldrop is set to perform with the University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Jazz Lab Band on March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Thirsty Hippo in Hattiesburg.

The Arts Institute of Mississippi (AIM) at The University of Southern Mississippi, established the AIM Awards to salute and honor the accomplishments of outstanding high school level arts teachers, schools, and organizations that are making an impact through exemplary achievements in arts education throughout the state of Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Connoisseur Series presents the Texas Guitar Quartet on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium in the Hattiesburg area. The free concert is presented in part by the generous support of Partners for the Arts.