The Arts Scene at KSU


Kennesaw State has many points of excellence. And one area — the arts — stands out because of a consistently high quality in its programs year after year.

Kennesaw State’s faculty members in the College of the Arts have provided students with unparalleled access to some of the best artists in the areas of dance, theatre and performance studies, art and design, and music. Meanwhile, KSU’s arts district has seen enormous growth over the years, bringing some of Georgia’s most advanced arts facilities to the forefront.

Acknowledgement of our growing reputation in the arts came last week when KSU received a $336,000 endowment for student scholarships in the Department of Dance. The awarding of the Pomare-Conner Memorial Endowed Fund for Dance demonstrates Kennesaw State’s evolution to a status of prestige — one that has been built over many years through relationships in the area’s arts community.

It is a worthwhile adventure to explore KSU’s outstanding arts events during the coming weeks. For example, as part of the School of Music’s Signature Series, an internationally acclaimed violinist will perform at the Morgan Concert Hall, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will be returning in October. At the state-of-the-art KSU Dance Theater on the Marietta Campus, the Department of Dance is hosting the internationally acclaimed Spellbound Contemporary Ballet. Meanwhile, the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies has multiple performances currently in production or coming soon. The Fine Arts Gallery will have the first of its Capstone exhibitions beginning next month. And, of course, the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art continues to have some outstanding exhibitions throughout the year.

Between now and next summer, the number of performance offerings through Kennesaw State is simply staggering. It is a wonderful time to be involved with the arts at Kennesaw State, whether you’re a student, a performer or a patron.

Pamela Whitten


Written By Whitten