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Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts students and faculty have teamed up with artists from the University of Notre Dame for The Art of Valor, which features artworks focusing on the experience of South Bend veterans. The Art of Valor will be on display at the South Bend Museum of Art until November 12.

Chloe Holmes, adjunct lecturer in music, won the assistant principal trumpet audition at the Symphony of the Lakes in Warsaw, Ind.

Jessica McCormack, associate professor of voice, was an artist/teacher in residence at the University of Colorado, where she provided coaching and a masterclass, and also presented a recital with collaborative pianist and Assistant Professor Willem van Schalkwyk. In October, McCormack will be traveling to St. Andrews, New Brunswick to perform Poulenc’s “Gloria” as the soprano soloist with the New Brunswick Choral Federation and St. Andrews Arts Council.

Susan Moore, associate professor of fine arts, has a photography exhibition, Light Rendering Space, at Photo Four Gallery, South Suburban College, in South Holland, Ill. The exhibition runs until October 4, when a closing reception will take place at 12:30 pm.

Jenifer Muñiz, assistant professor of music, will give a lecture-recital, “Second City? Reflecting on Piano Music of Chicago Composer Arne Oldberg in the Early Twentieth Century,” on Monday, September 18 at Little Theatre at Saint Mary’s 12-12:50 pm. Jorge Muñiz, associate professor of music, is traveling to León, Spain to attend rehearsals and the European premiere of his piano trio Goyescas XXI, which will be performed September 20. Muñiz was invited by the 30th Festival of Spanish Music (Festival de Música Española) to be the featured composer at a concert by Trio Arbós (Cecilia Bercovich, violin, José Miguel Game, violoncello, and Juan Carlos Garvayo, piano). In 2013, Trio Arbós was the recipient of the prestigious National Music Award of Spain.

Dora Natella, associate professor of fine arts, has been asked to be a juror for the 52nd Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show –2018.

Colin Raybin, adjunct lecturer in theatre and dance, will be performing in a show at Notre Dame September 24 in the Leighton Concert Hall. “Illuminating the Incarnation: A Musical Meditation on The Saint John’s Bible will feature a 10-voice schola, two violinists and a keyboardist. Additionally, dance and Scriptural proclamations will accompany the display of illustrations from the Bible. Concert attendees will sit on stage with the performers to mimic salon-style concerts of the 19th century where musicians played for their audiences in living rooms.” according to the Debartolo website.

Celia Weiss, adjunct lecturer in music, presented a piano and organ recital for “lunchtime Live!,” at the Lerner Theatre on Wednesday, September 27.

Kay Westhues, adjunct lecturer in fine arts, earned her MA in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University in May of 2017. Her thesis, “Beliefs and Practices Related to Community Water Sources: The Specialness of Springs,” examines the historical use of roadside community springs in Kentucky.