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The College of Arts and Humanities is excited to present Kaleidoscope: A Festival of the Arts  

Kaleidoscope was created to celebrate the arts and humanities at JSU. For the month-long festival, the college has scheduled performances, films, readings, lectures and more that are open to the public. As a kick-off to Kaleidoscope, our 50th Annual Student Juried Art Show opens on March 28th. We hope that you will join us to celebrate creativity and innovation in music, art, creative writing, history, theatre, and film at JSU.

Featured Kaleidoscope Events:

  • 50th Annual Juried Student Show
    Opening Reception March 28, 5-7 PM Show Runs: Tuesday, March 28 - April 13
    Location: Lee and Jetta Manners Art Gallery & Roundhouse Gallery

  • JSU Percussion Ensemble Concert
    Wednesday, March 29, 7 PM
    Location: Mason Hall Recital Hall

  • Dr. Lisa Odom, Guest Voice Recital
    Thursday, March 30, 7:30 PM
    Location: Mason Hall Recital Hall

  • Dr. Lisa Odom, Guest Voice Master Class
    Friday, March 31, 1:45 PM
    Location: First Presbyterian Church Jacksonville

  • English Dept Lecture Series: "Looking Backward: Adaptation and Imagination in Contemporary Media," featuring Dr. Marija Reiff, Dr, Julia Tigner, and Dr. Thayer Truss
    Friday, March 31, 2-3PM,
    Location: Houston Cole Library Room 1103-C

  • Write, Southerners! Reading Series: Connor Towne O'Neill, author of Down Along with That Devil's Bones
    Friday, March 31, 7-9 PM
    Location: Mason Hall Room 351

  • JSU Show Choir Spring Spectacular
    Saturday, April 1, 5:00 PM
    Location: Mason Hall Recital Hall

  • Jazz Combos Concerts
    Sunday, April 2, 5:00 and 7:30 PM
    Location: Mason Hall Recital Hall

  • JSU Sax Quartet Concert
    Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 PM
    Location: Mason Hall Recital Hall

  • Band-O-Rama Concert
    Thursday, April 6, 7 PM
    Location: Pete Mathews Coliseum

  • Innovation Expo and Makers Market
    Friday, April 7, 12 noon - 3 PM
    Location: TMB, third floor

  • Write, Southerners! Reading Series: Ashley Wurzbacher, author of How to Care for a Girl
    Friday, April 7, 3-4 PM reading
    Friday, April 7, 6-8 PM panel with editor Natalie Hallak, editor at Atria, part of Simon and Schuster
    Location: Merrill Hall Room 300

  • The Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Concert
    Monday, April 10, 7:30 PM
    Location: Gadsden City High School

  • JSU Civic Symphony presents "A Night at the Symphony"
    Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 PM
    Location: Mason Hall

  • Barry R. Jones, Video Installation and Performance. Lesson 9 (The Freedom Riders)
    Wednesday, April 12, 7:00 PM
    Location: Roundhouse 101 and Quad

  • English Department Lecture Series: Virtual Alumni Panel
    Thursday, April 13, 1:30 PM
    Location: TBD

  • Four-Hands Piano Recital featuring Drs. Beibei Lin and Chia-Ching Shen
    Thursday, April 13, 7:30 PM
    Location: Mason Hall Recital Hall

  • Lee Bebout, History Lecture: "Label Your Opponents Extreme (so that You Can Appear Reasonable), or Understanding the Recent anti-Critical Race Debate in Four Easy Steps"
    Thursday, April 13 at 5:30 PM
    Location: TBD

  • Foothills Piano Festival presents Chia-Ching Shen and Beibei Lin in Four-Hands Piano Recital
    Thursday, April 13, 7:30 PM
    Location: Mason Hall

  • The Iliad, the Odyssey and all of Greek Mythology
    Friday, April 14 at 7:30 PM
    Location: Stone Center Theatre

  • Performance Recital, Panayotis (Paddy) League – Ethnomusicologist, Composer, Recording Artist, and Performer
    Friday, April 14, 6:15 PM - Pre-Concert Lecture
    Friday, April 14, 7:30 PM - Performance Recital
    Location: Mason Hall

  • Marching Southerners Symposium
    Saturday, April 15, 8:30 AM - 5:50 PM
    Location: Dillion Field and Mason Hall

  • Kaleidoscope Honors Recital
    Saturday, April 15 6:30 - 9 PM
    Location: Mason Hall Recital Hall

  • A Capella Choir and Civic Chorale presents Requiem by John Rutter
    Monday, April 17, 7:30 PM
    Location: TBA

  • The Strange South, Live Podcast
    Tuesday, April 18, 7:00 PM
    Location: Stone Center Theatre

  • North America Brass Band Association Championships Preview Concert
    Wednesday, April 19, 7:30 PM
    Location: Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Activity Center

  • 12th Annual JSU Jazz Festival & JSU Jazz Alumni Concert
    Thursday, April 20, 7:30 PM
    Location: Mason Hall

  • BFA Senior Exhibition opening reception & student presentations
    Thursday, April 20, 5-7 PM
    Location: Lee and Jetta Manners Gallery

  • Student Film Fest
    Saturday, April 22, 7:30 PM
    Location: Stone Center

  • Spring Gospel Choir Concert
    Sunday, April 23, 7:00 PM
    Location: Mason Hall Recital Hall


  • Senior Art Show
  • Tubaween
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Chamber Singers