INDIANAPOLIS – Despite a sour economy and recent statewide cuts to arts funding, Marian University is kicking off another new construction project on its campus.
The latest facility upgrade, the fourth such project undertaken at the 114-acre campus in the last three years, will add a large rehearsal space and additional classrooms to the existing music building. The renovation is the first of a three-phase major improvement for students who participate in choral groups, marching band, musical ensembles, and those who are instrumental and vocal soloists. The renovated building will be known as the Steffen Music Center. You can read the complete news release on our web site. Reporters and editors: we created a video clip for your use that includes interviews with President Elsener, Bob Bedell (formerly with ICVA and a member of our arts initiative advisory board), Tony Watt (former chairman of our board of trustees), Philip Kern (director of the Department of Performing Arts), Angel Velez (director of bands), and Matt Carter of ICVA/MusicCrossroads.