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Kean alumnus and musical composer Colin Bell at the keyboard

Composing Career Takes Kean Music Education Graduate from Marching Bands to the Red Carpet

Colin Bell earned a B.A. in music education from Kean in 2005 and, after graduating, joined the music faculty of his alma mater, Old Bridge High School. He has also become a prolific composer, more recently, for movies and other screen projects.
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Community Orchestra Revived at Kean

The Kean-NJIO Orchestra is comprised of talented musicians of all ages from the Kean community and surrounding areas who come together to perform classical and contemporary pieces throughout the year. Check out our video to see their joy in making music together.
Ricardo Roig, Kean artist-in-residence, poses alongside his work

Kean Alumnus Ricardo Roig Named University’s Artist-in-Residence

The 2008 Kean alumnus will return to campus in the Fall to create a mural at the Human Rights Institute, conduct workshops and classes with students, and show new work.

Breathing Life into Discarded Items: Exploring Sayaka Ganz’s Sculpture

Artist Sayaka Ganz uses discarded everyday plastic items like utensils, toys and other household objects to create beautiful animal sculptures in her exhibition, Reclaimed Creations. Now on display at the Liberty Hall Academic Center Gallery, the artwork carries a deeper message about the importance of conservation and sustainability.
Large pictures of the Ornamental Hands are used in the stage set for the opera Le Magnifique

Kean Professor’s Artwork Featured in Opera in France

Fine arts Professor Jennifer Crupi’s ornamental jewelry is receiving international attention through a new opera that premiered recently in France.
Visitors enjoy pieces at the National Geographic 'Rarely Seen' exhibit at LHAC

With Photos of Rarely Seen Phenomena, National Geographic Exhibit Sparks Wonder — and Discussion About Climate Change

An art exhibition featuring 50 images captured by some of the world’s finest photographers is bringing viewers face to face with animals, landscapes and heirlooms rarely seen by human eyes.
Nancy Bauer Boucher and John Bauer

Kean Arts Philanthropists to Receive Honorary Degrees

Two retired educators who are longtime supporters of the performing arts at Kean University, siblings John Bauer, Ph.D., and Nancy Boucher, will be presented with honorary degrees during Commencement 2022.
Timelapse Co-Director Johnny Le and others at South Amboy Train Station

Kean Grad’s Film Project Lands on Amazon Prime

A sci-fi thriller and coming-of-age limited series, Timelapse was filmed partly at Kean and includes Kean graduates in the cast and crew.
Kean Theatre Conservatory production

Kean Offers Students New Options in Musical Theatre, Exercise Science

New undergraduate program options offered at Kean will help students prepare for careers in two different fields, exercise science and theatre.
Artist Knowledge Bennett stands with students Nazira Goldware and Brandon Bravo at the Getty Center and Museum in LA

Kean Students Visit L.A. for Artist-in-Residence Internship

Two Kean students got a close-up look into the art world of Los Angeles as part of a unique internship with artist-in-residence Knowledge Bennett.