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Fine Arts at Carthage

The View from an Artist

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the lives and minds of Carthage artists and visiting performers.


  • Six Appeal

    When you’ve got it, you know it – and Six Appeal definitely has that special something. Hot off the victory from an international competition in Moscow, this sextet is coming to Carthage on Thursday, Oct. 18. They began as an acapella group in college, just next door in Minnesota. Since their college days, they have performed with Andy Grammer and won numerous competitions. Six Appeal is bringing their diverse music in hopes of inspiring Carthage’s students and creating an engaging performance for all. Six Appeal member Andrew Berkowitz gives Carthage an insight to the group before their performance next week.

  • AJAX

    Author David von Drehle states, “History is not just about that past. It also reveals the present.” This sentiment is echoed by two extraordinary Carthaginians who are bringing history into the present. Alumni Melody Abbott ’18 and student Lawrence Gums ’19 worked tirelessly to bring Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Ajax to Carthage this fall. Their translation of the play shines a spotlight on PTSD and veteran suicide, and they hope to use their interpretation of Ajax to bring awareness to the current struggle many veterans face. Melody was kind enough to share her insights on the process of translating Ajax for Carthage theatre to perform, letting us know how working on the play has transformed her in her career and personal life.

  • Emma Figge ‘20

    It is unique, talented students that build Carthage into what it is; today, we’re going to take a look at one outstanding student in theatre. Junior Emma Figge directed and stared in the Carthage rendition of The Marvelous Wonderettes. Here, she reflects on her experience to share with us all.

  • Project Trio

    A new and unique sound is coming to Carthage this fall. On September 20th, renowned ensemble Project Trio will bring their fusion between the music of yesterday and the music of today to Carthage’s A. F. Siebert Chapel. Today, Project Trio’s double bassist Peter Seymour gives an insight to the musical group and its unique blend between classical and modern music.

  • Cassidy Skorija ‘19

    Carthage is lucky enough to have a fantastic Fine Arts department, but a lot of the hard work is often hidden backstage. Today, I get to shine some light on a key player in the Fine Arts department: Cassidy Skorija ’19. Cassidy is the Student Assistant to the Ensemble and Events Manager and plays many roles within the department. As she begins her senior year, she reflects on some of the opportunities she’s had through Carthage and the Fine Arts department – as well as her aspirations for after graduation.