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Faith, Arts, & Culture Events


The Milligan College Arts Council is dedicated to providing quality arts programming for the college community and the region, supporting the liberal arts curriculum of the college, and encouraging others to enrich their lives through the arts.

All events are open to the public and FREE unless otherwise noted.

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Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Mary B. Martin Auditorium, Seeger Chapel, Milligan College
Writer and storyteller Stephen Copeland has always had a passion to help people share their stories. Copeland has co-authored nearly a dozen books, helping those in the sports and entertainment industry write about their experiences.[...]
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
Prior to this year’s fall musical, Jessica Molaskey, a Broadway performer from the original cast of Songs for a New World, will work with Milligan’s cast during a closed rehearsal. In addition, she will coach select[...]
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm Milligan College Hyder Auditorium
No text has spoken of exile and displacement more compellingly than Psalm 137. For many centuries, this short Hebrew poem has been a cultural touchstone for music and religion across the world. Dr. David Stowe,[...]
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm Emmanuel Christian Seminary Mildred Welshimer Phillips Memorial Chapel
Dr. Thomas Long, the Bandy Professor of Preaching Emeritus at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, was named by Baylor University as “one of the 12 most effective preachers in the English speaking world.” At[...]
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
Songs for a New World explores faith, love, community, and how ordinary people survive extraordinary circumstances. It is the first musical from Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County). The musical[...]
Oct 25 all-day P.H. Welshimer Library
Reimagine books as the raw material and inspiration for works of art! The 7th annual Book + Art Exhibit runs in conjunction with Milligan’s Homecoming each fall. All interested faculty, staff, students, alumni, and area[...]
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
Songs for a New World explores faith, love, community, and how ordinary people survive extraordinary circumstances. It is the first musical from Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County). The musical[...]
Oct 26 all-day P.H. Welshimer Library
Reimagine books as the raw material and inspiration for works of art! The 7th annual Book + Art Exhibit runs in conjunction with Milligan’s Homecoming each fall. All interested faculty, staff, students, alumni, and area[...]
Oct 26 – Nov 14 all-day Milligan Art Gallery, Derthick Hall
“Fighting for Recognition” is a photographic and multimedia series about southern independent wrestling and contact sports. The photography captures these sports within the context of decoding the traits underlying viewing a spectacle. William Major (’15)[...]
Oct 26 @ 3:30 pm Milligan College Seeger Chapel, Mary B. Martin Auditorium
     Milligan’s Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, Heritage, Herd Mentality, Guitar Ensemble, and Orchestra will present a short, family-friendly concert that showcases the wonderful world of music in film. The performance will feature iconic songs[...]
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
Songs for a New World explores faith, love, community, and how ordinary people survive extraordinary circumstances. It is the first musical from Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County). The musical[...]
Oct 27 @ 2:30 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
Songs for a New World explores faith, love, community, and how ordinary people survive extraordinary circumstances. It is the first musical from Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County). The musical[...]
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm Milligan College Seeger Chapel, Mary B. Martin Auditorium
The Milligan Orchestra will take you on a zoological journey through centuries of music inspired by the animal kingdom. Featured repertoire includes the Overture from The Thieving Magpie by Rossini, “The Waltzing Cat” by Leroy[...]
Nov 17 – Dec 6 all-day Milligan Art Gallery, Derthick Hall
Senior graphic design majors Amy Shumaker, Bethany Sodergren, and Cora Wymer showcase their creative skills in digital illustration, print design, type design, package design, and other digital media. Opening reception: November 17, 2-4 p.m.
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm Milligan College Seeger Chapel, Mary B. Martin Auditorium
The Milligan Arts Council presents Ensemble Chaconne as they transport listeners to Shakespeare’s time with Measure for Measure: the Music of Shakespeare’s Plays. The concert will feature songs from As You Like It, Twelfth Night,[...]
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
At this 12th annual event, students enrolled in Milligan’s storytelling class will tell their own tales as part of their final exam.
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm Milligan College Seeger Chapel, Mary B. Martin Auditorium
The glorious sounds and sights of the season will be a great start to your Christmas festivities as the Milligan area of music presents its annual Christmas concert. The performance will feature choirs, the orchestra,[...]
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm Milligan College Seeger Chapel, Mary B. Martin Auditorium
The glorious sounds and sights of the season will be a great start to your Christmas festivities as the Milligan area of music presents its annual Christmas concert. The performance will feature choirs, the orchestra,[...]
Feb 1 all-day Milligan College Seeger Chapel, Mary B. Martin Auditorium
Together again on Milligan’s campus, Men in Song and Women in Song will combine for a one-day choral festival open to singers of any age from high school through adult.  Dr. Rosephanye Powell from Auburn[...]
Feb 7 – Feb 24 all-day Dos Gatos Coffee Bar
Milligan’s fine arts, photography, and graphic design students return to downtown Johnson City to fill the walls of Dos Gatos Coffee Bar with their latest creative works. Enjoy a cup of coffee and support our[...]
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
Open your heart and enjoy the talents at Milligan at the “Love Cabaret.” Milligan students will lead guests on a journey through some of Broadway’s most iconic love stories and explore some new ones along[...]
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
Open your heart and enjoy the talents at Milligan at the “Love Cabaret.” Milligan students will lead guests on a journey through some of Broadway’s most iconic love stories and explore some new ones along[...]
Feb 16 @ 2:30 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
Open your heart and enjoy the talents at Milligan at the “Love Cabaret.” Milligan students will lead guests on a journey through some of Broadway’s most iconic love stories and explore some new ones along[...]
Feb 23 – Feb 28 all-day Milligan Art Gallery, Derthick Hall
Collin Hawley, a member of the inaugural class of the Master of Arts in humanities program, will present a photography exhibition as an extension of his thesis. His work explores the performance of photography and[...]
Mar 1 – Mar 6 all-day Milligan Art Gallery, Derthick Hall
Opening reception: March 1, 2-4 p.m.
Mar 22 – Mar 27 all-day Milligan Art Gallery, Derthick Hall
Opening reception: March 22, 2-4 p.m.
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
Christopher has a mystery to solve. Someone has killed the neighbor’s dog with a garden fork, and 15-year-old Christopher is a suspect. What unfolds is a fascinating glimpse into the life of a young man[...]
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
Christopher has a mystery to solve. Someone has killed the neighbor’s dog with a garden fork, and 15-year-old Christopher is a suspect. What unfolds is a fascinating glimpse into the life of a young man[...]
Mar 29 – Apr 3 all-day Milligan Art Gallery, Derthick Hall
Opening reception: March 29, 2-4 p.m.
Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
Christopher has a mystery to solve. Someone has killed the neighbor’s dog with a garden fork, and 15-year-old Christopher is a suspect. What unfolds is a fascinating glimpse into the life of a young man[...]

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