The concert entitled "Music hug- Spain, Serbia, Latin America," by the Faculty of Arts Chamber Orchestra "Concertante", University of Niš, under conductorship of Milena Injac, PhD, organized by the Music Centre in Kragujevac, was held on Thursday, 22nd December 2016. starting at 8pm in the Conference Hall of the First Kragujevac Grammar School. Works by composers from Spain, Latin America, as well as of Serbian composers- Faculty of Arts professors as authors, Dragan Tomić, MA and Bratislav Zlatković, were performed at the concert. There was the world premiere of Dragan Tomić,s composition "Niš Rhapsody", composition inspired by Niš themes, performed by students of Faculty of Arts Department of Wind Instruments, as well as Female vocal group Maestrini, consisting of Department of Theory students, under the guidance of prof. Ivana Mirović. Faculty of Arts professors- Andjela Bratić, flute, Vesna Petković, guitar and Aleksandra Ristić, mezzo-soprano, as well as student Dušan Čeganjac, in the class of prof. Miljan Bjeletić, MA, performed as soloists.
Exhibition of works by Department of Applied Arts students "STOP - LIFE" was opened in Nis Cultural Center Gallery, on Thursday, 22nd December 2016. The exhibited works have been realized within the cource Graphic Communications, expressing by the contents- the idea of environmental protection, the fight for the right of animals, excessive exploitation of animals, the threat to their habitat, etc. Mentors: Anita Milić, Assistant Professor and Miljana Radenković, Assistant / Photos: Miloš Aleksić
The 14th anniversary of the Faculty of Arts in Niš was marked on 3rd December. A series of events was organized on this occasion. On Thursday, 24th November 2016 - Opening of the exhibition "Art & Design" by professors and doctoral students of Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Technical University of Sofia, held at Faculty of Arts Concert Showroom / On Wednesday, 30th November 2016, a lecture entitled "Educational policies and media literacy," by presenter dr Marija Randjelović was held at the Faculty of Arts Room no 6. A concert by professors and associates was held at Faculty of Arts Concert Showroom, at 8pm / On Thursday, December 1st 2016, an exhibition of students of Department of Applied Arts was held in the creative activity venue DELI, at 7pm, and the students of the Faculty presented themselves at Faculty of Arts Concert Showroom, at 8pm. / Ceremony marking the Faculty Day was held on Friday 2nd December 2016 at Faculty of Arts Concert Showroom.
The Faculty of Arts Chamber Orchestra "Concertante", University of Niš, under conductorship of Milena Injac, PhD, held a concert entitled "Music hug- Spain, Serbia, Latin America" on Sunday, 6th November 2016 at the Kolarac Great Hall in Belgrade, organized by the Kolarac Endowment Music center. The following students performed as soloists: Dušan Čeganjac, accordion (laureate of the World Cup in Portugal, in the class of prof. Miljan Bjeletić, MA), Dimitrije Mandić, violin (Orchestra concertmaster), the Faculty of Arts Alumni- Andrija Petrović, MAS as cello and Faculty of Arts professors- Aleksandra Ristić, MA, mezzo-soprano, Andjela M. Bratić, flute and Vesna Petković, guitar. Works by composers from Spain, Latin America, as well as of Faculty of Arts professors, Dragan Tomić, MA and Bratislav Zlatković, were performed at the concert. The audience had the opportunity to hear the world premiere of Dragan Tomić,s composition "Niš Rhapsody", performed by the concert guests: Faculty of Arts Wind Ensemble, Djordje Hartl, a student of the Percussion Department and Faculty of Arts vocal group Maestrini, under the guidance of prof. Ivana Mirović, MA.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition "DIPLOMA 2016" of Master academic studies students from the Department of Applied Arts, was held on 1st July 2016 at the Pavilion in the Fortress. Stefan Dimitrijević, Nikola Milenković, Tijana Miljković, Jelena Mladenović, Danijela Nikolić, Miloš Nikolić, Milica Pavlović, Dijana Stojanović, Snežana Stojiljković are Master academic studies students of Graphic Design, Department of Applied Arts, at the Faculty of Arts, University of Niš, who are presenting themselves with their final work to the audience of all ages, residents and guests of Niš, professional and general public. Nine young artists, creative creators, approach this year's exhibition of works with a desire to carefully develop and seriously set an exhibition, with great enthusiasm and with the need to do differently now, to present their ideas in a more innovative way, with proven values and accumulated knowledge in the field. They are characterized by bold design solutions, various media of expression, interaction and creative use of new technologies. Their works, expressions and the realization of various structures ideas, indicate the differences between personalities, preferences, needs and abilities of these students having one goal - to give their cultural contribution to the world of visual changes. Certainly, their diversity enriches and shapes the image of the Faculty of Arts in Niš as a center of art and culture of this university town.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition "DIPLOMA 2016" of Master academic studies students from the Department of Visual Arts, was held on 23rd June 2016 at the Pavilion in the Fortress. The main objective of the traditional exhibition " DIPLOMA" realized by the Faculty of Arts in Niš in cooperation with the Gallery of Contemporary Art in Niš is to present the creative achievements of young artists who have gained professional education in the field of painting. One-year study of visual problems at the master academic studies reveals visual poetic characteristics of eight authors, artwork - Ana Živadinović, Daniel Jakimovski, Danica Maksimović, Ognjen Milovanović, Božica Milojević, Kristina Milošević, Sava Mišić and Lazar Šošević. Taking into account the postulates of the contemporary art scene in the process of artistic education, under the mentorship of prof. mr Katarina Djordjević, these young artists have incorporated academic knowledge by analytical, meticulous approach into the new, personal artistic expression. By its subject matter, format and technical aspect, these artworks reflect alertness of young artists to critically examine the reality, the social environment, the segments of the past or to strive for the future. Although they completed their studies in one class, their work is characterized by individualism, which can be seen in the diverse interests of visual phenomena and interpretation of visual theme. Figuration, landscape and interior settings can be interpreted in terms of a broader framework in which there are numerous possibilities of transposing the theme, from factual guidance of all segments to the careful selection of individual elements, which, by the author,s imperative, become important elements of the compositions of images.
The premiere concert of students of the Faculty of Arts in Niš with Niš Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of mr Zoran Stanisavljević, associate professor at the Faculty of Arts, was held on 26th May 2016, starting at 20 pm in Niš Symphony Orchestra Hall. At the concert performed: Irena Vezenković - piano, Nikola Djordjević - guitar, Andjela Stanković - piano, Miloš Vuković- guitar, Kristina Krsmanović - flute, Tamara Pejčić - flute, Nadežda Cvetkov - violin, Mina Mitić - violin, Ilija Lazarević - continuo, Angelina Nikolić - flute, Jelena Stojilović - soprano, Filip Vučić - tenor and David Kurtić - violin.
IV International student complementary piano competition was held in Niš from 20th to 22nd May 2016 at the Faculty of Arts Concert Showroom organized by the Faculty of Arts in Niš. The contestants were evaluated by the following jury: Yasuyo Yano (Academy of Music in Lucerne, Switzerland), Marta Kržić (Music Academy of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia), Miloš Pavlović (Faculty of Music Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade), Julija Bal (Academy of Arts in Novi Sad), Milena Rajković (Faculty of Arts in Niš) and Dragan Tomić (Faculty of Arts in Niš). Within the competition, three concerts were held at the Faculty of Arts Concert Showroom: 20th May 2016 Competition Opening Ceremony - Miloš Pavlović from Belgrade and Julija Bal from Novi Sad; 21st May 2016 - Gala Concert by Stevan Spalević and Nemanja Egerić (The competition joined by this concert the event NIGHT OF MUSEUMS 2016); Sunday, 22nd May 2016 - The Competition closing ceremony – Performance of this year's Competition awarded students.
Promotion of textbook "Sonology" by dr Dimitrije Bužarovski, honorary doctor of the University of Niš, was held on 16th May 2016 at the Faculty of Arts Concert Showroom, Knjaževačka 2a. At the promotion of another significant edition of the Faculty of Arts in Niš, in addition to the authors, spoke reviewers dr Suzana Kostić, full professor at the Faculty of Arts in Niš, mr Dragan Tomić, associate professor at the Faculty of Arts in Niš and mr Danijela Zdravić Mihailović, head of the Faculty of Arts Publishing Center.
Promotion of the Faculty of Arts in Niš publication "Illustrated English-Serbian dictionary of musical terms and expressions with Serbian-English index" by Snežana Drambarean and dr Dorin Drambarean, as well as textbook of English language for students of music "Tune up your English" by Snežana Drambarean, language instructor at the Faculty of Arts, was held on 14th April 2016 at the University of Niš Great Hall. Besides the authors, the following reviewers talked at the promotion: dictionary reviewers- prof. dr Vesna Lopičić, professor at the Faculty of Philosophy in Niš, prof. dr Sonja Cvetković, associate professor at the Faculty of Arts in Niš; textbook reviewers- prof. dr Ratomir Ristić, retired professor at the Faculty of Philosophy in Niš and prof. dr Nebojša Todorović, professor at the Faculty of Arts in Niš, as well as mr Danijela Zdravić Mihailovic, head of the Faculty of Arts Publishing Centre. Photo author: Dejan Ristić, Department of Applied Arts student.
Promotion of the monograph "Immanent hearing and reception of music" by dr Jelena Cvetković Crvenica, associate professor at the Faculty of Arts, was held on Wednesday, 23rd March 2016 in hall no.6 at the Faculty of Arts in Niš. Besides the author, the following reviewers talked at the promotion: dr Ivana Drobni, professor at the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade and dr Suzana Kostić, professor of the Faculty of Arts in Niš, as well as mr Danijela Zdravić Mihailović, head of the Faculty of Arts Publishing Centre.
Eminent professors Stephan Siegenthaler at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Lucerne and Yasuyo Yano, pianist and professor at the Music Academy in Lucerne, Switzerland held a free master class for students of clarinet and piano at the Faculty of Arts in Niš from 19th to 22nd January 2015. Also, prof. Stephan Siegenthaler and Miloš Mijatović, assistant professor at the Faculty of Arts in Niš, performed as soloists at the premiere concert of the Niš Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, 21st January 2016, under the conductorship by Toshio Yanagisawa from Japan.