The Orion

Chico State students, faculty, staff work to keep local music scene vibrant amid pandemic

Performances at Laxson auditorium have been cancelled for the semester, but staff are still employed.
September 14, 2020

School of the Arts Productions and Chico Performances are each working on projects that will help music and arts thrive during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Paul Young, a music industry professor who...

Winner of music competition showcased at Madison Bear Garden

Passionate artists put their souls on the table with  every performance. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford
October 7, 2018

It was live music galore at Madison Bear Garden Thursday, as the popular Chico hotspot hosted the School of Arts Productions (SOTA): Chico Unplugged in the final Winners Showcase. Chico Unplugged is...

Fourth annual Chico Unplugged shows steady improvement

Senior Brady Shaw plays the piano during Thursday's Chico Unplugged performance at Madison Bear Garden. Photo credit: Grant Casey
September 21, 2015

The eclectic second floor of Madison Bear Garden has played host once again to Chico Unplugged, the School of the Arts Productions singer-songwriter competition. An initially small crowd swelled into one...

School seeks singing competitors

Photo Courtesy of Keely Leonard.
April 27, 2014

Chico State's School of the Arts Productions is accepting video submissions for a chance to compete on NBC's "The Voice."SOTA Productions will pick 10 submissions to audition on campus on Friday, May 2....

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