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Join School of the Arts students Mark, Salina, and Tyler, as they take you behind the scenes and keep you in the know of all the events and exciting things happening at the UNA School of the Arts and in the Shoals! Listen to the podcast by clicking on an episode in the right column or by visiting us on Itunes or Podbean.

2.24: Christi Britten

Christi BrittenJoin Tyler and Salina as they talk with the new Director of the Tennessee Valley Arts Association, Christi Britten, about the association itself, how she has enjoyed her time as director so far, and Tyler even reminisces on how he applied to be a co-host on our show!

2.23: Lance LaDuke

Lance LaDukeJoin Mark and guest host Dr. Tom Lukowicz as they speak with Lance LaDuke, who participated in the Department of Music's Guest Artist Series, about music business and entrepreneurship, as well as his previous lecture about "Becoming your own musician."  

2.21: Lindsey Film Festival - Professor Johnson/Bryant Hasheider

George Lindsey Film FestivalJoin Mark and Tyler as they take an in depth tour of how UNA's George Lindsey Film Festival is run and observe how going through the motions of being part of this amazing festival differ from the student and graduate perspectives!

2.21: Bethany Green of the UNA Food Pantry (February 19, 2020)

Food PantryListen as Salina, Mark, and Tyler talk with Bethany Green about our UNA Food Pantry, and how you can gain access to it as a student of UNA!

2.20: Vicki Goldston (February 12, 2020)

Vicki GoldstonJoin Salina, Mark, and Tyler as they talk with the fabulous Ms. Vicki Goldston about her many endeavors around the Florence area and listen on as Mark and Ms. Vicki catch up after many years of knowing each other!

2.19: UNA Tournèes Film Festival 2020 (February 3, 2020)

Tournee Film FestivalThis episode aired before we posted episode eighteen so y'all had the awesome opportunity to check out this amazing festival! Thank you Dr. Coker and Dr. Vance for coming and talking with us!

2.18: UNA IAD Students (February 5, 2020)

IAD StudentsEnjoy this awesome episode with our IAD competition winners! Learn more about the competition itself and how these incredible students were able to win and take a peek inside the IAD program here at UNA in this weeks episode of SOTA Pop!

Special Edition: The School of the Arts Advisory Council (January 29, 2020)

Advisory CouncilListen on as Dr. Terrance Brown has a great conversation with some of our SOTA Advisory Board! The folks mean a great deal to us here at SOTA Pop and in the SOTA office. This was truly a great experience!

2.17: Aaron Tennessee Benson (January 22, 2020)

Aaron BensonJoin Salina and Tyler as they record the first solo episode with Associate Professor of Art, Aaron Tennessee Benson!

2.16: New Semester New Hosts (January 15, 2020)

New HostsJoin Mark in welcoming our two amazing new co-hosts as the team plays an exciting game to get to know each other a little more!

2.15: Create Scholarship (December 4, 2019)

Create ScholarshipListen in as Dr. Terrance Brown explains the new CREATE scholarship and how you can help us fund this amazing opportunity for future students! 

2.14: Chopped Competition Winners (November 25, 2019)

Chopped WinnersJust like last year, enjoy an episode filled with food and future plans for this years UNA Dining Chopped Competition winners!

2.13: Farewell Laney! (November 20, 2019)

UNA Opera Listen in on Laney's final episode of SOTA Pop before her graduation in December to learn about her journey, and stay tuned till the end for some very important information concerning SOTA Pop! We wish Laney the best and hope she does amazing things throughout her career!

2.12: UNA Opera Students (November 13, 2019)

UNA Opera Have you ever been to an opera production? Have you read The Turn of the Screw? Tune in to this episode with some of UNA's wonderful opera students and learn about how you can experience both at the same time!

2.11: UNA's 1st Point Scholar, Vivienne Cho (November 6, 2019)

Vivienne ChoListen in on this very special episode of SOTA Pop with Point Foundation Scholarship recipient Vivienne Cho and learn if you could qualify for the scholarship yourself!

2.10: Art Professor and 1 Table Organizer, Kristin Husainy (October 30, 2019)

Kristin HusainyAre you unable to go home for Thanksgiving? Do you want to get to know those in the community? Listen in for a solution to both of those problems with Kristin Husainy!
Listen to Episode 10

2.9: President Kenneth Kitts (October 23, 2019)

President KittsEnjoy a very special episode featuring questions from our SOTA student leaders asked directly to UNA's president, Dr. Kenneth Kitts!
Listen to Episode 9

2.8: Alumni Relations Director, Bishop Alexander (October 16, 2019)

Bishop AlexanderAre you a graduate of UNA? Are you a student wondering how you can stay involved with the university after graduation? If you answered yes to either of those questions the this is the episode for you! Listen as Director of Alumni Relations talks about his department and tells us about the amazing Lions Under the Lights event!
Listen to Episode 8

2.7: Equality Shoals President, Mathew Pereda (October 9, 2019)

Mathew PeredaAre you interested in Boolesque? What about the Coming Out Debutante Ball? Find out more about these events and learn about a very special Point Scholar in this
episode of SOTA Pop with Mathew Pereda!
Listen to Episode 7

2.6: Cinematic Arts and Theatre Faculty (October 2, 2019)

CAT FacultyDid you know our Cinematic Arts and Theatre programs joined together? Find out a little about some of the new program's faculty and learn how they see the first year of the program going in this episode of SOTA Pop!
Listen to Episode 6

Special Edition: Performance Artist, Richard Curtis (October 1, 2019)

Richard CurtisLearn about Rich's journey of becoming an artist and grab a little insight on his exhibit in our very own Gallery 126 in this special episode of SOTA Pop!

2.5: 4-Time World Poetry Slam Champion, Ed Mabrey (September 25, 2019)

Ed MabreyGet to know four-time World Poetry Slam Champion Ed Mabrey following his keynote presentation at UNA School of the Arts' I2E2 event on September 20, 2019!
Listen to Episode 5

2.4: UNA Social Inclusion Center Director, Dr. Andrea Hunt (September 18, 2019)

Andrea HuntDr. Hunt has been a major part of a plethora of things here at UNA! Find out more about her involvement and enjoy a little preview of SOTA's I2E2 conference in this episode of SOTA Pop!
Listen to Episode 4

2.3: SOTA Student Leaders (September 11, 2019)

SOTA Student LeadersDo you have any ideas about what can help improve your major within The School of the Arts? Are you wondering who you can express these ideas to? Well check out this interview with the SOTA Student Leaders to find out!
Listen to Episode 3

2.2: GMane (September 4, 2019)

GMANECheck out an episode full of hip-hop history and a special plug for some upcoming events with Laney and Mark as they talk with the Shoals' own GMANE!
Listen to Episode 2

2.1 Welcome Back! (August 28, 2019)

Welcome BackJoin Laney, Mark, and Dr. Brown as they discuss the successes of UNA's School of the Arts in their first year and there may even be a hidden keyword for future giveaways!
Listen to Episode 1
1st RecordingWelcome to the UNA School of the Arts new podcast, SOTA POP!
In this episode, we dive into the background of our host, Dr. Terrance Brown;
discuss the idea for the podcast; and give a few sneak peeks of upcoming episodes.
Halloween PodcastIn this episode we discuss Halloween favorites and tell ghost stories with special guests Monica and Tequila from the SOTA office!
Chef Nathalie Dupree   Chef Dupree is an award-winning chef and author who has written 14 cookbooks which have sold over half a million copies. She has been awarded 4 James Beard Awards, is credited for starting the New Southern Cooking movement, and was awarded with the honor "Grande Dame," which she considers her highest honor. 
Dean Burkhalter Podcast  In this episode of SOTA POP Laney, Mark, and Dr. Brown sit down with the dean of the UNA College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Carmen Burkhalter, and ask questions submitted by students and listeners of the podcast.
SOTA POP #4 NOV 27 2018
In this episode of SOTA Pop, Laney and Mark talk to film and cinematic arts student, David Montgomery. They discuss the changes in the program throughout David's years at UNA, its incorporation within the other arts departments, as well as the George Lindsey Film Festival.

SOTA POP #5 DECEMBER 19, 2018

In this episode of SOTA POP, Laney and Mark discuss Firekid front man Dillon Hodges' choice to go to UNA, cover a few significant moments in his life, and react to 'Where My Money Goes (Feat. CHIKA)' from Firekid's new EP, XY.

SOTA POP #6 JANUARY 16 2019

In this episode of SOTA Pop, Mark talks with Assistant Art Professor Parker Seward about the "A Voice For All" exhibit which will be displayed in the UNA Art Gallery beginning Jan. 28. 
SOTA POP #7 January 30 2019 Join co-host Laney Green as she talks with Dr. Meghan Merciers, Dr. Whitney O'Neal, and Ms. Karen Cantrell (Trio Leo) about how their group came to be!
SOTA POP #8 February 6, 2019Join Laney and Mark as they talk with Steve Trash, the rockin' eco hero, about his origin and what he enjoys most about his profession!
SOTA Pop Special Edition Chef Tony KanazaJoin Laney and Mark as they talk with Chef Kanaza who traveled all the way from Nazareth, Israel for a special demonstration for the Culinary Arts department! Our hosts learn a little history about Chef Kanaza's family business and also a little about him.
SOTA POP #9 A Lesson Before Dying
In this episode of The SOTA Pop Podcast, Laney and Mark talk with Director Charlton James about the process of choosing "A Lesson Before Dying" and Laney talks with the cast about how important this production is and how it has affected their personal lives.
SOTA POP 10In this episode of The SOTA Pop Podcast Mark and Laney talk with the Director of UNA Opera and Musical Theater, Dr. Tiffany Bostic-Brown, about UNA Opera's "Starry Night" production and how she envisioned the first true collaboration School of the Arts programs.
Urban Arts Expo and Mark
Join Mark and Dr. Terrance Brown as they talk with local hip hop artists from the Shoals area about the struggles of being involved in a culture that is not very popular in the area as well as an upcoming expo that may be the answer to this. 
DISCLAIMER: The expo will be held April 26th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the coliseum not April 12th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. like we said in the recording!!!
Mark Laney IanJoin Mark and Laney as they talk with UNA's own Dr. Loeppky about UNA's choral department and a couple of events that are coming up.
Mark Dr Stevens Laney Join Laney and Mark as they talk with the conductor of The Shoals Symphony and UNA professor Dr. Stevens. In this episode we explore the growth of the symphony as well as discuss a pretty fun upcoming event that you DO NOT want to miss!
SOTA POP #14 Join Mark as he talks with the director on UNA Bands, Dr. Lloyd Jones, about his time at UNA and a little insight on the upcoming Annual President's Concert!
SOTA POP #15 Join Mark and Laney as they record on site in the Connie D. Mckinney center and talk with UNA's Director of Fashion Merchandising and Design, Laura Mckee, and some of her students about the upcoming Shoals Designer Showcase and the process behind the whole thing!
SOTA POP #16Join Laney and Mark in the second and final episode of the McKinney Center series. In this episode our hosts talk with the winners of the UNA Culinary Department's chopped competition about how they got into the industry and discuss the elements of the whole competition!
SOTA POP #17In this episode of SOTA Pop, Dr. Brown talks with some of our SOTA staff members about what to expect at the very first I2E2 conference. This is the last episode of our first season of SOTA Pop and we encourage you to follow us on all social media platforms to keep up with us during the summer! Thank you all so much for listening and stay tuned for our second season in August!