Music Department

Arts & Life Concert Series

The Arts and Life Series at Harding University brings world-class performers to our Searcy audience.   Harding students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with a Harding I.D.  Tickets for all others are $5 at the door or $4.14 online.  Season passes may be purchased for $20 at the door or $15.69 online and comprise all events in the 2017-18 season.  Seating is general admission; there are no reserved seats.
Buy your tickets online at   Advance online ticket sales closes one hour before concert time.  Bring a printed or digital Eventbrite ticket with you to the event.

For advance sales for groups of 8 or more, contact the Music Office at 501-279-4343.  Group pricing is not available at the door.

Click here for a map to the Administration Auditorium.  You can also set your GPS destination for 940 E Park Ave, Searcy, AR 72143. 

 Natural State Brass Band

Natural State Brass Band

Sunday, Sept. 17, 3:00 p.m., Administration Auditorium

Natural State Brass Band Goes to the Movies!  Arkansas' own brass band will play a program of film music including themes from James Bond, Harry Potter, and Brassed Off.

NY Classical Players

New York Classical Players orchestra & Scott Carrell, piano

Saturday, Oct. 7, 7:00 p.m., Administration Auditorium

Under the direction of Dongmin Kim, the New York Classical Players will perform a selection of works for orchestra, including Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with Harding's own Scott Carrell performing as soloist.

 Clara Campbell Christian

Clara Campbell Christian, piano

Friday, Nov. 10, 7:00 p.m., Administration Auditorium

Professor of piano at College of the Ozarks and frequent performer throughout the U.S., Clara Campbell Christian will perform works by Liszt, Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Bolcom.


Carmen Cusack

Carmen Cusack, star of Broadway's Bright Star

Friday, Feb. 2, 7:00 p.m. Administration Auditorium

Theater World Award Winner and 2016 Tony Award nominee for best actress for her starring role in Broadway's Bright Star, Carmen Cusack will present an evening of her musical favorites.  Cusack has performed in musicals in London and other major cities, with starring roles in Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, South Pacific, Sunday in the Park with George, and many others.  Come and enjoy this intimate evening of music and stories.

Intersection Trio

Intersection Trio: violin, cello & piano

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7:00 p.m., Administration Auditorium

The Los Angeles Times has called them "Stunning," and the Palm Beach Daily wrote that "Dazzling!  is the first word that comes to mind upon experiencing a performance by Intersection."    This internationally acclaimed trio composed of highly accomplished performers will play a blend of classical, jazz, Latin, Broadway/film music together with some of the their own compositions and arrangements.  Come and see why the Palm Beach Daily added "I have rarely heard anything like it."

Love Plate

Valentine's Eve A&L Benefit Dinner with Concert
Before the Intersection Trio concert, 5:15-6:45 p.m.

Before the evening's concert which will include romantic film favorites, doubly surprise the one you love with a dinner our chef is specially preparing for this occasion plus an "Intersection Trio" ticket included in the price of the meal! The dinner, served in the lovely Cone Chapel (American Heritage Center) overlooking Harding's quadrangle, includes one of our finest dishes and dessert. Afterward, as you stroll to the concert hall through the center of campus, enjoy the enchanting atmosphere as Harding pulls out all the stops with an encore lighting of thousands of streaming festive lights.


Newpoli Italian folk music group

Thursday, Mar. 15, 7:00 p.m., Administration Auditorium

Winner of the 2016 Independent Music Award for "Best World Traditional Album," Newpoli will perform a program at Harding of music from the South of Italy laced with influences from all of the surrounding Mediterranean cultures.  

Wardrobes & Rings

Wardrobes and Rings theatrical presentation with David Payne, Gordon Tett & Audrey Ney.

Friday, Apr. 13, 7:00 p.m., Administration Auditorium

After enthusiastic reviews from our audience at last year's presentation of An Evening with C.S. Lewis, David Payne returns with friends to perform Wardrobes and Rings.  In this play we join C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien for one last visit, tempered by thawing humor, confession and reconciliation.  They were remarkable lives, and this is memorable theatre.  
















Contact Us

Fax: 501-279-4086

Mailing address:
Harding University
Music Department
Box 10767
Searcy, AR 72149-5615