New EKU Center for the Arts presents opportunities for students

The New EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond is opening doors and opportunities for students who may have never realized working behind the scenes in the arts is for them.

Four years ago, Emily Whitt came to Eastern Kentucky University on scholarship.

From playing in the band to performing on stage, her love of music is evident by just listening.

"I've always had a passion for music so I thought at first what not better than to be a music major," Whitt said.

Entering her senior year, Whitt felt a different calling, and it was all thanks to a new building being built on campus, the EKU Center for the Arts.

"I loved being a music major, but I really wanted to get more of the business aspect of music so that's when I decided I wanted to take a more business role," Whitt said.

Whitt will now be one of the dozens of students who will get hands on training at the Center for the Arts.

Whitt says she looks at herself as being the first impression people get of the new facility.

She says she's excited about all of the people from Kentucky, and potentially outside Kentucky, that she will meet by ushering them to their seats.

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