College of Arts and Communication

EVENTS

Ticketed events do not require a parking pass. Patrons can park in Lot 1 (corner of Prince & Main Street) starting up to one hour prior to the event without a parking pass.
Non-ticketed events that happen during the week and before 5pm on Friday require that attendees have a parking pass.

Ways to purchase a parking pass are as follows:

  • A visitors pass can be ordered online and printed at home by clicking here.
  • Stop by the Visitors Center building at 826 W. Starin Road, Whitewater, WI 53190. Business hours are 7:30 - 4:30 pm. During non-business hours, attendees can stop by the kiosk located behind the Visitors Center building in the service drive-thru to purchase an hourly, daily or weekly parking permit.

Students can attend any Department of Music event for FREE with the presentation of their HawkCard.


Featured Event

A convergence between digital and traditional arts skills is the focus of a project by lecturers Teresa Lind and Michael Howen. On display in the Greenhill Center of the Arts atrium are sculptures that have been produced by a 3D printer; inspiration for the project came from sculptures on exhibit at the Las Fallas festival in Vallencia, Spain. Funded by the College of Arts and Communication through the Interdisciplinary Research Award, this collaboration sheds light on a new realm of possibility in the classroom, and will engage Art and Design students to seek new mediums through emerging technologies.

The sculptures will be on display through September in the glass display cases in the Greenhill Center of the Arts Atrium. Building hours are Monday through Friday 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM and Sunday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM.

 

Summer Camps

Percussion Camp
Sunday, June 12 - Friday, June 17
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The six-day Summer Percussion Camp is designed for middle and high school students interested in enhancing their percussion skills. The staff will cover many styles of percussion with an emphasis on strong technical skills and campers will be exposed to percussion ensemble playing. In addition, campers will have the opportunity to attend a variety of master classes, explore various percussion instruments and perform in a percussion ensemble directed by camp staff members. The campers will also have the opportunity to socialize and use many of the University’s recreational facilities.

Early registration is recommended as the camp size will be controlled to allow campers to receive significant instructional time. This camp is available to campers entering grades 7-12.

Limited to the first 60 registrants.

 

Middle School Game Development Camp
Sunday, June 12 - Thursday, June 16
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This week-long residential camp is designed for middle school students interested in game development. Participants will create games in teams, with an opportunity to work on programming and the creation and manipulation of art and sound assets. Participants will produce working games during the session, with a showcase of games on the last day. Participants will learn and practice making art for their games created during the camp.  No experience is necessary. A typical day will include faculty-led sessions with students in the morning, supervised work time and team game/asset development in the afternoons, followed by game-related activities in the evenings (films, game tournaments, etc.).    This camp is available to students entering grades 6-8.

Limited to the first 25 registrants.

 

High School Game Development Camp
Sunday, June 19 - Thursday, June 23
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This week-long residential camp is designed for high school students interested in game development. Participants will create games in teams, with an opportunity to work on programming and the creation and manipulation of art and sound assets. Participants will produce working games during the session, with a showcase of games on the last day. Participants will learn and practice making art for their games created during the camp.  No experience is necessary. A typical day will include faculty-led sessions with students in the morning, supervised work time and team game/asset development in the afternoons, followed by game-related activities in the evenings (films, game tournaments, etc.).    This camp is available to students entering grades 9-12, including graduating seniors.

Limited to the first 25 registrants.

 

String Orchestra Camp
Sunday, June 19 - Friday, June 24, 2022
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Since 1994, the UW-Whitewater summer camps have provided a highly regarded and intensive string camp to teenage string players from the Midwest and around the country!  Averaging over 100 campers per year, that is over 2500 times we have helped these young musicians have a memorable week of string playing that can fuel their progress for the entire academic year.  What's more, in order to keep our camp accessible to as many people as possible, our price continues to be significantly lower than many other such camps!  To celebrate 25 years of success, our theme this year is "Music as Celebration."  Many composers used music to help celebrate many joyous and triumphant occasions.  Furthermore, what would any celebration be without music?  UW-Whitewater hosts two concurrent string camps: a Junior Camp (for students entering grades 7-8) and a Senior Camp (for grades 9-12).   Activities for the two camps, except for recitals, will be held separately.  This year's theme will be Music as Celebration.

  • Junior Camp | Students entering grades 7-8th
  • Senior Camp | Students entering grades 9-12th

Limited to the first 150 registrants for both camps.

 

Fine Art Camp
Saturday, June 26 - Friday, July 1, 2022
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This is a 6 day, overnight opportunity for high-school aged student artists to immerse themselves in a college-level, Visual Arts experience.  Campers will be required to choose one 3D workshop  AND one 2D workshop to participate in.  The studio disciplines offering workshops for this summer are: Ceramics (3D), Sculpture (3D), Drawing (2D) and Painting (2D).  *Please see individual workshop titles & description listings below.

Each studio discipline will hold a 4-hour session of instruction per day with 8 hours of daily instruction, our student participants will have approximately 40 hours of college level instruction by the end of camp.  A closing reception/art exhibition will be held on Friday afternoon from 4-5 pm, as a final showcase for the artists' and their parents/guardians.

The Art & Design Department at UW-Whitewater is one of a few UW System programs that are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Being an accredited Art program means that the curriculum and teaching faculty meet or exceeds the required standards set forth by this external accrediting body, and requires the program to stay compliant through periodic reviews.

The camp instructors are all current full-time faculty members of the Department of Art and Design at UW Whitewater.

  • 3D - Ceramics Workshop in CA 1037 by Associate Professor Jared Janovec
  • 3D - Sculpture Workshop in CA 1036 by Academic Staff Professor Teresa Lind
  • 2D - Drawing Workshop in CA 2055 & CA 2059 by Associate Professor A. Bill Miller
  • 2D - Painting Workshop in CA 2057 & CA 2058 by Associate Professor Gregory Porcaro

This camp is available to students entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2021, including graduating seniors.

The enrollment in the camp is limited to 36 campers   in order to maximize opportunities for individualized attention.  Each topic is limited to 18 campers for safety. 

 

Jazz Camp
Sunday, June 26 - Friday, July 1
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Students participating in the UW-Whitewater Jazz Camp will gain a better foundation of jazz knowledge and understanding through playing in large ensembles and smaller combos. In addition to the groups, attention will be given to enhancing abilities on each student's instrument, improvisation, and various jazz styles. Students going into 9th grade through graduating seniors are welcome to participate in this camp program.   This camp is available to campers entering grades 9-12 including graduating seniors.

Limited to the first 60 registrants.

Featured Event

A convergence between digital and traditional arts skills is the focus of a project by lecturers Teresa Lind and Michael Howen. On display in the Greenhill Center of the Arts atrium are sculptures that have been produced by a 3D printer; inspiration for the project came from sculptures on exhibit at the Las Fallas festival in Vallencia, Spain. Funded by the College of Arts and Communication through the Interdisciplinary Research Award, this collaboration sheds light on a new realm of possibility in the classroom, and will engage Art and Design students to seek new mediums through emerging technologies.

The sculptures will be on display through September in the glass display cases in the Greenhill Center of the Arts Atrium. Building hours are Monday through Friday 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM and Sunday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM.

 

Summer Camps

Piano Camp
Sunday, July 10 - Friday, July 15, 2022
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For over 30 years, UW-Whitewater Piano Camp has offered young pianists to sharpen their skills and broaden their musical understanding in an intensive 6-day program. Students will have the opportunity to take daily private lessons and music theory classes. The program includes faculty and guest artist concerts and master clases. This camp is available to campers entering grades 6-12, including graduating seniors.

Limited to the first 27 registrants.

 

Flute Camp
Sunday, July 10 - Thursday, July 14
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The UW-Whitewater Flute Week offers young flutists the opportunity to experience an inspiring week of classes, recitals, and ensembles with outstanding faculty and special guest artists.  This camp is available to campers entering in grades 8-12 and incoming college freshmen in Fall.

Limited to the first 40 registrants.

 

High School Band Camp
Sunday, July 17 - Friday, July 22
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We help campers strengthen a solid base of musical knowledge and emphasize ensemble and personal performance improvement. Additional attention is given to the acquisition of knowledge on their specific instrument, the expressive qualities of music, and ways to broaden or focus their interest in music. We also create a positive environment that assists the camper in meeting and making friends. This camp is available to players entering grades 9-12 in Fall.

Limited to the first 250 registrants.

 

Middle School Band Camp
Sunday, July 24 - Friday, July 29
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We help campers enjoy and strengthen a solid base of musical knowledge. Additional attention is given to the acquisition of knowledge on their specific instrument and to broaden their definition of “music”. We create a positive, safe and fun learning environment that assists the camper in meeting and making friends. Our philosophy is designed to nurture the camper as a whole person with a focus on fun. This camp is available to players entering grades 6-8 in Fall.

Limited to the first 200 registrants.

 

Solo Voice Camp
Sunday, July 31 - Friday, August 05
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The UW-Whitewater Solo Voice Camp is the ideal camp for young singers in grades 9-12 including graduating seniors who have some solo experience and would like to learn more about their voice and the world of the singer-actor in a supportive atmosphere. Students interested in pursuing a career in vocal performance or vocal music education are encouraged to attend. Daily Master Classes will include stage deportment, song interpretation, diction for singers, and working with conductors.

Students will receive daily lessons (included in camp fee) that will focus on posture, breathing, support, healthy production and projection of the voice. Coaching is also an integral part of the solo singer’s life. Students will also have coaching with pianists and faculty on collaboration. Evenings will consist of student recitals, mock audition seminars and performances by faculty and staff. This camp is available to campers entering grades 9-12, including graduating seniors in Fall 2021.

Enrollment is limited to the first 30 applicants.

 

Rock Band Camp
Sunday, July 31 - Friday, August 5, 2022
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UW-Whitewater Rock Band camp is a fun and intense, six-day overnight resident or commuter camp. Campers of all skill levels will learn live sound engineering, music theory for rock musician, arranging and creating music with software and history of rock and hip hop. Specialty instructors will provide small group instruction in guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals. Students will form a band, write a song and perform at the end of the camp for friends and family. They will be grouped with other campers based upon age, ability, and musical interest. Join us for 6 days of learning, creating and playing music, teamwork, making friends and pulling it all together for a surprising performance experience!

This camp is available to campers entering grades 6-12, including graduating seniors.

Limited to the first 70 registrants.

Ticketed Events

Dr. José Valentino Ruiz, flute
September 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

A preeminent leader in music & media, television, global outreach & community development, and education industries, Dr. José Valentino Ruiz is a multi-hyphenate who holds the distinction of being an EMMY® Award Winning, a Latin GRAMMY® Award Winner, Latin GRAMMY® Award Winning album audio engineer and featured artist, a Multi-Latin GRAMMY® Award Nominee, a 52-time DOWNBEAT® Music Award Winner (record holder), the AVA Digital® Award Winner (Gold Medal), a Sony Music recording artist and composer, and an internationally-acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and educator known for his passionate performances, versatility, and fluid expression on the flute, saxophone, bass, piano, and Latin percussion. To date, Dr. Ruiz has performed in 1400+ concerts.

 

Music Mosaics: Faculty Showcase
September 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
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This year the Music Mosaics season kicks off with a recital showcasing the entire Department of Music performance faculty! Piano, Voice, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, and Jazz - even if you are already familiar with the UW-Whitewater Music Department, you will be amazed at the level of playing and the variety of musical styles and approaches.


Non-Ticketed Events

Art and Design Mentor/Mentee Exhibition
September 19 - October 28
Opening Reception: Monday, September 19, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Crossman Gallery, Greenhill Center of the Arts

 

Scholarship & Convocation Awards Ceremony
September 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall

Join the College of Arts and Communication leadership in celebrating the recipients of College and Department scholarships, Dean’s Office Awards for Faculty, Staff, and students, and kick off the new year. Following the awards ceremony there will be a reception in the atrium of the Greenhill Center of the Arts with light bites and refreshments.

Ticketed Events

Faculty concert: Karen Boe, piano
October 2 at 3:00 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
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Join pianist Karen Boe in a faculty recital featuring Beethoven’s lyrical “Sonata No. 16 in G major” and Chopin preludes.

 

An Evening of String Chamber Music by Benjamin Whitcomb, cello and Karen Boe, piano
October 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
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The UW-Whitewater String Faculty always enjoy inviting other outstanding professional string players to perform some of the world's greatest masterpieces of string chamber music. On Oct. 4, they will perform late 19th-C works by great composers in the Romantic tradition. You won't believe the rich, warm, blended sound that a skilled string chamber music group can produce.

 

“Toot Suite” by Matthew Onstad & Friends
October 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
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Dr. Matthew Onstad and friends will perform the entire "Toot Suite," a six-movement work written by Claude Bolling. Dr. Onstad will be joined by Vincent Fuh on piano, Bradley Townsend on bass, and Matthew Endres on drums.

 

Symphonic Wind Ensemble Chamber Music
October 9 at 3:00 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
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Perfect Wedding by Robin Hawdon
directed by Sara J. Griffin
October 11 – 14 at 7:30 p.m.
October 15 – 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Barnett Theatre
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On the morning of his wedding, Bill wakes up in his honeymoon suite with a dreadful hangover and an unknown woman in his bed. It’s a race against time as he has to either get her out or make up a plausible story before his fiancée and future mother-in law arrive. Desperate times call for desperate measures in this hysterical romp of a love story gone wrong!

 

American Political Women in Song, Rachel Wood, mezzo soprano
October 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
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American Political Women in Song is a celebration of notable women in American politics, as told through music. The program will include excerpts from the following works: The Trial of Susan B. Anthony by Steven Mark Kohn; In Eleanor’s Words by Stacy Garrop, and The Long View: A Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Nine Songs by Patrice Michaels. The program will feature Rachel Wood, mezzo-soprano; Karen Boe, piano; and Eric Loepp, commentary.

 

Faculty concert: Matthew Sintchak, saxophone & Karen Boe, piano
October 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
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Faculty member Mathew Sintchak will be presenting a saxophone concert featuring a wide variety of styles with faculty member Karen Boe on piano.

 

Jazz I Ensemble
October 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
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Music Mosaics: Traveling Through Times and Cultures
October 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
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Experience the timelessness of music that has traveled the world! Join Professor Alena Holmes, her colleagues, and guest artists on the exciting journey of the music from Eastern European and Roman Gypsy cultures. In addition, the concert will feature the world premiere performances of new original works by Professor Holmes.

 

Whitewater Symphony Orchestra
October 23 at 3:00 p.m. in Young Auditorium
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UW-Whitewater Choirs: Meistersingers, Singing Sirens, Concert Choir
October 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
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Percussion Ensemble
October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
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The UW-Whitewater Percussion Ensemble will present a concert of classic works for Percussion Ensemble.

 

Faculty concert: Cristina Ballatori, flute
October 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
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Dr. Cristina Ballatori performs an eclectic program of favorites from the flute repertoire.


Non-Ticketed Events

Art and Design Mentor/Mentee Exhibition
September 19 - October 28
Opening Reception: Monday, September 19, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Crossman Gallery, Greenhill Center of the Arts

Delta Omicron Fall Recital
October 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

Fall Horn Festival
October 22 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Brandon Terwilliger, saxophone
October 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

Ticketed Events

Whitewater Brass Quintet
November 5 at 1:00 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
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The Whitewater Brass Quintet welcomes Cole Bartels for the Fall 2022 semester for a faculty brass quintet concert. Selections by Victor Ewald. Eric Ewazen, James Stephenson, and more!

 

Sonict Ensemble
November 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
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The Sonict Ensemble will be presenting a concert featuring new works written within the last 10 years. The concert will feature faculty and student performers.

 

Chamber Singers & Vocal Jazz
November 6 at 3:00 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
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Jazz II Ensemble
November 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
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Jazz Combos & Improvisor’s Orchestra
November 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
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Sonict presents guest artist and composer Molly Joyce
November 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
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Symphonic Wind Ensemble
November 13 at 3:00 p.m. in the Young Auditorium
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Music Mosaics: Jay Craggs & Friends
November 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
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Opera Workshop
November 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
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University / Community Band
November 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Young Auditorium
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Grounded by George Brant
directed by Bruce Cohen
November 29 – December 2 at 7:30 p.m.
December 3 – 4 at 2:00 p.m.
Hicklin Studio Theatre
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An unexpected pregnancy ends an ace fighter pilot’s career in the sky. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away. WARNING: Adult Language & Themes.

 


Non-Ticketed Events

Flute Studio Recital
November 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

Flute Studio Recital
November 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

Tanner Engeseth, baritone
November 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

Paris Barker, Soprano
November 5 at 3:00 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

BFA Entry and Junior Review
November 14 - November 18
Friends and Family Reception: Monday, November 14, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Crossman Gallery, Greenhill Center of the Arts

Piano Studio
November 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

Mia Artman, flute
November 20 at 1:00 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

Deanna Deal, double bass
November 20 at 3:00 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

BA/BSE Senior Show and Faculty Adjudication
November 28 - December 2
Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 29, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Crossman Gallery, Greenhill Center of the Arts

Johann Botsch, piano
November 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

Ticketed Events

Grounded by George Brant
directed by Bruce Cohen
November 29 – December 2 at 7:30 p.m.
December 3 – 4 at 2:00 p.m.
Hicklin Studio Theatre
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

An unexpected pregnancy ends an ace fighter pilot’s career in the sky. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away. WARNING: Adult Language & Themes.

 

Gala Holiday Concert
December 3, pre-concert ensembles at 7:00 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m. in Young Auditorium
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

Celebrate the sounds of the season with the Gala Holiday Concert. An annual tradition, this event features nearly every student ensemble in the Department of Music, from Whitewater Symphony Orchestra to our percussion ensemble. Ensembles will begin playing at 7:00 p.m. prior to the concert at 7:30 p.m.
All proceeds go towards the Music Scholarship Fund.

 

Saxophone Quartets & Ensembles
December 6 at 7:30 p.m.
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Several saxophone quartets along with the UW-Whitewater Saxophone Ensemble will perform a wide variety of works and styles.

 

Jazz Holiday Concert
December 8 at 7:30 p.m.
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Non-Ticketed Events

BA/BSE Senior Show and Faculty Adjudication
November 28 - December 2
Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 29, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Crossman Gallery, Greenhill Center of the Arts

Morgan Jensen, mezzo soprano
December 4 at 3:00 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

Holly Holmberg, piano
December 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

BFA Senior Exhibition
December 5 - December 9
Opening Reception: Tuesday, December 6, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Crossman Gallery, Greenhill Center of the Arts

Voice Studio Recital, Dr. Rachel Wood
December 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

Flutiz Navidad
December 10 at 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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