ACADEMICS

  • Visual and Performing Arts
    Exhibits and Performances

    Worcester State University’s Visual and Performing Arts Department offers over 15 arts events per year with 3 to 4 gallery exhibits, 10 to 12 music performances, and 3 full theatre productions. All of these events involve students—whether in the background organizing and setting up the show or in the foreground exhibiting or performing their work. All exhibits and performances are open to the public and affordable; some are free. We welcome your interest in our programs and invite you to attend an upcoming event.

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  • Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery

    The Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery, located in the Ghosh Science and Technology Center, offers 3 to 4 exhibits per year of current renowned artists and of our faculty and students—all of which allow students and the public to explore the established, edgy, and innovative in the artistic world. The gallery’s mission is to contribute to the cultural offerings of the region by exhibiting work of vitality and interest in the contemporary art world. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

    Exhibits
     
    2016 Student Thesis Art Show
    April 21 - May 13
    Opening Reception: April 21 at 5-7 p.m.
    Graduating seniors present the culmination of their work.

    Contact Information
    508-929-8651
    gallery@worcester.edu
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    Worcester State Music
    Worcester State Music stretches the boundaries of performance with choral and instrumental programs that aim to delight, enchant, and educate. Audiences of all ages enjoy the performances around Worcester and on campus of the Chorus, Chorale, Alumni Singers, and a growing list of instrumental ensembles.

    Performances

    Fauré Requiem
    The Chorus, Chorale and Alumni Singers perform the Fauré Requiem to welcome the spring.

    April 30 at 7:30 p.m.
    All Saints Episcopal Church, 10 Irving Street, Worcester
    $15 public, $10 students and senior citizens
    available at the door

    Spring Student Recital
    Enjoy the instrumental and vocal talents of Worcester State students who studied under the Visual and Performing Arts Department.

    May 2 at 7 p.m.
    Sullivan Auditorium, Worcester State Campus
    FREE Admission

    Now, That's A Capella
    Just coming off the complexities of the Fauré Requiem, the Chorale takes us to a more popular place with songs by Lsdy Gaga, Sia, Imogen Heap, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Straight No Chaser, Adele and more. The program also features the capstone work of composer Dan White '16 and vocalist Kelsey Govoni '16.

    May 5 at 7 p.m.
    Fuller Theater, Shaughnessy Administration Building, Worcester State Campus
    FREE Admission

    Contact Information
    Christie Nigro
    cnigro@worcester.edu
    508-929-8145  

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    Worcester State Theatre

    Worcester State Theatre raises the standard for student production and for audience understanding of the theatre as it brings to the stage, for public and campus audiences, the playwrights that intrigue, deliver a message, and make us think so that we leave knowing why theatre is still relevant on today’s stage.

    Tickets to all productions: general public $14 ($10 with a WOO Card); senior citizens $10 ($7 with a WOO Card); students $7 ($5 with a WOO Card)

    A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
    November 17-20, 2016

    Almost Maine by John Cariani
    March 2-5, 2017

    Boeing, Boeing by Marc Camoletti. translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans
    April 27-30, 2017
      
    Student Directed One Acts  
    April 28 - 30 at 8 p.m.
    May 1 at 2 p.m.
    Choosing from a vast store of one-act plays, students in WSU’s directing class apply the skills gained in the class to direct and produce a series of one act plays.
     
    Box Office
    508-929-8843
    BoxOffice@worcester.edu
    Tickets also are available at the Student Center Information Desk.

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