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
     
    Faculty Exhibition
    Feb. 16 - March 16
    Feb. 16 - Opening Reception - 5-7 p.m.
    Abstracts, luminaries, sculptures, printmaking, paintings, photography, and more represent the artistic talents of the faculty in our Visual and Performing Arts Department in this Faculty Exhibition. From the emerging to the established, this exhibit exposes the depth and breadth of the artistic practice of VPA arts faculty.

    Student Thesis Exhibition 2017
    April 20 - May 4
    April 20 - Opening Reception - 5-7 p.m.
    Graduating seniors exhibit works they created for the Capstone Project as a Visual and Performing Arts major. These works represent the culmination of their artistic studies in the VPA Department.

    WSU Alumni Exhibition
    May 19 - June 9
    May 19 - Opening Reception - 5-7 p.m.
    WSU alumni join together in their annual exhibition of their artistic works.
     
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    Twitter @WSUVPA
    Instagram @WSUVPA
    Blog WSUVPA.wordpress.com

    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

    A Choral Concert of Les Misérables
    April 21-22 at 8 p.m., April 23 at 2 p.m.
    Sullivan Auditorium, WSU Campus
    The Broadway hit delivers memorable music, now brought to life by WSU students.
    Tickets: $15 general public, $10 students/seniors, and are available by emailing cnigro@worcester.edu or at the door.

    Spring Mosaic
    May 2
    7 p.m.
    Fuller Theater, WSU Campus
    Talented students in VPA’s music program deliver a FREE musical program with instrumental and vocal performances that offer a variety of musical styles.

    Bon Voyage Concert
    May 6
    7:30 p.m.
    Our Lady of the Angels Church, 1222 Main Street, Worcester
    The WSU Chorale offers a sneak peek into the performance it will deliver during its concert tour of Sicily, Italy. Tickets are $12 general public, $10 students/seniors, and are available by emailing cnigro@worcester.edu or at the door.

    Social Media Links
    Facebook /VPAatWorcesterState
    Twitter @WSUVPA
    Instagram @WSUVPA
    Blog WSUVPA.wordpress.com
      
    Contact Information
    Christie Nigro, Choral Performances, cnigro@worcester.edu
    Kyle Martin, Applied Music Performances, kmartin@worcester.edu

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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, senior citizens $10, students $7

    Almost Maine by John Cariani
    March 2-4, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
    March 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
    This moving and funny student directed production focuses on how love grows in northern Maine.
     
    Boeing, Boeing by Marc Camoletti. translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans
    April 27-29, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
    April 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
    A faster jet throws off the secrual encounters of a man having an affair with three flight attendants in this hilarious farce. 
     
    Social Media Links
    Facebook /VPAatWorcesterState
    Twitter @WSUVPA
    Instagram @WSUVPA
    Blog WSUVPA.wordpress.com
      
    Box Office
    508-929-8843
    VPABoxOffice@worcester.edu
    Tickets also are available at the Student Center Information Desk.

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