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 - Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, 1-5 p.m.

    Exhibits 

    2018 Student Thesis Art Exhibition
    Opening Reception: April 19, 5-7 p.m.
    April 19 - May 8
    Free
    Artweek Special Event: May 4 at 11 a.m. – Talk with our graduating artists
    VPA presents the skilled artwork of its graduating seniors. Experience the edge of art. Plus, as an Artweek special event, join us for a talk with our graduating artists.

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    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

    String Camerata
    April 18, 7:30 p.m.
    Sheehan Multipurpose Room
    Free
    The WSU String Ensemble, led by Adjunct Faculty Peter Sulski, performs live in the Sheehan Multipurpose Room.

    WSU Student Composers Concert
    April 19 at 7 p.m.
    Sullivan Auditorium
    Free
    Hear the compositions WSU students and alumni completed in VPA’s music composition courses. The line-up includes interdisciplinary and multi-media performances, music for video games, theater, piano and orchestral instruments.

    All Comers Orchestra

    April 24, 12 p.m.
    Student Center
    Free
    The All Comers Orchestra, directed by Adjunct Faculty Peter Sulski, welcomes all in our WSU community who want to come and play. The orchestra performs live in the Student Center.

    African Drumming

    May 3, 3:30 p.m.
    May 8, 3:30 p.m.
    Rain Location: Sheehan Hall
    Free
    Listen to the beats of the African drummers and follow that beat to put energy in your steps.

    Dvořák Mass in D Major, Op 86
    May 5, 7:30 p.m.
    All Saints Church
    10 Irving Street, Worcester
    $15 general public
    $10 students, seniors
    Worcester State University’s Chorus, Chorale and Alumni Singers with soloists and organ prove the levels of their musical acumen in this performance of the Dvořák Mass.

    Now That’s A Capella

    May 7, 7 p.m.
    Fuller Theater
    Free
    The WSU Chorale takes on popular tunes with music from Sia, Kelly Clarkson, Toto and more.

    Spring Mosaic
    May 8, 7 p.m.
    Fuller Theater
    Free
    The audience was blown away by the talent at the Fall Mosaic. Now, WSU’s music students take it up a notch at the 2018 Spring Mosaic with vocal and instrumental performances in a variety of genres.

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    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

    Intimate Apparel
    April 26-28, 8 p.m.
    April 29, 2 p.m.
    Fuller Theater

    April 28 - Special Artweek event offers a talk with cast event after the show

    What's underneath? What kind of character, or sheer will, must a person have to overcome the twin obstacles of race and gender and still find happiness? In Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel, we see a black woman in 1905 New York City struggling to make ends meet, to find love, to find dignity while working in the intimate apparel industry sewing corsets for the wealthy and for prostitutes. Intimate Apparel is a heartbreaking story about overcoming monumental obstacles.

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    Twitter @WSUVPA
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    Box Office
    508-929-8843
    VPABoxOffice@worcester.edu
    Tickets also are available at the Student Center Information Desk.

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    Visual and Performing Arts Events
    Open Studio
    April 25, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Sagamore Studios
    Free
    Gain an inside look into how artists move from concept to printmaking—see the artists and equipment in action.

    Recycled Garden Installation Art

    May 1
    TBA
    Garden for All Ages, Chandler Magnet School

    Murals in Progress

    May 2, 1 p.m.
    Sagamore Studios
    Free
    The Commons Room at WSU’s Sagamore Studios enters a transformative stage as students in Professor Michael Hachey’s Murals class map out and create murals on the walls. Come see the murals in progress.