| ACADEMICS | Schools & Departments | 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.
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.
October 10 – November 14
Tuesday – Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 1 – 5 p.m.
Opening Reception October 10, 5 – 7 p.m.
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.
September 17, 7 p.m.
Open for all voice parts
October 26, 4 p.m.
All Saints Episcopal Church
Apply online at https://www.worcester.edu/Applied-Music-Lesson-Application/
December 7, 5 p.m.
Old Sturbridge Village
Included with admission
December 8, 3 p.m.
Our Lady of Angels
$10 general public and seniors
December 10, 7 – 9 p.m.
Throughout the semester, VPA offers Friday coffeehouses in the LRC Starbucks Café and in the Sheehan POD. Follow our website and social media channels for upcoming coffee house dates featuring VPA music students and faculty.
*schedule subject to change
Christie Nigro, Choral Performances, firstname.lastname@example.orgKyle Martin, Applied Music Performances, email@example.com
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.
September 9, 6 p.m. – Transfers and Freshmen
September 10, 6 p.m. – Open Call
September 11, 6 p.m. – Movement and Call Backs
November 21, 22, 23, 7:30 p.m.
November 24, 2 p.m.
Tickets also are available at the Student Center Information Desk.
Keep your eyes on our website and social media channels for special Extreme ART-ery events from April 23 – May 5, 2020. Events take place all over campus.