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We believe in the transformative power of the performing arts.

2016 CLIBURN AMATEUR: Jeanne Backofen Craig (Semifinal Round)

2016 CLIBURN AMATEUR: Jeanne Backofen Craig (Semifinal Round)

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VT alumna Jeanne Backofen Craig (‘91) advances to the semifinals of Cliburn Amateur competition

Twelve pianists have advanced to the semifinal round of the Cliburn Amateur competition. The announcement came late Wednesday night after 30 competitors played quarterfinal-round recitals.   [...]

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Summer Arts Festival 2016 Market Square Jam

JUNE 29 Sam Linkous and Friends

Market Square Park

Every Wednesday through Sept. 28 at 8 pm

Free

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Summer Arts Festival 2016 Independence Day Celebration

Downtown Blacksburg and Municipal Park

Monday, July 4

Free

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Summer Arts Festival 2016 Outdoor Concerts

CROSSTIES (bluegrass)

Henderson Lawn

Friday, July 8 at 6 pm

Free

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Our Programs at a Glance

Music

Our program in Music offers a range of degree options: performance, composition, education, and technology.

A low ratio of students to teachers (10:1) allows us to work closely with you.

Our faculty of distinguished teaching artists and internationally known visiting artists are here to help you develop your own talents and aesthetic.

The School of Performing Arts is a unit within the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

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Theatre

Our program in Theatre reaches beyond the conventional, producing contemporary works alongside new takes on classic plays.

We believe in learning by doing: in the classroom and in production.

Our low ratio of students to teachers (10:1) allows us to work closely with you to develop your own talents.

We offer both a B.A. and an M.F.A. degree in Theatre. Learn more about the graduate program.

The School of Performing Arts is a unit within the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences .

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Cinema

Our Cinema Production and Studies program features a variety of courses in production, film history, and criticism.

The program is hands-on - - the opportunity to work on projects using the latest tools and technology is made available from the first semester in the program.

We encourage creative student work that develops communication and collaboration skills.

Our faculty serve as guides to help you to develop your own artistic aesthetics.

The School of Performing Arts is a unit within the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

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