Our Commitment to Community

Sharing the Tools of Arts Practice with Our Community

As artists and educators we are committed to working with and in our community.

In addition to the programs sponsored by the School of Performing Arts, our faculty and students are active and engaged in the local community:

Music faculty member, Dwight Bigler is committed to The Blacksburg Master Chorale. The Chorale is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality, affordable musical performances to the New River Valley and surrounding communities.

The Master Chorale holds auditions by appointment before each semester. To schedule an audition, email bmcaudition@gmail.com or call 540-231-4719.
Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Blacksburg Presbyterian Church, 701 Church St SW Blacksburg, VA.

Organized in five movements, Salt Marsh Suite is an original video/sound installation and performance presented in April 2014 in the Cube at the Center for the Arts. Based on field observation, 3D laser scanning, imagery and sound recordings collected in a North Carolina coastal estuary, the piece connects art and science, weaving the lines between the lives of the marsh animals and plants and the strong environmental (and human) forces that shape their existence. Salt Marsh Suite is a collaborative work by a group of faculty and regional artists. This event was sponsored by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) with support from the School of Performing Arts and the School of Visual Arts.

Community Arts Making is at the center of research and practice for Theatre faculty members Robert H. (Bob) Leonard and Ann Kilkelly. See Community Engaged Projects for more information.

To make a gift to the School of Performing Arts visit the link below. Designate your gift to the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Once you select the College a secondary field will open and you may then designate the School of Performing Arts.

Make a Gift
load indicator