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Grand Valley State University
05/31/2020

Grand Valley State University

“All forms of racism, from bias and micro-aggressions to racialized violence, create an undue weight on our faculty, staff, and students of color. As such, there is a direct need to continue to educate and act on our values of inclusion and equity. We must speak up against bias and confront hatred.”

Full message from GVSU President Philomena V. Mantella: gvsu.edu/s/1nk.

We are excited to announce GVSU’s first Virtual Piano Camp, taking place July 20-24, 2020! Join Dr. Sookkyung Cho and gu...
05/27/2020
2020 GVSU Virtual Piano Camp - Piano - Grand Valley State University

We are excited to announce GVSU’s first Virtual Piano Camp, taking place July 20-24, 2020! Join Dr. Sookkyung Cho and guest artists from around the country and the world for interactive workshops and classes. The Finale includes participants' performance of a 16-piano ensemble piece. Visit the website below for details and to register!

Eligibility: piano students who will be in 9th-12th grades in Fall 2020
Fee: free
Enrollment Limit: 16 students (first-come, first-serve)

Questions? Email Dr. Cho, Camp Director, at [email protected].

https://www.gvsu.edu/piano/2020-gvsu-virtual-piano-camp-61.htm

I am excited to announce the first ever GVSU Virtual Piano Camp! I am extremely grateful for all the guest artists who have agreed to give afternoon workshop sessions for us from all over the country and the world. Student enrollment is limited, so if you are interested, please submit your Registrat...

This month's Grand Valley Magazine features a story on MTD Alum Christopher Chase Carter ('09, Dance), a Chicago-based d...
05/21/2020

This month's Grand Valley Magazine features a story on MTD Alum Christopher Chase Carter ('09, Dance), a Chicago-based director and choreographer who is putting his GVSU degree to good use.

Read more about his journey at the link 👇
https://www.gvsu.edu/gvmagazine/off-stage-presence.htm

📸: Kendra Stanley-Mills

The Theatre program in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Grand Valley State University invites applications...
05/11/2020
Open Positions - GVSU Jobs - Grand Valley State University

The Theatre program in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a Visiting Faculty position to begin August 2020.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

Check out the link below for more information and to apply.

If you are unable or limited in your ability to access our career website as a result of a physical or mental impairment, please contact Human Resources at (616) 331-2215 or [email protected] to request a reasonable accommodation. You may also access this resource to request accommodations prior to or du...

In February of this year, we celebrated this year's recipients of the Linn Maxwell Keller Professional Vocalist Experien...
05/04/2020

In February of this year, we celebrated this year's recipients of the Linn Maxwell Keller Professional Vocalist Experience Endowment.

For the past 3 years GVSU performers have been given opportunities to study in Italy, New York City, and more because of the endowment.

Pictured below is Fred Keller with the past years’ recipients: (From left to right): Paige Gadbois, Casey Huls, Emily Emerson, Fred Keller, Mikayla Berghorst, Maddie Roberts, and Jacob Miller.

Photo is from the February 8th, 2020 Keller Reception in the Linn Maxwell Keller Black Box Theatre.

04/30/2020
Grand Valley State University Dance Program

Usually, our Dance Seniors are honored at our Spring Dance Concert. With the ongoing pandemic, the concert was cancelled. So, our Dance professors put together this lovely tribute to their time at GVSU 💙

International Dance Day seems like the perfect day to honor our senior dance majors. We didn't get a chance to do our usual shout out at our Spring Dance Concert, so from all of us in the GVSU Dance Program - here's to you, our talented seniors! We are so fortunate for all of the time that we got to spend with you. You will be missed.
Robin Beckman, Beth Clark, Maddy DuHadway, O'Malley Ferguson, Zoe Lionas, Emma Strasberger, Jayma Tagliavia, McKenna Winkelmann
Music: Michael Wall
Professional photos: Darren Breen Photography
(Many thanks to everyone who contributed photos and video to make this work, and a special thank you to Emily McKenzie for sourcing a couple of key pieces at the last minute.)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 International Carillon Series. While it's hard to ...
04/28/2020

It is with deep sadness that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 International Carillon Series.

While it's hard to imagine not gathering around the Cook and Beckering Towers with our community this summer, we know it is the best decision to protect the safety of our guests and musicians.

We hope that we will return "with bells on" in 2021!

DEADLINE EXTENDED to submit audition videos for Bard to Go 2020 and Acting for Clinical Simulations. The new deadline is...
04/25/2020
Fall 2020 Class Auditions - Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance - Grand Valley State University

DEADLINE EXTENDED to submit audition videos for Bard to Go 2020 and Acting for Clinical Simulations. The new deadline is Tuesday, April 28th at Midnight.

Find out more about BTG and Acting for Clinical Simulations, and how to submit an audition, at the link below 👇👇👇

For the health and safety of the Grand Valley community, remote academic instruction will continue through June 17. The Admissions office is available to answer calls Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (616) 331-2025 or (800) 748-0246 or email [email protected]. Additional instructions and updates...

Today's the release date for Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble's new album, Dawn Chorus 🎉Check out the GV...
04/24/2020
New Music Ensemble's newest album features pieces inspired by national parks

Today's the release date for Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble's new album, Dawn Chorus 🎉

Check out the GVNext article below, and listen to the new album here:
https://songwhip.com/album/grand-valley-state-university-new-music-ensemble/dawn-chorus?fbclid=IwAR3D-Y1IeEy99NiaJdOa6G0JDMbqtpeiKvvWD2Op3Pf2GEdSxU5AazB6YGY

The album, "Dawn Chorus," is the fifth commercial recording for the nationally acclaimed group.

Music Seniors 2020
04/22/2020

Music Seniors 2020

This week we have been highlighting our graduating MTD students, and last but not least are our graduating Music student...
04/22/2020

This week we have been highlighting our graduating MTD students, and last but not least are our graduating Music students!

Congratulations to all of our graduating seniors!

Theatre Seniors 2020
04/22/2020

Theatre Seniors 2020

This week we are highlighting our graduating MTD seniors.Today, we are celebrating our graduating Theatre students! Cong...
04/21/2020

This week we are highlighting our graduating MTD seniors.

Today, we are celebrating our graduating Theatre students! Congrats to the graduates and their families!

Jayma TagliaviaDance MajorAthletic Training MajorWhile at GVSU, Jayma has served as the Vice President of Momentum, the ...
04/21/2020

Jayma Tagliavia
Dance Major
Athletic Training Major

While at GVSU, Jayma has served as the Vice President of Momentum, the student-run dance organization, and as President of Iota Tau Alpha, the athletic training student organization.

"I am so incredibly grateful for all the experiences I have had in the last 5 years. I cannot thank everyone enough for all I have learned and the friendships I have gained. I would not be who I was today without this program."

Photo by Darren Breen

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are not able to celebrate our seniors in-person. But we aren't going to let tha...
04/20/2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are not able to celebrate our seniors in-person. But we aren't going to let that stop us - this week we will be celebrating our graduating MTD seniors on our social media!

Today we highlight our graduating Dance Majors & Minors. Congrats to all!

Just Announced: Auditions for Bard to Go and Acting for Clinical Simulations now being accepted! Bard to Go is our touri...
04/08/2020
Fall 2020 Class Auditions - Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance - Grand Valley State University

Just Announced: Auditions for Bard to Go and Acting for Clinical Simulations now being accepted!

Bard to Go is our touring Shakespeare production that visits Michigan schools during the Fall semester. Students who are cast are enrolled in a 3 credit course.

New this year, Acting for Clinical Simulations is a 2-3 credit course that will train students in long-form, improvisational acting techniques specifically tailored for student actors to work in role as a simulated patient (SP) in clinical health provider education.

Video auditions should be completed and submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 17. Callbacks for each production will be held by video conference on dates to be determined and scheduled with those who submit video auditions.

More information and how to submit your video audition can be found at the link below.

For the health and safety of the Grand Valley community, remote academic instruction will continue through June 17. The Admissions office is available to answer calls Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (616) 331-2025 or (800) 748-0246 or email [email protected]. Additional instructions and updates...

04/02/2020
Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble

A little good news for your Thursday - check out the trailer for GVSU’s New Music Ensemble’s new album! 🎉

This is the fifth commercial recording for the group.

One month out. We can't wait to share this with you. Thank you innova Recordings New Music USA National Endowment for the Arts

Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble
04/01/2020

Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble

You know what COVID-19 can't stop, ever? THE CREATIVE ARTS! We just received our first national park commission for this season from Marc Mellits, composed in response to beautiful Indiana Dunes National Park. And, probably the best dedication we've seen. Coming to you this summer on our July parks tour (fingers crossed).

While the pandemic definitely impacted the way our students usually share their work, some of our students have turned t...
03/30/2020
Grand Valley State University

While the pandemic definitely impacted the way our students usually share their work, some of our students have turned to sharing their talents online!

The Aurora Flute Quartet (feat. Hannah Petersen, Alexa Elkouri, Christian Glascock, and Olivia Muller) built a website showcasing some of their recordings and photos.

Check it out as you work from home this Monday!

As part of GVSU's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance events scheduled betwee...
03/17/2020

As part of GVSU's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance events scheduled between now and April 25th have been cancelled.

While this is very disappointing for our student artists who have been preparing for their performances, Grand Valley's highest priority is the health and safety of the campus community.

Learn more at https://www.gvsu.edu/coronavirus/

Due to GVSU's response to concern over COVID-19, all Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance events between now and Marc...
03/12/2020
Coronavirus Information - Grand Valley State University

Due to GVSU's response to concern over COVID-19, all Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance events between now and March 29th have been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

We will keep you updated on the status of events after March 29th as the situation evolves.

Please visit https://www.gvsu.edu/coronavirus/ for more information on GVSU's response to the coronavirus.

This page contains resources and information about coronavirus (COVID-19) at Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University
03/11/2020

Grand Valley State University

GVSU COVID-19 Update: Grand Valley classes are canceled March 12-15. GVSU will then convert to remote teaching beginning March 16, at least through March 29.

More details: gvsu.edu/coronavirus.

GVSU Saxophone Professor Dr. Dan Graser's group, the Donald Sinta Quartet, released a new album today!Make sure to check...
02/28/2020

GVSU Saxophone Professor Dr. Dan Graser's group, the Donald Sinta Quartet, released a new album today!

Make sure to check it out! 🎷

Out Today on all platforms! https://www.brightshiny.ninja/ex-machina

This week we have a ton of Music events for you to enjoy before our students head to Spring Break! Check out the schedul...
02/25/2020

This week we have a ton of Music events for you to enjoy before our students head to Spring Break!

Check out the schedule for the week below; all events are Free and Open to the Public!

This Sunday! Catch the GVSU Wind Symphony at 2:00 PM. 🎺
02/21/2020
Grand Valley State University Bands

This Sunday! Catch the GVSU Wind Symphony at 2:00 PM. 🎺

GVSU Wind Symphony
Sunday, February 23, 2020
2:00 pm
Louis Armstrong Theatre, Haas Center for the Performing Arts, Allendale Campus

Come celebrate our love of music with ancient melodies, accomplished soloists, acclaimed repertoire, and exciting voices new to wind band!

Fanfare Jubilee (Berk)

Medieval Suite (Nelson)

Concert Suite for Solo Eb Alto Saxophone and Band (Bolcom)
Michael Jasman, alto saxophone

Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber (Hindemith/Wilson)

Symphony No. 2 (Archer)

You can see some of the concert live at https://www.gvsu.edu/mtd/live-stream-72.htm.

This weekend only ‼️The Performance Studio Series allows students to create full productions from the bottom up. This ye...
02/20/2020

This weekend only ‼️

The Performance Studio Series allows students to create full productions from the bottom up.

This year, we have two shows being presented in rep starting tomorrow night:

ALMOST, MAINE by John Cariani
Directed by @marxus.chapmans
Thursday and Saturday at 7:30
Sunday at 2:00 PM

VANITIES by Jack Heifner
Directed by @allisongilde
Friday and Sunday at 7:30 PM
Saturday at 2:00 PM

🎟 at the link in our bio
📸 by Jessi McKim & Theodore Harter

#gvsu #gvsumtd #experiencegr #grandrapidsmi #grnow

On Monday night, we will be hosting a Faculty Showcase Concert at Park Church featuring the Grand Valley Winds and Sookk...
02/14/2020

On Monday night, we will be hosting a Faculty Showcase Concert at Park Church featuring the Grand Valley Winds and Sookkyung Cho.

Listen to Dr. Cho and Dr. Vavrikova talk about the concert with Bonnie Bierma from Blue Lake Radio: http://ow.ly/3xgH50ymUZA

And please join us at 7:30 PM on Monday at Park Church!

Tomorrow marks the beginning of our second and final weekend of WORKING!Check out these photos from our first weekend, a...
02/13/2020

Tomorrow marks the beginning of our second and final weekend of WORKING!

Check out these photos from our first weekend, and grab your tickets etix.com 🎟

📸: @raynard.imagemaker

02/07/2020

It's Opening Night of Working: A Musical 🤩 🤩

Follow along on our Instagram and Facebook stories as cast member Elise Endres takes you behind the scenes of Opening Night! ✨

Don't have tickets yet? Grab them now at https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15202

ICYMI: The Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble is heading back out on tour! "The NEA announced on Jan. 15 a...
01/29/2020
Music in wide-open spaces: Grand Valley New Music Ensemble will again play in national parks

ICYMI: The Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble is heading back out on tour!

"The NEA announced on Jan. 15 a $10,000 grant for the musical group. It is the third time the NEA has approved a grant in support of the concerts in national parks; this will be the fourth such tour for the ensemble."

Read more about the New Music Ensemble and tour at the link below.

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Thomas J. And Marcia J. Haas Center For Performing Arts
Allendale, MI
49401

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(616) 331-3484

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Attended Peek behind the curtain today. Thank you to all involved. It was very informative and entertaining!
ReACT! show THIS Tuesday night (9/26) - free, open to the public, and LIB 100/201 approved!!!! "Sexy September with ReACT!: FALLing into Healthy Relationships" * Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 * 7:00-8:15 PM * Kirkhoff Center Room 2266 ReACT!, GVSU's anti-violence peer theatre troupe from the Center for Women and Gender Equity, presents their first healthy relationships program for the 2017-18 school year! Using low-risk and engaging interactive theatre and discussion methods, ReACT! student actor-facilitators will present scenes and pose questions about what YOU think makes a healthy, sexy relationship. Get ready to FALL into a super September school year start with this memorable and engaging 75 minute program that will have you walking away with dynamic ideas about the relationships in your life! - Questions? Contact Theatre Professor Alli Metz [email protected]
Grand Valley Music Alumni Scott & Lisa Barry performing Fridays September 22, October 13, and November 17 at Baker Book House in Grand Rapids. https://www.facebook.com/TheGrowingRoots/app/2405167945/
Looking for something fun to do next weekend? Come to the Allendale Fall Festival!
Actor training in physical movement and stage combat is now available in Western Michigan! Check out our first term! The Academy of Combat and Movement Education Presents: Unarmed Stage Combat Classes This curriculum will enable students to develop and improve a variety of skills essential to performing safe and dramatically effective techniques of unarmed staged violence used in theatre, film and television. As a specialized form of actor/movement work, this workshop will help to further develop body and spatial awareness, breath and vocal production, centering, concentration, focus, timing, action, and counter-action. Students partaking in the classes will have the opportunity to test with the Society of American Fight Directors, one of the oldest and most widely recognized stage combat organizations in the world. The test fee is not included in the course price. DATES: Sept 5 – Nov 10, 2017 TIMES: Tuesdays and Fridays, 7-9pm PLACE: The Center 274 Ottowa Street Coopersville, MI 49404 INSTRUCTOR: Steven M. Schwall, Fight Choreographer Steven Schwall has been staging fights professionally since 2006. He is aCertified Teacher of Stage Combat with the Society of American Fight Directors. In addition, he is a Level 1 professor of the Margolis Method of Dynamic Movement. He is also a practitioner of Historic European Martial Arts (HEMA), and Ko-Ryu Kabudo (Okinawan weapons). He holds a Bachelor of Arts inInterdisciplinary Fine Art and did his graduate work in Theater/Performance Studies at Eastern Michigan University. He has been an instructor at several SAFD regional workshops and has presented workshops for the Community Theatre Association of Michigan (CTAM), the South East Theater Conference (SETC) twice, the American Association of Community Theaters (AACT), and the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival Conference. Please visit the website (www.siremeric.wix.com/combat-and-movement) for more information and payment plans.