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COA-Fall14.jpgHosted by the Waynesburg University Fine Arts Department and the Waynesburg University Music Program, TUBACHRISTMAS will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center on the campus of Waynesburg University. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. 

Local tuba and baritone/euphonium players are invited to take part in the annual performance. 

Concert registration is at 5 p.m., followed by rehearsal from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center.

TUBACHRISTMAS is meant to recognize musical heritage and honor all great artists and teachers whose legacy has provided high performance standards, well-structured pedagogy, professional integrity, personal values and a camaraderie envied by all other instrumentalists. 

Performers will include any interested tuba, euphonium and baritone players in the area. Audience members will become part of an established tradition throughout the world and enjoy their favorite holiday tunes as never before through the rich, organ-like sound of this low-brass ensemble.

TUBACHRISTMAS was conceived in 1974 as a tribute to the late artist and teacher William J. Bell, born on Christmas in 1902. The traditional Christmas music performed at the first TUBACHRISTMAS was arranged by American composer Alec Wilder who died December 24, 1980. Wilder composed many solo and ensemble compositions for tuba and euphonium and was a loyal supporter of every effort to improve the literature and public image of these instruments. 

Register online at For more information, contact Ronda DePriest at or 724-852-3420.

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The Waynesburg University Fine Arts Department and Music Program will present their annual Christmas concert, “A Childhood Christmas,” Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Roberts Chapel. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. There is no reserved seating.

Join the Lamplighters Concert Choir, Symphonic Band and the entire Department of Fine Arts for a Christmas celebration. The musicians will share photos of their most cherished holiday memories and perform arrangements of works such as “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “White Christmas,” “The Nutcracker Suite” and “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” 

Following the concert, the public is invited to visit with students and faculty at a reception in the Marsh Center, hosted by the Waynesburg University Music Program and the officer staff of the Lamplighters Choir and Symphonic Band. 

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The Waynesburg University Music Program will host its second Chamber Works concert of the semester Thursday, Nov. 20, at noon in the Marsh Center in Roberts Chapel. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. 

This series of lunchtime concerts will include performances by the Beauty and Barber Shop Ensembles, the Chamber Strings Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and the University Pipe and Drum Band. 

The concert allows the Waynesburg University student-ensembles to perform a great variety of styles of music in front of an audience of peers, teachers and friends. 

The audience is encouraged to bring a lunch and enjoy the hour-long event. For more information, contact Ronda DePriest at or 724-852-3420. 

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The Waynesburg University Players will present “Room Service,” Wednesday, Nov. 5, through Saturday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. each evening in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

“’Room Service’ is a screwball comedy in the same tradition of many quick-witted comedies of the 1930's,” said Edward L. Powers, director of the theater program and professor of theater at Waynesburg University. “Lots of physical action with zany characters.”

Written by Allen Boretz and John Murray and directed by Powers, the play is set in 1938 at the White Way Hotel. The comedy brings to life Broadway producer Gordon Miller who is waiting on a financial backer to mount his next play. 

While Miller overstays his welcome at the hotel, he has managed to a run an enormous tab, conduct secret rehearsals, feed his starving actors and keep the hotel management happy. How much longer can he hide out in the hotel before people start getting suspicious?

Reservations are suggested. For more information or to make a reservation, visit or contact Powers at 724-852-3226 or

The cast and crew include: 

•Katie Shultz, a senior human services/education major from Venetia (Peters Township High School)

•Adam Tapparo, a junior sociology major from Beaver (Beaver Area High School)

•Mike Merten, a sophomore history major from Columbia, N.J. (North Warren Regional High School)

•Larissa Bray, a junior mathematics major from Murrysville (Trinity Christian School)

•Mariah West, a senior criminal justice major from Mindan, Nev. (Sierra Lutheran High School)

•Olivia Long, a senior business management major from Burgettstown (Avella Area Junior-Senior High School)

•Ronald Loebker, a freshman engineering math major from Ripley, Ohio (Home School Clearing House)

•Audrey Domasky, a freshman public relations major from Pittsburgh (North Hills High School)

•SiReno Mattie, a senior English (creative writing) major from Rices Landing (Jefferson Morgan High School)

•Dawson Laabs, a junior computer security and forensic major from Washington (Washington High School)

•Brittany Stowe, a junior arts administration (music concentration) major from Millville, N.J. (Millville Senior High School)

•Shawn White, a freshman with an undecided major from Amity (Trinity High School)

•Leysha Stickles, a sophomore English (creative writing) major from Bellefonte (Bellefonte Area High School)

•Nick Merrill, a freshman communication (electronic media) major from Zelienople (Portersville Christian School)

•Michelle Frye, a freshman advertising major from Carmichaels (Carmichaels Area Jr./Sr. High School)

•Rebecca Iannotta, a freshman athletic training major from Stanhope, N.J. (Veritas Christian Academy)

Assistant Directors: Emily Mielcarek, a sophomore international cultures major from Orchard Park, N.Y. (Orchard Park High School) and Jordan Totty, a senior forensic science major from Temecula, Calif. (Cornerstone Christian School)

Stage Managers: London Koffler, a business management major from Washington (Wheeling Central Catholic High School), Sara Lesher, a freshman with an undecided major from Masontown (Albert Gallatin Area Senior High School), and Lori Williams, a junior education major from Mount Clare, W.Va. (Bridgeport High School)

House Manager: Amanda Stillings, a junior arts administration (theater) major from Sussex, N.J. (Highpoint Regional High School)

Additional crew members include: Tyler Wolfe, Austin Orth, Haleigh McKee, Cara Paraska, Nathan Hsueh, Sarah Flowers, Billie Hill, Maranda Valentino and Jeff Herbstritt.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Laura-Shawver-1.JPGWaynesburg University’s Department of Fine Arts will hold a Senior Art Exhibition Monday, Oct. 6, through Friday, Oct. 24 in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibit will display the artwork of senior art major Laura Shawver. An opening reception will be held Monday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Shawver’s exhibit will feature batik, ceramics, drawings, linoleum and woodblock prints, paintings and photography that she has created during her four years at Waynesburg University. Various works will be available for purchase. 

The Art Program at Waynesburg University enables students to mold, paint and sketch works of their imagination while providing the tools to grasp a comprehensive knowledge of techniques and history. Students hone abilities through class discussion, demonstrations and exhibits.

Senior art exhibitions take place each semester to provide veteran art students with a platform to showcase the products of a practiced creative process. Students spend four years creating and preserving pieces they are most proud of for this very occasion.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment.

Call 724-852-3274 for more information.

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