Calendar of Arts and Events

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Art Exhibitions

Senior Art Exhibition: Laura Auten

Monday, October 23, through Friday, November 17
Opening Reception - Monday, October 23, 6 to 8 p.m.
Benedum Fine Arts Gallery

The Art Program at Waynesburg University allows 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.

Free admission.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment. Call 724-852-3274 for more information.

Fall Student Art Exhibition

Monday, November 27, through Friday, December 8
Opening Reception - Monday, November 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Benedum Fine Arts Gallery

The student art exhibition will showcase the best student work of the fall semester. The exhibit will include a variety of mediums, such as drawings, prints, ceramics, sculptures and two- and three-dimensional pieces. The pieces on display are selected by the Waynesburg University art faculty.

Free admission.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment. Call 724-852-3274 for more information.

Theater Productions

Fall Play: "Hamlet"

Wednesday, November 8, through Saturday, November 11
7:30 p.m., Goodwin Performing Arts Center

The Waynesburg University Players will present their fall play “Hamlet,” a tragedy written by William Shakespeare.

Call 724-852-7638 for more information.
Reserve your tickets here!

Student One-Act Plays

Thursday, November 30
8 p.m., Goodwin Performing Arts Center

The Waynesburg University Players will present a series of student-directed one-act plays from a variety of genres.

Call 724-852-3226 for more information.
Free admission.

Music Performances

Chamber Works I & II

Thursday, October 5, and Thursday, November 16
Noon, Marsh Center

The music program, as a division of the Fine Arts Department, offers opportunities for Waynesburg University students to explore and present music from a variety of standard repertories. The members of these ensembles are more singularly responsible for their respective performance, because the repertoire is composed as a ‘one on a part’ scenario rather than the ‘several on a part’ setting of large ensembles. Whether it be a woodwind quintet, a barbershop or beautyshop quartet, a jazz ensemble, a group of percussionists, or an individual performer from one of the seven applied music studios, these concerts create an educational opportunity different from, but equally valuable to, large ensemble performances.

This noon concert series affords the opportunity for the broader Waynesburg community to hear a rich collection of music. Come and join us for both of these noon performances. We can guarantee that each offering will be distinct and interesting. Reception snacks are available. Everyone is invited!

Free admission.

Chamber Ochestra & Jazz Ensemble Concert

Friday, November 17
7:30 p.m., Marsh Center

The Chamber Orchestra portion of this concert is entitled "Out of This World" with themes from Star Wars, Star Trek, Halo, Doctor Who, as well as other selections related to space and space travel. A concert like this would not be complete without including "Also Sprach Zarathustra" from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, "Fly Me to the Moon", "Jupiter" from the Planets, "Rocket Man" by Elton John, and of course, Brandenburg Concerto No. 2: Allegro. The Brandenburg Concerto by Johann Sebastian Bach began its journey into space on the Voyager 1 "Golden-Record" to be shared with extraterrestrial intelligence. It exited our Solar System in 2013.

The Jazz Ensemble portion of this concert will feature standard big band repertoire in a ‘little big band’ format. If you enjoy swing, ballad, latin, and funk, this is the concert for you. You could say that this portion of the concert will be ‘out of this world,’ too! Come and join the fun!

Free admission.

Lamplighters Touring Choir Fall Concert

Sunday, November 19
3 p.m., Roberts Chapel

The Lamplighters Touring Choir will present music from the GLAD a capella songbook by Bob Kauflin as well as some newer choral works by Vijay Singh, Kenneth and Kirsten Lampl, Rob Swenson, and Kim Andre Arnesen. As special guests we will have the The South Hills Children’s Choir performing some of their repertoire, as well as joining with the Lamplighters for a closing song together. Students, Faculty and the general public are all invited for this special evening of uplifting Christ-centered music.

Free admission.


Friday, December 1
7:30 p.m., Goodwin Performing Arts Center

2017 is the 44th anniversary for TUBACHRISTMAS concerts/events which are presented throughout the world. TUBACHRISTMAS was conceived in 1974 by Harvey Phillips as a tribute to his teacher and mentor William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day, 1902. Through the legendary William J. Bell, we reflect on our heritage and honor all great artists/teachers whose legacy has given us high performance standards, well-structured pedagogy, professional integrity, personal values and a camaraderie envied by all other instrumentalists.

The first TUBACHRISTMAS was conducted by Paul Lavalle in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Sunday, December 22, 1974. Traditional Christmas music performed at the first TUBACHRISTMAS was arranged by American composer Alec Wilder who ironically died on Christmas Eve, 1980. Wilder composed many solo and ensemble compositions for tuba and euphonium. He was a loyal supporter of every effort to improve the literature and public image of our chosen instruments. Through Alec Wilder, we express our respect and gratitude to all composers who continue to embrace our instruments with their compositions and contribute to the ever-growing solo and ensemble repertoire for tuba and euphonium.

Registration information: All are welcome to perform. There is a $10 registration fee for players. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., and rehearsal will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the GPAC.

Free admission.
Doors open at 7:05 p.m.

Music Program Christmas Concert

Saturday, December 9
7:30 p.m., Roberts Chapel (Doors open 7 p.m.)

If you are a Ralph Vaughan Williams fan, you will certainly appreciate the combined band and choir transcription of Fantasia on Christmas Carols. This piece also features a baritone voice and a cello along with the full choir, winds, and percussion. The transcription was completed for this performance by Dr. Ronda DePriest, Director of the Music Program at Waynesburg University.

The Lamplighters Concert Choir will be offering festive Christmas music including arrangements of familiar carols and a beautiful and ethereal version of Silent Night arranged by Stephen Paulus.

The Symphonic Band portion of the evening will feature pieces composed about portions of the Psalms of David or written in a psalm-like manner. Sketches on a Tudor Psalm by Fisher Tull is based on a sixteenth-century setting of Psalm 2 by Thomas Tallis, a melody familiar to those of many faiths. Psalm 46 by John Zdechlik is a modern setting of the text “The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge,” and utilizes the familiar Martin Luther melody EIN FESTE BURG which is translated as “A Mighty Fortress is Our God.” Lux Aurumque is a setting by Eric Whitacre of an Edward Esch poem celebrating the beauty of the morn on which Christ was born.

Free admission. (Donations for The Corner Cupboard accepted at the door.)

9th Annual Waynesburg University Conducting Symposium

February 2-3, 2018
The Marsh Center (lower floor of Roberts Chapel) Waynesburg University Main Campus

Conducting Fellow Fee (payable upon notification) - $100.00
Adult Observer Fee (payable upon notification) - $50 for two days ($30 for one day)
High School Student Observer Fee (payable at registration table) - $10 per day

Click here to register!

Col. Lowell Graham, Director of Orchestral Activities and Professor of Conducting at the University of Texas at El Paso will be joining us for a weekend of lecture and conducting sessions. Col. Graham has held numerous conducting positions to include that of the Commander and Conductor of the United States Air Force's premier musical organization in Washington, DC.

Presented by Volkwein’s Music, with the Waynesburg University Symphonic Band.

Contact Dr. Ronda DePriest @ or 724-852-3420 with any questions.

*14 (fourteen) ACT 48 Workshop credits are available for this event.*