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College of Fine and Performing Arts News and Events

Browse the links below for recent WCU news  of interest to current and prospective fine and performing arts students and their families.


Denise Drury, an arts administrator who came to WCU as curatorial specialist for the Fine Art Museum in 2010, has now been appointed the facility’s executive director.
Michelle Barborich’s house plan earned her a first-place award in the “Best of the Carolinas Design Competition” sponsored by the American Institute of Building Design.
Smiling faces were in abundance as WCU held a trio of commencement exercises to honor what is expected to be the university’s fourth-straight record spring graduating class.
Traffic always is heavy for the events, and attendees traveling in from Interstate 40 and Waynesville may experience delays at a construction site on U.S. 23/74.
Trumpet players from two WCUs – Western Carolina University and West Chester University – will be featured as the Mountain Winds Community Band presents its final concert of the season Tuesday, May 5, at Western Carolina’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Jeanne Jolly honed her vocal skills as a member of the inaugural edition of WCU’s Catamount Singers in the late 1990s, and the singer-songwriter will return to campus to perform with the student ensemble in a fundraising show sponsored by the Friends of the Arts this Friday (April 24.)
The talents of WCU’s University Chorus and Concert Choir will be featured as the School of Music presents its Spring Choral Concert on Thursday in the Coulter recital hall.
A Jackson County children’s choir will take to the stage of Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center to perform a special musical number during the production of “We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered” on Sunday, April 26.
Saxophone master Rick Margitza will be the special guest for master classes, rehearsals and performances as the 2015 Jazz Festival is held in the recital hall of Coulter Building.


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