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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.


The Division of Information Technology at WCU is working to fully assess the impact on campus computing systems of a significant Internet security bug known as “Heartbleed,” which could affect the personal information of Internet users across the United States.
The cast, band and dancers from the upcoming production of the “Echoes of the Cotton Club” radio show re-creation at WCU recently learned that the show has been registered with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Two regional representatives of KCACTF will attend the “Echoes of the Cotton Club” performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24.
The Western Carolina University Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band will present their final concert of the 2013-14 academic year at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, an event that will showcase the talents of student soloists and student conductors chosen through an audition process.
Films created by Western Carolina University students will be screened at the sixth annual Controlled Chaos Film Festival in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 2.
Saxophonist Ian Jeffress, accompanied by pianist Lillian Pearson, will present a recital as part of Western Carolina University’s Catamount Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22.
“The Fantasticks,” the world’s longest-running musical, will bring a steampunk-styled allegory about deceit, disillusionment and devotion to WCU’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 27, at 5 p.m.
The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University will present a spring exhibition titled “Remote Sites of War,” featuring more than 110 works by North Carolina-based artists Todd Drake, Skip Rohde and Christopher Sims.
The Western Carolina University Low Tech Ensemble will perform a concert of gamelan music at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the WCU campus.
The creations of John Byrd are known for their edgy combination of artistic mediums that explore complex relationships between form, process, material and content.
The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet, quintet-in-residence at Western Carolina University, will give its spring 2014 recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in a performance that will help commemorate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the institution that became WCU.


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