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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 region's professional filmmakers had an opportunity to learn about the latest camera technology during a gathering sponsored by the Film and Television Production Program.
A troupe of budding Broadway stars from around the world will hit the stage at WCU’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Sunday, July 19, to cap the 2015 Triple Arts intensive musical theatre summer camp.
The head of the sculpture program in the School of Art at George Mason University has been appointed Western Carolina’s inaugural Distinguished Professor of Visual Arts.
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.


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