Downtown Greensboro looks a lot different this month. Vibrantly painted storefronts, challenging quotes from authors and musicians, and art that refers to love, justice, peace, grief, support, and hope. Several Spartan students, alumni, and faculty are among the many on Elm Street proving the power of art. Read the full article here: https://news.uncg.edu/spartan-artists-say-their-names/
Duane Cyrus is a Professor in CVPA’s School of Dance. Cyrus teaches studio-based courses — repertory, choreography, and technique — and he says those are challenging courses to teach online: “The Performing Arts are all about human interaction. They involve bodies moving together in the same space.” Cyrus says that although there is no substitute […]
Congratulations to all of the CVPA students who participated in this year’s 14th Annual Carolyn and Norwood Thomas Undergraduate Research and Creativity Expo! Thanks also go to all of the faculty mentors who advised these research projects. If you would like to sample the research of our undergraduate students, just click on the project title […]
In a virtual ceremony this spring, CVPA recognized five faculty members and one staff member who are retiring this year. Collectively, James Fisher, David Nelson, George Dimock, Robert Hansen, Gregory Carroll, and Jeff Gillis have contributed 159 years to the life of UNC Greensboro. Watch the presentation here.
An important aspect for the College of Visual and Performing Arts is its community engagement, and the School of Music Private Lessons Program is one of the foundations of that effort. The lessons are available for all ages and allow community members to experience the joy and accomplishment of gaining artistic and technical skills in […]
A famous monologue in Shakespeare’s As You Like It begins, “All the world’s a stage…” It’s not exactly what Shakespeare meant, but taken literally, it’s true these days. Theatres — and theatre classrooms — are closed and suddenly professors and students are relating with each other from “stages” in their homes. But how do you […]
Jennifer Reis, Assistant Professor in Arts Administration has created a mask making initiative that has distributed over three hundred masks to health care, social services, and education organizations in Martinsville, Virginia. Check out the article in the Martinsville Bulletin about this amazing initiative: https://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/news/local/martinsville-rotary-club-leads-effort-to-provide-the-masks-you-need-in-public/article_ba648400-b212-51ca-a4cd-e5b019f94ed8.html
With an uncertain U.S. economic forecast, no state budget in sight, and a national health crisis causing procedural changes almost weekly, you’d think that the chief financial officer of UNC Greensboro’s College of Visual and Performing Arts might have her hands pretty full right now. If you think that, you haven’t met Brigette Pfister, CVPA’s […]