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The Department of Theatre and Cinema announces the casts for their fall 2016 theatre productions.
The Radford University Department of Theatre and Cinema proudly announces an exciting season 2016-17 that asks “What’s your history?” Whether it is keeping a diary to have something sensational to read in the train or to chronicle one of history’s greatest tragedies, the thread running through the season is that many of the characters, in his or her own way, are intent on recording and sharing their stories. Two young women want to keep track of their romances; a young man needs to work through a life-altering mistake. A feisty little girl is determined to track the travails of first grade and another student must complete a paper for a grade. Two of the characters are compelled to write by lives and forces outside their control. And all of them and the department of Theatre want to share these stories with you!
Music business student Melissa Caton’s summer took an exotic turn when she found herself in Italy, working with some of the best musicians in the world. Caton interned with Shannon Dillon, International Music House of Virginia president and Virginia IBLA Foundation director. This nonprofit Foundation hosts the IBLA Grand Prize, an annual international classical music competition Ragusa-Ibla in Sicily. The winners then go on tour in the United States and Asia.
See what CVPA faculty, alumni and students achieved in late summer and are doing off campus in September. These include Reagan Burns, Suzanne Guppy, Holly Cline, Clara Heaton, Sean Kotz, Kevin Kwon, Kristin Machac, Kareem McCullough, Anne Nicholson, Halide Salam, Ken Smith, Knic Ulmstead and Shaun Whiteside.
In a college environment, posters are often the quintessential motif determining the design of many dorm rooms. But posters are so much more than this, especially hand-printed ones – they are an art form in their own right. Radford University Art Museum promotes this idea with the National Poster Retrospecticus (NPR), a gig and art poster show on exhibition from Sept. 8 to Oct. 7.
Spring and summer may seem quiet on campus at Radford University, but looks are deceiving. The College of Visual and Performing Arts was extremely active with summer school, Quest, Radford University Ballet Youth’s International Summer Intensive Program and Governor’s School. And several of our professors, students and alumni sent of word of their recent achievements.
International music therapists are learning how to engage and stimulate their clients’ imagination through a therapeutic process using classical music leading to core integration of mind, body and spirit thanks to the efforts of Jim Borling, director of Music Therapy at Radford University. During this summer, he provided trainings in The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music in both Japan and Spain.
At the first Radford University Summer Music Education Institute, Heather Kirby, a master teacher with 24 years' experience in elementary music education, dropped a scarf elegantly as she sang a few bars of a pleasant melody. She was demonstrating a lesson she gives to her primary education-aged students.
The walls and exhibit cases at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport’s Gallery Walk feature a unique international collaboration of artworks. Beihang University’s Dr. Haoqin Gong and Radford University’s graphic design program present a diverse exhibition of traditional paintings and American design.
The College of visual and Performing Arts is pleased to present its 2016 spring graduates.
CVPA News From University Relations
Radford University Music Professor Robert Trent traveled to the birthplace of Portugal – Guimarãaes – to perform in a guitar festival inside the historic Castle of Guimarãaes.
Two Radford University students and a professor are traveling to Nepal over winter break to give professional development workshops on best practices for teaching music to young children.
First-grader Junie B. Jones brought energy and spunk to Radford University in holiday-themed performances in December.
Sophomore merchandising design major Caitlin Kincaid created an advertisement for the local business Meg and Garrett’s, which ran in The Roanoke Times in November.
Associate Professor Alison Pack has an affinity for working with metals – and molded that passion into a career as a professor and a metalsmith. The exhibit runs until June 4, 2017.