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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.
The first Masters of Fine Art in Design Thinking student graduated during the 2016 Spring Commencement. Holly Murdock holds this distinction from the newest terminal degree program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Radford University Senior theatre major Kyle Gillikin sat behind a series of computers and electronic panels at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dressed in black and wearing a headset, he was an inconspicuous part of a well-refined machine that ran an ongoing series of events at the March 2016 United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. (USITT) annual conference.
Senior art major Amber Slusser-Brillhart presented a paper and art project at the 10th Annual Longwood University Undergraduate Medieval Conference. It was when she checked her email upon returning home she discovered she had won the conference’s Abels-Johnson Award for Excellence.
Join the Radford University Music Department in welcoming winners from the International Competition of Ibla Grand Prize (2015)!
Dance students present the annual Student Choreography Showcase as part of the Student Engagement Forum Monday and Tuesday, April 25 and 26. The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS) is the host of this campus wide week of events.
CVPA News From University Relations
Last semester, Radford University students partnered with elementary-aged students at the Radford Public Library to create posters based on their favorite books.
Tonya Gardner ’16 is traveling to Bangladesh to teach the basics of art for three months.
This year’s Give Your Heart to Art evening, held Jan. 20, 2017, in the Covington Center for the Arts celebrated donor generosity. The evening provided guest speakers, a first look at upcoming exhibitions, and a special showing of work purchased with proceeds from previous events.
Heather Evans Smith, a fine art conceptual portrait photographer, will visit Radford University on Feb. 6. As part of her visit, Smith will give a guest artist talk and be the juror for Southwest Juried Student Photography Show.
Radford University students and faculty flew to Vietnam and Thailand in December to play in a series of guitar performances.