Music Theatre and Dance Department

Marching forward: Laker Marching Band season means some mainstays, fewer performances, same passion

Band leaders and members are rolling through a season of adjustments with their same pride.

Oct 6, 2020


Livestream performances continue a vital part of learning for Music, Theatre and Dance students

Live performances not only showcase work but give student performers an opportunity to learn how to manage the stress of being in the spotlight.

Oct 1, 2020


Virtual theater, the auditions: Student performers strive to stand out from a Zoom computer screen

GVNext will follow the theater program's virtual production of "The Revolutionists" from preparation to performance.

Sep 24, 2020


GVSU summer camp season altered, but some organizers finding ways to continue

Several camps are offering virtual opportunities for K-12 students.

Jul 2, 2020


Music will join blue lighting of Beckering Family Carillon Tower to honor critical workers

Retired Grand Valley carillonneur Julianne Vanden Wyngaard will play "America the Beautiful."

May 14, 2020



Remote learning stories: Hannah Seidel finds a way through video for dance students to learn teaching

One student, Zoe Lionas, developed new ways to provide feedback, sometimes in the moment.

Apr 24, 2020


New Music Ensemble's newest album features pieces inspired by national parks

The album, "Dawn Chorus," is the fifth commercial recording for the nationally acclaimed group.

Apr 22, 2020


Remote learning stories: Scott Harman finds ways to help students hone acting skills virtually

Classes include perfecting monologues and online discussion groups about acting theory.

Apr 6, 2020


"Working: A Musical" showcases the dignity and humanity of workers

The show was based on a book of the same name by Pulitzer Prize-winning oral historian Studs Terkel. Originally performed in the 1970s, the show was reworked in 2012 and includes new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, famously known for his 2015 hit musical "Hamilton."

Feb 3, 2020