Music Theatre and Dance Department

Piano faculty member adjusts teaching style for the pandemic, discovers ways to refine future instruction

GVNext has showed how faculty members such as Sookkyung Cho optimized learning during the last year.

Jun 9, 2021


Melodrama 'Ernest Maltravers' closes out extraordinary GVSU theater season

The production, set for April 23-25, will be presented before a small live audience as well as virtually.

Apr 21, 2021


Lake Michigan the muse for New Music Ensemble's latest pieces bringing natural beauty to life through music

The group is performing pieces by composers who were asked to bring Lake Michigan to life musically.

Apr 16, 2021


'Victors of Character' makes GVSU theater debut with livestream performances timed for viewing by K-12 students

The first performances start on March 5. The play explores a key moment for President Gerald R. Ford and an African American teammate on the University of Michigan's football team.

Mar 3, 2021



Virtual theater, take a bow: Three-show run entertained audiences, reinforced spirit of live productions

The GVNext series following the virtual production of "The Revolutionists" wraps up after successful performances.

Nov 19, 2020


Service milestones: three people recognized for 45, 50 years at GVSU

During the university's 60th anniversary, three people are recognized for 45 or 50 years of service: Gregg Dimkoff, professor of finance; Roger Ellis, professor of theater; and Robert Beasecker, curator of rare books and distinguished collections for University Libraries.

Nov 17, 2020


Virtual theater, showtime: Behind-the-scenes team keeps 'ambitious' production on track

The team managing technology, costuming and more for the virtual presentation of 'The Revolutionists' has adapted to incorporating never-done-before elements into a live production.

Nov 8, 2020


Virtual theater, the rehearsals: Character development and technology adjustments both take center stage

Technology work is usually reserved toward the end of the rehearsal period for a theater production. But for a virtual production such as "The Revolutionists," early attention to technology is a must. GVNext is following the virtual production from preparation to performance.

Oct 28, 2020


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