Music, Theatre and Dance Department

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


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