Department News and Events
A message from our Department Chair:
Colleagues, Students, Alumni and Friends:
2017-18 is an exciting year for our department. I am delighted to welcome you to our newly integrated Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance; a vibrant group of intellectually curious and creative students, faculty, and staff that now merges Theatre with our Music and Dance programs. Over the coming months you will see numerous new and exciting collaborative opportunities and performances, but most important, by joining with our Theatre colleagues, our close-knit Departmental faculty community of exceptionally talented and committed performing artists and educators will bring ever more stellar programs of study to West Michigan. This innovative website is just one of many positive changes. In the coming weeks, check back often for updates concerning our newly renovated and expanded Performing Arts Center. We hope that very soon you will find opportunities to visit our new facilities and join us for the many exciting events taking place this year!
Dr. Danny Phipps
Performing Arts Center gets new name and increased support!
The Grand Valley community celebrated the formal dedication of the newly renovated and expanded Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts on August 25 on the Allendale Campus.
The two-story, 47,000-square-foot, $20-million addition includes the Linn Maxwell Keller Black Box Theatre, an expanded theater costume shop, additional prop storage, new dressing rooms, two theater classrooms for costume design and fabrication, four music ensemble rooms and additional rehearsal spaces. The Haas Center also includes a classroom for students studying music education, an enlarged study space in the main lobby and multiple faculty offices.
Read more in the GVNow article.
2018 Grand Valley Wind Band Commission Winner Announced
After reviewing over 200 entries through a three-tiered blind review process, we are excited to announce that Kent Baker has been commissioned to write a new work for the GVSU Symphonic Band. We heard many exciting compositions, and thank everyone that submitted compositions for consideration. Learn more here.
The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance belongs to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a student-centered and diverse learning community that engages in critical inquiry, extending knowledge to enrich and enliven individual and public life.
Learn more at gvsu.edu/clas/.