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Performing Arts

Calling all actors, dancers, musicians, and theater technicians: it’s time to take your creativity to the next level.

The Performing Arts Department aims to guide students in lifelong learning, expression, and creation. Students in the classroom, on the stage, and in the studio take an active role in creating music, theater and dance productions, and work toward mastery of performance, arts literacy, and technique in the performing arts.

Key Highlights
  • Curriculum materials, performance works, ensemble and lesson repertoire, and productions are chosen from a vast array of genres and time periods; global relevancy and diversity, equity, and inclusion are primary focal points.
  • Students enrolled in Performing Arts Department classes participate in and attend concerts, festivals, performances, and workshops both on and off campus with professional performers, directors, conductors, and technicians; the Guest Musician Series and Visiting Artists/Teachers are highlights of the program.
  • The Performing Arts Department encourages students to participate in department-sponsored events such as Recital Samplers, the IDEA playwriting festival, Dance Showcase and Dance Revue, and the Spring Student Recital Series.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Meet the Department

Susan Chrzanowski

Susan Chrzanowski

Performing Arts Department Head; Choral/Vocal Director
Kenneth Fischer

Kenneth Fischer

Performing Arts Faculty - Music; Jazz Ensemble Director
Netta Hadari

Netta Hadari

Performing Arts Faculty - Music; Orchestra Director
Scott Hsu

Scott Hsu

Mathematics Faculty; Perfoming Arts Faculty - Music
Katharine Loughlin

Katharine Loughlin

Performing Arts Faculty - Theater/Dance; Dance Director
David McCamish

David McCamish

Performing Arts Faculty - Theater/Dance; Theater Director
Jim Rickevicius

Jim Rickevicius

Performing Arts Faculty - Music, Guitar Ensemble Director
David Winer

David Winer

Performing Arts Faculty - Music; Wind Ensemble Director