Arts News

Anthony Kwame Harrison teaches a class, “Foundations of Hip Hop.”
This exhibit documents and celebrates the academic and extracurricular history of hip hop at Virginia Tech.
Annie Stevens (left) and Andrea Venet make up the percussion duo “Escape Ten.”
What do you think of when you hear the word “percussion”? Drums? Marching? Someone striking something? For Annie Stevens, director of the Virginia Tech Percussion Ensemble, percussion is storytelling involving a sonic and visual feast showcased by a variety of instrument combinations. “A Night...
The artwork of visual arts faculty member Meaghan Dee alludes to the style of shadow puppetry that can be seen in the “Poe’s Shadows” installation.
“Poe’s Shadows,” an immersive theatrical installation inspired by the work of Edgar Allan Poe, will open on Halloween in the Cube of the Moss Arts Center and continue through Nov. 4. “Poe’s Shadows” uses the 360-degree cyclorama and spatial audio capabilities of the Cube, a state-of-the-a...
Angels in America graphic with crying eyes
Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches” opens in Squires Studio Theatre on Nov. 7 and will run through Nov. 14 for a total of seven performances.
Members of the Chamber Singers pose with their choir director, Dwight Bigler, at the Moss Arts Center.
Virginia Tech Chamber Singers, the most selective choral group on campus, was chosen as the only collegiate choir to sing at the statewide Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) Conference this November in Hot Springs, Virginia. VMEA advocates for music education and provides a multitude...
The Cube in the Moss Arts Center provides the setting for “Badstar,” a melding of music, architecture, and immersive audio and video. The architecture, which resembles a stalactite cathedral unfurling from the ceiling of the Cube, is constructed of massive cut-paper hangings.
The Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts will present “Badstar,” a one-of-a-kind musical and visual experience, in the Cube at the Moss Arts Center on Oct. 11–13 at 7:30 p.m. The collaboration for the performance began in 2017, when violinist Charles Nichols, an assistant professor in ...
Dwight Bigler (foreground), director of choral activities, and the Virginia Tech Chamber Singers are jumping at the chance to perform in Spain.
The Virginia Tech Chamber Singers have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help fund a musical tour of Spain’s most sacred venues.
Allen Vizzutti playing the trumpet
The third annual Virginia Tech Trumpet Festival will fill the Squires Student Center with the music of talented guest artists and faculty and student trumpeters throughout the weekend of Sept. 28–30. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Allen Bachelder Trumpet Scholarship fund, which seeks...
Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II are the subject of the play “Decision Height.”
The Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts’ production of “Decision Height” will take off on Sept. 25 for the first of eight performances. Patricia Raun, professor of performance and voice, will direct. Winner of the 2013 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, the play, written by...
A Virginia Tech student plays the violin during a master class with cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
The 2018–19 season of the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts will showcase music, theatre, and cinema performances by students, faculty members, and guest artists. The season will run from September to May with performances for university and community members. Many events are free. ...
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