JU students have opportunities to
plan, promote and attend activities through Dolphin Productions, the student
events programming board. Dolphin Productions offers a variety of concerts,
comedians, lectures, films, and other special events, including the annual
World-class artists headline the annual
series of concerts given in Terry Concert Hall. Past performances have included
the Amabile Piano Quartet, the Juilliard String Quartet, Grant Johannesen, and
the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers.
FINE ARTS SERIES
The Fine Arts Series consists of music,
drama, dance events, art lectures, and exhibitions. Admission to these
performances is free to students who may obtain tickets upon presentation of
their Dolphin Cards. An active art exhibit program presents shows by visiting
Enrollment is by audition
The Concert Choir is open to all interested students. Participation in the
Chamber Singers and the Dolphinaires show choir is by audition only. The Chamber
Singers ensemble performs frequently around Jacksonville, the southeastern
United States, and abroad. The Dolphinaires show choir combines song and dance
in a popular idiom. This entertaining group is in great demand locally. The
Music Theatre Workshop performs scenes from operas and musicals or short operas
and also participates in major opera and musical productions produced by the
College of Fine Arts.
Participation in the JU Community Orchestra is open by audition to qualified
instrumentalists. The orchestra is a significant Jacksonville cultural asset.
The Concert Band provides performance opportunities for interested and qualified
wind and percussion players. The group is dedicated to the performance of the
finest works from the traditional and contemporary wind repertoire. The Jazz
Ensemble is a select group that performs a variety of standard and contemporary
jazz selections. Other performance opportunities include chamber music,
percussion ensemble, jazz combo, and guitar ensemble.
Academic credit may be earned by participation in any of the performing
Music opportunities are coordinated by the Department of Music of the College
of Fine Arts.
FACULTY RECITAL SERIES
The Department of Music features
its faculty artists in an annual series that includes a variety of exciting
chamber music and recital works.
The JU Dance Theatre is the
performance group for ballet, modern, and jazz dance. Interested students are
requested to audition for participation through the Department of Dance.
DRAMA AND THEATRE ORGANIZATIONS
All JU students are
invited to participate in College of Fine Arts theatre activities. Open
auditions are conducted several times each year for productions of full-length
and one-act plays in Swisher Auditorium. Students are also invited to volunteer
for backstage participation.
COMMUNITY CULTURAL EVENTS
Leading concert artists,
professional Broadway plays, musicals, rock concerts, and ballets come to the
Jacksonville Veterans Auditorium and Florida Times-Union Center for the
Performing Arts each year. Various other events feature lectures and
presentations in politics, public affairs, sciences, and the arts. Reading and
discussion series, forums, and art exhibits are also scheduled.