Performing Arts Series

With the health and safety of our community in mind, all Performing Arts Series events through the end of this season are canceled. We thank you for your support of our students, faculty and guest artists this season. We look forward seeing you during the 2020-2021 Performing Arts Series to be announced. 

To preview the full Performing Arts program 2019-2020, view the Creative Current Magazine.

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* Performances denoted by an asterisk (*) are priced as follows. All other events are free, unless otherwise noted.

  • Adults: $10.00
  • Seniors (62+): $5.00
  • Military: $5.00
  • Alumni & Students: $5.00
  • Children (-17): $5.00
  • JU: Free (per ID)


New Music at JU

Join us for the annual New Music at JU Concert featuring works recently composed by JU faculty and students.

Terry Concert Hall

Tuesday, March 3 at 7:30pm

JU Chamber Ensembles

Chamber music performances by JU student groups, including the Honors chamber ensembles.

Terry Concert Hall

Thursday, March 5 at 7:30pm - Cancelled

McClure Award Winner Concert

The Paul and Linda Kahn Foundation focuses on projects in the fields of History, Education, the Arts, and Religion. A music award was first established through the efforts of its arts director, Louise McClure. The McClure Music Performance Award features the winner of a skill-based performance competition open to JU junior and senior music majors.

Terry Concert Hall

Saturday, April 11 at 7:30pm - Cancelled

Division of Visual Arts Annual Thesis Exhibition

The graduating seniors in the Division of Visual Arts will exhibit their Senior Thesis projects in this annual exhibition. A variety of media will be represented, including 2-dimensional artworks, design displays with commercial applications, 3-dimensional sculptural representations and installations, animated shorts, and film productions. The seniors will present their research and discuss the work exhibited in the gallery on March 30-31 at 6 pm in the Gooding Auditorium.

Alexander Brest Gallery

March 19 - April 16 - Cancelled
Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 19 from 5:00-7:00pm - Cancelled

Rivertones Spring Sing

Swing into Spring with Jacksonville University’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble, The Rivertones as they present their 3rd annual “Spring Sing!” a concert of Vocal Jazz, Show Tunes & Popular Song!

Terry Concert Hall

Thursday, March 19 at 7:30pm - Cancelled

Scott Watkins Solo Recital

Dr. Scott Watkins celebrates 35 years of public performances in this special evening of the most beloved and stirring piano music ever written. Program includes Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata,” Chopin’s “Fantasie-Impromptu,” and Debussy’s “Clair de lune,” plus favorites by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff and Liszt.

Terry Concert Hall

Friday, March 20 at 7:30pm - Cancelled

J.S. Bach's Inventions and Sinfonias

The piano studio of Dr. Scott Watkins presents its eleventh annual recital program featuring J. S. Bach’s Inventions and Sinfonias performed on the new Markham Harpsichord.

Terry Concert Hall

Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30pm - Cancelled

Light in the Piazza*

Directed by Dr. Tyler Alessi and Dr. Julian Bryson, Light in the Piazza tells the story of Margaret and her daughter Clara as they vacation in Italy and meet new friends, exposing Clara and Margaret’s challenges in trying to live a quiet life.

Swisher Theater

March 26-28 at 7:30pm - Cancelled

April 3 and 4 at 7:30pm - Cancelled

April 5 at 3:00pm - Cancelled

Jazz Orchestra in Concert: The Musings of Miles

The JU Jazz Orchestra joins special-guest trumpeter Bijon Watson for an exciting evening that will pay homage to the great big-band recordings of Miles Davis with the Gil Evans Orchestra.

Terry Concert Hall

Thursday, March 26 at 7:30pm - Cancelled

Jazz Combos in Concert

The JU Jazz Combos will be performing their very own arrangements and projects for an intimate evening fashioned
to the best listening rooms on the caliber of the New York scene. The concert will focus on the iconic sound of various scene-changing groups, including the Miles Davis quintets and sextets of the 50s and 60s. This concert will be a complimentary performance to the JU Jazz Week (March 26-28) featuring guest artists and JU Jazz Faculty members that will be performing throughout the week.

Phillips - 19 (Black Box Theater)

Friday, March 27 at 7:30pm - Cancelled

JU Jazz Festival Day

Now our third annual middle and high school jazz festival, this event has become a much-anticipated highlight of
JU Jazz Week, offering opportunities for local jazz bands to perform and learn from clinicians. In addition to performances by JU Jazz Combo I and the JU Jazz Orchestra, this year’s festival will also feature special-guest trumpeters Bijon Watson, Tanya Darby and JU Adjunct Professor of Trumpet David Champagne. Come enjoy these mid-day headliners as they pay homage to the great Miles Davis with lively selections of his work. This all-day event on JU’s campus will feature regular performances throughout the day and food trucks with local fare.

Terry Concert Hall

Saturday, March 28 - All day event - Cancelled

A Little Lunch Music: Terry Concert Hall

Dr. Shannon Lockwood and Dr. Scott Watkins direct cello and keyboard students in the music of Vivaldi, featuring the Markham harpsichord in action.

Terry Concert Hall Lobby

Monday, March 30 at 12:00pm - Cancelled


Wind Ensemble Masterworks

The JU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Artie Clifton, will feature JU student soloists in a program of cherished masterworks for winds. The program will also include the premiere of a new work for alto saxophone and wind band by composer Daniel Fulmer.

Terry Concert Hall

Sunday, April 5 at 3:00pm - Cancelled

Violin and Viola Recital

Come enjoy the talent and musicianship of the violin and viola students in the studio of Dr. Marguerite Richardson as they perform in their annual showcase concert.

Terry Concert Hall

Sunday, April 5 at 7:30pm - Cancelled

Spring Choral Concert

The JU Choral Ensembles will perform their final concert of the year in Terry Concert Hall.

Terry Concert Hall

Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30pm - Cancelled

JU Chamber Ensembles

From trios to quintets, enjoy an evening of chamber music performed by JU student groups, including the Honors chamber ensembles.

Terry Concert Hall

Thursday, April 9 at 7:30pm - Cancelled

Fiat Lux Film Festival

The film festival is celebration of work put forth by film and animation students. Projects range from introductory through intermediate, to advanced, and thesis-level cinematic storytelling. Awards, selected by an international jury, are presented during the event, which includes a Q&A session with selected filmmakers.

Swisher Theater

Saturday, April 11 at 9:00pm - Cancelled
Film Screening at 5:00pm - Cancelled

Honors Recital

This final honors recital features outstanding seniors nominated by their professors in recognition of distinguished performance.

Terry Concert Hall

Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30pm - Cancelled

JU Orchestra Spring Finale Concert

The Jacksonville University Orchestra celebrates the talent of its student artists in a program of orchestral favorites, featuring the winners of the 2020 Concerto Competition.

Terry Concert Hall

Thursday, April 16 at 7:30pm - Cancelled

St. Anastasia Catholic Church, St. Augustine FL

Sunday, April 19 at 6:00pm - Cancelled

Spring Dance Concert*

Jacksonville University Dance will present their annual concert filled with variety and versatility in dance. Choreographers for this year include local and nationally recognized artists that reflect experimentation in hybrid styles of dance from Ballet to Broadway. Come let our JU Dance Theater entertain you with their athleticism and artistry.

Swisher Theater

April 16, 17, 18 at 7:30pm - Cancelled

First Coast Wind Symphony Family Concert

This concert of music for all ages by the First Coast Wind Symphony will feature the winners of the 2020 Concerto Competition for High School and Collegiate Musicians. The competition is open to students throughout the state of Florida. Guest composer Robert Sheldon will conduct the premiere of his new work written for the First Coast Wind Symphony.

Terry Concert Hall

Sunday, April 19 at 3:00pm - Cancelled