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Creative Arts Series

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Creative Current Magazine

 

View the complete Creative Arts Series of 2022-2023.

Creative Arts Series

 

Virtual Exhibitions

2021- 2022

Davis and Skees Exhibition

 

2020-2021

MFA: In The Works Online

The Dark and The Light Exhibition - Taylor Robenalt

Senior Spotlight 2020 Exhibition

School of Art & Design Faculty Biennial Exhibition

Annual Student Juried Exhibition

Leslie Robison & Jason Schwab Exhibition

The Kinne Legacy Exhibition

The Legacy Student Exhibition

Events Schedule

*Please visit www.jutickets.com for ticketing information

July/August

MFA: In The Works

MFA: In The Works is an exhibition by Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts candidates in the Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts & Humanities at Jacksonville University. This body of work is produced during the summer intensive residency and reflects investigation of thesis content through a diversity of practices.

July 28 – August 24

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 28 at 5:00 PM

ALEXANDER BREST GALLERY

 

Florida All-State Preparation Percussion Clinic

Professors Tony Steve (Jacksonville University) and Kevin Garry (Florida State College at Jacksonville and University of North Florida) lead this clinic for high school percussion students from across the region in preparation for the Florida Music Educators Association All-State audition. 

Saturday, August 13 at 10:00 AM

PHILLIPS FINE ARTS BLACK BOX

 

Great Works, Bad Behavior: The Humanities in the Age of #CancelCulture

Philosophy Slam 

Jacksonville University Professor of Humanities Dr. Joana Owens leads a discussion on "Cancel Culture," which has become a politically loaded term that continues to generate headlines in many areas of our society, from government and the corporate workplace to entertainment and education. When it comes to studying the humanities, should the works of individuals who have said or done things considered morally objectionable be taught differently than they typically have been taught in the past—or even completely removed from course content? What criteria should faculty use when making such decisions, and what is the student’s position in these debates?

Wednesday, August 31 at 7:30 PM

RIVER HOUSE

 

September

Never Done 

Martha Underriner

This body of work is an installation that investigates and documents the movements of women within their domestic spaces and monumentalizes the unseen work of women through large, welded steel forms and hand-sewn embroideries based on maps submitted by a diverse group of women. Underriner’s work intends to reframe the conversation to acknowledge women’s work within the home and share women’s unseen labor. Never Done considers the everyday experiences of women along with the complexities inherent in their lives including emotional and domestic labor, caregiving roles, and the patriarchal structures that define traditions and behaviors within in the home. 

And

we all have to make concessions 

Neil Daigle Orians

Cincinnati-based artist Neil Daigle Orians connects the politics of historic landscape painting with contemporary suburbia. The exhibition incorporates a site-responsive approach by utilizing research into the landscape of the Jacksonville area. Local foreclosures, overgrown flora, gentrification, and income inequality are hidden in plain sight through saturated colors and generative abstraction. Picket fence motifs are repeated to the point of losing their initial significance as barriers between ourselves and “the other”. Textile pieces are created out of repurposed and used domestic fabrics like bedsheets and curtains, utilizing domesticity to explore politically charged narratives. The project does not attempt to place blame or offer solutions as much as explore how economic oppressions along with our unwitting contributions to them have become commonplace factors of life.

September 1 – October 10

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 1 at 5:00 PM

ALEXANDER BREST GALLERY

 

Mozart and More!

Jacksonville University Camerata

The Jacksonville University Camerata kicks off the 2022-2023 season with Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G Minor and more from the chamber orchestra repertoire.

Thursday, September 1 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Classical Guitar with Dr. Brian Luckett and Studio 

Lunch Music 

Join us for our annual Lunch Music series presented by the Department of Music. Bring your lunch and stay for the music!

Tuesday, September 13 at 11:30 AM 

FRISCH WELCOME CENTER 

 

Filmmaker Rita Coburn 

Rita Coburn is the Peabody award-winning Co-Director/Co- Producer of the first feature documentary on Maya Angelou, American Masters – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. An award-winning writer, director, and producer, Coburn's television work earned third Emmys for documentaries Curators of Culture, Remembering 47th Street, and African Roots American Soil. Coburn's work has also been featured on C-Span, Harpo, and The History Channel. The Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts & Humanities is proud to welcome Rita Coburn to work with our students and for a screening of new newest film Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands. 

Lecture: The Entrepreneurial Creative 

Thursday, September 15 at 1:30 PM 

TERRY CONCERT HALL 

 

Screening and Talkback on Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands 

Thursday, September 15 at 6:00 PM 

SWISHER THEATER 


Music Faculty Showcase 

The Department of Music features outstanding faculty in an evening of music from classical to jazz to musical theater. 

Friday, September 16 at 7:30 PM 

TERRY CONCERT HALL 


Forbidden Thoughts 

Nothing Left Unsung Fall Choral Concert 

Our season of Nothing Left Unsung kicks off with an assortment of music and texts that have been banned at some point in history or geography. Join us in defying censorship. Better yet, discover what was so dangerous, it dared not to be read, much less sung out aloud! 

Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30 PM 

TERRY CONCERT HALL 

 

Jacksonville University Jazz Faculty in Concert 

The Jacksonville University Jazz Faculty come together to perform their annual concert in Swisher Theater, highlighting compositions and arrangements by the faculty. Join us and witness these world-class performers come together to share their talents! 

Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30 PM 

SWISHER THEATER 

 

Percussion Ensemble 

Join the Jacksonville University Percussion Ensemble in a program of solo and ensemble works featuring Marimba Concerto by Ney Rosauro performed by Alec Anderson, and Suite for Drum Set and Percussion Ensemble by Dave Mancini performed by Professor Tony Steve. 

Thursday, September 22 at 7:30 PM 

TERRY CONCERT HALL 

 

Jeff Blumenkrantz 

Musical Theater Artist-in-Residence 

Award-winning composer/actor and Tony award nominee Jeff Blumenkrantz returns to Jacksonville to present a series of workshops, masterclasses, and coachings to culminate in a concert featuring Mr. Blumenkrantz and our students. 

Friday, September 23 at 7:30 PM 

SWISHER THEATER 


Midcentury Masters Fall Concert

Jacksonville University Wind Ensemble 

The Jacksonville University Wind Ensemble performs works composed for concert band during the middle of the 20th century—a pivotal period in the evolution of contemporary composition for wind ensemble, especially by American composers. Norman Dello Joio’s Variations On A Medieval Tune will highlight the concert with other works by Clifton Williams and Martin Mailman.

Saturday, September 24 at 3:00 PM 

TERRY CONCERT HALL 

 

October

Fall Concert

Jacksonville University Orchestra

The Jacksonville University Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Marguerite Richardson presents a concert of masterworks from the orchestral repertoire.

Tuesday, October 4 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL


InstaCrisis! Will Social Media Take American Democracy to the Brink?

Philosophy Slam

Social media was supposed to be a fun place to connect with friends, but it appears to be tearing us apart. This philosophy slam, led by Jacksonville University Assistant Professor of Political Science Dr. Nevena Trajkov, is an opportunity to exchange thoughts and ask questions about social media and trust of each other. Have we turned our Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/TikTok/Snapchat/Whatever account into an unintentional interest group or echo chamber? Are you guilty? Who do you follow?

Wednesday, October 5 at 7:30 PM

RIVER HOUSE

 

Lift Every Voice: Singing with Purpose 

Community Music Festival featuring Gwen Moten and Jeanette McCune

Jacksonville University, in partnership with the Cathedral Arts Project, is pleased to welcome cultural educator and international concert artist Gwen Moten to campus for a two-day festival celebrating the power of singing to transform communities through positive change. Former Supervisor of Cultural Services for the City of Newark and Director of the Newark Boys Chorus, Ms. Moten has led performances throughout the United States (including two invitations from President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush to perform at the White House) and abroad to New Zealand, Japan, Australia, and Czechoslovakia. Jeanette McCune, Director of School of Community Programs at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. will moderate a panel discussion of community arts leaders and partners. The festival culminates in a choral concert featuring singers from Edward Waters College, Jacksonville University, and Paxon School for Advanced Studies.

Community Panel Discussion

Friday, October 7 at 9:00 AM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Choral Concert: From Birmingham to Botswana

Saturday, October 8 at 5:00 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

*ticketed event

The Devil is alive in Salem, and we dare not quail to follow wherever the accusing finger points!” Miller's essential work frames a modern American political inquisition in the infamous town of Salem, MA - known for witch trials in 1692 that killed 25 people. Directed by Dr. Erik DeCicco, this haunting classic will be explored in a contemporary context and promises to offer a fresh perspective on the play’s relevancy and impact.

Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, October 9 at 2:00 PM

SWISHER THEATER

 

Jacksonville University Vocal Studies

Lunch Music

Join us for our annual Lunch Music series presented by the Department of Music. Bring your lunch and stay for the music!

Thursday, October 13 at 12:30 PM

COUNCIL BUILDING COURTYARD

 

Voice Faculty Showcase

Jacksonville University faculty artists present an evening of classical, opera, and musical theater repertoire.

Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration and Concert

The Hispanic Latino Student Association and the Student Government Association collaborate with the Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts & Humanities in a musical celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Friday, October 14 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

The Music of Lewis Buckley

Jacksonville University Wind Ensemble

Hear the music of former U.S. Coast Guard Band Director Lewis Buckley conducted by the composer, with Jacksonville University professor and featured soloist Kimberly Beasley.

Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

The Kinne Trio

Johannes Brahms is the featured composer in this concert of romantic chamber music as the Kinne Trio (Dr. Marguerite Richardson, violin; Dr. Shannon Lockwood, cello; Dr. Scott Watkins, piano) presents the German composer’s epic Trio in C Major, Op. 87. Brahms’ Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano in A Minor opens the program, followed by music for violin and piano by Schumann and Brahms. Do not miss this evening of Voice Faculty Showcase chamber music imbued with beauty and romanticism.

Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Fall Honors Recital

The Department of Music presents outstanding music majors in performance.

Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Annual Student Juried Exhibition

Always a favorite among participants and viewers, this juried showcase features undergraduate student work that reflects art’s contemporary pulse 0f art-making in Northeast Florida. The eclectic exhibition consists of a variety of media, including animation, ceramics, computer generated images, drawings, film, glass art, graphic design, paintings, photographs, prints, and sculpture. Awards are given for outstanding work.

October 20 – November 9

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 20 at 5:00 PM

ALEXANDER BREST GALLERY

 

An Exploration of the Controlling Narcissist in Silent Film and Mental Health

Composer and percussionist Tony Steve with Connie Thomas, mental health professional, community activist, and former Mayor of the city of Orange Park, present a program featuring silent films A Fool There Was and Nosferatu with a panel discussion led by Ms. Thomas and area leaders in mental health in a program exploring the controlling narcissist personality. The program will allow area mental health professionals to obtain Continuing Education credit towards professional licensing.

Friday, October 21 at 5:00 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Guitar Retreat

A day of masterclasses, presentations, demonstrations, and concerts for Classical and Flamenco guitar. Free and open to students and enthusiasts of all ages, levels, and styles to participate and appreciate.

This event has been rescheduled for February 4th, 2023 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Oh! That Cello

The cello studio of Dr. Shannon Lockwood presents a program of works featuring the cello in non-classical or crossover genres, including music by Charlie Chaplin, George Gershwin, Mark Summer, and more.

Sunday, October 23 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Jessica Welsh

Guest Artist Pianist

Jessica Welsh holds a DMA in Piano Pedagogy from Texas Christian University where she studied pedagogy under the direction of Dr. Ann Gipson, and both a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. In 2017, she was the recipient of the Paul Vellucci Piano Award and scholarship, an award based on the nomination of the SMU piano faculty. She is passionate about entrepreneurship for the developing young musician.

Tuesday, October 25 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Ghost of JU Write-A-Thon

At the Literature, Language, and Culture Department’s sixth annual Ghost of JU Write-A-Thon, three students will be writing for fifteen minutes at a time about the Ghost of JU. Students build on each other’s stories, sending the Ghost of JU to the playing field, the performing stage, and the cafeteria. There will also be food and games. Students procure sponsors for this event to support local and international charities. Last year, the event raised more than $1,200, which was split between the Literacy Foundation of Northeast Florida and school scholarships for students in Haiti attending the Art Creation Foundation for Children. Scores of students from across campus participate in this festive event. We welcome support in the form of monetary donations as well as snacks for participating students!

Wednesday, October 26 from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

COUNCIL BUILDING COURTYARD

 

Guest Artist Anastasiya Petryshak, Violin

*ticketed event

Presenting Sponsors - Aegis Consulting

The Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts & Humanities with presenting sponsor Aegis Consulting, is pleased to welcome acclaimed Ukrainian violinist Anastasiya Petryshak to Jacksonville for a two-day residency. Having performed throughout Europe and the United States and with international musicians such as Sofia Gubaidulina, Salvatore Accardo, Gianluigi Gelmetti, and Andrea Bocelli among others, Ms. Petryshak released her first CD with Sony Classical titled Amato Bene in 2018. Join us for an unforgettable evening of music for violin and piano featuring Ravel, Sonata No. 2 in G Major and Corigliano, Sonata for Violin and Piano with other works.

Concert

Thursday, October 27 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Masterclass (open to the public)

Friday, October 28 at 4:00 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Halloween Spooktacular

Jacksonville University Orchestra

A new addition to the holiday season, join the Jacksonville University Orchestra as it explores the spookier side of orchestral music! Put on that costume and get ready to hear music by Mussorgsky, Dukas, John Williams and, more!

Monday, October 31 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

November

Student Fall Jazz Concert

Jazz Combos and Jazz Orchestra

Featuring the Jacksonville University jazz combos and Jacksonville University Jazz Orchestra (JUJO), this annual event returns to the Terry Concert Hall stage featuring works from traditional to modern, and in dedication to the jazz heritage of the American standard song. The ensembles will showcase special guest performers. Support the jazz ensembles and swing out with us!

Tuesday, November 1 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Eight Words You Can’t Say in the Classroom

Michael Phillips Lecture

Discourse about supposed indoctrination in the classroom has recently gripped the nation. Topics like Critical Race Theory, social and emotional learning and gender fluidity, among others, have turned school board meetings into shouting matches punctuated by pushing and shoving. Children’s books about the civil rights movement and a graphic novel about the Holocaust have been removed from library shelves. School boards have fired teachers for telling students that white privilege is real or for displaying rainbow stickers in their classrooms to designate a “safe space” for LGBTQ students.

Dr. Michael Phillips, a scholar of American racism and author of White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in Dallas, 1841-2001, explores how changing racial demographics in the United States and protests against police violence and racist public monuments in 2019-2020 instigated the most intense wave of censorship in the United States since McCarthyism in the 1950s.

Wednesday, November 2 at Noon

GOODING AUDITORIUM

 

Free Speech Has a Stopping Point: Free Speech in American Education Today

Philosophy Slam

In October 2021, Dr. Michael Phillips, an award-winning scholar of racism in the United States, was named “Educator of the Year” by a historical association. Three months later, his Dallas-Fort Worth area college fired him for supporting the removal of Confederate monuments and after he recommended students wear masks to stay safe from the pandemic. He was the fourth prominent professor at his college to be fired in the last two years, with faculty losing their jobs for criticizing politicians on Twitter, starting a faculty union local, and asking the college to post an online COVID-19 dashboard. Dr. Phillips will use his personal battle over censorship to explain how today’s free speech controversies stem from decades-long battles over school desegregation, immigration, and panic over the nation’s rapidly changing racial demographics.

Wednesday, November 2 at 7:30 PM

RIVER HOUSE

 

Guitar Ensemble and Studio Concert

Join us for a program of solos, duos, trios and quartets, written and arranged for the classical guitar and guitar ensemble featuring a diverse repertoire spanning the Renaissance through the 21st century.

Thursday, November 3 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Fall Dance Concert

*ticketed event

As part of the Stein College commitment to original programming, this annual eclectic dance concert will feature faculty and internationally recognized guest artists of choreography from a global perspective. Join us for exciting new dance works that challenge and invigorate both performers and audiences alike.

Thursday, November 3, Friday, November 4, and Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 PM

SWISHER THEATER

 

Kirby Shaw & the RiverTones

The Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts & Humanities presents the inaugural Vocal Jazz Choral Festival with world-renowned guest conductor Dr. Kirby Shaw. The RiverTones and choirs from across Florida close the festival with performances of vocal jazz, contemporary a cappella and popular song. Interested in having your choir participate? Contact Prof. Dina Barone, contralto at dbarone@ju.edu.

Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, ALL DAY

 

Concert

Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Chamber Music Ensembles Concert

Brass, Strings, Woodwind, and Guitar ensembles perform chamber works.

Sunday, November 6 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

New Music Concert

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

Tuesday, November 8 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Jacksonville University Hosts Steinbrenner

High School String Orchestra

The Jacksonville University Orchestra welcomes the string orchestra from Steinbrenner High School (Tampa, FL) to Terry Concert Hall in a program featuring a joint performance of string players from both Steinbrenner High School (Andrea Szarowicz, director) and Jacksonville University. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Infinitus Presents

Nothing Left Unsung

Infinitus presents an evening of new and innovative choral music. In this one-of-a-kind ensemble, student conductors, composers, and singers work collaboratively to perform the music of our time. We focus on works by local composers and those not widely published or performed. Enjoy a collection of the best music you have never heard!

Friday, November 11 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Child’s Play

Jacksonville University Wind Ensemble

Percy Aldridge Grainger’s iconic Children’s March and Carter Pann’s Hold This Boy and Listen will be featured in the Jacksonville University Wind Ensemble performance will explore the many facets of childhood and adolescence.

Saturday, November 12 at 3:00 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

It’s A Wonderful Life

Directed by Deborah Jordan, this American standard holiday-classic considers the life and struggle of George Bailey, and the impacts of the Great Depression on American culture. In a special collaboration with local broadcast professionals, students will explore the arts of broadcast and the demands and challenges associated with performing in such an environment. Visit www.ju.edu/steincollege for broadcast details.

 

January

Sitting Down Together

Melissa Haviland, Andrew Decaen, and Janet Ballweg

The exhibition is a place for visual dialogue where sitting down together becomes the responsive focus. Decaen finds himself looking with curiosity at the space, time, and manner in which we eat, prepare, and acquire our meals. Haviland is inspired by the economics of the objects and materials that build our everyday lives, evaluating them as totems and commodities. Ballweg addresses expectations and psychological tensions that exist within human relationships through everyday objects used to present loose narratives of events, contextualized by the use of patterns and/or linear elements.

January 12 – March 6

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 12 at 5:00 PM

ALEXANDER BREST GALLERY

 

Contralto Classics

Dina Barone, Contralto and Sachiko Frampton, Collaborative Pianist

Join us as Prof. Dina Barone, contralto and Sachiko Frampton, collaborative pianist perform classics such as from Handel’s Semele, Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera, Wagner’s Das Reingold and Elgar’s Sea Pictures.

Friday, January 13 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Rockley Piano Sale

The Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts & Humanities has partnered with the Rockley Family Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of music education, to host the 2nd annual piano sale to benefit the Department of Music.

Thursday, January 19 through Saturday, January 21

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

College Orchestra Directors Association

Jacksonville University is proud to host the 2023 National Conference of the College Orchestra Directors Association, the only professional organization dedicated solely to the advancement of college and university orchestra directors. Performances by the Jacksonville University Orchestra and guest orchestras will be open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Marguerite Richardson, CODA President and Jacksonville University Professor of Music.

Wednesday, January 25 through Saturday, January 28

 

February 

Black History Month Concert and Celebration

The Jacksonville University Student Government Association partners with the Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts & Humanities in a celebration of Black History Month.

Friday, February 3 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Is Love Gendered?

Philosophy Slam

Join Dr. Arina Pismenny of UF Gainesville to the University of Florida to discuss the nature of romantic love and its relation to gender. It is often said that men and women love differently. According to some this difference is due to biology–the reproductive strategies of males and females. Others attribute it to the socialization of boys and girls. Can love transcend gender? Does it?

Tuesday, February 7 at 7:30 PM

RIVER HOUSE

 

Guest Artist Pianist Paul Barnes

Praised by the New York Times for his “Lisztian thunder and deft fluidity," and the San Francisco Chronicle as “ferociously virtuosic,” pianist Paul Barnes has electrified audiences with his intensely expressive playing and cutting-edge programming. He has been featured seven times on APM’s Performance Today and on the cover of Clavier Magazine with his recordings streamed worldwide. Dr. Barnes is Marguerite Scribante Professor of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Glenn Korff School of Music. He was recently appointed Artistic Director of the Lied Center Piano Academy which welcomes several high-school pianists to Lincoln each summer for an intensive week of piano, composition, improvisation and, collaboration.

Tuesday, February 7 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Sixth Annual Walter Visiting Writer Series

Through the generosity of the Ralph and Anina Walter, the Department of Literature, Language, and Culture is able to invite a nationally renowned author to visit Jacksonville University’s campus each year. This year’s visiting writer will present a reading and book talk. All members of the JU community are invited to attend an opening reception, the Walter Visiting Writer talk, and a meet-and-greet with book signings afterwards. The Walter Visiting Writer will also offer a workshop opportunity for JU creative writing students. Contact writer@ju.edu for reservations and information.

Thursday, February 9 at 6:00 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Vocal Jazz and Beyond! The RiverTones

Lunch Music

Join us for our annual Lunch Music series presented by the Department of Music. Bring your lunch and stay for the music!

Tuesday, February 14 at 12:30 PM

COUNCIL BUILDING COURTYARD

 

Jacksonville University Camerata

The Jacksonville University Camerata presents a program of music featuring chamber orchestra favorites.

Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Cabaret

*ticketed event

Based on the famous novel, I am Camera, this musical is set on the eve of the Nazi takeover of Germany. It frames this tumultuous time in global history at a nightclub, where its various players explore love, life, and loss. Directed by Erik DeCicco with choreography by Prof. Yidi Lin.

Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, February 19 at 2:00 PM

PHILLIPS FINE ARTS - STUDIO NORTH

 

Jacksonville University Wind Ensemble and the First Coast Wind Symphony present the music of Brian Balmages

This joint concert of the Jacksonville University Wind Ensemble and First Coast Wind Symphony will feature the music of Brian Balmages who will conduct both ensembles in performances of his own compositions.

Saturday, February 18 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

College Music Society

The Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts & Humanities is proud to host the College Music Society Southern Chapter annual conference on the campus of Jacksonville University. Numerous performances, new music compositions, lectures, and demonstrations highlight the conference. For more information, contact Dr. Scott Watkins (swatkin@ju.edu).

February 23 through February 25

 

March

Bach, Boulanger, and Britten

Jacksonville University faculty Dr. Shannon Lockwood and Dr. Scott Watkins perform music for cello and piano by Johann Sebastian Bach, Nadia Boulanger, and Benjamin Britten.

Thursday, March 2 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Spring Concert

Jacksonville University Orchestra

The Jacksonville Orchestra presents a concert of orchestral classics as well as the debut performance of a new work by Delius Composition Award Winner Nicholas Moseley.

Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Virtues and Art

Philosophy Slam

Dr. Eugenio Zaldivar of Santa Fe College poses questions about the philosophy of art. What do we mean when we say a joke is clever, that a song is moving or that a painting is beautiful? Should we think of these as attributes of the things themselves (what sort of thing is a joke anyway?) or should we think of them as expressions of the attributes of the artists? Can we import the framework of virtue ethics into our thinking about art and artists?

Wednesday, March 8 at 7:30 PM

RIVER HOUSE

 

From the Margins

Nothing Left Unsung Choral Concert

Due to a variety of social biases, many composers throughout history have struggled to find audiences for their otherwise beautiful music. In this concert, we will amplify the voices of marginalized artists and share our favorite hidden gems, both ancient and contemporary.

Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Women’s History Month Concert and Celebration

This concert and awards ceremony culminates Women’s History Month celebrations at Jacksonville University. Join us as students from the performing arts offer work to accompany the awards for Student of the Year, Graduate Student of the Year, and Faculty Woman of the Year.

Tuesday, March 21 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

School of Art & Design Annual Thesis Exhibition

The graduating seniors in the School of Art & Design 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.

March 23 – April 19

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 23 at 5:00 PM

ALEXANDER BREST GALLERY

 

Film Screening: March 23 at 6:30 PM

ROSS THEATER

 

Nine, the Musical

*ticketed event

Celebrated but impetuous film director Guido Contini, succumbing to the pressures of filming his latest film epic (a musical version of the Casanova story), suffers a midlife crisis. One by one, women from his past and present – including his mother, his wife, his mistress, and his leading lady – haunt, instruct, scold, seduce and encourage him until he finally learns to grow up. Directed by Professor Kimberly Beasley.

Thursday, March 23, Friday, March 24, Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 PM

and Sunday, March 26 at 3:00 PM

SWISHER THEATER

 

Florida Vocal Association Solo and Ensemble Music Performance Assessments

Talented high school vocalists from across north Florida participate in the annual music performance assessments hosted by the Department of Muisc.

Thursday, March 23 through Saturday, March 25

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

 

Romantic Giants 

Scott Watkins Solo Recital

Dr. Scott Watkins presents a solo recital of music by Franz Liszt, Cesar Franck, and Franz Schubert. The program opens with the poetic Three Petrarch Sonnets by Liszt, followed by the chromatic masterpiece, Prelude, Chorale and Fugue by Franck. Schubert’s epic Sonata in C Major, D. 840, closes the recital. Left incomplete at the composer’s death, the version presented in this program was completed in 1921 by Austrian composer Ernst Krenek. Schubert’s gift for melody and haunting harmonies is apparent in this symphonically conceived work. 

Tuesday, March 28 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

String Studies

Lunch Music

Join us for our annual Lunch Music series presented by the Department of Music. Bring your lunch and stay for the music!

Thursday, March 30 at 12:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL LOBBY

 

Jacksonville University Jazz Orchestra in Concert

The Jacksonville University Jazz Orchestra presents their signature Jazz Week Spring concert. Featuring director Stan Piper and special guest artists, the talented students of the JUJO will swing out the hall in a concert not to be missed.

Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Bop and Beyond

The Jacksonville University Jazz Combos and Jazz Faculty in Concert

Featuring the chamber jazz ensembles and jazz faculty, this concert will explore the quintessential language of modern jazz. Tracing bebop from its inception with Bird and Diz, the groups will perform works and arrangements that evoke its unique expression, tie to American culture, and connect its influence on jazz today.

Friday, March 31 at 7:30 PM

SWISHER THEATER

 

April

Jacksonville University Jazz Festival

The 4th annual middle and high school jazz festival has grown to become a highlight of the Jacksonville University Jazz Week. A great opportunity for area and regional jazz bands to perform and spend quality time with clinicians, the festival will also feature Jacksonville University Jazz Combo I, the JU Jazz Orchestra and special guest artists. Join us for the day and enjoy food trucks with local fare on our beautiful riverfront campus.

Saturday, April 1 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Chamber Music Ensembles Concert

Brass, Strings, Woodwind, and Guitar ensembles perform chamber works.

Sunday, April 2 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

McClure Winner’s Recital

The Virginia Louise McClure Competitive Music Performance Award was established in 1974 at Florida State University by Virginia Louise McClure. The award was moved by the Paul and Linda Kahn Foundation to Jacksonville University in 2017 and is now a $1,500 scholarship awarded to the winner after a competitive round of auditions. Past awardees include Annabelle Gunn ’23, Alexandra Gravina ‘21, and Charly Anne Roper ’20.

Monday, April 3 at 5:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

The Line Between Church and State

Philosophy Slam

The first clause in the Bill of Rights states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” What does that mean and how do recent U.S. Supreme Court cases interact with the establishment clause? Join the discussion with Jacksonville University Associate Professor of Law Dr. Scott Devito, J.D.

Tuesday, April 4 at 7:30 PM

RIVER HOUSE

 

Piano Studio Recital

Talented students from the studio of Dr. Scott Watkins present repertoire ranging from Baroque to Contemporary in the return of this popular concert. Come celebrate our talented young artists!

Tuesday, April 4 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

3rd Annual Student Works

Directed, acted, designed, and executed fully by students, the festival is back and bigger than ever! Led by Professor Debi Jordan, the festival will foster creative competition between students and highlight work which explores the theme of this year’s season, ‘On the Verge.’

Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 8 at 2:00 PM

PHILLIPS FINE ARTS BLACK BOX

 

Spring Honors Recital

The Department of Music presents outstanding senior music majors in performance.

Tuesday, April 11 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Percussion Ensemble

A program of innovative works by emerging composers will highlight this concert. Experimental music and traditional sounds will meld into an evening of sonic bliss.

Thursday, April 13 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Aquarian Release Party

Join us for a release party celebrating the newest edition of The Aquarian, Jacksonville University's award-winning literature and arts magazine. For more than five decades, The Aquarian has supported JU's artists and authors by giving them a platform to express themselves and share their creativity in a high-quality publication. This party will celebrate the release of the newest edition with visual works on display and poetry readings. All are welcome.

Thursday, April 13 at 7:30 PM

RIVER HOUSE

 

Annual Festival of the Arts

Presented by the Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts

Join us for Art, Food and Community. We will have art booths with artwork available for purchase from students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as artists demonstrations!

CHARTER DAY

Friday, April 14 from Noon - 4:00 PM

STEIN CIRCLE IN FRONT OF THE RIVERHOUSE

 

SpringSing! Cover Me Bad

Nothing Left Unsung

Swing into Spring with Jacksonville University's Vocal Jazz Ensemble, The RiverTones as they perform banned, censored, and controversial tunes from across the last two centuries.

Friday, April 14 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Carnaval

Jacksonville University Wind Ensemble Spring Concert

This spring pops concert will feature the Jacksonville University Wind Ensemble performing Latin inspired music from around the world.

Saturday, April 15 at 6:00 PM

STROM AMPHITHEATER

 

Violin and Viola Studio Recital

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

Sunday, April 16 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Guitar Ensemble and Studio Concert

Join us for a program of solos, duos, trios, and quartets written and arranged for the classical guitar and guitar ensemble featuring a diverse repertoire spanning the Renaissance through the 21st century.

Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Spring Dance Concert

*ticketed event

For this series of performances Jacksonville University Dance will push the boundaries of contemporary choreography with original works produced by our senior class. You do not want to miss the cutting-edge choreography and exciting electrifying dance. Join us as we celebrate the Jacksonville University Dance graduating class of 2023.

Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 22 at 1:30 PM

SWISHER THEATER

 

Vocology

Nothing Left Unsung

If you think you know what a choir sounds like, think again. The voice is eminently flexible, and this concert will stretch your expectations. Los Angeles-based guest artists and vocologists Laurel Irene and David Harris will perform an innovative concert with us, following a week-long residency.

Friday, April 21 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Fiat Lux Film Festival

Fiat Lux is an annual film festival hosted by the Department of Media Arts that showcases imaginative and compelling work of cinematic storytelling. This year’s festival spotlights student projects created within the most recent academic year. Each year a jury of international industry professionals selects the most successful works in every category for special recognition through the Fiat Lux Awards.

Saturday, April 22 at 6:00 PM

SWISHER THEATER

 

Spring FINALE

Jacksonville University Orchestra

The Jacksonville University Orchestra closes out the 2022-2023 season with Finnish composer Jean Sibelius’ thrilling Symphony No. 2.

Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 PM

TERRY CONCERT HALL

 

Sunday, April 23 at 6:00 PM

ST. ANASTASIA CATHOLIC CHURCH, ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA

 

*Please visit www.jutickets.com for ticketing information