Visual & Performing Arts Open House

    Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM until 2:30 PMEastern Daylight Time

    Glazer Music Performance Center
    4245 East Ave
    Rochester, NY 14618
    United States

    10 am Welcome, Beston Performance Hall

    10:20 am Department Meetings & tour of the space

    ·         Theatre: Theatre & Dance Department Chair, Yuanting Zhao- Arts Center 14

    ·         Dance: Associate Professor Heather Roffe, Dance Studies Program Director- George Dance Classroom

    ·         Art: Professor Mitch Messina- Arts Center 183

    ·         Music: Associate Director of the School of Music, Nancy Strelau- Beston Hall

    Boxed lunches will be provided in the upper lobby of the Arts Center






    Musical Theatre



    All Majors

    11:15 am

    Introduction to Conducting,

    Beston  Hall


    The Magic of Lights: Explore how lighting can affect the mood onstage, Callahan Theatre

    11:15- 1pm The Audition Experience: A double session including text work & vocal coaching, Arts Center 13



    11:15-12:30: Contemporary Ballet, George 154

    Ceramics Demo,Ceramics Studio




    About Face: An Introduction to Typography, Arts Center 162

    11:15 am: Supporting your student through a VPA Application, A session geared towards parents and guardians, Arts Center 14

    12:00 pm

    What it’s like to be a Music Major: A Q&A with current School of Music Students, Beston Hall

    Acting workshop- The Magic Circle: Learn about creating relationships on Stage & staying “in the moment”, A 125 (Sands Studio)

    What’s it like to be an Art Educator?

    Arts Center 170

    12:00 pm: General tours of campus, Leaving from the Smyth Lawn (purple tent)

    1:00 pm






    1:00 pm: General information session, Beston Hall

    * Please prepare a 32-bar audition selection, and bring 3 copies of your lyric typed and double-spaced for our text workshop. For the accompanist, please present your sheet music in a binder, three hole-punched and double-sided OR back to back in plastic sleeves.


    Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.