Deep Impact: Arts Residencies

Live performance is powerful. That's why the University of Dayton has invested for so long in bringing the best artists to campus for intimate concerts in the Boll Theatre or Sears Recital Hall.

Top of Page: Burnt Sugar takes a bow at the Stivers School for the Arts, one of the community outreach sessions built into their residency.

Visiting Artists

Recently the Arts Series has committed to another level of engagement with a few of our visiting artists: the residency. Usually three to five days in length, a residency provides the campus and community with an opportunity to get to know an artist. From dance workshops for education majors to conversations about the future of music with one of today's most notable composers, these residencies provide not just deep impact learning, but memories that will last a lifetime.

2012: So Percussion with Michael Bashaw
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2011: Libby Larsen
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2010: Chen Zimbalista
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2009: Rhythm in Shoes with Dallas Chief Eagle

2008: Simon Shaheen
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2007: Jean Paul Samputu and Ingeli
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2006: Burnt Sugar, the Arkestra Orchestra
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At Right Upper: Libby Larsen goes over a score with a UD student. Right Lower: Audience members join Rhythm in Shoes and Dallas Chief Eagle on stage for their finale. Photos by Adam Alonzo.

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River Residencies

The Great Miami River has always played a big role in the history of Dayton - and it continues to reflect the wide range of opportunities and interests of the campus of the University of Dayton. Recent "River Residencies" have featured “eco-artists” who engage with water and the environment on a variety of levels - conceiving of water gardens, sculpting ice books embedded with riparian seeds, mapping watersheds and more.

These residencies reach far beyond the typical art or music majors, drawing a diverse mix of students, faculty and community members with an interest in the future of the environment.  Campus and community partners have included the Fitz Center for Leadership’s Rivers Institute, ArtStreet, the UD Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (SEE) Initiative, Antioch College, and the Miami Valley Conservancy District.

2012-13: Basia Irland
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2009: Betsy Damon
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2007: Helen & Newton Harrison
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At Right: Basia Irland readies to launch one of her ice books in the Great Miami River. Photo by Dennie Eagleson.

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