Celebration of the Arts

Lift Every Voice: Celebration of the Arts

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Schuster Center, One West Second Street
  • 6 p.m. Art exhibits in the Wintergarden
  • 8 p.m. Performance in Mead Theatre

Join us as we celebrate the role of the arts in higher education and culture, by sharing our students’ best artistic work with the Dayton community.

The evening begins with collaborative and individual student artwork on display in the Schuster Wintergarden. While viewing the exhibits, audience members are invited to enjoy complimentary refreshments and a cash bar—and watch for pop-up performances by theatre and dance students out to prove all the world’s a stage! At 8 p.m., the University of Dayton’s student performing arts groups in music, dance and theatre take the Schuster Center stage for a diverse and inspiring program. The Celebration culminates with all participants performing the Kyrie from guest composer Glenn McClure’s Caribbean Mass, for voices and percussion.

This year’s Celebration of the Arts coincides with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We seek to honor Dr. King’s legacy through artistic creation and collaboration that speak to his dream that we may one day “transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.”

Tickets are free but required. Tickets for UD students, faculty and staff are available at the Kennedy Union Box Office with a valid University ID. Tickets for the general public are available by calling Ticket Center Stage at 937-228-3630 or online at ticketcenterstage.com.

Learn more about our programs:

The Department of Art and Design >

The Department of Music >

The Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology Program >

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Fine and Performing Arts

Celebrate the Arts

The University of Dayton spotlights the musical, theatrical and artistic talents of its students at the annual "Celebration of the Arts" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the Schuster Performing Arts Center, One West Second St., in downtown Dayton.

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Celebration of the Arts

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