School of the Arts
Summer 2017 Calendar
May 15 - 27
May 19 - 20
In the second year of its new May Dance Concert Series, the TWU Department of Dance presents Ground, an evening of dance for stage and screen, choreographed by associate professor Jordan Fuchs and performed by the Jordan Fuchs Company. Ticket sales from the evening will raise money to support the recently established Department of Dance student group Community Movers.
May 25 - 29
Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music: Level One Training
This introductory training in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music at TWU is taught as a 5-day, 36 continuing credit hour intensive in a beautiful Gertrude Gibson House near the campus. This immersion in the Bonny Method offers experienced therapists an entryway into training in this method and provides advanced students in music therapy and mental health professions with an experiential taste of the power of music as an agent of change.
June 3 - July 16
We invite you to participate in our summer exhibition, "Wish You Were Here," by using the front of this postcard to make an original work of art, write a story, or simply tell us about yourself. Submitted postcards will be displayed in the East | West Galleries.
June 7 - July 26
Enjoy a fusion of ballet and modern technique as you learn dynamic choreography to the exciting rhythms of live music. While increasing strength and flexibility, students focus on expressive performance and use of dynamic movement qualities.
June 8 - 9
Vocal Pedagogy Summer Workshop: CCM Workshop and The Thrill of Singing
Matthew Edwards, Associate Professor of Voice and Artistic Director of the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah Conservatory, will introduce participants to the basic concepts and techniques for teaching and singing commercial and musical theatre styles. Topics include anatomy made ridiculously simple, learning to sing like you speak, developing vocal registers, how audio technology enhances vocal production, mapping the vocal tract, stylistic traits, and how to use psychological gesture to enhance a performance.
June 19 - 30
Students ages 6-11 will learn a variety of dance styles, engage in fun crafts, and work as a team to prepare a magical culminating performance. Each week has a theme based on well-known literature and stories. This year's themes are The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Fairy Tales.
August 3 - 5
The Pioneer Choir Camp prepares Texas high school singers from large and small schools for a successful all-state audition process. Our goal is to teach vocal technique and musical interpretation in conjunction with the all-state repertoire. We also provide private voice lessons and breakout sessions designed to match individual needs and interests.