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Faculty Recital

Thu, Sep 9

Faculty Recital: Christopher Holmes and Isaac Hurtado

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music

Come enjoy an exciting evening of opera with Music faculty members Isaac Hurtado and Christopher Holmes. You’ll hear “money notes worth every penny” and “an incredibly beautiful lyric baritone.”

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Mon–Sat, Sep 9–11, 13–18

The Heidi Chronicles

by Wendy Wasserstein

7:30 PM Ampitheatre Theatre

Through a collage of interrelated scenes, this play traces the coming of age of art historian Heidi Holland as she observes the women around her move through idealism, feminism, and political radicalism, only to return to the materialism they once sought to reject. Learning from the wreckage of relationships with men who vary in quality and romantic intentions, Heidi comes to accept that liberation can be achieved only through introspection and individualized goals: a lesson that eludes others in her anxious generation.

The Heidi Chronicles is a Pulitzer Prize winning play for mature audiences. Were it a film, it would likely receive at least a PG-13 rating for language, including repeated use of the so-called “f-bomb” Audience discretion is advised.

Joshua Bell–Sold Out

Mon, Sep 20

Joshua Bell

7:30 PM Concert Hall Music

Join us as The Noorda welcomes one of the most celebrated violinists of all time. Joshua Bell’s career has spanned nearly four decades and over 40 albums, garnering international acclaim. Mr. Bell has played with practically every major orchestra in the world bringing him Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone, and Opus Klassik awards.

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Fri–Sat, Sep 24, 25
Mon–Sat, 27 Sep–
Oct 2

Silent Sky

by Lauren Gunderson

7:30 PM 2:00 PM Sep 25 Bastian Theatre Theatre

Based on the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, Silent Sky explores the simultaneously infuriating and mind-altering world female scientists experienced in the 19th century. Follow Henrietta and her female peers as they work in the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, prohibited from touching telescopes or collaborating on ideas. Forced to feed male egos by suppressing her own abilities, Henrietta joins a group of women “computers”, charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and dismisses the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta uses her free time to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with obligations to others. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believed in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

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Wed, Oct 6

Choral Showcase

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music

Our Women's Choir and Deep Green ensembles provide vocalists the opportunity to study music of various styles and periods with a select group of singers. Our Chamber Choir ensemble focuses on improving musical literacy and vocal blending. Join us as these student performers showcase their refined individual and ensemble skills.

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Thu, Oct 7

Symphony Orchestra

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music

Our Symphony Orchestra ensemble helps student musicians improve their skills by studying and performing serious concert literature from all periods of music history. Join us as these performers showcase their talents!

Wind Symphony

Fri, Oct 8

Wind Symphony in Concert

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music

Our Wind Symphony helps musicians improve performance skills by participation in auditions, rehearsals, and performances. Join us as these performers showcase their talents!

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Sat, Oct 9

Lanta Horn Duo

7:00 PM Nu Skin Recital Hall Music

 

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Wed, Oct 13

Faculty Recital

Hilary Demske and Isaac Hurtado

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music

The head of UVU's Piano Studio, Hilary Demske holds a Doctorate in performance from the University of Michigan, a Master of Music from The Julliard School, and a Bachelor of Music from The Peabody Conservatory of Music. Dr. Demske is a Steinway Artist. She has played with the Varied Trio and released the album Cosmology.

Dr. Isaac Hurtado has drawn critical acclaim for performances of over 30 leading tenor roles across the United States.

Come see these distinguished experts showcase their skills.

Senora Tortuga

Fri & Sat, Oct 22 & 23

Señora Tortuga

by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce

6:30 PM 11:00am 2:00 PM–Sensory Friendly BB Jones Dance Theatre Theatre

Young Pedro and his family make their home in a barn on the Mexican border. Pedro complains of having nothing and brings his mother many headaches. On one occasion, she invites a hungry woman to share the family dinner. But this Señora returns time and again to eat and tell fantastical stories of the enchanted serpent and Cucuy of Latin American legend, filling Pedro’s nights with heroic, yet frightening dreams. Surprisingly, Pedro is learning from these wisdom tales, but his mother is suspicious of the Señora until it is revealed that Señora Tortuga holds the thread that ties their past dreams to their future.

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Mon & tue, Oct 25 & 26

Call of the Wild

6:30 PM 10:00am Smith Theatre Theatre

This multi-media adventure mixes classic story telling with projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the magnificent cross-bred offspring of a St. Bernard and Scottish Collie. Kidnapped from his lavish life on a California estate and sent to work as a sled dog during the great Klondike Gold Rush, Buck fights to survive and becomes the most famous dog in the whole history of Alaska.

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Thu–Sat, Oct 28–30

Gala Concert

7:30 PM Virtual Dance

Utah Valley University’s Department of Dance proudly presents a compilation of our best works of 2019-2020! Featuring Contemporary Dance Ensemble, Ballroom Tour Team, Synergy Dance Company, and Repertory Ballet Ensemble.

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Thu, Nov 4

Commercial Music Showcase

7:00 PM Nu Skin Recital Hall Music

Soak up the creativity as UVU's singer/songwriters sharing their original compositions in the Commercial Music Showcase. Like Pop? You'll hear that. Like Alt or Folk? You'll hear those too. There's something for everyone. The one constant is that it's guaranteed to be new music you've never heard before.

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Fri & Sat, Nov 5 & 6

A Celebration of Contemporary Dance:

Ririe‑Woodbury Dance Company and Repertory Dance Theatre in Concert

7:30 PM Smith Theatre Dance

Utah is lucky to have not one but two nationally recognized contemporary dance companies. See them both together on stage with our impeccable UVU Department of Dance students for an unforgettable evening of grace, power, and athleticism.

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Mon–Sat, Nov 5, 6, 8–13, 15–20

James and the Giant Peach

Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Based on the book James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

6:30 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM–Sensory Friendly Bastian Theatre Theatre School of the Arts

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down an old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that produces an enormous peach and launches a journey of gigantic proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities. After it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks, and a storm of disagreements. Thanks to James' quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes an unexpected turn once they land in the Big Apple.

WARNING: This performances uses haze and fog as well as strobing and flashing lights.

Jazz Orchestra

tue, Nov 9

Jazz Orchestra

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

There’s nothing like a big band playing some of the best music jazz has to offer. Join the Jazz Orchestra as they share some of the most important music from the jazz scene both past and present. Be a part of that spontaneous moment of creation that happens as truly great musicians are inspired by each other and great composers. You’ll have a blast!

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Wed, Nov 10

Sergey Belyavsky

7:30 PM Concert Hall Music The Noorda

Internationally recognized as an extraordinary classical pianist, Sergey Belyavsky has toured the most prestigious concert halls in the world. Join him at The Noorda as he performs in cooperation with the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation.

Program to be announced.

Mixtape Live

Thu, Nov 11

Mixtape Live

7:30 PM Smith Theatre Music School of the Arts

Looking for a rock concert, a pop concert, and an acapella concert? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Join all of the bands and acapella groups from UVU’s Commercial Music program for an exciting, stand up and shout, dancing in the aisles kind of night. Buy your tickets early so you don’t miss the most rockin’ night at UVU.

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Fri, Nov 12

Queen’s Cartoonists

7:30 PM Concert Hall Music The Noorda

Hailing from Queens, New York, and having played in esteemed concert halls and street corners across the nation, The Queen’s Cartoonists are six world-class musicians who lead audiences through a sensory-rich music experience. Enjoy the original classic and contemporary animated pieces while the band plays the original compositions live! A musical circus complete with instrumental mayhem and comedy, The Queen’s Cartoonists offers an immersive concert experience fit for all ages.

Fight or Flight

tue, Nov 16

Fight or Flight

Women’s Choir and Deep Green in Concert

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

Our Women’s Choir and Deep Green ensembles provide vocalists the opportunity to study music of various styles and periods with a select group of singers. Join us as these student performers showcase their refined individual and ensemble skills.

Chamber Orchestra

Wed, Nov 17

Chamber Orchestra

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

Under the direction of Dr. Blanka Bednarz.

Exploring masterpieces for strings and harp.

In this concert members of the UVU chamber orchestra display their skills as chamber musicians who shine individually as well as in the ensemble. In this concert they demonstrate abilities to make music under the guidance of a conductor as well as following the guidance of concertmaster/leader, both crucial skills to develop for every musician. Vaughan Williams's Fantasia on Greensleeves is lyrical and features the harp prominently. Grieg's Holberg Suite calls not only for ensemble dexterity but features virtuosic solos by UVU's talented student violinist and violist. Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8 calls upon all of us performers and audience members to never forget the wrongs of history, WWII, the Holocaust. This work addresses the anguish, despair but also hope that rises above war and loss. On behalf of UVUCHO, we invite you to join us this evening for some of the best music written for chamber orchestra.

They are Mother: Feminine Divine

Fri, Nov 19

Chamber Choir in Concert

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

Our Chamber Choir ensemble focuses on improving musical literacy and vocal blending. Enjoy the harmonies produced by these elite student performers.

Ballroom Dance

Fri & Sat, Nov 19 & 20

Ballroom Dance Fall Concert

7:30 PM 2:00 PM Smith Theatre Dance School of the Arts

The UVU Ballroom Dance Company is a premiere performance company. After competing on Dancing with the Stars, the group won the Mirror Ball trophy as the champions of the show's first-ever collegiate competition. The UVU Ballroom Dance Company has won four world titles at the Open British Championships held in Blackpool, England and performed in China. The company wows audiences and judges everywhere with their fresh choreography and enthusiasm for the art of ballroom styles in International and American, including Latin, Standard Ballroom, Smooth, and Rhythm.

Percussion Ensemble

Sat, Nov 20

Percussion Ensemble

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

The UVU Percussion Ensemble presents music from across the globe, including Middle Eastern, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, West African, Caribbean, and classical percussion styles. The ensemble is known for its energetic and engaging performances that captivate and educate audiences on all things percussion!

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tue, Nov 30

Symphony Orchestra

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

UVU Symphony Orchestra will perform faculty member Charlie Han's fanfare Voyages and Omar Thomas' powerful remembrance for the nine beautiful souls tragically taken on June 17, 2015 while worshipping in the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Of Our New Day Begun. The concert will conclude with W.A. Mozart's Prague Symphony No. 38.

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Thu–Sat, Dec 2–4

Synergy Dance Concert

7:30 PM Smith Theatre Dance School of the Arts

Synergy Dance Company presents a diverse range of themes to awaken your sense of curiosity and possibility. This program will feature five emerging choreographers alongside two new creations by co-artistic director Kelsie Thomas and esteemed artist Jesse Obremski from Gibney Dance Company in New York City. Special guest performance by UVU's Hip Hop Crew Esprit d.c. promises to further enhance this evening of live art. Please join us in this exciting celebration of student choreography and dynamic dance.

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Sat, Dec 4

Sounds of the Season

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

Come see this all-encompassing holiday celebration including string, brass, percussion, vocal, and commercial music ensembles. Enjoy old classics and new holiday favorites brought to you by the diverse talents of our music students and faculty.

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Wed, Dec 8

Wind Symphony in Concert

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

Our Wind Symphony helps musicians improve performance skills by participation in auditions, rehearsals, and performances. Join us as these performers showcase their talents!

Voctave

Mon, Dec 13

Voctave Christmas    SOLD OUT

7:30 PM Concert Hall Music The Noorda

Voctave’s viral videos on YouTube have garnered them international renown. This evening will feature their moving and powerful vocal arrangements of Broadway, Disney, modern pop covers, and holiday favorites. Celebrate the season at The Noorda with this sensational ensemble. Featuring special guest One Voice Children’s Choir.

10 student rush tickets will be put aside and will be available starting at noon on the day of the concert, December 13.

art

Oct 4 - Dec 18

Faculty Art Exhibition

The UVU Museum of Art is proud to host the 2021 Faculty Art Exhibition, featuring the latest works from the School of Art & Design faculty of all disciplines.

La bohème

Jan 20, 22, 29

La Bohème

by Puccini

7:30 PM Smith Theatre Music The Noorda

Noorda Cast: Jan 20, 22 & 29
School of the Arts Cast: Jan 27 & 28

This timeless tale of a love affair between a poor poet and seamstress contains some of the most famous and recognizable opera arias in the world and was the inspiration for the musical RENT.

La bohème

Jan 27 & 28

La Bohème

by Puccini

7:30 PM Smith Theatre Music School of the Arts

Noorda Cast: Jan 20, 22 & 29
School of the Arts Cast: Jan 27 & 28

This timeless tale of a love affair between a poor poet and seamstress contains some of the most famous and recognizable opera arias in the world and was the inspiration for the musical RENT. This collaboration with The Noorda is an extension of the run in the previous week. These performances will feature our phenomenal student signers in the lead roles.

Donna Fairbanks

Mon, Jan 31

Donna Fairbanks Faculty Recital

7:00 PM Nu Skin Recital Hall Music School of the Arts

Donna Fairbanks and Hsiang Tu will be presenting a diverse program of works by Mozart, Hindemith, Kreisler and Franck. Come enjoy the wonderful sounds of violin and piano chamber music!

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Tue, Feb 8

Choral Showcase

7:00 PM Music School of the Arts

Our Women's Choir and Deep Green ensembles provide vocalists the opportunity to study music of various styles and periods with a select group of singers. Our Chamber Choir focuses on improving musical literacy and vocal blending. Join us as these student performers showcase their refined individual and ensemble skills.

dance

Thu–Sat, Feb 10-12

Repertory Ballet Ensemble in Concert

7:30 PM BB Jones Dance Theatre Dance School of the Arts

RBE in Concert features an evening of diverse performances by UVU’s Repertory Ballet Ensemble (RBE). RBE is the resident performing company for the ballet program, currently under the direction of Jamie A. Johnson and Christa St. John. The concert will include classical and contemporary works created and staged by UVU Department of Dance Faculty and guest choreographers, including Mattea Beckstead (UVU alum) and esteemed Broadway performer, Wilson Mendieta. The timeless work by Mikhail Fokine, "Les Sylphides," will headline the show. Featured performances in the program include an iconic Martha Graham solo, "Ekstasis," performed by a current Contemporary Dance Ensemble member and a new work by UVU's Hip Hop Crew, Esprit d.c. The program will also include a new work by Co-Director Jamie Johnson and a new work by Co-Director Christa St. John in collaboration with visual art professor Amber Tutwiler.

Wind Symphony

Wed, Feb 16

Wind Symphony in Concert

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

Our Wind Symphony helps musicians improve performance skills by participation in auditions, rehearsals, and performances. Join us as these performers showcase their talents!

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Tue, Feb 22

Ryan Nielson - Faculty Recital

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

Praised for the "breathtaking singing quality of his sound" by jazz icon John McNeil and as a "musician of the highest order" by renowned orchestral trumpeter Charles Daval, Ryan Nielsen began performing professionally at 17, and has since been a guest artist at concerts and festivals throughout the United States.

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Sat, Feb 26

Time for Three

7:30 PM Concert Hall Music The Noorda

Defying convention and boundaries, Time For Three stands at the busy intersection of Americana, modern pop, and classical music. Accompanied by the UVU Orchestra, this genre-bending group will take you on a musical journey you won’t soon forget!

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Mon, Feb 28

Goitse

7:30 PM Concert Hall Music The Noorda

Popular and award-winning Goitse (go-WITCH-a) hails from the Irish countryside and brings that unique musical culture to The Noorda. Goitse’s take on traditional Irish music along with their original compositions are recognized for their stunning energy and creativity.

Art

Fri, Mar 4

ART HISTORY SYMPOSIUM: PRESENTATION IS EVERYthing

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM & 2:00 – 4:00 PM BB Jones Dance Theatre Art & Design School of the Arts

The symposium will explore how the way in which art is displayed or consumed is often as important as the art itself. Works of art once only accessible in churches and palaces moved first to museums and galleries, and then eventually to the streets and online. Each change in venue expanded the reach of the artwork and impacted the viewers’ experience, sometimes dramatically.

This year’s keynote address is by Laura Allred Hurtado, the executive director of the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. Her keynote address is entitled: Here, There, and Everywhere: Art and (Dis)placement in the 21st Century. The symposium and Ms. Hurtado's keynote address are free and open to the public. Tickets are required but are available online and at the box office for free.

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Wed, Mar 16

Ballet Folklórico de México

7:30 PM Smith Theatre Dance The Noorda

Celebrating their 70th anniversary, Ballet Folklórico de México proudly showcases the brilliant and colorful history of Mexican folklore from pre-Columbian civilizations through the modern era, complete with live musicians and original scores and choreography.

Mixtape-Live

Fri, Mar 18

Mixtape Live

7:30 PM Smith Theatre Music School of the Arts

Looking for a rock concert, a pop concert, and an acapella concert? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Join all of the bands and acapella groups from UVU’s Commercial Music program for an exciting, stand up and shout, dancing in the aisles kind of night. Buy your tickets early so you don’t miss the most rockin’ night at UVU.

Charlotte's Web

Fri & Sat, Mar 18 & 19

Charlotte’s Web

Adapted by Joseph Robinette

Based on the book by E.B. White

6:30 PM 11:00 AM  2:00 PM–Sensory Friendly BB Jones Dance Theatre Theatre School of the Arts

The Children's Literature Association named this "the best American children's book of the past two hundred years," and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the "miracle" of her web in which she writes, "Some pig." It's the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte.

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Wed-SAT, Mar 18-26

Persuasion

Adapted for the stage by Melissa Leilani Larson

Based on the book Persuasion by Jane Austen

7:30 PM Enjoy Virtually Theatre School of the Arts

Adapted from Jane Austen’s beloved final novel, Persuasion is a bittersweet story of first love and second chances. Anne Elliot, persuaded by duty and title to give up marriage at a young age, now finds herself face to face with the man she once refused. By turns both heartbreaking, hair-raising, and hilarious, this new take on Austen’s quiet masterpiece is refreshingly lively while remaining faithful to the original text.

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Jan 10 - Mar 19

Peripheral Terrains Art Exhibition

The UVU Museum of Art presents a collection of recent works by Alexandra Giannell, concerned with the topographical landscapes and architectural structures of historical and contemporary socially institutionalized implementations of displacement, incarceration, and genocide, as well as the dualistic relationships between the internal and external, restriction and liberation.

Khemia Ensemble

Tue, Mar 22

Khemia Ensemble

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

Hailed by the Columbia Daily Tribune as adding a “fresh dimension” to the concert experience, Khemia Ensemble is dedicated to reflecting broader perspectives in contemporary classical music by presenting engaging performances, commissioning new works, and mentoring young musicians.

Khemia Ensemble is Amy Petrongelli (soprano), Mary Matthews (flute), Thiago Ancelmo (clarinet), Er-Gene Kahng (violin), Eli Lara (cello), Annie Jeng (piano), Shane Jones (percussion), & Chelsea Tinsler Jones (percussion).

CDE From the Ashes

Thu–Sat, Mar 24–26

Contemporary Dance Ensemble in Concert

7:30 PM BB Jones Dance Theatre Dance School of the Arts

Contemporary Dance Ensemble (CDE) emerges FROM THE ASHES, returning to the theatre to share a dynamic evening of live dance. CDE is a pre-professional level modern/contemporary dance company, currently under the direction of Monica Campbell and Melissa Younker. The concert features original works by guest choreographers Courtney Mazeika and WHYTEBERG (a Los Angeles-based contemporary dance theatre duo directed by Gracie WHYTE and Laura BERG), an iconic 1933 solo Ekstasis by Martha Graham, as well as 3 premieres by UVU Department of Dance Faculty: Monica Campbell, Brian Gerke, and Melissa Younker. Additionally, the concert offers a guest appearance by UVU’s Hip Hop Crew, Esprit d.c. Join us as we rise together to celebrate a visceral return to live performance at The Noorda where “we believe the arts transform you.”

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Tue, Mar 29

Jazz Orchestra

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

There’s nothing like a big band playing some of the best music jazz has to offer. Join the Jazz Orchestra as they share some of the most important music from the jazz scene both past and present. Be a part of that spontaneous moment of creation that happens as truly great musicians are inspired by each other and great composers. You’ll have a blast!

Commercial Music

Thu, Mar 31

Commercial Music Showcase

7:00 PM Nu Skin Recital Hall Music School of the Arts

Soak up the creativity as UVU's singer/songwriters sharing their original compositions in the Commercial Music Showcase. Like Pop? You'll hear that. Like Alt or Folk? You'll hear those too. There's something for everyone. The one constant is that it's guaranteed to be new music you've never heard before.

Short Attention Span

Thu–Sat, Mar 31–Apr 2

Short Attention Span Theatre

Written and directed by UVU’s Theatre Students

7:00 PM & 9:00 PM Student Theatre Theatre School of the Arts

UVU’s annual celebration of student written, student directed, and student acted work.

Daydreams

Thu–Sat, Apr 7-9

Daydreams: Capstone Dance Concert

5:00 PM & 7:30 PM BB Jones Dance Theatre Dance School of the Arts

Celebrate the creative work of our graduating dance majors as they merge their resources and talents to create a collaborative Capstone concert. Showcasing the dynamic works of diverse dance forms and styles, come be inspired, engaged, and moved. Join UVU's emerging artists as they invite you to Daydream with them.

Chamber Orchestra

Fri, Apr 8

Chamber Orchestra

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

Our Chamber Orchestra helps student musicians improve their skills by studying and performing serious concert literature in a small group setting. Join us as these performers showcase their talents!

Percussion

Sat, Apr 9

Percussion Ensemble

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

The UVU Percussion Ensemble presents music from across the globe, including Middle Eastern, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, West African, Caribbean, and classical percussion styles. The Ensemble is known for its energetic and engaging performances that captivate and educate audiences on all things percussion!

Symphony Orchestra

tue, Apr 12

Symphony Orchestra

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

Our Symphony Orchestra helps student musicians improve their skills by studying and performing serious concert literature from all periods of music history. Join us as these performers showcase their talents!

David Baker

Thu, Apr 14

David Baker - Faculty Recital

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

David Baker received his Doctor of Arts from the University of Northern Colorado in Jazz Studies emphasizing in performance and composition. He has been an active performer for over fifteen years with over two-hundred performance credits in 2019 including performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, Dazzle-Jazz & Supper Club, and The Colorado Symphony Orchestra. He has shared the stage with Greg Gisbert, Dick Oatts, Carmen Bradford, the New York Voices, Frankie Avalon, Antonio Hart, Clay Jenkins, and Conrad Herwig. David was awarded the First Alternate position in the International Society of Bassists 2019 Jazz Performance Competition and is the recipient of six DownBeat Student Music Awards.

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Thu–Sat, Apr 14-16

Esprit d.c. Hip Hop Showcase

7:30 PM Ragan Theater Dance School of the Arts

UVU’s Hip Hop Crew, Esprit d.c. will have their first solo concert after performing with Synergy, RBE, CDE and the Ballroom team. With choreography from both students and renowned professional choreographers, as well as show-casings of additional Hip Hop elements including DJing and Graffiti, it will be a night filled with exciting work. “Common Bond” is bound to sell out, so get your tickets now!

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Mon, Fri–Sat, Apr 15–16, 18, 22–23

The Pirates of Penzance

By Gilbert and Sullivan

7:30 PM Smith Theatre Theatre School of the Arts

The story of Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets the daughters of Major-General Stanley, including Mabel, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic soon learns, however, that he was born on the 29th of February, and so, technically, he has a birthday only once each leap year.  His indenture contract specifies that he remain apprenticed to the pirates until his "twenty-first birthday", meaning that he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic's only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.

Chamber Choir

Fri, Apr 15

Chamber Choir in Concert

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

Our Chamber Choir focuses on improving musical literacy and vocal blending. Enjoy the harmonies produced by these elite student performers.

Brass Faculty Recital

Mon, Apr 18

Brass Faculty Recital

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

UVU brass faculty have performed with The Utah Symphony, Ballet West, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, South Dakota Symphony, Summit Brass, Utah Premiere Brass, Kobie Watkins Grouptet, and Trilogy Brass. They regularly perform and present at workshops such as the International Trumpet Guild, Jazz Education Network, International Horn Society, and the International Women's Brass Conference. Accompanied by Mitchell Giambalvo on piano, join brass faculty members Maddy Tarantelli, Ryan Nielsen, and Craig Moore, Michael McCawley, and Bix Hollenbach for an evening of dynamic solo and chamber music!

Wind Symphony

Wed, Apr 20

Wind Symphony in Concert

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

Our Wind Symphony helps musicians improve performance skills by participation in auditions, rehearsals, and performances. Join us as these performers showcase their talents!

Women's Choir

Fri, Apr 22

Women’s Choir in Concert

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

Our Women’s Choir provide vocalists the opportunity to study music of various styles and periods with a select group of singers. Join us as these student performers showcase their refined individual and ensemble skills.

Bass Clef

Sat, Apr 23

Bass Clef Fest

7:00 PM Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

Hosted by UVU Deep Green (Reed Criddle, conductor).

Featuring over 200 local tenors and basses performing Brahms' "Alto Rhapsody" (Aubrey Adams-McMillan, soloist) and Wagner's "Pilgrim's Chorus."

With special guests Utah Valley Symphony (Bryce Rytting, conductor) and Maple Mountain High School Men's Chorus (Braden Rymer, conductor).

J’Adore Cookbook Launch

Thu, Apr 28

J’Adore Cookbook Launch

5:30 PM OC Tanner Atrium Art & Design Culinary Arts School of the Arts

Come and celebrate the launch of our latest collaboration between Art & Design and Culinary Arts. J'Adore is the latest in Art & Design's series of award winning art books. It features recipes from Chef Todd, who's won numerous regional and national cooking awards and helped bring UVU's Culinary Arts program to national prominence. Photography and graphic design students worked together to creating the stunning photography found throughout this exciting cookbook. This book launch gives you a chance to taste some of the recipes from the cookbook and purchase your own copy. Come for a moment to celebrate our students and the exceptional programs here at UVU.

Operalympics

Thu & Sat, Apr 28 & 30

Opera Scenes

7:00 PM BB Jones Dance Theatre Music School of the Arts

Explore the lighter side of opera in what has become an annual favorite for our audiences. Come see a collage of opera’s greatest moments brought to life by our student performers.

Warning: Please be advised that this performance makes use of a strobe lighting effect. Please plan accordingly.

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Fri, Apr 29

Chanticleer

7:30 PM Concert Hall Music The Noorda

The reigning kings of male a cappella return to Utah with a repertoire that spans the ages to fascinate and enthrall audiences. Known internationally as “An Orchestra of Voices,” their breathtaking performances feature all genres of vocal music, from classical repertoire to jazz, pop, and everything in between.

Glitz and Glam

Fri & Sat, Apr 29 & 30

Ballroom Dance Spring Concert

7:30 PM 2:00 PM Smith Theatre Dance School of the Arts

The UVU Ballroom Dance Company is a premiere performance company. After competing on Dancing with the Stars, the group won the Mirror Ball trophy as the champions of the show's first-ever collegiate competition. The UVU Ballroom Dance Company has won four world titles at the Open British Championships held in Blackpool, England and performed in China. The company wows audiences and judges everywhere with their fresh choreography and enthusiasm for the art of ballroom styles in International and American, including Latin, Standard Ballroom, Smooth, and Rhythm.

Sounds of Zamar

Sat, May 14

Trey McLaughlin and The Sounds of Zamar

7:30 PM Concert Hall Music The Noorda

Known for their soul-stirring arrangements of gospel, musical theater, and original compositions, Trey McLaughlin and The Sounds of Zamar have received international accolades. Hailing from Georgia, Zamar is known for their rich harmonies and expressive gospel style.

2022 STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

March 21 - April 30

2022 Student Art Exhibition

Virtual Event Art & Design School of the Arts

The UVU Museum of Art is proud to present the 2022 Student Art Exhibition. This year's collection of student work includes 115 pieces from 60 artists. One piece was selected for the Dean's Choice award, and two pieces were selected for awards from each area within the School of Art & Design: Photography, Painting & Drawing, Sculpture & Ceramics, Illustration, and Graphic Design.

Wendy and Peter Pan

Mon–Sat, May 11 - May 25

Wendy and Peter Pan

7:30 PM 2:00 PM Smith Theatre TYE Center School of the Arts

Adapted for the stage by Ella Hickson
From the book by J.M. Barrie

Ella Hickson's version of J.M. Barrie's much-loved story puts the character of Wendy firmly center stage, in an adaptation that is refreshingly modern but never loses the charm of the original.

With the aid of a little fairy dust, Wendy agrees to fly with Peter to Neverland, seeing not only the promise of an awfully big adventure, but also the chance to rediscover the key to her parents' lost happiness. Once there, she will give the Lost Boys a run for their money, defeat Captain Hook and his pirate crew, and ultimately, learn what it means to grow up.

Come join us at Wendy & Peter Pan for a night of magic and adventure.

Well-Roared Lion: The Legacy of Chris Clark

Sun–Sat, April 1 - May 31

Well-Roared Lion: The Legacy of Chris Clark

Virtual Event Theatre School of the Arts

Few people have had as big an impact on the UVU Theatre program as Dr. Christopher Clark. That impact extends beyond the national recognition he brought to the department to the thousands of students whose lives he changed. Learn more about his impact and then contribute to the Christopher Clark Study Abroad Scholarship.