Welcome Back from The Department of Music
The summer theatre, Shadow Lawn Stage professional production of BIG just recently concluded a very successful run and experienced our largest attendance ever. We have expanded our partnership with Lakehouse Music Academy & Studios, where production courses are taught, students intern and Blue Hawk Record projects are recorded. We have upgraded the sound systems in our classrooms, installed an outstanding new dance floor and enhanced the student lounge by adding a new student work center. Work has also continued on completing our own, in house, recording studio at Woods Theatre. We’ve had many new and prospective students visit over the summer; our faculty has been busy performing, presenting at various venues, taking workshops or enjoying international travel and…now suddenly here it is…time for new classes, auditions and new shows!
Check out our Department of Music and Theatre’s Facebook page and follow us on twitter @MonmouthUMusic to learn about the outstanding activities and productions that will be available for you. We have music, we have dance, we have one on one private instruction, we have our own record label and we have theatre – and everyone can be involved. Sometimes we have karaoke, jams and pizza parties just for fun! Stop by and visit, sign up and be part of our productions in the cast or crew or join in as an enthusiastic member of our audiences. Clearly, Something Is Happening Here! Come Join Us!
We are pleased to announce some of our upcoming events:
Blue Hawk Records Auditions, Woods Theater, September 28th, 7pm
Annual Founder’s Day celebration on November 11th when you can hear our Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir, and Concert Chorus in performance at Pollak Theatre
Anything Goes, Fall Semester Musical, November 4th – November 15th
Theaterfest Auditions, Woods Theatre November 9th, 6 p.m.
Theaterfest, Woods Theatre, December 2, 2015 – December 5th, 2015, 7:00 p.m. “Back by popular demand! Monmouth’s celebration of entirely student-produced theatre returns for its second exciting year.”
Blue Hawk Records Release Show, December 9th, 2:30 Location TBD
A Winter Tapestry, Holiday Concert, Wilson Hall, December 10, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Bus Stop, Spring Semester Drama, March 2nd – 10th
Networking Event, Dr. Gloria Rotella, Thursday – March 24th
Something’s Happening Here Spring Showcase, Wilson Hall, April 21st - 7:30 p.m.
A musical cavalcade featuring the Monmouth University Chamber and Concert Choirs, Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, student bands and soloists. The concert is conducted by Professor Michael Gillette and Dr. David M. Tripold.
Additional information on the Glee clubs, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Pit Band, Choir, Chamber Orchestra, the Music Alliance or Blue Hawk Records, etc. are available in the Woods Theatre Main Office and online.
We are looking forward to seeing you soon!
The Faculty & Staff of the Music & Theater Arts Department at Monmouth University
Joe Rapolla, Department Chair