Fine Arts College Information Night is Just Around the Corner

Our annual Fine Arts College Information Night is coming up on October 10th, 2016, 7-9 pm at Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City. If you are a student or parent wondering what the future may look like pursuing the arts (music, theater, dance, visual art), please join us for an evening of information and panel discussions.


College Information Night is Here!

Make sure to join us tonight at our annual Fine Arts College Information Night. Registration begins at 6:30 pm at Howard High School in Ellicott City, followed by a short plenary session at 7:00 pm before breaking out into panel discussions for music, theatre, visual art, and dance. At 8:30 pm, there will be an additional session open for financial aid and scholarship information. Our event is growing still, and we would love for you to experience everything College Night has to offer.

WVU College of Creative Arts to hold Audition/Portfolio Review Day Feb. 9

WVU College of Creative Arts to hold Audition/Portfolio Review Day Feb. 9

January 30th, 2013

The College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University will hold an Audition/Portfolio Review Day for prospective students, Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Creative Arts Center.

As part of the admissions process for the School of Music and the School of Art & Design, an audition/portfolio review is required for all applicants.

The School of Theatre & Dance does not require an audition or design portfolio unless the student wishes to be considered for a scholarship.

All three schools offer cash awards and scholarships—up to a full tuition waiver—to students who plan to study for a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

School of Music scholarship recipients are chosen by audition. The criteria considered include: musical accomplishments, scholastic record and musical proficiency.

School of Art & Design scholarship awards are based on portfolio submissions that exceed basic competencies and abilities.

The School of Theatre & Dance offers scholarships on the basis of outstanding talent, academic achievement and the student’s demonstrated potential for success in the program.

To see the full Schedule of Events and more details about the audition/portfolio review process, go to the College of Creative Arts website at

Students who would like to register for the Feb. 9 Audition/Portfolio Review Day may call the School of Music at 304-293-4532 or the Schools of Art & Design and Theatre & Dance at 304-293-4339.

The School of Music will also hold auditions on Sunday, Feb. 10 and Saturday, March 9, at the Creative Arts Center.



CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts

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High School Musicians to Participate in 33rd Annual WVU Honor Bands

West Virginia University will host its 33rd Annual Invitational High School Honor Bands event at the Creative Arts Center during Feb. 9-11.

Approximately 350 student musicians from high schools in West Virginia and several surrounding states will participate. The students are recommended by their high school band directors and selected on the basis of their ability and accomplishments.

The students will audition Thursday evening and rehearse for two days before presenting the annual Honor Bands Concert, Saturday, Feb. 11, at 3:30 p.m. in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre at the WVU Creative Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public. (Note: the time of the concert was changed from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. due to a WVU home basketball game.)

The Honor Bands event is hosted by WVU Director of Bands John Hendricks and Associate Director Jay Drury. This year more than one hundred schools will participate in the Honor Band weekend. Many of the high school band directors also accompany their students to the event, which serves as a workshop and observation opportunity for area music teachers.

“Much of the success of our Honor Bands is due to the outstanding guest conductors who bring their talents to Morgantown each year,” Hendricks said. “We are pleased to announce that our conductors this year will be Col. Michael Colburn, conductor of ‘The President’s Own,’ the United States Marine Band of Washington, D.C.; and also two WVU School of Music alumni, Dr. Jay Jacobs, associate director of bands at McNeese State University in Louisiana, and Roger Walker, band director at Frankfort High School in West Virginia and Concert Band conductor at WVU’s Potomac State College.”

As part of the Honor Band Weekend activities, the WVU Wind Symphony will perform a concert Friday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre. This concert, a free event, will also feature the guest conductors for the WVU Invitational Honor Bands event, as well as special guests, The United States Army Herald Trumpets, the official fanfare ensemble for the President of the United States.

For more information contact the WVU Band Office at (304) 293-4381.


CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts

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College Auditions with Broadway Actor Ric Ryder

Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts presents a three-part intensive program designed to give high school actors a competitive edge as they prepare for college auditions. Tailored to your specific needs and the colleges for which you are auditioning. Thorough, practical and honest advice from a seasoned performer and teacher who has walked in your shoes.

Dates:      Session I: October 6th- 6-8:30pm
Session II: November 3rd-6-8:30pm
Session III: December 1st- 6-8:30pm

Location:      9147-D Redbranch Road (Ballet Royale Studio)
Columbia, MD 21045