Originally established to showcase the academic successes at the University of Dayton, the Stander Symposium celebrates the unique talents and abilities of all students. Unsurprisingly, many of these academic successes incorporate the arts in the form of dance, music, visual art, and theatre. Taught both inside and outside the classroom, the arts at UD contribute to a rich and unique culture in the community of Dayton.
On Tuesday, March 16th at 8pm, the Schuster Center, located at 1 West Second Street in downtown Dayton, will be hosting a “Celebration of the Arts” performance to open the Stander Symposium events. Designed to succinctly showcase achievements that UD students have made in the arts, this event provides an evening to experience several genres of the arts in one sitting.
While some students use the arts to fulfill their coursework and pursue an arts degree, others participate in the arts more informally. Majors and non-majors alike use the Celebration of the Arts to showcase their love for artistic expression and demonstrate their participation in the artistic opportunities at UD.
Whether you have significantly experienced the arts at the University of Dayton or are new to performances and exhibits, the Celebration of the Arts provides a fast-paced and diverse showcase of student work, including singing, instrumental music, dancing, videos, and drama.
The performance will include the University’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble, a selection from the modern stage adaptation of the Moliere comedy Scapin, the First Flight saxophone quartet, the University of Dayton Chorale; a new world music choir, a lively percussion ensemble, and the University of Dayton Dance Ensemble. The evening will conclude with a performance by the Dayton Jazz Ensemble and the Ebony Heritage Singers; they will perform two pieces arranged by saxophonist and 2002 UD music graduate Bobby Streng.
Admission is free, but tickets are required. Contact the UD Box Office at 937-229-2545 or reserve online at http://stander.udayton.edu. Tickets will also be available at the Schuster Center on Tuesday evening.
Performance begins at 8 pm at the Schuster Center; a pre-show in the Wintergarden will feature visual arts displays by students of the Department of Visual Arts, as well as music performances by students of local artist Michael Bashaw.
The University of Dayton’s annual Stander Symposium will continue with a series of events in April, including a visual arts reception and open studios, and keynote speaker Blake Mycoskie of Tom’s Shoes. Visit http://stander.udayton.edu for more information.
Photo by Lauren Tomasella