9.8 Cultural Activities

9.8.1 Department of Visual and Performing Arts

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts offers opportunities for Michigan Tech faculty members and their families to participate actively in music, theatre, and the visual arts, and to enjoy an annual season of concerts, plays, art exhibits and workshops. Michigan Tech's high-quality programs in the arts fill an essential role both in our community's life and in educating Michigan Tech students. In addition to student-only music and theatre ensembles, Visual and Performing Arts faculty direct groups and events which bring together students, faculty, staff and community in a variety of creative activities. Auditions are required for some (not all) activities, which include four major theatre productions each year, the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra; the Michigan Technological Concert Choir; and the studio arts programs in drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpture.

For information about Department of Visual and Performing Arts activities and schedules of events, go to http://www.mtu.edu/vpa/.


Revised:
12/08/2016 - Annual Reveiw: To reflect current practice, added "Michigan Tech", "theatre productions", "Michigan Tech Concert Choir", and "drawing, painting" to the sentence "...which include four major theatre productions each year, the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra; the Michigan Technological Concert Choir; and the studio arts programs in drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpture."
04/13/2015 - Annual Review: To reflect current practice, the email address for questions is now policy@mtu.edu. The last sentence read "... and schedules of events, go to vpa.mtu.edu." It now reads "... and schedules of events, go to http://www.mtu.edu/vpa/".
03/06/2014 - Annual Review: Updated Michigan Tech and Handbook banners, no changes made to content.
07/20/2011 - Annual Review: Was previously 9.9.1.  To reflect current University titles and practice, "contact the Fine Arts Office (487-2067)" is now "go to vpa.mtu.edu", "three major plays each year, plus experimental and reader's theatre productions; the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra; the Michigan Technological University Chamber Chorus; Echoes from Heaven Gospel Choir; and the studio arts program in watercolor and oil painting" is now "four major plays each year, the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra; the Michigan Technological University Chorus; and the studio arts programs in watercolor, ceramics and sculpture" and the email address for questions is now hbwebmaster.
10/13/2010 - Changed department name to Department of Visual and Performing Arts and made format changes.