Monday morning arts news, August 16


Monday, August 16

• Music: Auditions for many choral and instrumental ensembles in the Department of Music take place this week. The schedule is available here.

• Campus Resource Fair. The first in-person stop for students to get connected. Find the arts table (and lots of others) outside Talley on Stafford Commons. 2-4 p.m.

• Dance Program: The first master class of fall will introduce the distinct styles of both student dance companies in a class ranging from modern to contemporary hip-hop. Intended for intermediate dance level. Learn more and register. 6-7:15 p.m.

Monday, August 16 through Friday, August 20

• Gregg Museum: The annual poster sale continues, outside the north entrance of Talley Student Union. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.

Tuesday, August 17 through Friday, August 20

• Gregg Museum: Visit your museum! Galleries open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The summer Silent Film Celebration continues through August 27, with films running in a loop during museum hours. The final set of films – “Silent Slapstick” – begins on Tuesday. 

Tuesday, August 17

• Virtual info session. Amy Sawyers-Williams will answer questions about all the arts programs, Arts Village, Student Art Sale and Student Artist Awards. No registration needed; just jump on the Zoom. 12-12:45 p.m.

Wednesday, August 18

• University Theatre: Open house at Thompson Hall. Meet the staff and students of UT and learn of all the opportunities available this year. Tour stages and shops. Learn about auditions, jobs and classes happening in Thompson Hall and Stewart Theatre. 4-6 p.m.

Thursday, August 19

• Dance Program: An exploration of New Orleans dance styles and culture with Shayla Taylor. This free master class is open to all levels, no dance experience required. Learn more and register. 6-7:15 p.m.

Friday, August 20

• Dance Program: Friday is the deadline to submit virtual audition videos for the State Dance Company and Panoramic Dance Project. See all details here.

• Rock the Dock at Lake Raleigh. Multiple campus departments are partnering on a new student event featuring live music, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, canoes, disc golf, biking, fishing and more. NC State LIVE presents two bands at the event, Ashley Larue Trio and Tiger Beach. Learn more at Free to students (Wolfpack ONE card required). 3-7 p.m.

• University Theatre: UT After Party is a student social bringing together everyone interested in the performing arts. Meet fellow artists, technicians, designers, writers, musicians and dancers. 6-7:30 p.m.

• University Theatre: Reading of A Case of Salt. A murder mystery highlights the expectations, fears and assumptions about disability that a group of high school theatre students face in this 2021 Arts NC State Creative Artist Award-winning play by NC State student Gaven Bell. Free registration through Eventbrite. 7:30 p.m.


• NC State LIVE has announced plans for five fall concerts – two of them free! Check out the lineup that includes an outdoor season opener by the Grammy Award-winning vocal group The Hamiltones.

• The Dance Program Masterclass Series brings back in-person classes this fall, offering free dance instruction to NC State students, staff and faculty. It’s a great way to learn something new without a long-term commitment. Check out the variety of classes available this fall, ranging from breakin’ to Indian classical dance.

• Have you heard about Puck and SpongeBob? University Theatre has announced plans for the 2021-22 season.

• NC State LIVE has a terrific new t-shirt designed by alum George Hage. The first 50 students to visit the LIVE table at Rock the Dock will receive one free!

• For the schedule and latest information on Wolfpack Welcome Week (WWW), check out the NC State Guides app (download the “2021 Wolfpack Welcome Week” guide) or visit the WWW website. With over 100 campus events from August 12 to 21, there is something for everyone to experience during Wolfpack Welcome Week. Be sure to tag your social media posts with #NCStateWWW to be a part of the tradition.

• Haven’t registered for a fall crafts class yet? Find a fun class in wood, clay, mixed media, jewelry and metals, photography, lapidary, fibers, glass or in the C:LAB. But don’t wait: a lot of classes are already full.

• Are you ready to rock? Live music returns to Stewart Theatre, when The Quadrivium Project – the faculty rock band at NC State University – performs “All in All,” a concert featuring the music of Genesis and Pink Floyd. August 26 and 28 at 8pm. Tickets are available online at This will be a general admission event, with plenty of empty seats to promote physical distancing


• If you have a print copy of the just-published summer issue of the NC State alumni magazine, check out the interview with Hollywood marketing trailblazer Scott Addison Clay ’98. During his time as an environmental engineering major at NC State, Clay performed in multiple University Theatre productions, including the lead role of Billy Crocker in the 1994/95 season production of Anything Goes. We’ll share the story once it’s available online.

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