Students On Stage: Spring Performances at RVCC

Monday, March 12, 2018
Students On Stage: Spring Performances at RVCC

Each spring, RVCC’s performing arts students take the stage to showcase their talents in music, dance and theater. Sometimes featuring faculty, alumni and even members of the community, these anticipated performances represent both a celebration of the arts and a culmination of the hard work undertaken by students throughout the year. Better yet, all shows are open to the public, allowing locals to enjoy topnotch entertainment for a nominal fee. Tickets for our spring shows can be reserved by calling the RVCC Theatre Box Office at 908-725-3420. For additional information about the College’s performing arts programs, click here. The schedule includes:

RVCC Dance Alumni Concert

Celebrating 10 years of the Dance degree program at RVCC, with performances by eight former RVCC dance students

  • When:, March 24
  • Where: Nash Theatre; 8:00 p.m.
  • Tickets: General Admission $12; Students & Seniors $8

The Threepenny Opera

Performing a play with music by Bertolt Brecht & Elisabeth Hauptmann featuring music by Kurt Weill

  • When: Tues.-Thurs., March 27-29 and Wed.-Sat., April 4-7
  • Where: Nash Theatre; 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: General Admission $15; Students & Seniors $10

Music Student Recital

Featuring solo, accompanied and ensemble pieces, spanning a diversity of musical styles and traditions

  • When: Wed., April 18
  • Where: Welpe Theatre; 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: General Admission $12; Students & Seniors $8

RVCC DanceWorks

Featuring works choreographed by faculty and students—all performed by RVCC student dancers

  • When: Tues. and Wed., April 24 & 25
  • Where: Nash Theatre; 8:00 p.m.
  • Tickets: General Admission $12; Students & Seniors $8

RVCC Jazz Ensemble

Performing pieces by a variety of jazz artists as well as music from the great American songbook

  • When: Thurs., April 26
  • Where: Welpe Theatre; 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: General Admission $12; Students & Seniors $8

RVCC Chorale

Featuring performances by current RVCC students, alumni and members of the community

  • When: Sat., April 28
  • Where: Welpe Theatre; 8:00 p.m.
  • Tickets: General Admission $12; Students & Seniors $8

Performing Arts Degrees at RVCC

Interested in earning a performing arts degree? The Visual and Performing Arts department at RVCC offers the opportunity to fine-tune your raw talent and turn your passion into a career with a conservatory-based education. Our students move on to some of the country’s top performing arts programs at such prestigious schools as UCLA, NYU and Berklee College of Music. With a prime location just an hour outside both New York City and Philadelphia, RVCC has access to teaching artists with coveted experience in the arts. Our degree programs include:

  • Dance, Associate of Fine Arts: Our Associate of Fine Arts in Dance (A.F.A.) program provides students with study in modern dance, ballet technique, jazz technique, performance of repertory, as well as in production, history, composition and improvisation. Our dance philosophy is to help students develop discipline, independent thinking, creative problem solving, collaborative and interpersonal skills and confidence.
  • Music, Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts: An option of the Associate of Arts degree program in Liberal Arts, this program provides a basic foundation in music with two semesters each of Theory and Musicianship, Keyboard Proficiency, Applied Music Lessons and Performance Ensembles. Possible career paths may include integration of the music concentration with studies in media and communications, advertising, music therapy, sociological studies, or business in the music industry.
  • Music, Associate of Fine Arts Degree: The Associate of Fine Arts in Music degree program prepares students for transfer into bachelor’s degree programs in music—whether B.M., B.A., B.F.A. or B.M.E.—at four-year schools such as Rutgers University, William Paterson University, Kean University, Montclair State University, The College of New Jersey, Rowan University and Westminster Choir College of Rider University.
  • Theatre Arts, Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts: The Associate of Arts degree in Theatre is ideal for students interested in all aspects of Theatre including acting, directing, playwriting and technical theatre. This degree offers a broad-based liberal arts curriculum with ample studio courses. Majors will graduate with a strong foundation in Theatre Arts that can be further developed at a four-year institution.

About RVCC

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