Performing Arts Index

The Performing Arts Department (PAD) offers a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. PAD also offers minors in Music, Theatre, Film Studies, and in Costume and Fashion Design as well as courses within the New Media Studies major. As part of the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, PAD courses challenge students to be excellent critical and creative communicators.  Students become actively involved onstage, backstage, front-of-house and as members of the audience. Performances take place regularly in the Harry Hope Theatre, Shafer Auditorium, in other on-campus spaces, on tour in places such as New York City, Puerto Rico, and London, and starting in Spring 2016, in the new Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC). The Performing Arts Department is fully committed to providing a welcoming, engaging, inspiring and enlightening program.

For information on the individual programs of Music and Theatre, please hover over “Area of Study” on the left.

Department Office
Co-Chair, Theatre:
David Pellegrini
Shafer Hall, Rm. 12
phone number(860) 465-5583
Donna Russo
Shafer Hall, Rm. 6
phone number(860) 465-5325
fax number(860) 465-5764
Co-Chair, Music:
David Belles
Shafer Hall Rm. 101
phone number(860) 465-0246

Box Office Manager
Guadalupe Marquez
(860) 465-5123 (Theatre)
(860) 465-5121 (Music)