Among the professions hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, the performing arts have been near the top of the list. Theaters and concert halls around the country have been shuttered for months with no end in sight. In Clemson University’s Department of Performing Arts, the normally boisterous hallways and rehearsal spaces in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts have gone quiet as classes and workshops moved online. Back in August, and undaunted by reality, the department asked a key question: Would it be possible to put on a show in the midst of an unprecedented lockdown? Clemson’s performing arts faculty and staff made it their mission to figure out a way. Fortunately, they had a not-so-secret weapon: The natural creativity and passion that leads people into the performing arts in the first place.
If those who lived through the flu pandemic of 1918 could reach out to us during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, what would they say? The Clemson Players student ensemble took the idea of writing a letter to the future and transformed it into a play. “LOVE, 1918,” a digital performance piece, takes us back 100 […]
Clemson University associate professor of Creative Writing Jillian Weise is hosting a first-of-its-kind internet event, “A Kim Deal Party,” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, and at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20.
Your achievement is in no way diminished by our current circumstances. If anything, it is amplified. You are part of a historic graduating class here – one that is facing uncertainty, economic turmoil, threats to health and well-being, and challenges to previous patterns of living.
Since Clemson University announced in March that classes were moving online in response to the coronavirus pandemic, students and faculty members alike have had to make adjustments. One professor said that in the first week of distance learning, a student showed up shirtless, not realizing classmates could see more than his face during the teleconference. […]
Eric Lapin sees his participation in this year’s President’s Leadership Institute (PLI) as a natural extension of the work he was doing to earn his Clemson Ph.D. He is using his PLI experience to find ways to incorporate the arts into the larger mission of Clemson University.
CLEMSON – Nicholas Vazsonyi has been chosen to lead the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. He is currently chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and Jesse Chapman Alcorn Memorial Professor of Languages at the University of South Carolina. Vazsonyi will begin his new position at Clemson University on July 1, 2020. […]
Prompted by growing student interest, the performing arts department is boosting its commitment to musical theater and vocal studies at Clemson University with the recent appointment of Lisa Sain Odom, assistant professor of vocal studies and musical theater. Students can expect more courses devoted to such topics as Broadway history. They can also look forward […]
CLEMSON – Paul Buyer, director of music in the Department of Performing Arts, will be honored this month with a top national award by the 6,000-member Percussive Arts Society. A professor who teaches percussion, Buyer oversees the Tiger Band Drumline and directs the Percussion Ensemble, the 23-member Steel Band and also the Gigging Steel Band, […]
John Robert Smith has been appointed interim director of the World Cinema program at Clemson University. Smith, who will serve as interim director for two years, hopes to attract more students to the program. He also wants to create more courses and provide opportunities for internships and studying abroad, all with an eye to boosting the career prospects of graduates. “I want to see graduates get jobs they love,” Smith said.
Mike East, a Clemson graduate who owns a company that builds stage sets, got a big opportunity to create a towering structure on a tight deadline for the 50th anniversary tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar.” But there was one problem: He had no place to build it. That’s when he turned to […]
The College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities at Clemson University recently honored its outstanding students on an occasion that Dean Richard E. Goodstein called “one of the most treasured, meaningful and highly anticipated days of the academic year.” The College’s 2019 Honors and Awards ceremony took place before an audience of parents, faculty, staff and […]
Clemson University College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities Dean Richard E. Goodstein has announced that he will step down effective Aug. 15, 2019. Goodstein will return to the faculty of the performing arts department, where he served as chair from 1998 until 2010.
The 2019-20 season at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts offers variety, with Grammy winners, world music, dance companies, chamber ensembles and much more.
The College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities at Clemson University has extended its highest honor to 11 exceptional individuals. The Hall of Fame Class of 2019 was honored at a formal dinner March 8 at the Madren Conference Center. New members included faculty emeriti, alumni, industry leaders and other friends of the College who had […]