The academic unit that is home to Western Carolina University’s programs in music, stage, screen, art and design will be known as the David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts in honor of the late WCU chancellor, who died June 17 at the age of 60 after battling brain cancer for more than two years.
Roadworks, an outreach program of Western Carolina University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts that has offered free music and theatrical events to communities throughout the region in summers past, will add an on-site art experience this year.
A cross-college collaboration at Western Carolina University soon will bring together budding student actors from the College of Fine and Performing Arts and health professionals-in-training from the College of Health and Human Sciences to create an initiative that may be the first of its kind on a U.S. college campus.
Celebrating 10 years at Western Carolina University, the College of Fine and Performing Arts has many special activities planned, including an alumni weekend on Friday, Feb. 9, and Saturday, Feb. 10, to honor graduates in music, theater, film and visual arts.
Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher and wife Susan Brummell Belcher have pledged $1.23 million in gifts for the university’s ongoing efforts to provide increasing scholarship support to help deserving students in their pursuit of higher education.
The faculty and staff of Western Carolina University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts got revved up for the start of fall semester by banding together and providing service in the form of physical labor for a variety of local community organizations.
An acclaimed pianist who has performed around the world and who teaches that musical artists must be entrepreneurs and good communicators as well as skilled technicians is the new director of Western Carolina University’s School of Music.
Western Carolina University’s Friends of the Arts Gala, held Saturday, April 8, raised nearly $150,000 to benefit scholarships and programming for students in WCU’s College of Fine and Performing Arts.