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Bower School of Music and the Arts




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Vision: Inspire  ♦  Create  ♦  Perform            Changing Lives Through the Power of the Arts.

 All tickets for the 2017-2018 Season are now on sale online.


Michael Rohrbacher (Music) & Suzanne Rohrbacher (adjunct Music) presented a continuing education course for practicing music therapists entitled "The Application of Mediating Conditions for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders" earlier this year, at the American Music Therapy Association Southeast Regional Conference in Chapel Hill, NC.

Dan Bacalzo (Theatre) served as dramaturg for Ron Pullins' new play, Ice’s Crossing, presented by the Wichita, Kansas-based theatre company, Guinea Pig Lab. On May 5, he moderated a discussion with the playwright, director, and cast members.

Trent Brown (Music) finished the season leading the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida in a concert that premiered two new works for chorus and orchestra.  The first piece, "Spoon River Anthology" was a triptych written by Tim McDonnell.  "Creatures of Earth" was a three-movement work by Zachary Moore who joined the Chorale for a residency and the world premiere.

Greg Longenhagen (Theatre) and Gerritt VanderMeer (Theatre) both participated in Florida Repertory Theatre’s annual PlayLab Festival at the end of April.

The Wind Orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall on November 27, 2015.  

Patricia Fay (Art) traveled with art students to the Portland, Oregon for the annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts. At the conference, Jordan Blankenship ('17, Art) and Felipe Maldonado (’16, Art) delivered a presentation and discussion session titled Mini-Heat 2: Accessible Atmospheres, and detailed the transformation of a decommissioned electric kiln into a flexible outdoor kiln that can be fired with propane gas and wood.

Judy Evans (Music) has been working in the Collier County Public Schools as the Orchestra Director; in Pinellas County, setting up a pre-kindergarten violin program; and in Hillesborough County doing a teacher/student workshop.

Anne Carncross (Theatre) recently designed the lights for TheatreZone of Naples’ production of Legs Diamond.


October 5-November 17
Stop and Listen: FGCU Students on Environmental Awareness and Restoration exhibition; ArtLab in the west side of the Library building; This exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and on Thursday until 7:00 p.m.
October 12-November 16 ~
Untethered, Stories Come Like Charms: Barbara Balzer and Linda Hall Exhibition;  Wasmer Art Gallery, Arts Complex; This exhibition is free and open to the public Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday
October 23 ~
7:30 p.m. Wind Orchestra with Port Charlotte Wind Ensemble Concert; Charlotte Performing Arts Center, 701 Carmalita St, Punta Gorda; This concert is free and open to the public
October 27-November 5 ~ 
The Servant of Two Masters; TheatreLab, Arts Complex; Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and are available by clicking here; Please note that this production contains adult material and may not be suitable for all patrons
October 27 ~ 
8:00 p.m. Wind Orchestra and Symphonic Band Performances at Eagle Family Expo; Library Lawn, FGCU Campus; This event is free and open to the public
November 4 ~
7:30 p.m. Wind Orchestra Concert; Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples; Tickets for this concert are $15 and are available by clicking here
November 5 ~
Barrage 8 concert has been canceled

2017-2018 Season Brochure