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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.


August 21-September 21
20/20: Art Alumni Exhibition in the Wasmer Art Gallery and ArtLab Gallery; Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm and Thursday until 7pm; This exhibition is free and open to the public
September 21
7:30 p.m. Alejandro del Angel, tenor Nisita Concert Series; U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building; Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and are available here
September 24  CANCELED
3:00 p.m. Wind Orchestra concert; Hayes Hall, Artis-Naples
September 28
5:00 p.m. RESCHEDULED Wendy Wischer: Ecological Syntax Reception and Lecture with Win Everham; Cohen Center, Room 247; This event is free and open to the public, and more information can be found here
7:30 p.m. Paul Votapek, clarinet and Michael Baron, piano Nisita Concert Series and Nisita dedication reception; U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building; Tickets are $10 for the general pubcli and $7 for students and are available here
September 30
7:30 p.m. Chelsea Caneel's Junior Vocal Recital; U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building; This recital is free and open to the public

2017-2018 Season Brochure