No matter what your interests are, we have something for you.
By participating in our instrumental ensembles, choir programs, Theatre Arts Program or dance, you'll have the opportunity to develop and showcase your talents with students and faculty who share your passion for performance! Our program brings together performing arts majors and non-performing arts majors, who are here studying something else and want to keep music, theatre, or dance a part of their lives.
For those that want to take their interest even further, we offer a BA in Theatre Arts with concentrations in acting and musical theatre as well as a dance minor, theatre arts minor and a music minor with interesting and exciting courses as well as private lessons in all instruments and voice parts. Our classroom courses, also open to all majors, will teach you about all kinds of fascinating music, classical to contemporary, new and old.
We invite all interested students to schedule an audition and becoming a member of our performing arts family. Auditioning doesn't commit you to anything, it's just a way for you to learn a bit more about our program, see our facilities, and meet some current members. Financial assistance in the form of Performing Arts Grants may be available. Visit the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts for details on upcoming performances.
Sacred Heart University sophomore Lauren Celentano of Cheshire danced through November and most of December as the first American ever to participate in the Italian televised talent show, Amici. Celentano, who is a member of SHU’s Dance Company, recently returned to the U.S. to spend the holidays with her family, but she will return to Italy in January to continue training and filming for the show. Amici (Italian for “friends”) was created in 2001 and airs annually from November to June in Italy. It is similar to America’s Got Talent, So You Think You Can Dance? and American Idol in the U.S., in that judges critique all the performances, but contestants stay or go based on public voting.
The Sacred Heart University Band has entered a new collaboration with Zildjian, the world’s leading cymbal manufacturer, that “will help our program tremendously,” according to Andy Kolar, assistant director of bands.
Sacred Heart University Band presents Holiday Voyage on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 8 p.m. in the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts. General Admission is $10. Free with Student ID.