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.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University will host its first Brass Fest on Sunday, April 24, featuring workshops and performances by trumpeter Joe Burgstaller, horn player David Jolley, the Nautilus Brass Quintet, Haitian trumpeter Carlot Dorve and the Sacred Heart Faculty Brass. For additional information, contact Walker Beard at email@example.com or 915-241-0828.
FAIRFIELD, Conn—Sacred Heart University students recently welcomed famed lyricist and composer Carol Hall at a master class at the University’s Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts. Hall, who composed the music and wrote the lyrics for the 1978 Broadway musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, shared her know-how with students who are performing the hit this month. She spoke about her experiences working on the show, as well as the meaning behind many songs and characters.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Band members at Sacred Heart University had the experience of a lifetime when they traveled to Dingle, Ireland, for a concert tour over winter break. The weeklong adventure involved 65 band students playing four concerts while traveling throughout the region. Every two years, the band takes an international trip to learn about new cultures and to share the universal language of music with others. SHU’s connection with Dingle (the University offers a Freshmen in Dingle program every year), the region’s picturesque landscape, the welcoming townspeople and interesting history made Dingle a logical choice, said Keith Johnston, director of SHU bands.