March 7, 2019

Dixie State University’s College of the Arts

By Alexis McClain

After years of practice and dedication, Dixie State University (DSU) student Jessica Powell gives a heartfelt performance with her fellow DSU Symphony Band members. Her commitment to the flute sparks a Trailblazer spirit that resonates with the entire audience. They all rise, applauding the dazzling performance and the talented students who stand before them.

“With Symphony Band, it’s so nice to have a full audience and get a standing ovation after working an entire semester on these hard songs,” says Powell, who also plays in DSU’s flute choir.

DSU’s College of the Arts, which houses five different academic programs—art, dance, digital film, music, and theatre—is not only a cultural center for southern Utah, it’s also a place where all DSU art students can flourish. Every semester, the College of the Arts helps DSU students tap into their creative gifts and share their talents with others by participating in performances that are open to the entire community. Performances include everything from choir, orchestra, band, and jazz concerts to dance recitals, theatrical productions, and gallery displays of students’ artwork.

Dr. Jeffery Jarvis, dean of the College of the Arts, describes the works presented by Dixie State students as performances that cannot be found anywhere else. “You go watch it, and it’s beautiful, special, and there’s a passion and an excitement to it because it is college students,” Jarvis says.

Jarvis goes on to describe art as a valuable form of expression that is much more valuable when it is the result of the hard work and the learning process that these students undertake, particularly when they perform publicly.

To get a glimpse of St. George’s finest emerging artists and creators, visit dixie.edu/ticket-office and plan to attend any of the performances being offered this spring.

 

Upcoming Dixie State University Student Performances

  • Jazz Concert: Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Main Stage Theater
  • Theme Festival: Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Concert Hall
  • Symphony Band Concert: Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Concert Hall
  • The Wake of Jamey Foster theatrical production: March 21–23 and 26–30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Black Box Theatre
  • Early Music Ensemble Concert: Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 in the Eccles Concert Hall
  • Ballroom Dance Concert: Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29 in the Eccles Main Stage Theater
  • New Music Concert: Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Concert Hall
  • Electro-Acoustic Concert: Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Black Box Theatre
  • String Chamber Concert: Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Concert Hall
  • Piano Recital: Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Concert Hall
  • Chamber Music, Woodwind & Brass: Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Concert Hall
  • String Recital: Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Concert Hall
  • Art Department Showcase: April 12–May 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in DSU’s Sears Art Museum
  • Chamber Music, Flute and Guitar: Monday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Concert Hall
  • Dance Class Showing: Monday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Main Stage Theater
  • Piano Ensemble: Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Concert Hall
  • Symphony Band Concert: Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Concert Hall
  • Voice Recital: Friday, April 19 at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Concert Hall
  • Dixie State Symphony Orchestra: Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Concert Hall
  • Jazz Concert: Monday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Main Stage Theater
  • Percussion Concert: Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Main Stage Theater
  • DSU Choral Concert: Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Concert Hall
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