Bluefield College will host a Fine Arts Showcase, Friday and Saturday, February 18-19, designed to tout the school’s art, music and theatre programs for prospective students.
The two-day promotional event, featuring four separate sessions, will expose prospective students and their families to the full fine arts experience at Bluefield College through actual class attendance, interaction with current students and faculty, campus tours, participation in masterclasses, an overnight stay on campus, and performances by BC fine arts faculty and student ensembles.
Prospective students may register for as few as one and as many as all four sessions during the two-day experience by visiting the BC web site at www.bluefield.edu/fineartsshowcase. The first 25 students to register receive a cost/registration waiver.
The cost and registration fee is $25 for two days of participation, $15 for one day of participation, which includes a Bluefield College Music Department CD, all meals for the prospective student during the Showcase, lodging in a BC residence hall (if participating overnight), and admission to Fine Arts Showcase Performance Finale.
Students may also register on campus at the beginning of each session, Friday (Feb. 18) at 8:30 a.m., Friday (Feb. 18) at noon, Friday (Feb. 18) at 4:30 p.m., or Saturday (Feb. 19) at 8:30 a.m.
“This is a great opportunity to discover the Bluefield College community of actors, artists and musicians,” said Bryant Moxley, assistant professor and chair of the Department of Music. “If you are considering a college major in art, art education, graphic communication, music, applied music, church music, music education, theatre or Christian drama, then this event is for you.”
On Friday, February 18, the Fine Arts Showcase will feature actual classroom sessions for prospective students, individual appointments with fine arts professors and admissions counselors, campus tours, visits to local art galleries, theatre workshops, art portfolio reviews, music and theatre scholarship auditions, voice and instrumental music masterclasses, a Fine Arts Showcase Faculty Performance, and a “Java and Jazz” session featuring the BC Jazz Band at the Quick Shott Café.
On Saturday, February 19, prospective students will have the opportunity to participate in campus tours, individual appointments with fine arts professors and admissions counselors, financial aid workshops, visits to local art galleries, curriculum and art portfolios reviews, fine arts scholarship auditions, and the Fine Arts Showcase Performance Finale, featuring BC’s Concert Band, Opera Theatre Ensemble, select voice ensemble Variations, and theatrical group Ransomed.
The Bluefield College Fine Arts Division has experienced significant growth and distinction in recent years, including the addition of a graphic arts communication major in 2006, an art study trip to Italy in 2009, musical performances at Carnegie Hall in 2006 and 2008, the creation of an instrumental music program in 2008, a music mission trip to Austria in 2010, theatrical mission trips to Poland in 2005, 2006 and 2008, the development of BC Children’s Theatre in 2007, and theatrical world premiere performance of “The Torchbearer” in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in 2009.
“Perhaps Bluefield College will be the place for you to explore, nurture, even live your passion for fine arts,” said Moxley. “Our caring faculty and staff make it their mission to help students discover their fullest potential as a student, artist, performer and leader, and the Fine Arts Showcase will help students better understand what it means to pursue a degree in art, music or theatre and discern the path God has for them.”