The two-day event — designed to showcase the academic majors, curriculum, ensembles, ministry teams, choirs, worship groups, and other performance and study opportunities available in the school’s Division of Fine Arts — will feature performances by BC fine arts faculty and students, fine arts instruction in a masterclass for guests, and interaction between current and prospective students.
The Fine Arts Showcase also will provide participants the opportunity to attend actual art, music and theatre classes and spend the night in BC’s new East River Residence Hall. In addition, guests can take part in admissions and financial aid workshops and campus tours.
“The Fine Arts Showcase will help prospective students discover the Bluefield College community of actors, artists and musicians,” said BC’s Bryant Moxley, head of the Department of Music, “and it will help them better understand what it means to pursue a fine arts major and how best to discern the path God has for them.”
Students with an interest in art, art education, graphic communication, music, applied music, church music, music education, theatre or Christian drama as a college major are encouraged to attend the showcase.
Participants may attend both or just one of the two showcase days and elect to stay on or off campus if they choose the two-day option. Family members also are welcome to participate in the activities as they wish.
“In short, this is an opportunity to experience life at Bluefield College and to determine if BC is the place for you to nurture your gifts and talents,” said Moxley. “Our guests will have many informal opportunities to visit with current Bluefield College students, faculty and staff, whose purpose is to help students discover their fullest potential as a student, artist, performer and leader.”
Registration for the event is $25, which includes the cost of meals for students, admission for students and their families to the performing arts events, and a free copy of the latest music CD produced by BC’s select voice ensembles, Variations and Praise Singers.
The two-day showcase will begin with registration, Friday, February 19 at 8:30 a.m. in Harman Chapel’s lower lobby, followed by classes, portfolio reviews, and individual appointments with fine arts faculty members from 9 a.m. to noon.
Following lunch at noon, participants will have the opportunity to participate in campus tours, theatre workshops, additional classes, faculty appointments or portfolio reviews, and tours of local art galleries.
Later in the day, guests will take part in music and theatre scholarship auditions, as well as music masterclasses before dinner and a BC Theatre presentation of “Blithe Spirit” at 7:30 p.m. in Harman Chapel. Day one will end with “Java and Jazz,” a BC jazz band performance featuring Starbucks coffee inside the Quick Shott CafÄ.
On Saturday, February 20, the schedule begins with registration in Harman Chapel’s lower lobby for single-day participants, followed by continental breakfast, campus tours, financial aid workshops, visits to local art galleries, curriculum and portfolio reviews, a concert by Bluefield College music faculty, scholarship auditions, and lunch.
The two-day Fine Arts Showcase will conclude with a grand finale concert and another BC Theatre presentation of “Blithe Spirit.” The concert will feature BC’s Concert Band, Opera Theatre Ensemble, Praise Singers (select voice ensemble), Ransomed (drama ministry team), student soloists, and Variations (select voice ensemble).