The two-day promotional event for students considering a college major in art, art education, graphic communication, music, applied music, church music, music education, theatre or Christian drama, will expose participants to the full fine arts experience at Bluefield College through actual class attendance, interaction with current students and faculty, campus tours, 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 or by contacting Bryant Moxley by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 276.326.4248. The first 25 prospects to sign up will receive a cost/registration fee 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 the Fine Arts Showcase Performance Finale.
Students may also register on campus in the lower level of Harman Chapel at the beginning of each session, Friday (Feb. 17) at 8:30 a.m., Friday (Feb. 17) at noon, Friday (Feb. 17) at 4:30 p.m., or Saturday (Feb. 18) at 8:30 a.m.
“This event is designed for maximum flexibility with multiple registration periods for students who wish to participate in as few as one or as many as four of the separate sessions,” said Moxley, head of BC’s 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 17, 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 18, 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.
“We believe this Fine Arts Showcase will not only be a great opportunity to discover the Bluefield College community of actors, artists and musicians, but also a chance for students to better understand what it means to pursue a major in the fine arts and discern the path God has for them,” said Moxley. “Our caring faculty and staff are here to help students discover their fullest potential as a student, artist, performer and leader.”
The Bluefield College Division of Fine Arts is well known for its quality instruction and performance and its music ministry at home and abroad. Some of the division’s recent growth and distinction include the addition of a graphic arts communication major in 2006 and a Mac lab for graphic design students in 2010, an art study trip to Italy in 2009, musical performances in New York at Carnegie Hall in 2006 and 2008 and the Lincoln Center in 2011, 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 Youth Theatre in 2007, a theatrical world premiere performance of “The Torchbearer” in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in 2009, and the development of a partnership for international study with the Asian Christian College of Music in India in 2011.