The Arts at VWU


Apr 14

Virtual Wesleyan Wednesday: Bryson Mortensen and the Fine and Performing Arts Department

12:00 p.m.

Join the Office of Alumni Relations Wednesday, April 14 at 12:00 p.m. EST for a preview of the virtual Spring Arts Festival with Bryson Mortensen, VWU Associate Professor of Music and Chair of Fine and Performing Arts. Mortensen and his students will speak about the creation of the virtual event and what the songs mean to them on a personal level. Performances will include Wesleyan Camerata, Vox Vera, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra, and Theatre's musical revue.

Apr 23 - 24

Spring Arts Weekend

Virtual Event

The Fine and Performing Arts Department at Virginia Wesleyan University presents a weekend of the arts, April 23 and 24, including performances and presentations by the music, theatre, and art as well as presentations of student senior capstone projects. Most events will have a live premiere and be available for on-demand streaming through the weekend.

Available all Weekend:

Visual Art Virtual Gallery

Take a virtual walk through the Neil Britton “remote” annex and view the works of current art students.

Friday, April 23 

1:00 p.m. Instrumental Concert

Join the Virginia Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra, directed by Jason Squinobal and Kelby Schnepel for a variety of great music and performances.. Live-premiere at 1:00 pm, available for on demand streaming afterwards.

2:00 p.m. Virginia Wesleyan Choirs: “Would you Harbor Me”

The Virginia Wesleyan Camerata, directed by Bryson Mortensen, presents a collection of choral works by and about individuals who are members of marginalized communities, including the LGBTQ+ community, people of color. The concert will also include performances by Virginia Wesleyan Bravura from the Justice Choir Songbook, conducted by student conductors. Live-premiere at 2:00 pm, available for on demand streaming afterwards.

3:00 p.m. JukeVox: Road Trip

Hop in the back seat while Virginia Wesleyan Vox Vera takes you on a drive around Hampton Roads while they sing some of their road trip favorite tunes, including “Lovely Day,” “Stand By Me,” and more. Live-premiere at 3:00 pm, available for on demand streaming afterwards.

4:00 p.m. Theatre: Musical Revue

Virginia Wesleyan Theatre presents a Musical Theatre Revue, directed by Sally Shedd. VWU students perform show-stopping songs from musicals such as Les Miserables, Rent, Six, Wicked, and Hamilton. Live-premiere at 4:00 pm, available for on demand streaming afterwards.

7:00 p.m. Theatre: Jennifer Vega Senior Capstone, "Sick of You"

When a young couple finds themselves in quarantine together, they have to learn how to communicate with each other or they’re in for a very awkward two weeks. A short play written and directed by Jennifer Vega.

Saturday, April 24

Available All Day

Look above for links to the shows you missed yesterday afternoon. All are available to livestream on demand today!

2:00 p.m. Thomas Reinhold, Senior Recital

Thomas Reinhold presents a reprise of his senior recital as part of his Bachelor of Musical Arts Degree. Thomas will be accompanied by George Stone and is a member of Billye Brown Youmans’ Studio. Originally recorded on April 17, 2021.

4:00 p.m. Serena Smith, Senior Recital

Serena Smith presents her senior recital live as part of her Bachelor of Musical Arts Degree. Serena will be accompanied by George Stone and is a member of Billye Brown Youmans’ Studio. Join via Zoom.