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The Department of Visual and Performing Arts is the creative heart of Le Moyne’s vibrant campus. In our state-of-the-art performing arts center, students from all majors and all backgrounds come to work or play in theatre, music, visual art, dance, and arts administration. You’ll find award-winning programs, caring and dynamic faculty members, and ample opportunities to hone your craft, whatever it may be. 

National Water Dance 2020

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Dance Choreography

Ruth Arena's Dance Choreography class worked hard to turn the National Water Dance event into a digital experience.

They created a short movie to celebrate their hard work while staying safe. Congrats to all those involved, and thanks to Ruth for coordinating all this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4Y5XVPdxbc&feature=youtu.be

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Information on VPA events

Today the Le Moyne College leadership made the difficult decision to discontinue activities on campus for the rest of the spring semester. The safety of our community is paramount and the recent advisory from the CDC to reduce gatherings of more than 50 people is a large part in the decision.

At this time we are cancelling all Visual & Performing Arts Department events scheduled to happen from today through June 15th. While Gifford Family Theatre performances are cancelled, the status of the Summer Arts Institute camps will be determined at a later date.

For those that have already purchased tickets for events this semester, we will be refunding the sale. Credit card sales will be refunded in the upcoming days. We will be developing a strategy to refund cash sales over the next few weeks.

Information and developments concerning the Covid-19 virus are constantly changing. We regret any inconvenience caused by these cancellations. Thank you in advance for your continued patience and support as we navigate this situation.

On behalf of everyone at the VPA, we would like to thank all those who supported visual and performing arts at Le Moyne this year and look forward to your ongoing patronage in the future.

Inclusive
Le Moyne College VPA Students

 

Regardless of backgrounds, majors, or levels of previous experience, students who participate in the arts at Le Moyne will quickly find a home within a home at the Performing Arts Center, and a safe and welcoming space to share their time and talents with a supportive community of students and faculty.

VISION STATEMENT 

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Le Moyne College believes that creative expression enhances awareness of the world around us and reflects the basic human search for meaning. We value the pursuit of artistic expression through its processes and forms as fundamental to the development of individuals and their communities.

MISSION STATEMENT

The department of Visual and Performing Arts at Le Moyne College provides all students opportunities for artistic engagement by offering instruction, participation in, and exposure to its component disciplines. The department inspires, challenges, and encourages students to combine creative and intellectual learning by communicating through the languages of art, music, theatre, and dance.


Performing Arts Rehearsal

 

Central to the Jesuit mission of the College is the focus on serving the community, and our arts programs are no exception.  All of our programs offer service projects at home and abroad and fun and creative ways to use our creativity to engage underserved communities.
Performing Arts Students

Our building may be small, but our reach is global! Our students have regular and affordable opportunities to participate, learn, and develop their craft all over the world.



Performing Arts Students
Our faculty work closely with students on a variety of projects in the classroom, behind the scenes, and on the stage.  Over your four years, you’ll be carefully mentored, and given the skills you’ll need to get wherever you need to go.
Le Moyne Theater Production
Our productions, concertsrecitals, and exhibitions all seek the highest artistic standard, and provide students with invaluable opportunities to work with some of the leaders in their field.
Le Moyne Theater Production
Whether you’re a major, a minor, a double-major, or an enthusiast, all of our programs, classes, ensembles, and productions are open to everyone on campus, and strive both for excellence and community.

For a list of ensembles and clubs, click here! Students of all majors and skill levels are encouraged to join us.