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December 2018

Community Christmas Celebration

December 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - December 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Gene and Jane Kester International Promenade, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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High Point University invites neighbors and friends to experience the holiday season together by strolling down the festive Gene and Jane Kester International Promenade. Don't forget to take your complimentary photo with Santa as you enjoy Christmas music, beautiful decorations, hot chocolate, and more. No tickets required. Open to the public. Visit www.highpoint.edu/christmas or download the Community Christmas App for more information.

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January 2019

Vocal Recital Featuring Jason Karn and David Heid

January 28 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Tenor Jason Karn has impressed critics and audiences alike with his vibrant, bright tone and dramatic characterizations. The New York Sun said of his Roméo in Roméo et Juliette, “He has an attractive soft-grained tenor that at its best reminded me a bit of the late Alfredo Kraus. Mr. Karn’s singing was flexible, smoothly phrase, and secure on top.” Recently, Jason has been touring with New York City Opera’s  International Tour as Don Jose in Carmen. He has sung on stages in Seoul,…

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February 2019

Vocal Recital: Jaeyoon Kim and Seung Ah Kim

February 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Jaeyoon Kim, a native of Seoul, Korea, earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance at the University of South Carolina where he was the recipient of the Carroll Taussig Opera Fellowship. Dr. Kim holds two master’s degrees, one in Choral Conducting from USC and a second in Vocal performance from College Conservatory of Music in the University of Cincinnati. He also earned an Artist Diploma in Vocal Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he apprenticed with…

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2018 Piano Competition Winner Recital: Zhiye Lin

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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This past September HPU hosted its annual Randall Johnson Piano Competition. Join us on March 18th to listen to a recital by this years winner, Zhiye Lin.   Pianist Zhiye Lin, born in Shantou, Canton Province in 1996, began playing piano at age seven. In 2011, he won the excellent performance prize in the concerto competition held in the Middle School affiliated in Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the first prize of V Category in the Third Piano Competition of NIHON…

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March 2019

Greensboro Opera Presents Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - March 3 @ 2:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Greensboro Opera presents: Hansel & Gretel (in English) Saturday March 2, 7:30 Sunday March 3, 2:00 Pauline Theater at Hayworth Fine Arts Center Join Greensboro Opera for uplifting, family-friendly performances of Hansel & Gretel, March 2 and 3, 2019. The performances of the familiar Grimm fairy tale are in English and about 90 minutes (with one intermission) - perfect for your entire family! The cast features local favorites Stephanie Foley Davis (Hansel), Joann Martinson Davis (Gretel) and Scott MacLeod (Father),…

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Instrumental Kaleidoscope Concert

March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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Kaleidoscope features the HPU instrumental ensembles in a concert of great variety.  Ensembles large and small will perform in “surround sound” within Pauline Theater, making for a fast-paced and enjoyable concert experience.  This year’s performance at HPU will cover a broad spectrum of musical styles. No tickets required. Open to the public.

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Vocal Recital By: Candice Burrows and Arlene Shrut

March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The music department is excited to present mezzo-soprano, Dr. Candice and collaborative pianist, Arlene Shrut of the Juilliard School in a vocal concert on March 26 at 5:30 in HFAC.  The hour-long recital is a brief look at the history of the magical art song genre. Music presented progresses from the Shakespearean dramatic style of 17th Century composer Henry Purcell to the absurdly humorous and inappropriately sexual songs of American composer, William Bolcom.  In between those extremes is a musical…

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April 2019

Woodwind Ensemble Concert

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Woodwind

On April 11th, the High Point University Music Department will present a fun program featuring our woodwind chamber ensembles.  Including marches, ragtime, classical, jazz, and more, our Clarinet Ensemble, Saxophone Quartet, Clarinet Quartet, and Flute trio are excited to present this interesting program. We hope you will join us for this event in Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Open to the Public. No Tickets Required.

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HPU Brass Extravaganza

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Brass at the Movies!  The annual HPU Brass Extravaganza concert will include the full HPU Brass Band as well as several brass chamber ensembles.  The program features a number of selections from film, including music by John Williams and other famous film composers.  Enjoy a night of movie music with the HPU Brass! Open to the Public. No Tickets Required.

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HPU Arbor Day Celebration

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cottrell Amphitheater, One University Parkway 27268 + Google Map

Please join High Point University on Thursday, April 25th for our annual Arbor Day Celebration. This event will feature notable speaker, Frist Lady Mariana Qubein, who has spearheaded the transformation of the campus Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. This year's presenting sponsor will be Davey Tree. Davey Tree’s mission is to provide the Piedmont Triad with environmental excellence for a growing world. This year High Point University will celebrate its 10th anniversary of achieving the Tree Campus USA designation. We welcome…

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June 2019

Arts Splash Concert Featuring Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba

June 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cottrell Amphitheater, One University Parkway 27268 + Google Map

Back by popular demand, the High Point Arts Council is thrilled to welcome back Diali Cissokho to the High Point area for the 2019 Arts Splash Concert Series. Having performed as a duo for a Third Thursday concert presented by the Arts Council in January of 2019, Diali Cissoko will be bringing the full band for this special free Arts Splash performance on June 30 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the High Point University Cottrell, Amphitheater. Diali Cissokho &…

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July 2019

Eastern Music Festival

July 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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For almost six decades, Eastern Music Festival (EMF) has been produced each summer on the campus of Guilford College, UNCG, and other venues in the Greensboro area. EMF is distinguished by its accomplished faculty, exhilarating repertoire, and world-renowned visiting artists. A powerful teaching institution, EMF provides encouragement and guidance to over 225 young musicians from across the country and around the globe as they take their first steps towards careers in the performing arts. During EMF’s five-week annual season (June…

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September 2019

5th Annual HPU Piano Competition: Funded by The Randall Thomas Johnson Trust

September 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Fifth Annual High Point University Piano Competition funded by the Randall Thomas Johnson Trust will be held in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Three finalists chosen from Youtube first-round submissions will compete for cash prizes.  The first place winner will be invited back to campus to do a recital in 2020. All events are free and open to the public.    

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October 2019

The Sound in Picture Concert

October 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Movie Music Extravaganza will feature a variety of musical styles used in film music from classical, to jazz, popular music and Broadway.  Highlights of the program include music from Star Wars, Pink Panther, Harry Potter, and Disney films. The concert will spotlight HPU music faculty, students and small ensembles, along with guest performers. This event is open to the public. No tickets required.

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Michael Davidson Concert

October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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HPU welcomes to campus Associate Professor of Trombone at the University of Kansas, Dr. Michael Davidson, for a 7:30pm recital on Monday, October 7th at the David Hayworth Chapel.  Dr. Davidson will perform a varied program of solos works for trombone, as well as pieces for trombone with piano. This event is open to the public. No tickets required.

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November 2019

Percussion Ensemble Concert

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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Come out and enjoy an extravagant evening of contemporary and classical percussion! On Friday, November 1st, the High Point University Music Department presents the Fall Percussion Ensemble Concert in Pauline Theatre at the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Directed by Chris Thompson, the HPU Percussion ensemble will present a diverse range of exciting percussion literature that is sure to entertain. This is an event you do not want to miss! This event is open to the public. No tickets required.

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Recital Series Featuring: Aleks Romano and Kevin Miller

November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Critically acclaimed musical artists Aleks Romano, mezzo-soprano, and Kevin Miller, pianist take the stage in this special collaboration featuring music by and about women. This program centers on the feminine perspective in pursuit of a life well-lived, with an emphasis on diverse compositional voices and viewpoints. Beloved works from the vocal canon are reframed alongside new works, allowing for a parallel study of historical perspectives and experiences. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Instrumental Chamber Ensembles Concert

November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Bluegrass/Old Time Jam with Wayne Fugate and the Bright Star Band

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
David R. Hayworth Park, Hoffman Amphitheatre

Join Wayne Fugate, a talented mandolin player and part of the original production and national tour of the hit Broadway musical, Bright Star, for an Old Time Bluegrass Jam in David R. Hayworth park on Monday, November 11 at 11 a.m. This exciting music event will be joined by the Bright Star band and all are invited to sit, listen, dance, or even bring your own instrument to play with the band! The outdoor amphitheater is located between the Slane…

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Chamber Music Series Presents: Annual Holiday Concert

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Please join us on Sunday, November 17th at 7:30 pm in the Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel for HPU's music faculties annual Holiday Concert. This concert will feature many holiday favorites, including Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker Suite and arrangements of favorite Christmas Carols from around the world. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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