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January 2016

Art + Dialogue (A + D2016): Responding to Racial Tension in America

January 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - March 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Monday-Thursday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Call 336-841-4685 or 336-803-1815 for more information) Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Sechrest Art Gallery Open to the Public, No Tickets Required "Art + Dialogue (A + D2016): Responding to Racial Tension in America" (A + D) is a collaborative project intended to bring community together using a visual art exhibition as the catalyst for dialogues around racial tension in America. A charged topic, A + D aspires to make the issue of race…

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March 2017

Piano Recital: Yi-Yang Chen

March 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Taiwanese pianist Yi-Yang Chen, 22, has been training on piano since age 8. He was admitted as a graduate student to Robert McDonald and Jerome Lowenthal at The Juilliard School in 2012 and obtained his Master of Music in piano performance in 2014. Chen is currently a doctoral student in piano performance at Eastman School of Music, where he also received a Bachelor of Music while studying under Douglas Humpherys. He has attended the Perlman Music Program, Taos School of Music…

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Sechrest Art Gallery: Faculty Exhibition 2017

March 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - April 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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This exhibition will feature the work of our esteemed faculty. Our professors are presenting their most recent studio works of art showcasing a wide range of mediums and styles. Opening Reception will be Thursday, March 23 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm.   Sechrest Art Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday from 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm Please call 336-841-4680 or email amorgan@highpoint.edu for more information.            

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Design Artist Lecture: Art Chantry

March 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Art Chantry is a graphic designer provocateur from Tacoma, Washington that utilizes analog techniques while celebrating the arcane and obscure. His work can be seen on record covers (over 200 design credits to his name), t-shirts, posters, products, and the walls of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Chantry’s pieces are in the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, Seattle Art Museum, the Smithsonian, and the Louvre. His writings and musings on art, pop and  design culture can be…

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North Carolina Youth Brass Band

March 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The North Carolina Youth Brass Band, under the direction of HPU Associate Professor of Music, Dr. Brian Meixner, will perform their “Movie Brass” concert, a collection of film music that is sure to entertain.  The NCYBB is an auditioned ensemble composed of high school brass and percussion students from across the Triad region and beyond who share a common passion for great music and learning.  HPU is proud to host this all-star ensemble for their rehearsals and concerts. Open to…

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Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

March 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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For this exhibition we feature the work of our esteemed faculty. Our professors are presenting their most recent studio works of art showcasing a wide range of mediums and styles. No tickets required. Open to the public. Please call 336-841-4680 or email amorgan@highpoint.edu for more information.

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An Evening With Chris Abani

March 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall, One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Dr. Chris Abani is an acclaimed author of over a dozen works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Born in Nigeria to an Igbo father and English mother, he grew up in Afikpo, Nigeria, received a BA in English from Imo State University, Nigeria, an MA in English, Gender and Culture from Birkbeck College, University of London, and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. He has resided in the United States since 2001. He…

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April 2017

Ceramics Talk With Fred Johnston

April 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Fred Johnston is an internationally known ceramicist from the Seagrove area in North Carolina.  He creates functional and nonfunctional forms and tiles and says of his work “I question how I can extend the tradition of pottery.  What can I contribute?  I am not interested in pots that are mindless, shallow imitations and replications of the past.  I believe in the idea of cross-fertilization and playfulness.  The mixing and matching of different cultures, motifs, and art styles are fertile ground,…

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March 2018

Sechrest Art Gallery Presents “Dressed for Success” By Jessica Burke

March 13, 2018 - April 20, 2018
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Opening Reception Thursday March 22, 2018 from 4 to 6PM. Jessica Burke will give an artist talk at 5:00pm. The Sechrest Gallery is generally open from 9:00 am – noon and from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Tuesday-Friday. Artist Statement:  Death is our silent companion through life. It is our witness to childhood fantasies and adult realities. This collection of drawings investigates the fiction of identity through its performance in physical and cerebral spaces that demonstrate a willingness to project…

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Chamber Music Series Presents: Leonard Bernstein at 100

March 18, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Leonard Bernstein is America’s most celebrated composer, and his music is a treasure to the world. Join HPU for a fun celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday year. Musical works range from Bernstein’s iconic “West Side Story” and “Candide” to selections from his salute to America’s Bicentennial in 1976, “SONGFEST,” and his rock oratorio, “MASS.” HPU faculty, alumni and community members will perform, including Candice Burrows, voice; Melanie Crump, voice; Liz Doebler, voice; Ashley Russell ‘17, voice; Scott Robertson, voice;…

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Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Toril Moi

March 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wilson Commerce, Ballroom, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Preeminent Duke scholar of literature, theatre, and philosophy, Toril Moi will discuss her newest work Revolution of the Ordinary, which rethinks literary studies and political activism through “ordinary philosophy.”  In a captivating and accessible way, Moi addresses current politically charged issues by arguing that language means only through its use, and offering up a fresh vision for social and literary engagement. No tickets required. Open to the public.  

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“Dressed for Success” By Jessica Burke Opening Reception

March 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Opening Reception Thursday March 22, 2018 from 4 to 6PM with Artist Talk at 5PM by Jessica Burke. Artist Statement: Death is our silent companion through life. It is our witness to childhood fantasies and adult realities. This collection of drawings investigates the fiction of identity through its performance in physical and cerebral spaces that demonstrate a willingness to project and construct meaning. These works call for interpretation through iterative, meditative and labored processes that respond to intuition rather than…

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Spring Percussion Ensemble Concert

March 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Spring Percussion Ensemble Concert will offer audience members the opportunity to experience the broad range of melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, and timbral qualities of this unique ensemble. From soloists and small chamber works, to full ensemble selections, this concert is sure to leave you tapping your foot and humming memorable melodies! The HPU Percussion Ensemble is composed of HPU students, both music majors and non-majors. This group works incredibly hard to achieve the level of excellence we desire. We think…

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Piano Faculty Recital

March 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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This recital will include solos and duets played by the HPU piano faculty. Faculty members, Wei Jiao, Marcia Dills, Rob Hallquist and Mayumi Osada will play from a wide repertoire of works that include famous composers Rachmaninov and Ravel. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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February 2019

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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New Impressions Gallery Talk and Reception

March 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us on March 21st at 4:00pm in the Sechrest Art Gallery for our New Impressions Gallery Talk and Reception. This Exhibit iThe Sechrest Art Gallery is open 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The Sechrest Art Gallery is open 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. This sixth annual juried exhibition, formerly titled Visions, will feature prints from various artists made using traditional techniques such as woodcut, etching and mezzotint, as…

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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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