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June 2018

Arts Splash Concert featuring Betsayda Machado

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cottrell Amphitheater, One University Parkway 27268 + Google Map

In conjunction with the High Point Arts Council, we are pleased to welcome Betsayda Machado to HPU.   Betsayda Machado is the voice of Venezuela.  Raised in the small village of El Clavo in the region of Barlovento,  her recent rural recordings with lifelong friends Parranda El Clavo brought new attention to Venezuelan Afro-Soul genre: 'Tambor'.  A spirit-shaking percussion and voice fiesta, said to make dancers float. After their New York City debut in January 2017, New York Times' Jon…

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July 2018

Eastern Music Festival Pops Concert

July 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Eastern Music Festival, which was begun in 1961 in Greensboro, stands among the nation’s premier summer music educational programs and most imaginative performance festivals. For the 2018 season, EMF will over 60 performances in venues throughout the Triad such as Temple Emanuel, Greensboro’s First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro’s public libraries as well as concerts at Guilford College, UNC Greensboro, High Point University and Appalachian State University. EMF attracts artists, students and audiences from around the globe to Greensboro each summer during its…

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September 2018

1st Annual NC Junior Piano Competition

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The first annual Junior Piano Competition will be held for North Carolina students between the ages of 14 and 18. These students will compete for cash prizes funded by the Randall Thomas Johnson trust.  In addition to the cash prizes the Department of Music will offer a music scholarship to the winner. This event is free and open to the public.

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4th Annual HPU Piano Competition: Funded by The Randall Thomas Johnson Trust

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The fourth 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 2019.  New this year is the addition of a Junior Competition open to North Carolina pre-college students. All events are free and open to the public.

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Sechrest Art Gallery HPU Art Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

September 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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This exhibit will be open from Tuesday, August 21st through Friday, October 12th, 2018. 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.

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October 2018

Symphonic Band Concert

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Comprised of students from across campus, the HPU Wind Ensemble performs a wide variety of music at multiple concerts throughout the year.  This year's Fall Concert will feature the full ensemble, smaller chamber groups, traditional compositions and new, modern works. Please join us for an entertaining night of music. Open to the Public. No Tickets Required.

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Phoenix Reading Series Presents Wendy Brenner

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Wendy Brenner is a professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Brenner is the author of two books, the first of which won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her short stories and essays have appeared in such magazines as Allure, Seventeen, Travel & Leisure, The Oxford American, The Sun (magazine), Ploughshares, and Mississippi Review, and have been anthologized in The Best American Essays, Best American Magazine Writing, and New Stories From the South, as…

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Aqui Estamos, Here We Are Exhibit By Jose Galvez

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The first Mexican-American photographer on staff at the Los Angeles Times, photojournalist José Galvez and his Chicano colleagues at the Times won a Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for a series on Latino life in Southern California. Galvez left the Times in 1992 after winning many other awards for his photography. Galvez was senior photo editor for and a contributor to Americanos, a multimedia exhibition led by Edward James Olmos documenting Latino life in the United States. Galvez has collaborated on books including Vatos with esteemed poet Luis Alberto Urrea…

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Phoenix Reading Series Natasha Saje

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Natasha Sajé is a professor of English at Westminster College in Salt Lake City where she also curates the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series. In addition, Sajé is a member of the poetry faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts M.F.A. in Writing Program. She is the author of three books of poems, a book of poetry criticism, and many essays. Her work has been honored with the Robert Winner and Alice Fay di Castagnola Awards, a Fulbright fellowship,…

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Fall Percussion Ensemble Concert

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Percussion Ensemble is a dynamic vehicle for sharing exciting new music from the 20th and 21st centuries. Under the direction of Dr. Danny Frye, the ensemble will perform culturally diverse works.  Open to the Public. No tickets required.

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November 2018

Opera Scenes

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Although opera is traditionally viewed as a European art form, U.S.-based composers have made significant contributions to the genre. Students enrolled in Opera Scenes (MUS 1360-01) will perform scenes from numerous operas.  Open to the Public. No Tickets Required.

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Sechrest Art Gallery Hanna Jubran Opening Reception

November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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This exhibit will be open from Tuesday, October 23rd through Thursday, December 6, 2018. Artist Hanna Jubran will host an Artist Talk at 5pm. Hanna Jubran received his M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is currently a Sculpture Professor and  Sculpture Area Coordinator at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.  Hanna’s work addresses the concepts of time, movement, balance and space. Each sculpture occupies and creates its own reality influenced by its immediate surroundings. The work…

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Veterans Day Celebration

November 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center, One University Avenue
High Point, 27268

A Patriotic Salute and breakfast for military heroes. President Qubein and the entire HPU family warmly invite local veterans to celebrate their sacrifice and service to our nation. Featuring performances by the North Carolina Brass Band and The High Point University Chamber Singers.  

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Phoenix Literary Festival Featuring Keynote Ben Marcus and Rory Sparks

November 9 @ 5:00 pm - November 10 @ 10:00 am
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Ben Marcus is the author of four books of fiction: Notable American Women, The Father Costume, The Age of Wire and String, and The Flame Alphabet. His new book, Leaving the Sea, will be published by Knopf in January, 2014. His stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in Harper’s, The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, The Paris Review, The Believer, The New York Times, Salon, McSweeney’s, Time, Conjunctions, and elsewhere. He is the editor of The Anchor Book of New…

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HPU Theatre Presents: Little Women

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - November 18 @ 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Please visit www.highpoint.edu/theatre for more information about upcoming shows and tickets.

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Thanksgiving Message featuring Marcus Engel

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Marcus Engel, MS, CPXP, CSP is a speaker, author and respected thought leader who inspires and educates healthcare professionals with narratives of unforgettable patient experiences. As a college freshman, Marcus was blinded and nearly killed after being struck by a drunk driver. Marcus’ keynote presentation, "The Other End of the Stethoscope” chronicles his lengthy recovery from massive trauma and shares tales of compassionate communication shown by his care team. His keynotes have been witnessed by hundreds of thousands of healthcare…

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HPU Community Orchestra Concert

November 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The High Point University Community Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Brian Meixner, performs its final concert of the 2017-18 season.  Members of the HPUCO include HPU students, staff, faculty and members of the surrounding community, representing a rich collaboration of musicians from all walks of life.   Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Holiday Choral Concert

November 30 @ 7:30 pm - December 1 @ 7:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268

Our annual Holiday Choral Concert has become a popular event for the High Point community and this year will be the most exciting to date! The concert will be a festive evening of beloved holiday music. A full orchestra made up of students, faculty, and guests will accompany this concert. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for the general public by contacting the HPU Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636 or concierge@highpoint.edu.

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December 2018

Holiday Symphonic Band Concert

December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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HPU Symphonic Band will present its annual Holiday Concert. Featuring traditional Christmas carols, multi-cultural works, and holiday favorites, this concert will start your holiday season right. Join us for a night of delightful music celebrating the Christmas season. No tickets required. Open to the public.

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North Carolina Symphony: Holiday Pops Concert

December 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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This performance is supported by the Anne Kerr Walker Community Events Fund. Holiday Pops is a North Carolina Symphony tradition that is a favorite with audiences around the state. The festive concert showcases seasonal favorites and the always popular sing-a-longs. Founded by Lamar Stringfield in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony is a full-time, professional orchestra with 66 musicians under the artistic leadership of Music Director Grant Llewellyn. A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available by contacting Campus Concierge…

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