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March 2018

Chamber Music Series Presents: Leonard Bernstein at 100

March 18 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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April 2018

Heal Documentary

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Extraordinaire Cinema at R. G. Wanek Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Director Kelly Noonan Gores' documentary takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal. The latest science reveals that we are not victims of unchangeable genes, nor should we buy into a scary prognosis. The fact is we have more control over our health and life than we have been taught to believe. This film will empower you with a new…

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Humanitarian Digital Campaigns (Creating Awareness One Bit at a Time) with Ronik Design

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Ronik Design was born five years ago in the world of online news and media. We’ve acted as the in-house digital team for various media companies, including Newsweek, The Daily Beast and Fast Company, with additional media clients including Time, ESPN, Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg. Ronik has been involved in full-scale redesigns, humanitarian initiatives, marketing initiatives, sponsorship strategies, and a multitude of consumer-facing products and user-experiences, from interactives to mobile apps to rich storytelling experiences. We live in a global…

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Clarinet and Saxophone Ensemble Concert

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Jazz Ensemble Concert

April 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Empty Space Theatre, One University Parkway + Google Map

High Point University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Robert Faub will present a joint concert in collaboration with the Guilford College Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Christian McIvor. Selections will span a variety of styles and eras, including classics from the libraries of Duke Ellington and Count Basie, to new arrangements of music by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Antony Newley. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Brass Ensembles Concert

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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All things Brass!  This performance will feature an exciting array of music presented by all of the various brass ensembles at HPU.  The beauty and power of brass will be on full display – you don’t want to miss it! Open to the public. No tickets required.

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HPU Theatre Presents: Topsy Turvy World Adapted by Nathan Hedman from Ludwig Tieck

April 12 - April 15
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Performance will begin at 7:30pm April 12-14 and 2pm on Sunday, April 15th. Topsy-Turvy World is one of the silliest, most mind-bending plays of all time, yet it has never been produced!  Perhaps it is impossible naval battle in the Third Act?  Or the final act’s vertiginous play-within-a-play-within-a-play? What begins as a pleasant evening at the theatre devolves into sweet anarchy as The Playwright watches his own play be taken over by the audience and testy actors switching characters mid-play. Issuing…

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Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Ross White and Christine Marshall

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Ross White is the author of How We Came Upon the Colony (Unicorn Press, 2014) and The Polite Society (Unicorn Press, 2017). With Matthew Olzmann, he edited Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Series. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Best New Poets 2012, Poetry Daily, New England Review, The Southern Review, and others. He is a recipient of scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Sicily, and…

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Twitch: University Band and Wind Ensemble Concert

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Please join the HPU University Band and Wind Ensemble for a combined concert. Featured works include a spirited march, Go Galop, the famous Ralph Vaughan Williams English Folk Song Suite, and the lush Steven Bryant composition Dusk. In addition, we are thrilled to feature our outstanding clarinet instructor, Mrs. Carmen Eby, on Nathan Daughtrey’s Twitch. We hope you’ll join us for an evening of exciting music. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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HPU Arbor Day Celebration

April 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cottrell Amphitheater, One University Parkway 27268 + Google Map

The annual Arbor Day event will feature various speakers including HPU First Lady Mariana Qubein, who has spearheaded the transformation of the campus Arboretum and Botanical Gardens and Jon Roethling, curator of the grounds. High Point University is one of only twelve universities in North Carolina to achieve Tree Campus USA status. Please join us for this annual event. To reserve your seat please call Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636 or email concierge@highpoint.edu by April 17, 2018. Parking and shuttle service…

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Musical Theatre Scenes: PARTY!

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Empty Space Theatre, One University Parkway + Google Map

Students enrolled in Musical Theatre Scenes (MUS 1360-01) will explore party scenes from popular musicals and ask the audience to consider the question, how does a composer codify the spontaneity of a party into a replicable system of notes and words, and still maintain the organic nature of the situation? Open to the public, tickets are not required.

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Cell Art Showcase featuring keynote speaker Dr. Ahna Skop

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wilson Commerce, Ballroom, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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In collaboration with Penn-Griffin School for the Arts. “Too creative for science?” Have you ever wondered what it is like to grow up in a family of artists and then end up a scientist? What does thinking like an artist offer the scientist? Can the blending of art and science encourage a more diverse population of students to pursue science, and improve the public understanding of science? Ahna will give you an exciting glimpse into her life and how she…

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Innovation Summit with Marc Randolph, President Nido R. Qubein and HPU Students

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Marc Randolph is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor, investor and motivational keynote speaker.  Marc was co-founder of the online movie and television streaming service Netflix, serving as their founding CEO, as the executive producer of their website, and as a member of their board of directors until his retirement in 2004. Although best known for starting Netflix, Marc’s career as an entrepreneur spans more than four decades.  He’s been a founder of more than half a dozen other successful…

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Spring Choral Concert

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Spring Choral Concert will feature the combined choirs, soloists, and an orchestra of faculty, students, and guest musicians in a performance of Handel’s oratorio, MESSIAH (parts II and III).  Handel composed the music for MESSIAH over the course of 21 days in 1741 and divided the work into three sections: Part I: Christ’s birth Part II: Christ’s Passion, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension Part III: The Promise of Eternal Life and Final Conquest of Sin The HPU choirs have presented…

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Sechrest Art Gallery Presents Senior Studio Exhibition

April 25 - May 5
Sechrest Art Gallery, Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Opening Reception Friday April 27 from 4-6PM, No Artist talk Our senior Studio Art majors have the opportunity to show their selected work in a professional gallery setting. Students will have the opportunity to be involved in the collaborative process of curating and hanging the exhibition.   Open to the public. No tickets required.   The Sechrest Gallery is generally open from 9:00 am – noon and from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Tuesday-Friday.

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Senior Studio Exhibition Opening Reception

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Our senior Studio Art majors have the opportunity to show their selected work in a professional gallery setting. Students will have the opportunity to be involved in the collaborative process of curating and hanging the exhibition.   Open to the public. No tickets required.

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