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April 2018

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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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

Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Ingrid Rojas Contreras

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cottrell Hall, Kushner
Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Ingrid Rojas Contreras is an award-winning author who was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her essays and short stories have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Literature, Guernica, and Huffington Post, among others. She recently received the Mary Tanenbaum Award for non-fiction, and the Audio Miller Prize from the Missouri Review. She has been a fellow at Bread Loaf Writer's Conference and the San Francisco Writer's Grotto, and has received scholarships and support from VONA, Hedgebrook, The Camargo Foundation, Djerassi Artist Residency Program, and…

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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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Piano Competition Information

The fourth annual High Point University Piano Competition funded by the Randall Thomas Johnson Trust will be held in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center.  Marc Foster, professor and chair of the music department at High Point University, wants to welcome you to witness extraordinary expressions in music on Saturday, September 8th. 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…

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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 Thursday, September 13th through Tuesday, October 18th, 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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