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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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HPUniverse Day 2018

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Couch Hall, One University Parkway
High Point, NC United States
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Free Astronomy Activities for Kids and Adults of All Ages! HPUniverse Day is a free educational outreach event held in the Department of Physics at High Point University in the Fall. Visitors are encouraged to explore space, science, and beyond through 20 different learning stations and activities. Visit enough stations, and you can collect a prize! While many of the activities are geared towards kids and their families, there are several that adults will enjoy, too! HPUniverse Day was inspired…

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October 2018

Men on Boats

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - October 10 @ 7:30 pm
Empty Space Theatre, One University Parkway + Google Map

Directed by Jay Putnam In 1869, ten daring volunteers set out to explore the Colorado River and Grand Canyon for the very first time. (Kind of.) They rode rapids, scaled canyons, tamed wildlife, and left their mark on virgin territory, in a manner of speaking. Led by a one-armed captain, these Men on Boats battled nature, history, and their own cluelessness on this historic voyage. Join us on a hilarious adventure as a cast of ten fearless women recreate this…

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Phoenix Reading Series Presents Lisa Fay Coutley

October 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Lisa Fay Coutley

Lisa Fay Coutley is the author of tether (Black Lawrence Press, 2020), Errata (Southern Illinois University Press, 2015), which was selected by Adrienne Su as a winner of the 2014 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Award and was named a finalist for the Society of Midland Authors’ Best Book of 2015 and for Foreword Review’s 2015 Book of the Year awards, In the Carnival of Breathing (Black Lawrence Press, 2011), winner of the Black River Chapbook Competition, and Back-Talk (Articles Press, 2010), winner of the Rooms Chapbook Contest. She is the recipient of…

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HPU Symphonic Band & HPU Brass Ensemble Concert

October 5 @ 7:30 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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Alexander Technique Workshop

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congdon Hall, Ballroom

The Alexander Technique, named after its creator Frederick Matthias Alexander, is an educational process that was created to retrain habitual patterns of movement and posture. This method is useful for musicians, actors, athletes, or anyone who would benefit from improved movement efficiency and tension release. Dr. Shawn Copeland, Certified Alexander Teacher and Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of Idaho, will lead a workshop of explorative exercises to introduce the Alexander Technique and ways to increase body awareness.

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Aqui Estamos, Here We Are Exhibit By Jose Galvez

October 24 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 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
Cottrell Hall, Kushner

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 @ 7:30 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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Piano Division Series Presents: Wei Jiao

October 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Dr. Wei Jiao

Chamber of music series presents the Piano Division series featuring, Wei Jiao (Click Here to Learn about Dr. Wei Jiao). To be held on Oct. 28 in Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel. Time to be announced. Free and open to the public. Music helps to bridge the gap between different cultures from the East to the West. This piano recital, led by Dr. Wei Jiao, will present a diverse selection of solo Chinese piano repertoire and piano duets from a…

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November 2018

Opera Scenes: Die Fledermaus

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Opera Scenes

Johann Strauss II, known as “The Waltz King,” was the musical star of Vienna, Austria at the end of the 19th century. His comic operetta Die Fledermaus (The Bat) captures the elegance and opulence of pre-World War I Viennese society. Students enrolled in Opera Scenes will perform a concert version of this beautiful and whimsical operetta, sung in English and accompanied by piano and strings. The performance will include digital designs by Brad Lambert, Associate Professor of New Media. Approximate run time:…

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Instrumental Chamber Ensembles Concert

November 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The High Point University's Department of Music presents a performance by all of our instrumental chamber ensembles.  Involving numerous groups with various combinations of instruments and styles of music, this program will be as diverse as any of our concerts during the fall semester. Click here to learn more about the Music Department at High Point University. No Tickets Required. Open to the Public.    

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Sechrest Art Gallery Hanna Jubran Opening Reception

November 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 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 3:15 pm. 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…

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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 Parkway
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 @ 11:00 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, 2019. 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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