Michiko Okaya hired as first Gallery Administrator

Michiko Okaya hired as first Gallery Administrator

Michiko Okaya hired as first Gallery Administrator, later Director of Galleries and Curator of the College’s Art Collection.

Williams Center for the Arts (WCA) opens

Williams Center for the Arts (WCA) opens

Williams Center for the Arts (WCA) opens under the direction of Ellis Finger

Violinist Isaac Stern Lectures

Violinist Isaac Stern Lectures

Violinist Isaac Stern, a Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Visiting Lecturer

Alan and Wendy Pesky Artist-in-Residence program launched

Alan and Wendy Pesky Artist-in-Residence program launched to bring world-class performing artists to the WCA and music department. Alan and Wendy Pesky Artist-in-Residence program launched  

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra begins annual performances at WCA

Grossman Artist-in-Residence and Exhibition Series established

Grossman Artist-in-Residence and Exhibition Series established

The Grossman Artist-in-Residence was established by Richard A Grossman ’64 and Rissa W. Grossman to provide opportunities for intensive interactions between students and major 21st century artists.

WCA’s Ellis Finger wins Dawson Award

WCA’s Ellis Finger wins Dawson Award from national Association of Performing Arts Professionals

Roethke Festival’s “Performance Artist” series

Aemester-long Roethke Festival’s “Performance Artist” series – performance by cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, “Ice Cello” in the WCA lobby.

First annual Evening of A Cappella concert held

Ellis Finger named Presenter of the Year

Ellis Finger named Presenter of the Year

WCA’s Ellis Finger named Presenter of the Year by North American Performing Arts Agents and Managers (NAPAMA)

College receives $800,000 Mellon Foundation grant

College receives $800,000 Mellon Foundation grant to support Global Arts Infusion and Visiting Artists Initiative

Hollis Asby Named Director of the Performance Series

Hollis Asby Named Director of the Performance Series

Hollis Asby succeeds Ellis Finger as Director of the Performance Series

Williams Center Fellows program established

Theater Department moves to the Arts Campus

Department of Theater established

Department of Theater established

The Theater department separates from the English department and the stage becomes known as the “Little Theatre” in Brainard (now Hogg) Hall.

Mar-Keys (mixed voice a cappella group) founded

Mar-Keys (mixed voice a cappella group) founded

The concert’s beneficiaries are the Daniel P. O’Neil ’06 Memorial Fund, which supports senior projects in engineering (in honor of Dan, an Arts Society leader), Friends of Lafayette A Cappella, which supports the students ensembles’ special projects, such as touring and recording, and J. Larry Stockton Scholarship, which supports private

Opening of the Kirby Art Study Center

Opening of the Kirby Art Study Center located in the former Black Box theater

Lafayette Arts Alumni Network Established

Performance-based units present all-online seasons

Hollis Ashby wins NAPAMA’s Presenter of the Year award

WCA’s Hollis Ashby wins NAPAMA’s Presenter of the Year award; no other program has won this award twice

J. Larry Stockton Scholarship

J. Larry Stockton Scholarship for private music lessons established by Arts Society and Arts Alumni Network

Ty Furman named Director of the Performance Series

Ty Furman named Director of the Performance Series

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