College of Performing Arts

College of Performing Arts

The Department of Theatre & Dance presents a staged reading of Lee Blessing’s play A Walk in the Woods on Thursday, November 1 at part of the 1967 Summit Commemoration.

Guest artists Bertram Greenspan and William Stokking join the Rowan University Orchestra for its concert on Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Rowan’s Lab Band and Jazz Band perform on November 1, 2007 at 8 pm in Pfleeger Concert Hall (previously announced for November 8)

Violinist Bertram Greenspan is joined by cellist William Stokking for an evening of string performances on Sunday, October 28, 2007, as part of the Faculty Spotlight Series presented by the College of Fine & Performing Arts.

Pianist Raffi Besalyan delivers an evening of “Symphonic Dances” on Wednesday, October 24, 2007, as part of the Faculty Spotlight Series presented by the College of Fine & Performing Arts.

Noted jazz artist Denis DiBlasio shares the stage with fellow Rowan faculty member Brian Betz for “A Duo Jazz Evening” on Wednesday, October 17, 2007, as part of the Faculty Spotlight Series presented by the College of Fine & Performing Arts.

Piano faculty Veda Zuponcic and Raffi Besalyan and six current international students present a Gala Piano Recital to benefit Rowan’s International Piano Fund on Sunday, October 14 at 3 pm in Boyd Recital Hall.

Rowan University's Campus Players search for meaning in Eric Bogosian’s subUrbia, presented by the Department of Theatre & Dance on October 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27, 2007 at 8 pm and October 21 & 28 at 3 pm in Tohill Theatre. In an American suburban, a group of disillusioned twentysomethings spend their time getting wasted and romanticizing their high school experience outside a local convenience store. They consume themselves with humor, anger and angst in an attempt to fill the void that suburban life can leave: "Look at us. We all dress the same, we all talk the same, we all watch the same TV. No one's really different, even if they think they're different." Nothing defines these kids and subUrbia takes a look at these issues with guts and honesty. Director Dr. Elisabeth Hostetter has modernized the play for today’s audiences. Cell phones replace pay phones. Post-9/11 mentality replaces the original post-Cold War atmosphere. Contemporary rock music replaces the Sonic Youth soundtrack. "Think Cherry Hill," notes Hostetter in an attempt to offer a local reference point. Tickets are $10, general admission; and $5 for students, staff, alumni and seniors. For information, visit or call the box office at (856) 256-4545.

There's wind in your hair, a crisp briny spray on your tongue and warm golden sun on your face. Next port of call: Bermuda, Barbados, possibly Tahiti.Sound like the best spring break ever?Think again.

He's a world-renowned sax and flute player with ten CDs to his name and the former musical director for trumpeter extraordinaire Maynard Ferguson. Rowan music professor Denis DiBlasio teaches life in the jazz lane. He's lived a life others only dream about but, he's the first to tell you, it's out there and available, ripe for the picking.