VAPA Opportunities

Visual & Performing Arts students acting onstage

Awards/Scholarships

  • Pitt-Greensburg Scholarships
  • Joan Zaleskewicz Chorale Scholarship - Awarded to rising sophomores, a $1,000 scholarship for their participation in Chorale. Based on their freshman year participation, their first year college successes in academics and university involvement.
  • Joan Zaleskewicz Chorale Service Award - Given to one Chorale member each year, a $100 award in recognition of their work to support the Chorale experience.

 

Auditions

Theatre:
Harvey by Mary Chase
(Fall theatre production)
Auditions for the show will be held September 6 and 7, 2017 at 7 p.m. in Ferguson Theatre. If you have questions about auditions, please contact Dr. Stephen Schrum.
Performances: November 16-18 @ 7:30pm; November 19 @ 2:00pm in Ferguson Theatre. Tickets available at the door only.

TheTempest by William Shakespeare (Spring theatre production)
Auditions for the show will be held January 9 and 10, 2018 at 7 p.m. in Ferguson Theatre. If you have questions about auditions, please contact Dr. Stephen Schrum.
Performances: March 22-24 @ 7:30pm; March 25 @ 2:00pm in Ferguson Theatre. Tickets available at the door only.

Career Information

Pitt-Greensburg Career Services

 

Clubs/Honor Societies/Organizations

Chorale & Chamber Singers, Pitt-Greensburg's featured student choral ensembles. If you are interested in Chorale and/or Chamber Singers, please contact Chris Bartley.

Delta Psi Omega, the national Theatre Honors Society. Membership is by invitation; those wanting to join can become associate members and attend meetings. Membership requires active participation in meetings, two theatre productions, and a good grade point average. If you are interested in Delta Psi Omega, please contact Dr. Stephen Schrum.

Performing Arts Society brings a cultural stimulus to the Pitt-Greensburg community. It gives talented musicians, singers and thespians the opportunity to showcase their talent. If you are interested in Performing Arts Society, please contact Dr. Stephen Schrum.

Visual Arts Society brings visual arts to the Pitt-Greensburg community through events and activities that explore all areas of the visual arts. If you are interested in Visual Arts Society, please contact Dr. Amber McAlister.

Performing Arts Society, Delta Psi Omega, and Visual Arts Society work together to sponsor the annual Fall Arts Trip. The Fall Arts Trip takes students to different cities to tour world-class museums and attend outstanding music and theatre performances. Cities include: Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D. C. October 5-8, 2017 is this year's Fall Arts Trip to New York City.

 

Graduate Studies

Students may use a degree in VAPA to explore the following graduate studies:

  • Music Performance, Music History
  • Art History, Museum Studies
  • Theater Performance, Theater History

 

Internship/Study Abroad

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art often offers internships in their curatorial, education, and registration departments. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Amber McAlister.

 

Research Efforts/Opportunities

Slide Library - Work-study opportunity
8 hrs/week. Must have successfully completed Intro to World Art and Intro to Modern Art, be well-versed in the latest version of Photoshop, and able to scan, edit, and catalog images. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Amber McAlister.

Student mentor/TA for Intro to Western Art Music
5 hrs/week. Must have successfully completed Intro to Western Art Music. Students serve as teaching assistants with Professor Bartley in the first-year experience program, helping new Pitt-Greensburg freshmen with their work in the class. If you are interested, please contact Chris Bartley.