Emory & Henry College’s Lyceum Program provides students with the opportunity to experience performances by faculty, staff, students and touring artists along with Artalks by visual artists. Information on these events is printed in the Lyceum booklet for students, or the Cultural Events brochure for the public.
The Division of Visual and Performing Arts presents artists of regional, national and international fame. Recent examples include Alban Elved Dance Theatre, Galumpha, Aquila Theatre Company, jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut, singer Julianne Baird, the Chinese Opera Orchestra of Shanghai, and the Harlem Gospel Choir.
Many opportunities are available to students to participate in music ensembles and theatre productions. Both majors and non-majors are encouraged to audition at the start of every semester. Senior art majors give exhibitions under the guidance of faculty to showcase their work. Concerts, play performances and exhibitions are always well attended by members of the College and surrounding communities.
Emory & Henry arts faculty members are all celebrated artists in their fields beyond working with their students. They give frequent recitals and exhibitions, perform in various ensembles, conduct local music groups, or direct, design or act in professional theatre productions. Many of these outside activities are brought to campus to share with the community.