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Arts at the University of Dayton

The Terell Stafford Quintet will perform on campus at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20 as a part of the College of Arts and Sciences' ArtsLIVE initiative. Stafford’s concert and residency are supported by the Cityfolk JazzNet Legacy Endowment.

ArtsLIVE performances, as well as all productions of the Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology Program, are ticketed events. In addition, the College offers many faculty, student and guest music performances and art exhibitions throughout the semester which do not require tickets. Follow the links below for more detailed information. All events listed below are open to the public.

For tickets, please visit the University of Dayton Box Office.

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Balaton Chamber Brass Recital

A recital of chamber music by husband and wife duo Dan (trombone) and Amy (trumpet) Cherry.  Jan. 16, 7 p.m., Sears Recital Hall.

Repeat After Me, Cintia Alejandra Segovia

An exhibition by multi-media visual artist Cintia Alejandra Segovia. Jan. 24 to Feb. 14, Radial Gallery during regular gallery hours. Join us from 5 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 24 for a gallery reception with the artist.


Fifth House Ensemble: Luna de Cuernos

Inspired by a Puerto Rican folktale, Fifth House celebrates the power of community in this multimedia program presented by the ArtsLIVE initiative. Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., Sears Recital Hall.

Gods and Heroes: Mythology, Old and New

Department of Music artist-in-residence David Sievers will perform selections representing mythological characters from Hercules to Superman, in genres from Baroque opera to pop music. Feb. 8, 7 p.m., Sears Recital Hall.

Faculty Artist Recital

Join several University of Dayton music faculty for an afternoon of vocal and instrumental solo and chamber works. Feb. 9, 3 p.m., Sears Recital Hall.

Aviatori and Friends

The music faculty ensemble Aviatori Piano Trio is joined by new faculty clarinetist Andrea Vos-Rochefort for an evening of chamber music for various ensembles. Feb. 15, 7 p.m., Sears Recital Hall.

Terell Stafford Quintet

Known as a master of the trumpet, Terell Stafford is a gifted and versatile performer, collaborator and educator. Presented by the ArtsLIVE initiative. Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m., Sears Recital Hall.

University Concert Band

The University of Dayton Concert Band performs under the direction of Kenneth Will.. Feb. 28, 7 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom.


University of Dayton and Oakwood High School Orchestras

The University of Dayton Orchestra performs with the Oakwood High School Orchestra. March 7, 7 p.m., off-campus at Oakwood High School.

Women of the World

Winners of the 2017 International Championship of A Cappella Open at Carnegie Hall, this quartet brings together women of Japanese, Indian, Haitian, and Italian heritage. Presented by the ArtsLIVE initiative. March 20, 7:30 p.m., Sears Recital Hall.


DCDC2 and the University of Dayton Dance Ensemble unite for their annual spring concert, co-produced by the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and the Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology program. Two performances on March 23, 8 p.m. and March 24, 1 p.m., Boll Theatre.

Poulenc Trio

Bassoon, oboe and piano create a lush, melodic effect in a program that celebrates the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth in this ArtsLIVE performance. March 24, 4 p.m., Sears Recital Hall.

Senegalese Hip Hop Day

With the residency of ResKp and Catherine Appert, all are invited to participate in this interactive experience. March 27, 9:05 a.m., Sears Recital Hall.

Celebration of the Arts Interactive Art Displays

The University's annual fine and performing arts exhibition and performance highlighting the creativity of our students. March 28, 6 p.m., Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center.

Celebration of the Arts Performance

The University's annual fine and performing arts exhibition and performance highlighting the creativity of our students. March 28, 7:30 p.m., Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center.

University Chorale with Bach Society of Dayton

The University Chorale performs J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion with the Bach Society of Dayton. March 31, 4 p.m., off-campus at the Kettering Seventh Day Adventist Church.


Student Brass Ensemble Night

The Department of Music's student brass ensembles perform. April 1, 8 p.m., Sears Recital Hall.

Love Me Like a Beautiful Dream: Music for Horn, Soprano and Piano

Join us for a musical journey featuring soprano and horn, including works by Franz Schubert and newly commissioned work by Dana Wilson. April 6, 4 p.m., Sears Recital Hall.

Ebony Heritage Singers

The Department of Music's Ebony Heritage Singers perform under the direction of Dr. Donna M. Cox.. April 6, 7 p.m., off-campus at the Mount Calvary Baptist Church.

Community Interfaith Concert

A performance by the Ebony Heritage Singers (Dr. Donna M. Cox, conductor) and World Music Choir (Dr. Sharon Davis Gratto, director). April 7, 5 p.m., off-campus at the Dayton Masonic Center.

Faculty Brass Quintet Recital

A musical performance by University of Dayton brass faculty. April 8, 8 p.m., Sears Recital Hall.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble and University Orchestra

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the University Orchestra are conducted by Dr. Patrick Reynolds. April 10, 8 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom.

World Music Choir, Javanese Gamelan Ensemble and Choral Union

The World Music Choir is directed by Dr. Sharon Davis Gratto, the Javanese Gamelan Ensemble is directed by Dr. Heather MacLachlan, and the Choral Union is directed by Dr. Steven Hankle. April 14, 3 p.m., Sears Recital Hall.

The Library

The Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology Program partners with local professional theatre company The Playground to co-produce The Library by renowned screenwriter Scott Z. Burns. April 25, 26 and 27, 8 p.m. and April 27 and 28, 2 p.m., Boll Theatre.

Night at the Cotton Club: An Opera/Musical Theatre Performance with the Dayton Jazz Ensemble

This performance will recreate the mood, songs, dance styles and ambiance of the infamous Cotton Club. April 26, 8 p.m., Daniel J. Curran Center. Ticketed event.

April 27, 7 p.m.: Faculty Recital: Shelbi Wagner

Cello faculty Shelbi Wagner performs. April 27, 7 p.m., Sears Recital Hall.

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