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Roger Glass Center for the Arts grand opening

The University of Dayton will host a public open house celebration of the Roger Glass Center for the Arts 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13.

Register for the free event on UD’s website.

“The Glass Center intentionally has a front door facing the community to welcome everyone in,” said Eric F. Spina, University president. “We invite you to tour the facility and experience what makes it so special: the imagination, the talent and the collaboration of our students, faculty and community partners.”

The open house will include:

  • Music by more than 10 student and faculty musical groups in the concert hall, a space that can be acoustically adjusted for musical performances from solo musicians to large orchestras;
  • Performances by Dayton Ballet, the Common Good Players and others in the experimental theatre, which has flexible space that allow lighting and sound from any angle.
  • The Horvath Student Exhibition in the visual arts gallery, which offers lighting and audio visual connections for two- and three-dimensional as well as digital art.
  • And student-produced documentaries, including “Epicenter: Dayton’s Opioid Crisis,” in the experiential learning studios and spaces for Flyer TV, Flyer Radio and Flyer News.

The opening season continues through the spring with performances by the Ebony Heritage Singers, University Jazz Band, University Orchestra, World Music Choir and Javanese Gamelan, and more. Additionally, the University’s Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology program and Department of Music present “Godspell” April 19-21 in the experimental theatre. More information about the events and tickets is available online.

Junior Trinity Rice will perform “Day by Day” from “Godspell.” She also uses the Glass Center for a stage makeup class held in one of the dressing rooms, recital hour every Friday on the concert hall stage, and to perform original work with the Common Good Players, UD’s applied theatre troupe for social justice.

“Having this new space means having more room to explore and bring stories to life,” she said.

The Glass Center was made possible with a lead gift from the late Roger Glass ‘67, president and CEO of Marion’s Piazza, as well as other donors.


News and Communications Staff