What’s VAPA- NING?

What's VAPA- NING?

Ethan Dennis, [email protected]

Here is what’s happening in the School of Visual and Performing Arts at ULM:

Over the past two weekends, the music sector of ULM’s Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) welcomed over 800 fourth through 12th grade singers and instrumentalists to the campus. 

Six concerts brought standing-room only crowds to Brown Auditorium at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2. On Friday, Feb. 8, VAPA hosted their annual Brass Day, a free educational clinic for all brass players.

This event included performances and clinics by several ULM brass faculty and guest artists.

“Unity in the Community” is an upcoming event to continue the mission of building a bridge to make positive changes in the Monroe community.

This event takes place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Greater New Antioch Baptist Church.

Guests at the event will include local and state dignitaries and the presidents of ULM and Grambling State University, Nick Bruno and Rick Gallot, respectively.

Leading the Unity Choir will be Dr. Brandon Boyd from the University of Missouri.

The choir will include the Grambling State University Choir, their director, Natorshau Davis, the ULM Concert Choir and the Monroe Symphony Chorus, directed by Dr. Deborah Chandler.

Members of local church and high school choirs will also join in.

Finally, don’t forget to get your ticket to VAPA’s spring production, the Phantom of the Opera.

It runs from March 21-24. Students receive one free ticket with an ID, and general public tickets are $15.

More information can be found at ulm.edu/VAPA website or visit the VAPA office in the Biedenharn Music Building.