Spring Semester Arts Events Showcase Student and Faculty Talents

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Several visual and performing arts events spotlighting the talents of CSUSM students and faculty are scheduled during spring semester. Upcoming events include a concert, musical, dance performance and multi-media exhibitions. Unless otherwise noted, events are free and open to the public.

Piano recital with ching-ming cheng

Piano Recital with Dr. Ching-Ming Cheng

Thursday, Mar. 27 at 7 p.m.
Arts Building Performance Hall, Room 111

Featuring pieces inspired by paintings, including work by Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, Messiaen and Debussy, Music Professor Dr. Ching-Ming Cheng’s concert will be a musical and visual delight.

Tickets are $5 for CSUSM students, staff and faculty, other students, seniors and active duty military and veterans, and $10 for the general public. Purchase tickets online or at the door.

Seussical the Musical

Seussical the Musical

Friday, Apr. 11 – Sat., Apr. 19

The mischievous Cat in the Hat joins a cast of beloved Dr. Seuss characters as they bring more than 20 of the author's classic tales to life in this hit Broadway musical. As each story unfolds, backed by a myriad of musical styles, it becomes clear how relevant and profound Seuss's subtle themes are, making this a musical that appeals to all ages.

Tickets are $5. Go online for show times and tickets.

12th annual spring dance concert

OFF-CENTRE: 12th Annual Spring Dance Concert

Thursday, May 1 and Friday, May 2 at 7 p.m.
Arts Building Performance Hall, Room 111

Off-Centre is the annual spring dance concert presented by the dance program. A suggested donation of $3 for students/seniors/active duty military and veterans, $5 general public is welcome. Proceeds will benefit dance studies at CSUSM.

Reserve tickets online or at the door.

student media festical

Student Media Festival

Friday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Arts Building Performance Hall, Room 111

The CSUSM Student Media Festival brings together hundreds of students, families, faculty, community members and professional media makers in a powerful celebration that presents, celebrates, publicizes and archives the innovative media projects being produced by students at CSUSM.  Students have landed work as a result of their exposure at the festival and have gone onto successful careers in media and media-related fields.

Awards and prizes compete in categories which may include: Best Narrative, Best Documentary, Best Social Justice Project, Dean’s Award, Best Personal Memoir, Best Experimental/Performance Work, Best Performance Award and Audience Award

video in the community

Video in the Community Student Screenings

Tuesday, May 13 at 5:30 p.m.
Arts Building Performance Hall, Room 111

Video in the Community is a unique course that empowers students to learn about and serve the needs of their community from behind the lens of a camera. Partnering with community organizations, students create videos which help bring awareness to a variety of social issues. This year’s screening will showcase four projects:

  • North County Lifeline’s Life Achievement Center which helps transitioning adults establish financial stability;
  • Mind, Body, Soul Concepts which is an integrated program that improves middle and high school students’ academic performance;
  • PASS AmeriCorps Program which strives to address the issues of attendance and truancy; and
  • Project Walk Spinal Cord Injury Recovery which takes a unique approach to reactivate the nervous system as an alternative to other neuro-recovery methods.

Piano Recital with Dr. Ching-Ming Cheng
Thursday, Mar. 27 at 7 p.m.
Arts Building Performance Hall, Room 111

Seussical the Musical
Friday, Apr. 11 – Sat., Apr. 19

OFF-CENTRE: 12th Annual Spring Dance Concert
Thursday, May 1 and Friday, May 2 at 7 p.m.
Arts Building Performance Hall, Room 111

Student Media Festival
Friday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Arts Building Performance Hall, Room 111

Video in the Community Student Screenings
Tuesday, May 13 at 5:30 p.m.
Arts Building Performance Hall, Room 111