Meet some of the new CVPA faculty, and join us for a 19th century guitar concert, a US Fleet forces Concert Band program and a digital painting show
  Vol. 4 Ed. 4 | Sept. 22, 2016
Meet our new faculty

In the tradition of a new fall semester, freshman and transfer students are not the only new faces on campus. The College of Visual and Performing Arts also welcomes new faculty members.  

The School of Dance and Theatre welcomes two new faculty members. Instructor Ji-Eun Lee joins the Department of Dance. Molly Hood is a visiting faculty member in the Department of Theatre and Cinema. Robyn Berg is officially an assistant professor with the department.  

The Department of Design welcomes Assistant Professor Yaman Sokienah.  

In the Department of Music, the new Director of Choral Studies is Assistant Professor Meredith Bowen. Assistant professor of Music Dayl Burnett accepted the position as Director of Jazz Studies. Cara Modisett is the new Staff Collaborative Pianist.

Congratulations to R. Wayne Gallops for his promotion from associate professor to professor. In the Department of Music, he is the Director of Bands and teaches instrumental music education.
This week's events
Guest Artist Recital – Duo Fabricatore–Marco Battaglia and Robert Trent, 19th Century Guitar

When: Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 @ 3 p.m.
Where: Performance Hall in the Covington Center
Free admission

The Duo Fabricatore, Robert Trent and Marco Battaglia, arises from the common passion of performing the music of the 19th century with original instruments of the period.

The Fabricatore “family,” Giovanni Battista (John the Baptist) and his descendants, Gennaro I and II, were the most important luthiers in the city of Naples, itself one of the greatest cultural capitals of Europe of that era. Some instruments of this “family” are also part of the collections of the most important museums in the world. Now in a private collection in Italy, once two Gennaro Fabricatore guitars belonged to Niccolò Paganini, who wrote extensively for and with guitar, and to the most famous virtuoso of the six strings of the time, Mauro Giuliani.

The two guitars that will be heard, from the private collections of Trent and Battaglia, are very rare and unique. The timbre and expressive possibilities in terms of the dynamics of these instruments make it possible to suggest how they were played at the time they were built, adding great charm to the live performances.

The program includes compositions of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven, all fantastically transcribed by the most important Neapolitan guitarist of the 19th century, Ferdinando Carulli, that is represented also with one of his original compositions.

U.S. Fleet Forces Concert Band
When: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Performance Hall in the Covington Center
Free admission

U.S. Fleet Forces Band, known as "The Finest of the Fleet," is the musical representative for Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, VA. The band provides musical support for ships, military bases, foreign dignitaries, and community events throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Ohio River Valley areas of the United States, and also regularly deploys to Central and South America. Under the direction of Lieutenant Robert J. Coats, the band is staffed by some of the U.S. Navy's finest and most talented musicians.

Digital Painting Exhibition
When: Sept. 27 – Oct. 13
Where: Porterfield Galley
Free admission

Curious about digital painting? Visit the Porterfield Gallery to explore this i exhibition of special projects and work from current Radford University students in this medium.

Portfield Gallery is located in room 205 Porterfield Hall. The Gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but closed between 12-1 p.m.

Recent art alumna Lindsey Vest created the digital painting on the right. This was for a class project illustrating the book cover for  "The Things They Carried."
Upcoming Events
  • Sept. 25, 2016 at 3 p.m., Guest Artist Recital – Duo Fabricatore: Marco Battaglia and Robert Trent, 19th Century Guitar, Performance Hall in the Covington Center    
  • Sept. 27, 2016 – Oct. 13, 2016, Digital Painting Exhibition, Porterfield Gallery        
  • Sept. 27, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., Guest Artist Concert – U.S. Fleet Forces Concert Band, Performance Hall in the Covington Center.
  • Oct. 4, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., Radford University Wind Symphony Concert, Performance Hall in the Covington Center. 
  • Oct. 7, 2016 at 5 p.m., National Poster Retrospecticus Closing ReceptionRadford University Art Museum at the Covington Center.              
  • Through Oct. 7, 2016, National Poster Retrospecticus, Radford University Art Museum at the Covington Center. 
  • Oct. 8, 2016 at 2 p.m., Art Faculty Show Closing ReceptionRadford University Art Museum Downtown           
  • Through Oct. 8, 2016, Art Faculty Show, Radford University Art Museum Downtown    
All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact