Music and Theatre

2017-2018 Catalogue


Faculty and students offer concert programs and recitals in a variety of places both on and off-campus. The Wesleyannes and the Concert Choir perform in the Annual Christmas and Spring Concerts. Members from the two vocal ensembles participate in annual tours to perform in area churches, schools and retirement homes. Occasionally these tours have included trips overseas. The Instrumental Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble perform on campus at least once each semester. Students have access to a number of guest artists through master classes, workshops, and concerts as part of the Wesleyan Programs and Exhibitions offerings as well as those offered by the Music Department.

Wesleyan and the Macon Concert Association offer a series of programs on campus open to students at no admission charge (though seating is limited). Recent offerings have included the Pilzen Philharmonic from the Czech Republic; Bertrand Gireau, a pianist from France; Caroline Thomas, soprano and Wesleyan alumna who has an established operatic career in Germany; Asmira Woodward-Page, a violinist from Australia; Domenico del Guidice, a guitarist from Italy; "Music, She Wrote," a program featuring the music of women composers and other offerings. Students also have opportunities to hear the Macon Symphony Orchestra and presentations offered by the Central Georgia Opera Guild at the Grand Opera House in downtown Macon.


The Theatre Department mounts three or more plays each year in the large Porter Auditorium and the intimate Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre. Participation is open to every student at Wesleyan, regardless of her major. Students who act or do technical work in Theatre Department productions are strongly encouraged to enroll for course credit in THE 235 or THE 320. Recent Wesleyan productions include Pearl Cleage's African American play, Flyin' West; festivals of new plays by student playwrights; Princess Ida, a musical adapted from the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta; Medea/Myth, a modern response to Euripides; Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl; Poof! by Lynn Nottage; The Zoo Story by Edward Albee; Shakespeare's Twelfth Night; and Ionesco's The Bald Soprano and The Lesson. Every other year, student directors present a bill of one-act plays. The Music and Theatre departments occasionally collaborate on musical productions and revues. In addition to College productions, guest artists perform and speak at Wesleyan. Recent visiting artists include film producer M. Elizabeth Hughes and actor/playwright Ann Randolph.

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