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VAPA Opportunities

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Awards/Scholarships

  • Pitt-Greensburg Scholarships
  • Joan Zaleskewicz Chorale Scholarship - Awarded to rising sophomores, a $1,000 scholarship for their participation in Chorale. Based on their freshman year participation, their first year college successes in academics and university involvement.
  • Joan Zaleskewicz Chorale Service Award - Given to one Chorale member each year, a $100 award in recognition of their work to support the Chorale experience.

Auditions

Theatre:

See How They Run by Philip King (Fall theatre production)

Auditions for the show will be held September 7 & 8 @ 7:00pm in Ferguson Theater. If you have questions about auditions, please contact Dr. Stephen Schrum.

Performances: November 11-12 at 7:30pm and November 13-14 at 2:00pm in Ferguson Theatre. Tickets available at the door only.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Music and Lyrics by David Nehls and Book by Betsy Kelso. (Spring theatre production)

Auditions for the show are TBD. If you have questions about auditions, please contact Dr. Stephen Schrum or Mr. Chris Bartley.
 
Performances: March 31-April 2 at 7:30pm and April 3 at 2:00PM in Ferguson Theatre. Tickets available at the door only.

Music:

Come sing! The Pitt-Greensburg Chorale

Open to all in the university Community, the Chorale is Pitt-Greensburg’s major choral ensemble. It performs two to three times a semester, at the university in other locales around Westmoreland County, and has toured to Philadelphia and New York City. In the past few years, Chorale has featured works such as Orff Carmina Burana with the Westmoreland Symphony, Handel Messiah, Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio, Fauré Requiem, Ešenvalds Stars, David Dickau If Music Be the Food of Love, premieres of new music by composers Tristan Frampton, Peter Fischer, Dan Forrest, and of new works by student composers.

This year, after a year of singing far apart, Chorale returns together to its stage in Campana Chapel, and welcomes back audiences of its friends, family, and community.

In advance of our first rehearsal on Monday, 8/30 at 11:15am, I would like to meet all of our newest singers and hear your voices. This will be the easiest audition you've ever done: we'll check your range, see how you match pitch, and then welcome you to the chorus!

Please choose one audition time for either Thursday 8/26, Friday, 8/27, or Monday, 8/30. Just one time on one day, you don't have to come three times!! Then, come to your audition in Campana Chapel.

Click here to choose an audition time >>

For questions, contact Chris Bartley.

Career Information

Pitt-Greensburg Career Services

Clubs/Honor Societies/Organizations

Chorale & Chamber Singers, Pitt-Greensburg's featured student choral ensembles. If you are interested in Chorale and/or Chamber Singers, please contact Chris Bartley.

Delta Psi Omega, the national Theatre Honors Society. Membership is by invitation; those wanting to join can become associate members and attend meetings. Membership requires active participation in meetings, two theatre productions, and a good grade point average. If you are interested in Delta Psi Omega, please contact Dr. Stephen Schrum.

Performing Arts Society brings a cultural stimulus to the Pitt-Greensburg community. It gives talented musicians, singers and thespians the opportunity to showcase their talent. If you are interested in Performing Arts Society, please contact Dr. Stephen Schrum.

Visual Arts Society brings visual arts to the Pitt-Greensburg community through events and activities that explore all areas of the visual arts. If you are interested in Visual Arts Society, please contact Dr. Amber McAlister.

Graduate Studies

Students may use a degree in VAPA to explore the following graduate studies:

  • Music Performance, Music History
  • Art History, Museum Studies
  • Theater Performance, Theater History

Internship/Study Abroad

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art often offers internships in their curatorial, education, and registration departments. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Amber McAlister.

Research Efforts/Opportunities

Slide Library - Work-study opportunity
8 hrs/week. Must have successfully completed Intro to World Art and Intro to Modern Art, be well-versed in the latest version of Photoshop, and able to scan, edit, and catalog images. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Amber McAlister.

Student mentor/TA for Intro to Western Art Music
5 hrs/week. Must have successfully completed Intro to Western Art Music. Students serve as teaching assistants with Professor Bartley in the first-year experience program, helping new Pitt-Greensburg freshmen with their work in the class. If you are interested, please contact Chris Bartley.