Hello blog friends,
Today we’re presenting you with the final post in our series dedicated to our celebration of UNCW Week. We’ve had so much fun this week talking with our guests, our fellow Wilmington business associate, and our social media followers about our celebration – it’s more than a little sad to see this coming to a close. One final plug for our great University – they have been so very supportive of this whole project. Every person we’ve dealt with at UNCW has shown the utmost desire to be helpful to our cause, and they’ve all been anxiously awaiting to see the posts highlighting each area of the campus experience being published.
Tonight, we’re going to conclude our series with a quick look at UNCW’s Arts & Music programs.
UNCW’s Office of Cultural Arts acts as the official liaison between the University and the community in matters of arts and music. If you live in Wilmington and have never been to a concert or a show on campus, I strongly suggest you give it a try! The University has its students frequently on display, and outside performers are regularly scheduled to have shows on campus. For special events that will take place in the Kenan Auditorium, advance tickets are made available for purchase online through the school’s eTix account. (And don’t delay on purchasing special event tickets – events that include big names such as Wynton Marsalis tend to see out quickly!)
“UNCW Presents” is the office at UNCW that handles the scheduling of all forms of performing arts. This office is also responsible for arranging lecture series events throughout the community. Most of the performers brought into the spotlight by “UNCW Presents” are not officially part of the University, but every once in awhile you’ll see in the schedule where a student musical group is scheduled to back up a more well-known musician or other performance artist (for example, the UNCW Big Band will perform with Karrin Allyson when she comes to town on April 20, 2012).
UNCW maintains an impressing Arts Calendar for those who always want to be “in the know” about what’s available on campus. (This is also a great place to check if you’re a guest of ours who wants something entertaining to do at night after a long day at work!) Most events on the calendar clearly specify whether or not they are open to the public; if you have any questions, you may contact the organizer of a specific event.
Annnnnnnnnnnd, that’s it! That’s all we have time for today and that is the final chapter in our UNCW Week book. Thank you SO MUCH to those of you who have joined us on this journey – we write our blog for you guys! Where will we turn our spotlight on to next???? Only we know – you’ll have to check back in to find out!