Performing Arts

Learn about the different performing groups at UJ and how you can get involved.

Pursue your passion for performing.

We believe the arts are for everyone. That means you don’t have to major in theatre or music to participate in the performing arts. Whether you want to be front-and-center of a performance or prefer to work behind the scenes, you’ll find an artistic outlet that’s right for you at UJ.

Grow as a performer and as a person.

There are numerous benefits to participating in a performing group. You’ll develop your abilities as an artist or stage technician, and you’ll grow skills that impact careers outside of the arts, including:

  • Effective communication
  • Collaborative working styles
  • Public speaking
  • Organizational abilities
  • Interpersonal confidence
  • Ability to handle pressure and deadlines

Let’s not forget about forming lifelong friendships! Participating in a performance group is a great way to meet new people and get involved on campus. Follow along on social media to get an inside look into what it’s like to participate in the performing arts.

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What’s it like to be a student in the performing arts?

Watch the video below to see what an average day is like for a UJ student who is involved in the choir.

Scholarships

Join a Music Group

Make new friends, expand your interests, and develop a creative outlet by participating in the arts at UJ. Explore some of our performing groups.

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Join Theatre

In addition to acting, you can contribute to the theatre as a stage manager, crew member, set builder, costume designer, prop manager, and lighting and sound technician. Advanced students may direct and design various productions. You can even write an original play for production!

Scholarship Opportunities

We offer Performing Arts scholarships to students who audition before arriving on campus their freshman year. These scholarships range up to $6,500. Fill out the form in the link below to learn more about UJ's theatre program and various scholarship opportunities.

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Explore Performing Arts Majors & Minors

If you want to move beyond participating in the arts and are interested in studying them, you can major or minor in any of our academic programs: Applied Music, Fine Arts – Music, Music Education, and Theatre.

Learn from the best.

The Performing Arts Department is led by experienced faculty members who are also acclaimed performers, composers, conductors, and directors. Click through each professor’s biography to learn more about their work and to view select performances.

Jason Kihle, DA

  • Assistant Professor of Percussion
  • Assistant Director of Bands
  • Associate Professor

Make memories that will last a lifetime.

Click through the gallery below to see highlights from past performances.

Need additional support?

Our team is ready to help. Please reach out with any questions.

Alicia Bollingberg

  • Performing Arts Recruiter and Outreach Coordinator

Admission Department

The Admissions Department is open M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The Admissions Suite is located on the second level of Badal Nafus Student Center.

701-252-3467 | admission@uj.edu