Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is a 1,673-seat multi-use auditorium located on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The Center features orchestra and balcony level seating and a proscenium stage. The Schaefer Center is also home to the Smith Gallery.

  • Hayes School of Music: Appalachian Symphony Band
    Apr
    22
    Sun, April 22, 2018
    2:00pm

    The Appalachian Symphony Band performs "Images, Visions, Dreams" and is conducted by Kevin Gray Richardson. The program includes "Across the Halpipe" by Samuel Hazo, "Of Sailors and Whales" by W. Francis McBeth, "Down a Country Lane" by Aaron Copland, "At Dawn They Slept" by Jay Bocook and "Unter dem Doppeladler" by Josef Franz Wagner.

  • Hayes School of Music: Appalachian Wind Ensemble
    Apr
    23
    Mon, April 23, 2018
    8:00pm

    The Hayes School of Music presents the Appalachian Wind Ensemble's "Wind Dances, A Multi-Media Event!" in concert. Admission is free. The program features Juwan Alston from the Charlotte Ballet, Visual Artists Carolyn Crocker Rue and Abigail Arnett and Ariel Shores, Appalachian Wind Ensemble Concerto winner.

  • Hayes School of Music: Steely Pan Steel Band
    Apr
    30
    Mon, April 30, 2018
    8:00pm

    The concert will feature traditional Trinidad-style compositions such as Under the Sea, as well as those in other styles, including Cantina Band (Star Wars) and Danny Boy. Admission is free.

APPlause! Series

Enriching lives, sparking imaginations and inspiring a love of learning through the arts! APPlause! offers a variety of performances at venues across the Appalachian State University campus that feature university-based artists as well as local, regional and world-renowned professional artists. These affordable performances offer access to a wide variety of art disciplines for K-12 students.

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  • Rising above stereotypes: Black Violin inspires with classical/hip hop mix
    Thu, April 19, 2018

    Wil B and Kev Marcus could have gone in various directions when young. Growing up in African-American neighborhoods, both were musically inclined, yet the instruments they wanted to learn in school were not of the classical music variety.

  • Black Violin Continues “Classical Boom Tour” April 20 at the Schaefer Center
    Mon, April 16, 2018

    Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin) and joined onstage by DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music to overcome stereotypes while encouraging people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers.

  • Black Violin Continues ‘Classical Boom Tour’ April 20 at the Schaefer Center
    Fri, April 13, 2018

    “The Schaefer Center Presents…” performance series, presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs, concludes its 2017-18 season with Black Violin: Classical Boom Tour on Friday, April 20, 7 p.m. at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. 

  • Inside the World of “Sweeney Todd:” A Look at Dramaturgy in Theatre
    Fri, April 6, 2018

    A team of student dramaturgs, working under the tutelage of Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Dr. Derek Davidson, has been hard at work from more than a year leading up to the production. “They are an essential part of the creative team,” said the stage director Keith Martin, the John M. Blackburn Distinguished Professor of Theatre. “Without their unrelenting efforts, our production would lack the accuracy and authenticity that audiences expect from an educational institution the caliber of our fine university.”

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