APPlause! logo

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQs

Pete the Cat

Enriching lives, sparking imaginations, and inspiring a love of learning through the arts!


Arts education and outreach programming at Appalachian is committed to connecting university arts resources to a diverse audience of community arts patrons, teachers and learners in the campus community, and in the public, private and home school network across our region. In doing so, the series strives to broaden and deepen arts experiences for audiences of all ages, while ensuring access to the arts for young audiences, building future audiences for the arts, and inspiring a love of learning through the arts. 

Every season, affordable music, dance, film, and theatre events are offered to students and their teachers from K-12 classrooms across the region. Students experience everything from high-energy acrobatics and Appalachian music to international dance and literary classics brought to life through theatrical productions. In recent seasons, more than 8,000 students across our region have attended APPlause Series events.

This academic year, the APPlause! Series will be completely virtual and completely free, offering compelling programming to connect to K-12 classrooms, thanks in large part to generous donors who believe in supplying educators with arts programming that will spark creativity and inspire a love of learning.

Registration for the 2020-21 APPlause! Series season is now open.

Please direct any questions to Christy Chenausky, Director of Arts Education and Outreach, 828-262-6084, ext. 109 chenauskyc@appstate.edu

Note: All APPlause! Series programming this academic year is virtual and is offered free of charge to students and teachers in K-12 classrooms and homeschools.

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 30, 2020 - May 15, 2021
Free

ABOUT

Every season, affordable music, dance, film and theatre events are offered to students and their teachers from K-12 classrooms across the region. Students experience everything from high-energy acrobatics and Appalachian music to international dance and literary classics brought to life through theatrical productions.

The performances are part of the APPlause! Series, presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs. Featuring local, regional, and world-renowned professional artists, the mission of the program is to share university arts resources with the public, private, and homeschool network across our region. Study guide materials connect every performance to the classroom curriculum.

With help from the university’s Office of Admissions, school groups can enjoy lunch in an on-campus dining facility, take a campus tour, or observe a demonstration by an Appalachian professor. Visits to the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts are also a popular option for school groups with an interest in extending their campus experience.

Make a reservation:

Reserving space for your school is easy! Reserve early, performances fill up quickly.
Visit theschaefercenter.org/applause/reservations

Taj Express
Billy Jonas Band
Banff

The performances are part of the APPlause! Series, presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs. Featuring local, regional and world-renowned professional artists, the mission of the program is to share university arts resources with the public, private and home school network across our region. Study guide materials connect every performance to the classroom curriculum.

With the help of the university’s College Access Partnership, school groups can enjoy lunch in an on-campus dining facility, take a campus tour, or observe a demonstration by an Appalachian State professor.

 

Appalachian State University’s Arts Education and Outreach Mission Statement


Appalachian State University’s arts education and outreach program is committed to connecting university arts resources to a diverse audience of community arts patrons, teachers and learners in the campus community, and in the public, private and home school network across our region. In doing so, we strive to broaden and deepen arts experiences for audiences of all ages, while ensuring access to the arts for young audiences, building future audiences for the arts, and inspiring a love of learning through the arts.

What our patrons are saying


“It was so fun to be in a room full of delighted children!” – Stephanie, Parent

“Great performance. Very affordable and great opportunity for our kindergarten students to see a wonderful show and have exposure to a college campus” – Michelle Holder, Gamewell Elementary Teacher

“Very engaging for the students! The event held their interest while teaching them something that they could bring back to the classroom and use.” – Erin Flynn, Green Valley Teacher

APPlause! Sponsors


chuck and anna eyler
Peak Group Logo
steve and sue chase