NEWS AND EVENTS

VPA News and Events

The arts are alive at Merrimack College. Learn more about Merrimack College’s visual and performing arts department’s news and events.

VPA News

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By: Nancy Wynn
The Department congratulates Professor Vlahos for this high honor!
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By: Michael Cronin
Andrew Cote, assistant professor of practice and assistant director of bands, also presented at this year’s National Association of Music Merchants Show in Anaheim, CA.
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By: Ally Lewis
Internship Turned Full-time: ‘23 Alum Jeff Converse Talks About His Current Design Position at ‘47 Brand.
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By: Ally Lewis
The VPA congratulates Theatre Arts and Graphic Design major Ariana White on her nomination for props design for “A Wrinkle In Time”
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By: Ally Lewis
On September 15, the McCoy Art Gallery will kick off the 2023-2024 season with its inaugural show: The Space Between Things. Featuring brand new artwork by three Boston-area artists, the show is curated by Jonathan Latiano, Director of the Art and Art History program at Merrimack College.
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By: Ally Lewis
The Visual and Performing Arts Department had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Aisha Densmore-Bey to the team in the fall 2023 semester to teach their course Architecture and the Human Condition. 
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By: Ally Lewis
This past Christmas (December 2023), Dr. Laura Pruett was interviewed as an expert musicologist in regards to the history of “Santa Claus: Christmas Symphony.”
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By: Ally Lewis
‘06 Graduate Meghan Van Buren sits down with VPA to discuss her life, career, and her time back at the College.
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By: Michael Cronin
“Alter/Altar” is a McCoy Gallery exhibit that features Merrimack student artists.
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By: Ally Lewis
Dr. Kathleen Sills, Director of Theatre Arts, brings a blend of old and new faces in her upcoming production of “A Wrinkle In Time."
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By: Ally Lewis
Strumming Strings and Teaching Things
Learn more about Drew Leuci '24 and his internship as a guitar teacher at All That Music Academy.
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By: Ally Lewis
Merrimack's Visual and Performing Arts Department looks to shine a (stage) light on recent alumni Nick Lacroix who graduated with a dual degree in Theatre Arts and Communication & Media. Nick is back to direct the OnStagers Dramatic Society's fall show And Then There Were None.
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By: wynnem@merrimack.edu
In this spotlight, VPA highlights Merrimack alumna and current VPA Administrative Assistant Allyson Lewis. A Tewksbury native, Ally graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and Theatre Arts.
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By: wynnem@merrimack.edu
To kick off the 2023 school year, the Visual and Performing Arts Department begins their Faculty and Staff monthly spotlight with Associate Professor Jonathan Latiano, MFA, Director of the Art and Art History Program and Chair of the McCoy Gallery Working Group.
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By: Michael Cronin
Under Andrew Cote’s leadership, more student musicians are enrolled at Merrimack than ever before.
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By: Dan Vlahos
Merrimack Assistant Professor Dan Vlahos worked with students, alumni and the community on the Mission Hill Arts Festival.
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By: Dan Vlahos
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents its spring 2023 exhibitions, senior capstones, and performance lineup. Enjoy unique exhibits in the McCoy Gallery, as well as performances in the Rogers Center.
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By: Michael Cronin
Forty Merrimack students play extras in the new film, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.”
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By: Dan Vlahos
Merrimack College’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) has a long history of welcoming outside artists, designers, and performers to engage with students, faculty, and the broader Merrimack community. The Fall 2022 semester was no exception, with three exceptional guest speakers sharing their experiences and advice with our students.
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By: Office of Communications
Associate Professor of Music Laura Moore Pruett's critical edition of Gottschalk's composition was used by Summerville Orchestra in February.