Arts and Culture

Visual Arts

The Visual Arts includes exhibitions in the Nesbitt Gallery, Art Wrecker Studio and the 3rd Floor of Davis Hall, along with a high school art competition and other events. 

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Performing Arts

The Performing Arts includes performances by our Concert Choir and Concert Band and productions by our Theatre Arts Department in the fall and spring semesters. 

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Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series

The mission of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series is to encourage attendance at high-quality performing arts events as an aspect of a liberal arts education for our students, to provide an affordable entertainment resource for our college family and our community, and to become a leader in local arts education by presenting relevant and culturally diverse programming that reflects and broadens the aesthetic of our audiences.

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Speaker SERIES

USAO's campus is a host to various talented and inspiring speakers throughout the year.  

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Spring Triad

On the first Thursday of April each year, the university holds its largest annual event. The Spring Triad is comprised of the Montmartre Festival, USAO Scholastic Meet and Droverstock Music Festival. Students from regional high schools compete in a wide variety of subjects in the scholastic meet, with awards given to the highest scorers at individual and school levels. Droverstock brings in bands from around the country and from many different genres to supply the soundtrack for the day’s events.

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