Fine and Performing Arts Division
The Division of Fine & Performing Arts at Manhattanville College offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in dance, music, theatre and studio arts. Our curriculum provides makers and performers a rigorous, collaborative and hands-on approach, offering all the tools students require to carve their futures in the arts. Our endeavor is to deliver a tailored, individual education, while sharing our devotion to intellectual culture and the fine and performing arts.
Faculty and Students Announcements
- December 2021: Musical Theater Graduation Recitals- The Classical Selection
- November 2021: Studio Art, Fall Student’s Show
- November 2021: Dance, Fall Dance Concert, Rachel Hettinger, Vivake Khamsingsavath, and our own, Prof. Shawn Bible.
- November 2021: Musical Theatre, Lerner’s and Loewe’s “Brigadoon,” directed by Beth Burrier
- October 2021: Theatre, “The Legend of Sleepy Hallow,” directed by Jeff Kaplan
- September 2021: Please visit our new Fall 2021Faculty Show
- April 2021: Streaming NOW! The 2020-2021 Quintessentials In Concert
- April 2021: Streaming NOW! The Spring Dance Concert with choreographers Ashley Menestrina, Mike Esperanza, Brad Beakes, Judi Jaekel, Bonnie O’Rourke and our faculty members: Profs. Shawn Bible, Jeff Kaplan and Andrei Kisselev.
- March 2021: Streaming NOW! Musical Theatre Capstone Recitals
- Mach 25-28, 2021: Streaming NOW! Our Theatre production: Twilight, Los Angeles, 1992, by Anna Deavere Smith, directed by Prof. Ken Rothchild- free access by emailing email@example.com
- March 2021: Please visit our latest exhibitions: Masked and Unmasked by Randy Williams, Tolerance & Journey Into Imagination by Pramila Singh and Memories by Santosh Verma, presented by the Fine and Performing Arts Division.
- February 11-14, 2021: Streaming NOW! Our Musical Theatre production of: “See Rock City & Other Destinations!” directed by Prof. Beth Burrier
- February 2021: Please visit “Alkananda Mukerji Sabbatical Exhibition” a 3D Virtual exhibition, presented by the Fine and Performing Arts Division
- February 2021: Please visit the"Wilson Hand Kidde Exhibition," a 3D Virtual exhibition, presented by the Fine and Performing Arts Division.
- January 2021: Please enjoy the "Studio Art Newsletter, Fall 2020," prepared by Studio Art, a discipline from the Fine and Preforming Arts Division.
- December 2020: Streaming NOW! new performance piece titled "Mask" with Manhattanville College Dance, Theatre, and Musical Theatre students, directed by Prof. Jeff Kaplan and Prof. Vinny Mraz.
- December 2020: Streaming NOW! Our Manhattanville “Musical Theatre Ensemble” & “Cabaret Performance Workshop”, directed by Prof. Beth Burrier
- December 2020: Streaming NOW! Our “Quintessentials” Holiday Album, directed by Prof. Beth Burrier
- December 2020: Streaming NOW! Our Virtual “Chorus” Concert, directed Prof. Jeremy Goldsmith
- November 2020: Streaming NOW! Our “Dance Concert” choreographed by guest artists, Cameron McKinney, Michael Trusnovec, and Candace Brown and our own, Prof. Shawn Bible.
- November 2020: Streaming NOW! Our Musical Theatre production of: “Gilbert & Sullivan Deconstructed” directed by Prof. Beth Burrier
- November 2020: Streaming NOW! Our production of: “Measure for Measure” by William Shakespeare, directed by Prof. Clista Townsend
- November 2020: Please visit our “Student Art Exhibition - Fall 2020” presented by Studio Art, the Fine and Preforming Arts Division. This semesters theme of the exhibition is diversity and multiculturalism.
- November 2020: Please visit “Design Dreaming” by Prof. Tim Ross- a 3D Virtual exhibition, presented by the Fine and Performing Arts Division
- October 2020: Congratulation to Prof. Jeff Kaplan for his new book: Involuntary Motion: The Somatics of Refugee Performance
- October 2020: Congratulations to BA in Music Business graduate (class of 2012), Rich Sica, now part of the creative music services team at TikTok. Rich and his music team worked to clear and sync the music for the TV commercial featuring a compilation of videos mimicking skateboarder (Nathan Apodaca) drinking Ocean Spray and listening to "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac. https://adage.com/article/digital/tiktok-spins-ocean-spray-fleetwood-mac-viral-video-commercial/2286871
- October 2020: The Fine and Performing Arts Division is proud to share a timeless message for an uncertain time: Manhattanville's own Quintessentials recently created a poignant visual montage set to their own rendition of imagine
- October 2020: Congratulations to recent BFA graduate, Kristina Horan (Class of 2017), who will appear in the cast of a crime reenactment segment on ABC's 2020.
- September 2020: Dance guest artist, Cameron McKinney visits our dance class during Covid https://www.instagram.com/p/CFKa6ePlBkT/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link. Also this semester, guests artists, Michael Trusnovec and Candace Brown will work with our dance students.
- September 2020: Congratulations to recent BFA graduate, Nanami Harada (Class of 2020), on being cast as the character, Jazz, in the Off-Broadway Musical Film, Life Insurance! Keep an eye out for the release date. https://www.instagram.com/p/CFdfUu3lkvq/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
- September 2020: Dance Class during Covid https://www.instagram.com/p/CE675U6lnn1/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
- August 2020: Manhattanville College Berger Art Gallery 3D Virtual Exhibition with link to https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/2056342/student-art-exhibition-brownson-art-gallery
- March 2020: Congratulations to Prof. Harvey Rachlin for his new book: Song and System: The Making of American Pop Music
- February 2020: Congratulations to Prof. Geoffrey Kidde for his new book: Learning Music Theory with Logic, Max, and Finale