Performing Arts

Musical Activities

School of Music (937) 775-2346

The School of Music at Wright State University sponsors various performance ensembles to assist music majors in refining their performance skills and to provide opportunities for non majors and community members to continue their musical activities. Students may obtain academic credit for their participation.

Each ensemble usually performs on campus at least once per term. Some ensembles also perform at other special campus and community events. Some ensembles require an audition, other have open enrollment. Students interested in membership in any of the following ensembles should contact the School of Music, or the following faculty.

A Cappella Vocal Ensemble

Mr. Brody McDonald

Collegiate Chorale

Dr. Hank Dahlman
(937) 775-3721

Concert Band

Dr. Thomas Lukowicz
(937) 775-3878
No audition required

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus

Dr. Hank Dahlman
(937) 775-3721

Jazz Band

Dr. Brian Cashwell
(937) 775-2346

Men's Chorale

Dr. James Tipps
(937) 775-3722

Paul Laurence Dunbar Chorale

Mr. Robert Stockton
(937) 775-2346

Symphonic Band

Dr. Shelley Jagow
(937) 775-2178

University Chamber Orchestra

Dr. Jackson Leung
(937) 775-2386

University Chorus

Dr. James Tipps
(937) 775-3722
No audition required

Varsity Pep Band

Mr. David McKeever
(937) 775-2346

Wind Symphony and Chamber Players

Dr. Dave Booth
(937) 775-2545

Women's Chorale

Mrs. Ginger Minneman
(937) 775-3075

Wright State Symphony Orchestra

Dr. In-Hong Cha
(937) 775-2455

Many concerts and recitals are free; a copy of the yearly schedule is available on the School of Music website:

Students interested in private music lessons should contact the Music Office at (937) 775-2346

Theatre, Dance and Motion Picture Activities

Theatre Arts Department (937) 775-3072

The Wright State University Theatre presents a variety of productions yearly, including drama, musical, comedy, and dance performances, in the Festival Playhouse and The Dorothy M. and Isabel Herbst Theatre.  All students, regardless of major, may audition for the productions. Auditions for the various productions are announced on the theatre call board, located in the Creative Arts Center.

Auditions also take place for films made by students in the motion picture area. Information about these auditions can also be found on the call board.

Usher sign-up sheets are also posted on the call board.  Any Wright State student may usher for University Theatre productions and thereby can be admitted free.

Tickets for individual plays or coupon sets for the entire season may be purchased at the theatre box office in the Creative Arts Center.  Wright State students may buy tickets at a special student rate.  For additional information, please call the theatre office at (937) 775-3072 or the box office at (937) 775-2500. Visit our website at: