Year of the arts
USU works in cooperation with numerous partners in the community to promote the arts.
The Lyric Rep brings in members of Actors’ Equity Association and other professional actors and guest artists to work side by side with advanced theatre students of Utah State University’s Caine College of the Arts.
This season will include Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Seussical, The Music Man, The Pirates of Penzance, Rex, and Madama Butterfly.
The auditioned Chorus brings together more than 200 singers from a 90-mile radius, including talented singers from the community, Utah State University faculty, and outstanding USU students. The Orchestra is a 65-member professional ensemble composed of faculty from USU’s music department, professional musicians from the region, and select USU students.
Although based in Logan, AFC also performs in Salt Lake City and Sun Valley, and provides outreach to smaller communities in Northern Utah and Southern Idaho.
Photo Credit: Weston Lee Allen
They also coordinate nationally touring performing artist series, visual arts classes, Gallery Walk, and Summer Art Camp and sponsor Artist’s Gallery, New Horizons Orchestra, Logan Youth Shakespeare, ceramics, book and puppet making in the schools.
Arts access and
USU works in cooperation with numerous arts education programs in the community.
The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (BTSALP) provides arts-integrated instruction to elementary students, effectively increasing student performance in every subject —from language arts and social studies to math and science. The program is currently in 300 Utah Schools and is serving approximately 202,800 students.
Each week, more than 300 pianists, ages 6 months–18, of varying abilities and backgrounds, come to the Chase Fine Arts Center for piano lessons and musicianship classes. Their unique program offers 30 - 85 minutes of instruction per week, with affordable tuition rates starting at $35 a month.
Cache Children’s Choir Academy of Singing is supported in part by the Manon Caine Russell Foundation, Utah State Office of Education, the Utah Division of Arts and Museums with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Dell Loy Hansen Charitable Trust, Cache County RAPZ grant, Logan City, and the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University.