The future of the arts at Eastern is full of promise and activity. The 118,000-square foot, state-of-the-art Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC) opened in January 2016 with instructional classrooms, studios and performance spaces for the art & art history, music and theatre programs. Three performance spaces provide students with opportunities to practice their skills and present their work while also offering a rich cultural experience for the campus and local communities.
A 400-seat auditorium is tailored to music performances; a 254-seat Proscenium Theatre provides an exciting venue for theatre performances; and a flexible 125-seat Studio Theatre can be arranged in multiple seating configurations. A glass-enclosed movement/dance studio can host intimate dance performances and senior recitals. Art and Art History students will also enjoy two state-of-the-art digital design studios, sculpture facilities and large printmaking and painting studios.
With general purpose classrooms and a variety of art courses offered through the liberal arts core curriculum, the new facility will benefit all Eastern students. A new professional art gallery, a resource and showcase for faculty and student artists, is also open to the public in the new facility. In addition, state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, professional theatre lighting and sound systems, and other modern arts-related technology in the FAIC provide students with the tools they need to stay current in today’s professional art environments.
EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) performing arts magnet high school offers an arts-based education to academically motivated students in grades 9-12. At ACT, students select a major focus area from among five disciplines that include acting, dance, theater production (lighting/set design/set construction/costuming), audio/video and creative writing. Students have daily access to creative experiences through a rigorous curriculum that integrates the performing arts with more traditional academic high school subjects. Highly qualified ACT teaching artists and certified teachers work collaboratively to provide students with personalized educational experiences. Among the many other features that characterize ACT’s high school program are its student-centered learning model; its state-of-the-art facility with the latest technology to meet the demands of each performing arts focus-area; the opportunity to participate in numerous professional-quality performances throughout the year; and its positive school environment, based on the principles of “Respect Yourself, Respect the Work, Respect the Community.”
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The Willimantic Orchestra is a non-profit community orchestra dedicated to the performance of authentic orchestral music.
The Willimantic Orchestra is affiliated with the Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University.
Pat Miller is drawn to color, form, and character in an effort to capture moments that possess a particular beauty or humor. She especially likes to photograph reflections, abstracts, landscapes, seascapes, and creatures (birds, mammals, insects). Her photos embrace both beauty and silliness, ranging from abstraction to hyper-realism. She works to balance complexity and simplicity. Originally an academic trained in literature, Pat Miller became an artist in her middle years.