School of Performing Arts

  • April 25, 2023

    three college students singing on stage with playbills flying through the air.

    Where STEM and the Arts Live in Harmony 

    Inside Higher Ed features RIT’s Performing Arts Scholarship program and talks to student Mia Clarizio, School of Performing Arts Director Erica Haskell, and RIT President David Munson.

  • April 14, 2023

    graphic with a colorful splattered background and the words Unlabeled Music Festival, presented by the School of Performing Arts.

    RIT Unlabeled Music Festival set for Sunday

    An afternoon featuring 25 student bands or individual artists is set for Sunday, April 16, in two venues at RIT. Called “RIT Unlabeled Music Festival,” the genres represented include electronic dance music, funk, pop, rock, rap, metal, grunge, punk, fusion, and jazz.

  • April 10, 2023

    Sandeep performing on stage.

    Internationally known Indian tabla musician to perform at RIT

    Sandeep Das, a Grammy-winning musician and internationally known master of the Indian tabla, will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 14 at RIT. Das is the founder of Harmony and Universality through Music (HUM), a nonprofit organization in India that promotes global understanding through music performance and provides learning opportunities and scholarships for visually impaired children with artistic potential.

  • March 29, 2023

    four college students on stage throwing papers into the air while rehearsing a play.

    ‘Ordinary Days’ is extraordinary musical theater

    RIT’s University Gallery is the perfect venue for an upcoming play where much of the plot takes place in New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ordinary Days runs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, through Sunday, April 2, in the gallery, in Booth Hall.

  • February 27, 2023

    artist rendering of a multi-level open makerspace.

    SHED will showcase RIT maker community

    Nearly 70 different RIT student teams and clubs are poised to move into the Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED) this summer in preparation for the building’s official opening in the fall semester.

  • February 6, 2023

    group of more than 70 performers posing for a group photo on a stage.

    Retrograde wins Ovation: RIT Performing Arts Showcase

    Retrograde, a classical rock band formed about a year and a half ago with five RIT students, won best performance and a $500 prize in this year’s Ovation: RIT Performing Arts Showcase, held Friday night in Ingle Auditorium.

  • February 1, 2023

    Kaitlyn Moy performing on stage with two rainbow colored ribbons.

    RIT students to perform in Ovation on Friday

    RIT students will have a chance to show their talents and compete for cash prizes during Ovation: RIT Performing Arts Showcase from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3 in Ingle Auditorium in the Student Alumni Union

  • February 1, 2023

    six students posing on steps outside and demonstrating juggling, ballet, and playing the trombone.

    Performing Arts Scholars hit new high

    More students involved in performing arts are currently enrolled at RIT than ever before. This year’s class includes a record 482 new students who received Performing Arts Scholarships.

  • February 1, 2023

    rendering of the exterior of a large, white building.

    Composing a new home for musical theater

    A 750-seat music performance theater will be constructed on the RIT campus to offer a venue for musical theater productions. The new building will be the first of two theaters in a performing arts center. The first phase will be an iconic building with more than 40,000 square feet of space, with anticipated completion in 2025.

  • January 24, 2023

    three college students holding award certificates.

    RIT students receive Kennedy Center awards

    Three RIT students involved in last semester’s production of Everybody brought home awards from the Region II Kennedy Center College Theatre Fest, held Jan. 17-22.