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ANNOUNCING THE CENTER FOR PERFORMING AND CINEMATIC ARTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW CENTER FOR PERFORMING AND CINEMATIC ARTS AT

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

 

October 14, 2015—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Robert T. Stroker, Dean and Vice Provost for the Arts at Temple University announced today that the Boyer College of Music and Dance and School of Theater, Film and Media Arts will be part of the new Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts. The Temple Performing Arts Center and George and Joy Abbott Center for Musical Theater will also be part of the newly formed Center. 

“Music, dance, theater and film have collectively been the cornerstone of creative achievement at Temple for more than one hundred years,” said Stroker. “This is an historic moment for the advancement of the performing and cinematic arts at Temple. In addition, Theater, Film and Media Arts is now officially a School within the university, in recognition of the level of excellence of its programs, students, and faculty.”

The Boyer College of Music and Dance is home to the three-time Grammy nominated Temple University Symphony Orchestra, award-winning Jazz program and research and scholarly advancements in music therapy, music theory, history, education, conducting, keyboard, voice and dance. Students have won major international competitions and gone on to perform with some of the most noted orchestras and opera companies in the world. One of its most noted alumni, Eric Owens, has sung major roles at the Metropolitan Opera. Its Dance Studies Colloquium Speaker Series brings noted international dance scholars to the university throughout the year.

The School of Theater, Film and Media Arts engages gifted students with nationally and internationally recognized faculty scholars and professionals. Noted alumni, such as Academy Award winning film editor, William Goldenberg and Kunal Nayyar from “The Big Bang Theory,” have returned to Temple to engage with students and be recognized for their accomplishments.

A hallmark of the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts is the Los Angeles Study Away program, housed at historic Raleigh Studios. The program hosts student pesentations from noted Film and Media Arts alumni, including Emmy-nominated Chris Manley, cinematographer for Mad Men, and Palak Patel, Executive Vice President of Production at Columbia Pictures.

The George and Joy Abbott Center for Musical Theater engages performers, guest artists, set designers, playwrights and other Broadway professionals, such as Jonathan Groff, Barbara Cook and Temple alumnus, Hugh Panaro, to participate in seminars with students. 

The Temple Performing Arts Center (TPAC), a historic landmark that opened in 1891, houses a state-of-the art 1,200 seat auditorium and 200 seat chapel. More than three hundred concerts, lectures and performances take place at TPAC each year.

For more information on the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts at Temple University, visit arts.temple.edu
For further information, please contact Linda Fiore at lfiore@temple.edu