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Enriching the Community

For decades, SU has presented the works of the world’s great composers, writers, playwrights and visual artists through academic and cultural programming. From lectures by leading scholars to performances by internationally acclaimed ensembles, most events, including concerts, films, readings and exhibits, are open to the public. Admission is almost always low, if at all. Please check the calendar section of the SU homepage, www.salisbury.edu, for a listing of offerings.
 

design element Bobbi Biron Theatre Program
   

SU’s theatre program, part of the Department of Theatre and Dance, offers three main stage productions, two studio productions and one student production each season.

design element Cultural Affairs Office
   

Bringing many regional, national and world-renowned performers, scholars and programs to campus each semester, this office works to enrich the cultural life of the campus and community. Admission to most events is free. 

design element Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
   

The center collects and preserves archival material, artifacts and books—including family history, maps and microfilm—pertaining to the Delmarva Peninsula. Its mission is to cultivate and sustain the advancement of scholarly research by collecting, preserving, disseminating and providing access to records and artifacts which illustrate the rich historical and cultural heritage of the greater Delmarva region.  The center is open to all scholars, historians and genealogists.

design element Institute for Developmental Research
   

The institute promotes collaborative research in developmental psychology, bringing together the social, emotional, clinical, physiological and cognitive domains, and cultivates and shares knowledge that enhances child and adolescent development and family well-being.

design element Literature Film Quarterly
   

Established in 1973, this journal focuses on the practice of adapting and transforming fiction and drama into film.  It also covers film genre, theory and criticism, and features interviews with many well-known screenwriters and directors.  It circulates coast-to-coast in the United States and has subscribers in some 30 foreign countries. 

design element Musical Theatre Workshop
   

This student ensemble performs an annual dinner theatre production, featuring Broadway musicals and revues.

design element Opera Workshop
   

This student ensemble, part of the Department of Music, performs an annual program of operatic repertoire.

design element Public Radio Delmarva
   

With FM stations WSCL 89.5 and WSDL 90.7, Public Radio Delmarva is a National Public Radio affiliate.  It provides in-depth and award-winning national and local news, as well as classical music programming.  Both stations also may be heard online.

design element Salisbury Chorale
   

With students, faculty, staff, administration and community members, this ensemble performs two concerts each year.

design element Salisbury Pops
   

This concert band brings together community and student musicians who perform two concerts of popular music annually, regularly featuring guest artists.  Its repertoire ranges from light classical to show tunes.

design element Salisbury Symphony Orchestra
   

Founded in 1986, the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra has provided the Delmarva Peninsula with live orchestral music for nearly a quarter century.  Orchestra members include community musicians, as well as SU students and faculty, and guest artists. The SSO performs four concerts each year, including a children’s program each October and a popular holiday concert in December.

design element Salisbury University Pep Band
   

Initiated and run by SU music majors, this ensemble performs each year at Homecoming.

design element Salisbury Youth Orchestra
   

Young community members perform with SU students in this ensemble. The SYO performs two concerts each year.

design element SU Dance Company
   

The SU Dance Company, part of SU’s Department of Theatre and Dance, presents two shows each year, featuring student and guest choreography adjudicated by dance professionals. A portion of the proceeds from these shows often benefits local charities.

design element SU Jazz Brazz Big Band
   

This ensemble of student and community musicians performs two concerts each year featuring swing, bebop, cool bop, hard bop, contemporary, blues, fusion and Latin music.

design element University Chorale
   

This student ensemble performs two concerts each year with a repertoire selected from some of the world’s best chorale music.

design element University Galleries
   

The University Galleries provide exhibitions and art collection services that support the academic programs of all SU departments.  The University Gallery in Fulton Hall, Atrium Gallery in the Guerrieri University Center and Electronic Gallery in the Teacher Education and Technology Center annually present a broad and varied program of exhibitions, including those by contemporary and emerging artists with significant regional and national reputations.

design element Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
   

Named one of the “10 Great Places to Admire American Folk Art” by USA Today, the museum boasts the most comprehensive collection of wildfowl carving in the world.  These distinguished pieces range from antique working decoys to internationally acclaimed contemporary sculpture and painting. It also hosts the annual Ward World Waterfowl Carving Championship, which draws competing artists from around the globe.

design element WXSU 96.3 FM
   

This student-operated 100-watt Low Power FM station—the first of its kind in Wicomico County—broadcasts live.  WXSU’s program lineup features a variety of genres, independent artists, live talk shows and call-ins.