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Arts Calendar of Events


The health and wellness of the USF community is always our first priority. In light of the continuing concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus), all university-sponsored events on campus are postponed or cancelled. For the latest information, visit:

Find inspiration and let your imagination wander by attending one or more of the over 250 yearly concerts, performances, exhibitions, talks, conferences, masterclasses, and festivals presented by the USF College of The Arts. The events listed below are open to students and the Tampa Bay community. Visit the Arts Box Office for tickets and guest services.

April 2021

Trombone Octet and Trombone Choir
April 20, at 8:00 pm
Virtual Event on the CoTA YouTube Channel
Chamber music lovers will enjoy this concert featuring both the USF Trombone Choir and the USF Trombone Octet. The program includes the music of Richard Wagner and Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns arranged for these smaller groups of musicians, as well as two new pieces written specifically for trombone ensembles.

Out To Pasture: ART Thursday -MFA Online Panel Discussion
April 22, at 6:00 pm
Virtual Event on Zoom - Register here
Join us to hear from the 2021 MFAs about their practice and thesis projects in the Out To Pasture exhibition. Moderated by Amanda Poss, MA, Gallery Director, HCC Art Galleries; Supported by CAM Club.

USF Symphonic Band Live Stream
April 23, at 2:00 pm 
Virtual Event on the CoTA YouTube Channel
The USF Symphonic Band presents a program that will connect with the human experience over the chronological course of the COVID-19 pandemic. From the unknowns of March 2020, to the feelings of lockdown and loneliness, to grieving over lost loved ones and lost ways of life, to healing and reconciliation that point the way to rebuilding the future, this program explores diverse repertoire that will take the listener on a journey.

BFA Spring Showings
April 23, at 7:30 pm 
Virtual Event on the CoTA YouTube Channel
DanceUSF students stream their semester end BFA projects. To round out this unprecedented academic year, our senior BFA Dance Students have taken their culminating projects to a new level.  Filmed in USF’s Theatre 1 as well as around the Tampa Bay area, each piece represents our students’ own choreographic vision.  Tune in to see the stunning, inventive work that these emerging dance artists have created.

USF Symphony Orchestra Streaming
April 25, at 2:00 pm 
Virtual Event on the CoTA YouTube Channel
The USF Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert presents the USF String Orchestra and winners of the USFSO Piano and Strings Chamber Music Competition.
The Orchestra will be performing Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony, Op. 4, and student string quartets will be featured performing works by Felix Mendelssohn and Maurice Ravel, along with Six Pianos by Steve Reich, Joseph Hayden’s Divertimento in D for cello trio, and Louisiana Blues Strut by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, arranged by Caitlin Edwards for multiple violins.

44th Annual Juried Student Exhibition
April 26, through May 6 
Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery Monday through Thursday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
The 44th Annual Juried Student Exhibition will feature student submitted artwork of various mediums, the works are juried by a guest judge and prizes will be announced during a virtual reception. The Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery is open to USF students, faculty and staff M-Th 11am-3pm.

Ongoing Events 

Virtual Musical Theatre Cabaret-Directed by Douglas Hall
Premiering March 20, 7:30 pm and streaming on the CoTA YouTube channel through April.
From Broadway classics to new favorites-join us for an enchanting evening of musical theatre streamed directly to your device for a rollicking good time!

Out to Pasture: 2021 MFA Graduation Exhibition
April 2 - May 7 at the Contemporary Art Museum
Reservations are required and can be made here.
This annual exhibition features Master’s Thesis work by the 3rd year Master of Fine Arts candidates in the USF School of Art and Art History. The 2021 MFA artists are Bonnie Mae Carrow, Leonidas Dezes, JD Hardy, Laura Pérez Insua, Nadia Ivanova, Lisa McCarthy, Luke Myers, Erin Oliver, Chase Palmer, Maxwell Parker, Andrés Ramírez, Jonathan Talit, and Ian Wilson. Out To Pasture is supported in part by the USF School of Art and Art History, the Stanton Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation, MFAO, and CAM Club.