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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

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.

USF School of Music: The Collective Concert
Friday, May 7 at 7:30 pm 
Saturday, May 8 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 9 at 2:30 pm
This virtual Collective Concert will feature performances by a cornucopia of our musical groups including University Singers, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble I, Chamber Singers, Piano Ensemble, Double Reed Choir, Violin Studio, String Quartet, Bone Band I, and Percussion Ensemble, as well as a handful of our most outstanding student soloists.

This is a unique and wonderful way to display the tremendous efforts of our students and faculty as they have continued to make music despite the obstacles presented by the Global Pandemic.

Proceeds will be used to enhance our scholarship offerings, and tickets are only $45 per household. Those wishing to be more supportive may purchase additional tickets! The Collective will be broadcasting three separate times. A ticket gives you access to all three. Once you purchase a ticket a link will be sent to you to view the performances. Purchase tickets here.

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.