Performing Arts Society

Performing Arts Society Academic Support Program

Welcome to the Performing Arts Society! The PAS is the premiere arts fund-raising organization at Western Illinois University. If you are not a member already, please consider joining. Memberships are self-determined but every level has its perks!

General Information

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The purpose of this organization shall be to assist College of Fine Arts and Communication in the raising of funds to support arts programming through the Youth Performing Arts Series, the Bureau of Cultural Affairs, the Faculty Recital Series, and other programming centered around the arts at Western Illinois University. 

The Performing Arts Society will provide structural support for the Performing Arts Center and its programs. Activities shall include community and audience development, fund-raising, providing a social atmosphere for cultural activities and increasing the public awareness of the need and value of the performing arts. (PAS Bylaws)

2013-14

Name Department Project Name
Jeffery Brown
Tammie Walker
School of Music Piano Festival
James Caldwell School of Music 26th Annual New Music Festival
Randall E. Faust
Courtney Blankenship
School of Music Horn Institute and WIU Music Business Association
Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson University Art Gallery #1 - Conservation Treatment for Works in the Exhibition A New Deal for Illinois: The Federal Art Project Collection of WIU
Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson University Art Gallery #2 - Painting the Familiar and the Ordinary: Contemporary Still Life
Ta-Teh Ku Department of Art - Art Education Community Art Program

2012-13

Name Department Project Name
Bruce Briney School of Music Terry Everson: Visiting Trumpet Soloist Masterclass and Guest Recital
Jeffery Brown
Tammie Walker
School of Music Inaugural Western Illinois University Piano Festival: Guest Recital and Masterclass
Richard Hughey School of Music President's International String Quartet Scholarships
Ta-Teh Ku Department of Art - Art Education K-12 Community Art Program
Kevin Nicols School of Music Brazilian Percussionist Dede Sampaio: Concert and Two Day Residency
Tim Waldrop Department of Art Exploring Media Project and Exhibition
Bruce Walters Department of Art Exploring NASA: Projected Video and Soundtrack

2011-12

Name Department Project Name
Ginny Broffitt
(MJ Allison)
School of Music Calliendo Barcelona Duo Flute & Guitar Duo
Randall Faust WIU Horn
Instit/Music
Summer Chamber Music
Reykjavik & Camerata Woodwind Quintets
Ta-The Ku Art Education Community Art Program
Jeannie M. Woods
Barbara Seifert
D.C. Wright
Theatre & Dance 10-week artist residency for Antonio Fava

2010-11

Name Department Project Name
Virginia Broffitt School of Music Flute Festival
James Caldwell School of Music New Music Festival
Michael Ericson School of Music Oboe Guest Artist
Richard Hughey School of Music International String Quartet
Jo-Ann Morgan Department of Art Artist Conversations
Tim Waldrop Department of Art Exploring Media

2009-10

Name Department Project Name
James Caldwell School of Music New Music Festival
Richard Hughey School of Music International String Quartet
Bill Kincaid Theatre & Dance Bard in the Barn
Rebecca Kreider School of Music Amahl and the Night Visitors
Tim Waldrop 

Department of Art Exploring Media/Glitter

2008-09

Name Department Project Name
Terry Chasteen School of Music 1/3 grad asst.  M. Brown
Marietta Dean School of Music Visiting Artist
Bill Kincaid Theatre & Dance Bard in the Barn
Rebecca Kreider School of Music Opera Theatre (OOW)
Jeannie M. Woods Theatre & Dance Fund GA for Reg. Touring Theatre Co.

2007-08

Name Department Project Name
James Caldwell School of Music New Music Festival
Terry Chasteen School of Music 1/3 GA for WCIAC/voice lessons
Sharon Evans Broadcasting Development Children's Show on local TV
John Graham 

Department of Art Visual Jazz
Bill Kincaid Theatre & Dance Bard in the Barn
Istvan Szabo School of Music International String Quartet