Evelyn Giovine ’16 set her sights on a professional acting career at an early age. “By eighth grade I knew that’s what I wanted to do,” she said. So she faced a tough decision when choosing between a conservatory and Princeton. She selected the University, convinced that it offered the best opportunity to integrate improving her theatrical skills with expanding her academic horizons.
Percussionist Jason Treuting and graphic designer Danielle Aubert, inaugural Fellows in the Creative and Performing Arts in Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts, are spending two years on campus, teaching and collaborating with students and faculty. The fellowships, open to early-career artists in all disciplines, bring new artistic energy to campus while allowing students to learn from professionals.
Professor Steven Mackey, chair of the Department of Music, is a Grammy Award-winning composer and musician. A member of the faculty since 1985, he was a recipient of the first President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University in 1991.
Steven Mackey, Grammy Award-winning composer and chair of Princeton’s Department of Music, talks about teaching and the importance of music in students’ lives.
James Steward, director of the Princeton University Art Museum since 2009, has launched a number of initiatives to position the museum as an educational and enlightening resource for both students and other visitors. He is a passionate advocate for university museums and “the power of art to shape life experience and build community.”
One sunny day in 1970, accompanied by conga drums and a rock and roll band, Princeton’s first dance students presented their inaugural performance. They called it “To Dance Is to Live!” Today, somewhere on campus, a Princeton student will reaffirm those words -- en pointe or in a backspin, in a choreography class or a tap-dance troupe.
A generous bequest from J. Mahlon Buck ’46 will provide essential support to the Princeton University Orchestra and the Princeton University Glee Club.
When William Shakespeare’s The Tempest opened on campus in February, not all the “many goodly creatures” on stage were quite what the Bard envisioned. Half the roles were played by wooden marionettes, less than two feet tall and operated by strings.