Events Calendar

Performing Arts Events Calendar

Our schedule for the spring semester is listed below.   All performances and concerts are open to the public.  We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before the start time listed. Most events are free, but purchased tickets are required for the mainstage theater show and the dance ensemble concert.

Directions to USF. Campus map and parking information (from Public Safety)

If you have any questions or have special needs that we need to be aware of prior to your arrival, please email or call (415) 422-5979. 

2015 Spring Events

USF Dance Ensemble Auditions

Thu 2/5 | 6:00pm | KG Dance Studio

Registration begins at 6:00pm. To enter Koret bring your USF id card.
For more information email Mo Miner

Black History Through Music

Mon 2/23 | 6:00pm | LM 100 | FREE

America’s Got Talent finalist Lawrence Beamen joins the Spiritual Notes Gospel Choir for an evening of music

Dance Master Classes in February

Tu 2/17 | 12:45pm | KG Dance Studio: Carolyn Sadeh
Th 2/19 | 9:55pm | LM151: James Graham Gaga

Local artists visit with USF students to hold open master classes in dance.  For more information contact Megan Nicely

Dance Generators Concert

Fri 2/27 | 1:00pm | Studio Theater | FREE
Sat 2/28 | 7:00pm | Studio Theater | FREE

USF's Intergenerational Dance Troupe Annual Showing at USF.  To reserve a ticket, email

Feminist Art in Movement: Sara Bush Dance Theater

Thu 3/4 | 6:00pm | McLaren 250 | FREE

The Sarah Bush Dance Project (SBDP), a contemporary dance company based in Oakland, creates dances that show strong, emotional, well-rounded women — dances that inspire all women to feel better about our place in the world.
Sponsored by the Global Women's Right's Forum

Devising Activist Performance Workshops

Thu 3/4 | 1:00pm | Studio Theater | FREE
Mon 3/9 | 1:00pm | MA122 | FREE
Thu 3/31 | 9:55am | LM151 | FREE

Local artist-activist Erika Chong Shuch visits PASJ students during Spring '15 classes (Senior Project, Music & Social Protest, and Contemporary Performance Practices). These workshops are open to all members of USF to join. For more information email Amie Dowling at

PASJ Student Cabaret: The Last Five Years

Fri 3/5 & Sat 3/6 | 8:00pm | Studio Theater | FREE
PASJ majors Haley Heidmann ‘14 and Charlotte Baldiviez ‘15 produced this performance of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years. Starring Haley Heidmann and Jack Forster ‘16

Auditions: Music Solo Showcase Concert

Mon 3/30 | sign up for slots in PASJ office | MA122

Open to any student in the PASJ-Music major, Music minor, or member of MUS class. For more information contact

PASJ Mainstage Theater Show: Twelfth Night

All shows $5 w/USF ID; $10 General Admission. 
4/10, 4/11, 4/16, 4/17 & 4/18 | 8:00pm | Studio Theater
Matinee: Fri 4/17 | 2:00pm | Studio Theater

Twelfth Night, or What You Will by William Shakespeare. A Melancholy Comedy about Desire, Identity, and Friendship. Directed by Stephanie Hunt. Music Direction by Daria D’Andrea.

Gleeson Plaza Dance Showing

Tue 4/14 | 11:45am-12:30pm | Gleeson Plaza | FREE

Students from the USF Dance Program perform in front of the Gleeson Library. Samples from dance technique classes will include Hip Hop, West African, Contemporary/Modern, Ballet, and more. For more information contact Mo Miner at

Teaching Dance Workshop Series

Sat 4/4 & Sat 4/11 | 11pm-2pm | KGDance Studio Koret | FREE
Registration required: email

Katie Faulkner will lead a two-part workshop on How to Teach Contemporary/Modern Dance Technique


PASJ Mainstage Dance Show: USF Dance Ensemble Concert

All shows $5 w/USF ID; $10 General Admission

Fri 4/24 & Sat 4/25 | 8:00pm | Presentation Theater

USF students perform original works by USF dance faculty choreographers: Eli Nelson, Naby Bangoura, Jay Loyola

PASJ Mainstage Show: Senior Projects

Fri 4/30 & Sat 5/1 | 8:00pm | Studio Theater | FREE
Graduating PASJ majors present original works in dance, music, and theater

Spring '15 Music Festival

Dons Marching Band
Sat 5/9 | 12:00pm | Presentation Theater | FREE

An outdoor reverie around campus, with the Dons Band performing arrangements of your favorite pop songs.

Chamber Music
Sat 5/9 | 2:00pm | LM 100 | FREE

An intimate performance of instrumental art music performed by students in the MUS 111 Chamber Ensemble, directed by Daria D'Andrea

Music Major Minor Showcase
Sat 5/9 | 7:00pm | Presentation Theater | FREE

PASJ majors & music minors perform a variety of musical styles and original pieces. Directed by Judith May.

Songwriting Showcase
Sun 5/10 | 2:00pm | Presentation Theater | FREE

Students in Judith May's Songwriting class present original compositions.

ASUSF Voices
Sun 5/10 | 7:00pm | Presentation Theater | FREE

Five student-produced ensembles (USF Voices, Men’s, Women’s, Jazz and SIX Voices) under the direction of Rick Roberts. Assistant Musical Directors: Sean Gresens '15 and Lance Fernando '18

Gospel Choir
Mon 5/11 | 5:00pm | Presentation Theater | FREE

The Spiritual Notes Gospel Choir, directed by Derrick Hall, featuring joyful renditions of classic & contemporary gospel music

Rock Band
Mon 5/11 | 8:00pm | Presentation Theater | FREE

Rock-n-roll favorites reinterpreted by members of the MUS 111 Rock Band, directed by Mike Fiorentino

Master Class with André de Quadros
Tue 5/12 | 4:30pm | LM 100 | FREE

Guest Conductor André de Quadros, who will collaborate with UCCE for the "One Sky, Many Destinies" concert on May 14, presents an open master class for singers

Jazz Band
Tue 5/12 | 6:00pm | Presentation Theater | FREE

A variety of jazz standards interpreted by members of the MUS 111 Jazz Band, directed by Pascal Bokar Thiam

Electric Sound Collective
Tue 5/12 | 7:00pm | ED040 | FREE

Improvisatory electronic music with digitally created & manipulated sounds, directed by Daniel Cullen

University Classical Choral Ensembles
Thu 5/14 | 8:00pm | Presentation Theater | FREE

"One Sky, Many Destinies" featuring works by Lloyd/Peterson, Barnwell, Conte, Sandström, and Abu-Khader/de Quadros. Directed by Rebecca PN Seeman. Guest Conductor André de Quadros.

End-of-Semester Showings in Dance

Wed 5/13 | 6:30pm | Kathi Gallagher Dance Studio, Koret | FREE

Dance technique classes share works

End-of-Semester Showings in Theater

Thu 5/14 | 8:00 pm | Studio Theater | FREE

Acting technique classes share works