Visual and Performing Arts

The Arts at SMC

The visual and performing arts are a big part of campus life at SMC.

They provide an outlet for students to unleash their talents and hone their craft.

Our theatre productions, band ensembles and award-winning choral ensembles are open to everyone, regardless of major. Art classes in everything from ceramics to photography challenge students to try new techniques and perfect their skills.

Hear what current students have to say about our visual and performing arts programs in the video below, then scroll down to learn more.

The Visual and Performing Arts at SMC

Hear what current students have to say about our visual and performing arts programs, then scroll down to learn more.

Choir

Students can enroll in choir for-credit or as an enrichment course. Ensembles perform multiple times throughout the semester, both on campus and in the community. Choral ensembles vary by semester, but in recent years they have included:

  • Men’s Ensemble
  • Women’s Ensemble
  • Select Voices
  • Concert Choir
  • Show Choir
  • Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Choir performance in the Theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building

Band

Band ensembles perform multiple times throughout the semester, both on campus and in the community. Band ensembles include:

  • Jazz Band
  • Brass Band
  • Symphonic Brand
Students performing in the band

Theatre

SMC produces two theatre performances each year, a play in the fall and a musical in the spring. Recent productions have included:

  • The Secret Garden
  • Children of Eden
  • Chicago
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Our Town
  • Into the Woods
  • Wait Until Dark
Theater performance of the Little Mermaid

Art

Art classes include:

  • Ceramics
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Drawing
  • Painting

The Art Gallery in the Dale A. Lyons Building features a new exhibit every month, providing students with the opportunity to be exposed to works by regional and national artists.

Art Class with Marc Dombrosky

Facilities

  • 340-seat theatre
  • Art gallery
  • Mac lab
  • Drawing, painting, photography and ceramics studios
  • Private practice rooms
Aerial Photo of the Dale A. Lyons Building