Category: Arts and Performance

Chowan University Community Chorus To Begin Rehearsals

Chowan Singers and Community Chorus spring 2022

The Chowan Community Chorus, part of the Chowan University Department of Music, will begin rehearsals for the 2022-2023 year on Monday, August 29. Singers of high school through adult age are welcome to join us for rehearsals every Monday from 6:30-8:00 pm in Daniel Hall as we prepare for the Christmas at Chowan concert to […]

Spring into Song at Suffolk Center April 24th!

Coastal, VA – The Chowan University Singers, the premier touring choral ensemble of Chowan University, will present a Spring Concert at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts on Sunday, April 24 at 3:30 PM. This year, we are pleased to announce that the talented Boys Choir of Hampton Roads will also be singing in this very special choral concert.  Chowan University Singers will perform […]

Chowan University Singers Perform at Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall

Months of rehearsal and anticipation finally paid off for members of the Chowan University Singers who traveled to New York City in March to perform at Carnegie Hall.  Designed by architect William Burnet Tuthill and built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891, Carnegie Hall is one of the most prestigious concert venues in the world. […]

Theatre@Chowan presents Furry Tails with a Twist!

Furry Tales Promo

Theatre@Chowan will present three performances of Jennifer Hickok DeFratis’s fast-moving funny play for kids Furry Tails with a Twist on April 8, 9, 10, 2022. Follow the improvised adventures of a trio of actors as they stumble and bumble their way through the telling of three classic fairy tales. When a sudden mishap causes the […]

17th Annual Symposium Keynote Speaker Announced

William Sturkey

Dr. William Sturkey will serve as the John H. Davis Keynote Lecturer for the Seventeenth Annual Faculty Interdisciplinary Symposium, which will be held on Monday, April 11. This year’s theme is “Echoes of Memory.” The keynote lecture is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. in Vaughan Auditorium, Robert Marks Hall. Chowan faculty presentations are scheduled from 9:00 […]

2023 Hobson Prize Winner Announced

Chowan University is pleased to announce that David Sanchez is the recipient of the 2023 Mary Frances Hobson Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Letters. In making the announcement, the Hobson Prize Selection Committee noted, “David Sanchez’s All Day Is A Long Time, which is a lyrical, engaging, and hauntingly beautiful first novel, reminds […]

Chowan University Recognizes Winners of the 52nd Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition


On February 10, 2022 Chowan University’s Department of Communication Arts announced the award winners for the 52nd Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition during the opening reception.  Destiny Vaughan won First Prize of $150.00 for her work, “Enigma” which is digital art based on a poem she wrote in her Creative Writing class. Ulyses Ortega-Espino, […]

Alumnus Calvin Carter hired as Inaugural Minster of Engagement

Calvin Carter

Calvin Carter, 2015 alumnus returned to Chowan University in January 2022 to fill the newly created position of Minister of Engagement.    The newly established role of the Minister of Engagement is to assist the Minister to the University in enhancing and supporting the ministry to students at Chowan University through creative areas of student lead […]

The Chowan University Department of Music Presents the 2021 Christmas at Chowan Concert

Oh come let us join together for the annual Christmas at Chowan concert on Sunday, December 5th at 3:30 p.m. in Turner Auditorium, at the McDowell Columns Hall on the Chowan University campus. Each year the Chowan Singers join with the Chowan Wind Ensemble to present a holiday spectacular,with the retelling of the birth of Jesus […]