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Fine and Performing Arts Department

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts offers courses in visual arts, art history, music, music history, music theory, applied music, and music ensembles.

Supporting a rich cultural experience at Regis University is a key initiative of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts and a wide variety of concerts, exhibits, lectures and performances are made available for the entire community to enjoy.

Art History

The Art History Program offers students an opportunity to develop a knowledge and understanding of visual culture throughout history. It introduces students to the intrinsic qualities of artistic images and artifacts and considers the conditions of their production and viewing, their functions and meanings, and the roles they play in recording and shaping people, perceptions, events, and cultures. Regis College takes seriously its role in preparing students to face the contradictory demands of an ever more visually-oriented world. Consequently, it emphasizes an understanding of the ways that images provide insights into the diverse and profound interests of peoples and cultures.

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Visual Arts

The Fine Arts at Regis College provide an environment where students may explore the role of fine arts in the context of the liberal arts. With a range of studio and academic courses in visual arts, the Department invites students to examine, in theory and practice, the esthetic and expressive tendencies which have been central to the advancement of culture. The Department of Fine & Performing Arts maintains the O’Sullivan Arts Center where students have the opportunity to experience first-hand, some of the area’s most engaging fine artists through exhibitions, lectures and workshops.

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Music Program

The Music Program at Regis includes a wide variety of courses and music offerings for students, faculty, staff, and the Denver community. The Music Program is intended for students of all levels of experience, offering participation in beginning to advanced music lessons and classes, performing ensembles, and courses in music history, music theory, and composition. All full-time students may participate in applied lessons or join a music ensemble—and nearly a third of all Regis students do each year. 

Meet the Music Faculty

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Department Co-Chair, Music

Degrees and Programs

O'Sullivan Art Gallery

All exhibitions and events in the O'Sullivan Art Gallery are free and open to the public.

Performance Series

The Music Program at Regis invites all students, faculty, staff, and community members to join us for an exciting semester of performances at Regis. All concerts and events begin at 7:30 p.m. in Claver Recital Hall and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

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The Recorder Music Center

The Recorder Music Center (RMC), housed in Dayton Memorial Library, is maintained jointly by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the Dayton Memorial Library.

Meet the Fine and Performing Arts Faculty

Mark Davenport, Ph.D.
Mark Davenport, Ph.D.

Co-Chair (Music) and Professor

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Robin Hextrum
Robin Hextrum

Assistant Professor

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Anthony Ortega
Anthony Ortega


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Trudi Wright, Ph.D.
Trudi Wright, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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