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About

The Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) at Texas A&M University provides arts opportunities to students, faculty, and staff of Texas A&M University as well as the larger Bryan/College Station community. The AVPA primarily produces guest artists residencies and public performances and offers grants to support faculty research and curriculum development relating to our mission.


Mission


The AVPA increases resources to existing TAMU performing and visual arts departments; supplements existing campus arts offerings by producing diverse, innovative, and prominent performing and visual artists; and facilitates coordination between the TAMU campus, arts organizations at peer and aspirant peer universities, and within a larger community of artist/scholars, especially those in the region. The AVPA supports practice-based research, and understands the development of performing and visual arts projects as epistemologies in their own right as well as aesthetic endeavors.
 

The Advisory Board


The Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts is governed by a 12-person Advisory Board that oversees the performance and grant selection processes for the department. This Board consists of Texas A&M faculty, staff, and students as well as members of local fine and performing arts organizations.

CARISA ARMSTRONG
Clinical Associate Professor, Heath and Kinesiology
College of Education & Human DevelopmentC

JAMES R. BALL, III
Director of Undergraduate Studies & 
Assistant Professor, Performance Studies

College of Liberal Arts

MICHAEL J. BENEDIK
Vice Provost & Chief International Officer
Office of Provost & Executive Vice President

CHRISTINE BERGERON
Director of Dance & Programs
Clinical Associate Professor, Heath and Kinesiology

College of Education & Human Development
 
ANNE BLACK
Executive Director
MSC OPAS

DANIEL CONWAY
Professor, Department of  Philosophy
College of Liberal Arts

WEILING HE
Director, Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts
& Associate Professor

College of Architecture

CATHY HASTEDT
Director
University Art Galleries

AMY SALVAGGIO
Interim Director
The Arts Council of Brazos Valley

ROBERT WOODARD
Clinical Associate Professor, Heath and Kinesiology
College of Education & Human Development
 

NOTE: There are currently 2 vacant positions.

Staff

ALYSSA DOPHIED
Student Assistant

WEILING HE
Director
Offiice:  979.845.7859
Email:  whe@arch.tamu.edu

RACHEL KOERNER
Student Assistant

JORDAN MARSHALL
Student Assistant

EUNICE MCCAIN-DAVIS
Program Coordinator
Offiice:  979.862.5766
Email:  emccain@.tamu.edu