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About

The Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts (AVPA) at Texas A&M University advances the arts on campus and in the Brazos Valley, providing opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to experience, study, and make art. The AVPA sponsors guest artist residencies, produces public performances and exhibitions, and offers grants to support student and faculty research, creativity, and pedagogy.
 


Vision

We envision a future in which Texas A&M University and the wider Brazos Valley is an arts destination—an internationally renowned generator of creative work, people, and scholarship.
 

Mission


We harness the transformative power of the arts to foster the creativity of our students, faculty, and community partners, in order to create a robust society. Our mission is to ensure the vitality of innovative, culturally diverse, and cutting-edge visual and performing arts programming and making at Texas A&M University and in the Brazos Valley.

 

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
Associate Professor, Academic Program Director for Dance Science
School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts

DR. JAMES R. BALL, III
Director, Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts
Assistant Dean for Industry and Community Engagement, School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts
Associate Professor, Performance Studies, School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts

SHEREE BOEGNER
Executive Director
The Arts Council of Brazos Valley

DR. JOHN T. COOPER, JR.
Assistant Vice President
Division of Academic and Strategic Collaborations

DR. JAMES FRANCIS, JR.
Senior Lecturer, English
College of Arts and Sciences

CATHY HASTEDT
Director
University Art Galleries

DR. WEILING HE
Associate Professor
Associate Department Head of the Undergraduate Program, Department of Architecture 
College of Architecture 

DR. MARTIN REGAN
Professor, Performance Studies
School of Performance, Visualization, and Fine Arts

DR. JINSIL HWARYOUNG SEO
Associate Professor, Director of Soft Interaction Lab, Department of Visualization
School of Performance, Visualization, and Fine Arts

DR. DAWNA SCHULD
Associate Professor, Art History
School of Performance, Visualization, and Fine Arts

DR. DONNA LEE SULLINS
Instructional Assistant Professor, Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences
Program Coordinator of the Professional Event Management Certificate
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

DR. ROBERT "JAY" WOODWARD
Clinical Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
College of Education & Human Development
 

 

Staff

DR. JAMES R. BALL, III‚Äč
Director
Offiice:  979.845.3355
Email: jimball@tamu.edu

EUNICE MCCAIN-DAVIS
Program Coordinator
Offiice:  979.845.3355
Email:  emccain@tamu.edu

MELANIE EVANS
Student Assistant

REBEKAH SHOEMAKER
Student Assistant