Arts Briefs

Maddie Forshee

Arts Briefs

Voice performance and masterclass

GVSU alumna Christine Amon will present a short voice recital and give a masterclass to GVSU voice students at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Amon, a mezzo soprano, recently studied in Buenos Aires due to the sponsorship of Opera Grand Rapids. Amon has been awarded first place in the Opera Grand Rapids Collegiate Vocal Competition, the NATS Regional Auditions, the Conrad Art Song Competition and was a finalist in the Lotte Lenya Competition. Amon received her master’s from Bowling Green State University and received her bachelor’s from GVSU. No stranger to the stage, Amon will be a resident artist at Opera Memphis this fall. For more information, go to

Homecoming comedy show

As part of homecoming week, Spotlight Productions presents Saturday Night Live comedians Jay Pharoah and Aidy Bryant tonight at 8 p.m. in the Fieldhouse Arena. Tickets are free and available to be picked up from the 20/20 Desk. Pharoah has been an SNL cast member since 2010, while Bryant has been part of the team since 2012. 

Voice studio recital 

On Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m., students of professor Min Jin will perform a recital in the Sherman Van Solkema Hall in the Performing Arts Center. The event is open to the public. Jin has performed throughout Canada, Korea, Mexico and the U.S. and has appeared in many of the major concert halls throughout the country. He was a first prize winner or the Artist International Music Competition, Korean Music Association Competition and a winter of the Keida Hermann International Voice Competition.  For more information, visit

GVSU Theater presents P.S. Series

This Sunday at 7:30 p.m., GVSU students will showcase their skills in all aspects of theater performance. The P.S. Series productions are fully-staged performances that are directed, produced and acted in by students in the Louis Armstrong Theatre. This years productions will be “Sure Thing,” “The Philadelphia,” “English Made Simple,” and “Cafe Murder.” The first three productions are directed by Kimberlee Griggs and the final performance is directed by Anthony Sanchez. Tickets are $6 in advance and $7 at the door. For more information, visit

Guest artist cello recital

Cellist Benjamin Whitcomb will be performing this Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the Sherman Van Solkema Hall in the Performing Arts Center. Whitcomb has earned a national reputation as a performer and music teacher. He is an active musician, performing over 20 concerts per year. Whitcomb regularly appears on the “Sunday Afternoon Live from Chazen” concert series on Wisconsin Public Radio. He collaborates with pianist Vincent de Vries to perform concerts around the country and is a member of the Ancora String Quartet and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Piano Trio. The recital is open to the public. For more information, visit