Monmouth University

Center for the Arts

Arts in the Community

Monmouth University Center for the Arts celebrates diversity by engaging local citizens through the arts. We foster a strong sense of community through productions and lectures through outreach and scholarship programs.

The MCA actively works with the many non-profit community organizations and shelters in the region, offering outreach programs visiting local schools, hosting workshops on campus, and presenting master classes at partner facilities. Through the University’s Community Relations Office, the Center for the Arts ensures that underserved populations and communities in need have access to the arts.

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Arts in the community News

Monmouth University Students Learn from Internationally Renowned Dance Troupe

This fall, Catapult Shadow Dance Company hosted a masterclass with Monmouth University dance students in Pollak Theatre while in residency developing their new work Angel Heart. The dance troupe was founded in 2009, gained widespread renown when it wowed a national television audience with its performance on Season Eight of NBC’s hit competition “America’s Got […]

Celebrating National Poetry Month

The Traveling Poetry Emporium came to Monmouth University's campus on April 16 creating personalized poems in celebration of National Poetry Month. Students visited one of their pop-up poetry booths in the lobby of the Student Center, Dining Hall or Plangere Center and named any topic they wanted. Then, in less than five minutes, one of traveling poets GennaRose Nethercott, Cassandra de Alba or Julia Story composed an original, full-length poem on an antique manual typewriter just for them.

Monmouth Dance students participate in a masterclass with Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company

In November, the Center for the Arts in partnership with Department of Music and Theatre Arts Adjunct Professor Ekaterina Bronshteyn hosted one of four masterclasses scheduled this year with her dance students. The masterclasses are meant to broaden Monmouth students' knowledge of the discipline and skills outside of the classroom and allow them to work with distinguished, professional dancers and choreographers.

A Classic Tale With A Twist

Monmouth University's Pollak Theatre opened its doors October 19th to give students from local elementary schools a special performance. The Center for the Arts hosted The Three Pigettes and the Big Bad Lady Wolf , a bilingual show that puts a twist on the classic tale, The Three Little Pigs . The show was part of the Children's Theatre Series.

Music Legend Graham Nash Speaks With MU Students

Monmouth University welcomed Graham Nash to campus September 23rd. And before his show, the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Award winner sat down with 20 lucky MU students.