Under the direction of Dr. Patrick Jacobs, the Center for Performing Arts Opera Theatre contends every season for excellence in production and performance. From tragedy to comedy and from Puccini to Gilbert & Sullivan, the Opera Theatre provides a quality experience for students to test the limits of their artistry. With faculty that has experience on opera stages around the world, the productions are certain to draw in a packed house for every show. Past performances include: Mozart's "Magic FLute," Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors," Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi" and more. These shows are open to our student body and to the public.

At the Center for Performing Arts, we provide an artistic platform for students to broaden their musical perspective and to exercise their skills in a variety of different ways. We believe it is essential to provide a quality program for our students to get involved and apply their classical disciplines.

Contact:  Dr. Patrick Jacobs, 251.442.2554


Each year the Center for Performing Arts provides a limited number of music scholarships to students demonstrating considerable achievement and tremendous potential for further development in performance. These scholarships are given on the basis of Scholarship Auditions. If you would like to schedule an appointment to audition, or find out more details about the audtioning process, please email us at or call 251.442.2320 or 1.800.WIN RAMS extension 2320.