Come see what the School of Performing Arts has to offer.
Created in 2010, Idaho State University's School of Performing Arts is the newest school within the College of Arts and Letters and the only one of its type in the region. The School of Performing Arts (SoPA) is comprised of 3 divisions: Music, Theatre, and Dance with comprehensive offerings of undergraduate degrees and graduate offerings in Music and Theatre. Throughout the academic year, there is a continual output of performances and productions giving all students (majors, minors, and devoted hobbyists) first-hand experience and opportunities to excel on-stage and behind the scenes. Come see what the School of Performing Arts has to offer you!
The School of Performing Arts maintains its presence in five buildings across the ISU campus: Fine Arts, Redhill, Frazier Hall, Holt Arena, and the Stephens Performing Arts Center.
The L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, a $34 million, 123,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art complex, debuted its first performance in October of 2004 and houses multiple venues for performances. This building is the main performing home for the School of Performing Arts and the crown jewel of ISU.
The faculty and students of the School of Performing Arts are among the most visible and active members of the ISU community and can often be found at functions and festivals well outside of their respective academic missions.
The faculty and students travel all around the region to further artistic vision, and many are recognized in activities at both national and international levels.