Performing Arts includes dance, music, theatre and audio production.

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Performing Arts Department

Welcome Performers and Audio Technicians

Step onto the stage.  The spotlight finds you as you inhale. Then, with the first step, the first note, the first word, exhilaration replaces fear and your artistic passion shines.

Music, theatre and dance commune the creative mind with physical skill. Sometimes personal and solitary, often collaborative and community-building, pursuing artistic achievement evolves the individual self into a whole.  

Supported behind the scenes by the hands-on creativity of set, lighting and costume designers, and the expertise of audio technicians, the field of performing arts calls all who express themselves through movement and sound.

Those who teach performing arts at GCC find a calling as performers themselves and share their passion and dedication to artistic excellence.

Performing Arts Scholarships

Scholarships available to both music majors and non-music majors. In fact, it is possible to obtain a Performing Arts scholarship in addition to other scholarships (honors, athletic, club, etc.). The scholarship amount is usually based on current course load, specifically the number Performing Arts classes being taken. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship contact the director of your discipline.

Performances and Events Open to the Public

GCC features performances by students, faculty and visiting artists throughout the year.  Check our events calendar for upcoming performances and audition opportunities.


Department Chair


Room: MU1-118
Phone: (623) 845-3070
Building: Performing Arts Center (PAC)
Department Secretary


Room: MU1-119
Phone: (623) 845-3720
Building: Performing Arts Center (PAC)