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Kathy Mattea hosts a sold-out performance celebrating the music of Appalachia

10 years of the moss arts center

Explore Our History

When the late Charles W. Steger became president of Virginia Tech in 2000, he announced his desire to enhance the presence and practice of the arts on campus. As we celebrate our 10th anniversary season, we look back at the creativity, culture, and community over the years.


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    Mountain Stage with Kathy Mattea , article

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 7 PM: Join Grammy-winning country and bluegrass star Kathy Mattea for an episode of Mountain Stage recorded live from the Fife Theatre.

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    Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, and Shahzad Ismaily , article

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 7:30 PM: Three accomplished musicians forge a singular voice incorporating their distinct backgrounds and vast histories of collaboration.

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    Winona LaDuke , article

    MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 7:30 PM: Harvard-educated economist, activist, and author Winona LaDuke has devoted her life to advocating for Indigenous people’s rights and environmental justice.


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    william cordova , article

    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17: william cordova examines the visual aspects of transition and displacement, studying the evolution and adaptation of objects and perception across time and space.

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    Laurie Steelink , article

    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17: Exploring connections to her Native American roots, multidisciplinary artist Laurie Steelink creates assemblages of found objects and reassembled paintings to question authenticity and consider spirituality.


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    Workshop: Garage Dance Ensemble , article

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 6 PM: Join members of Garage Dance Ensemble for this session focused on dance technique, rooted in the company’s unique practice of “give and take.”

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    Post-Performance Q&A: Garage Dance Ensemble , article

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, following the performance: After experiencing "Krummelpap, Scandals Wrapped with Prayer," engage with members of the South African dance company in this open discussion.

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    Workshop: Vox Luminis , article

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1 PM: Observe an early music vocal workshop — led by Lionel Meunier, founder and artistic director of Vox Luminis — for members of the Virginia Tech Chamber Singers.