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Supporting the teaching mission of Appalachian State University, the programs of the Office of Arts and Cultural Programs reflect the importance and value of learning in and through the arts. Programming appropriate for K-12 students and teachers, university students and faculty, and the community at large can be accessed throughout the academic year.

Community Programming

Community Programming

Everyone can get involved at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts through performances, pre- and post-show artist engagements and artist-led community events.

APPlause! event

APPlause! K-12 Performing Arts Series

Every season, affordable music, dance, film, and theatre events are offered to students and their teachers from K-12 classrooms across the region.

K-12 Educators

K-12 Educators

We are committed to connecting university arts resources to community arts patrons, teachers and learners in the campus community and across our region.

University Students and Faculty

App State Students & Faculty

We facilitate meaningful interactions between visiting artists and students through multi-day artist residencies, class visits, artist-led workshops, student internships and more.