Vail Series

The Arts, Done Denison's Way
Legendary singer Jessye Norman performs at Swasey Chapel as part of the Vail Series.
Legendary singer Jessye Norman performs at Swasey Chapel as part of the Vail Series.

The Vail Series was endowed by a generous gift from the late Mary and Foster McGaw in honor of Jeanne Vail, class of 1946. Just as it was intended to do, the Series enriches the artistic experience of the entire Denison community.

Programmed creatively with the mindful pursuit of learning across traditional academic boundaries, the Vail Series has been directed by since its inception in 1979. The arts are such an essential element of a liberal arts education at Denison that Vail Series tickets are free for students, faculty and staff.

Sure, the Vail Series offers highly diverse concerts, performed by world-class musicians. But Vail is so much more. It’s seeing Bela Fleck or Yo-Yo Ma on a small stage, six feet away from your front row seat, knowing he’ll be spending enough time here to interact with students and answer a question if you have one.

For more information, please visit VailSeries.org.

Here are just a few notable performers from past years:

  • Itzhak Perlman
  • Yo-Yo Ma
  • Renée Fleming
  • Wynton Marsalis
  • Jessye Norman

View the Events Calendar for upcoming
Vail performances ↪