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Margot Singer

Professor (English/Creative Writing)
Director of Creative Writing
Director of the Eisner Center

Upcoming
Events

What's Coming Next at The Eisner Center:

Student Recitals

The Department of Music presents student recitals

Jazz Ensemble concert

The Denison University Jazz Ensemble presents a concert.

The Vail Series, in partnership with Music Institute of Chicago, present a Livestream Third Coast Percussion Concert

The Vail Series is partnering with Music Institute of Chicago to bring you a Livestream performance with Third Coast Percussion.

Chamber Music recital

The Denison's chamber music ensembles presents a recital.

Creative Writing and Studio Art Senior Event

Denison University senior creative writing and studio art majors will be celebrating their capstone projects in a joint event.

Denison University is a leading college for students who are passionate about the arts and who choose the breadth of a liberal arts education over that of a conservatory.

The Arts at Denison are vibrant, masterful, and thought-provoking. Denison students collaborate and create as they learn from working artists and professional creators. More than 40 percent of Denison students take part in the arts that include music, theatre, dance, cinema, art history, studio art, and creative writing. Students who come to Denison nurturing a passion often find they grow and develop new avenues of artistic pursuit.

Home to the departments of Dance, Music and Theatre, the Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts is a natural hub for the performing arts at Denison. Students and faculty from different disciplines intersect in classrooms and common areas. These encounters spark creativity and growth that elevate knowledge and ability.

Denison students learn, perform, exhibit, and partake in the arts on campus and off The Hill.

A teaching museum, the Denison Museum is fittingly located in the Eisner Center. The museum’s teaching collection includes cultural heritage, historical, scientific, and artistic objects. Exhibitions, mounted in the spring and fall of each year, are curated from these collections or from nationally toured exhibitions.

The Vail Series is Denison’s premiere performing arts series. Since 1979, the Vail Series has brought world-class musicians and artists to Swasey Chapel. These artists, like Yo-Yo Ma, Belá Fleck, and Renée Fleming, often join students in the classroom sharing advice about technique and even some sage business know-how. What’s more, the Vail Series events are free to students, faculty, and staff.

The Columbus arts community is just 30 minutes away, with access to musical, classical, and improvisational theatre; orchestras and symphonies; ballet and modern dance companies; art galleries and museums; independent film venues; and programs, like those at the Thurber House, that celebrate excellence in writing.

View of glass windows of rehearsal space, and hallway and locker space at the Eisner Center for the Performing Arts
Guest artist Olivier Tarpaga (Burkina Faso, Africa) w. dance class
Additional rehearsal space at the Eisner Center for the Performing Arts
Rehearsal space inside of the Eisner Center for the Performing Arts

What's Happening

Performances

An Evening of Jazz

What really delights me about this semester’s band is that it is mostly first-years, and they are so full of talent. The future of Denison jazz is bright

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Academic Majors
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Living at Denison
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