8th Annual International Karaoke Night!

Join us for a night of music, fun, food, and prizes at the 8th Annual International Karaoke Night on Wednesday, Nov 9 at 7:00PM at the Tiger Bay Pub. Students will sing in the language that they are learning at Sewanee. Please sign up to get your song on the roster by contacting Helen Stapleton hfstaple@sewanee.edu or just show up and cheer on your friends.

Fall Vocal Showcase

Friday, November 11, 2022, 7:00PM, Guerry Auditorium
Join the combined voice studios for an exciting evening of song ranging from musical theatre to classical, folk, jazz, and pop! Featuring students of Dr. Kerry Ginger and Erik Gustafson, with Vicki Collinsworth and Dr. Ray Gotko, piano.

Debra Earling Reading

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Debra Earling, author of Perma Red and the forthcoming novel, The Lost Journals of Sacajewea, will give a reading in Convocation Hall on Wednesday, November 16 at 4:30PM.  She has received both a National Endowment for the Arts grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Dennis Kezar Shakespeare Talk

Shakespeare scholar and Sewanee alumnus Dennis Kezar, author of Guilty Creatures: Renaissance Poetry and the Ethics of Authorship (Oxford University Press) and editor of Solon and Thespis: Law and Theater in the English Renaissance (Notre Dame University Press), will lecture on Shakespeare, skepticism and feeling.

Voice Recital: Light in the Hallway

Saturday, November 19 at 3:00pm, St. Luke's Chapel
Victor Esparza (C’24) and Katy Mae Elder (C’24) present a reflective program exploring how to turn on the light when it’s darkest. Featuring Cambiata, additional Sewanee singers, and Vicki Collinsworth, piano.


Dr. Alison J Miller will provide an introduction to Japanese woodblock prints of the 1870s and 1880s with a focus on how the images worked to create and reinforce social conceptions of Meiji values and ideals.

Ancestry: Where do we come from and why do we care?

Thursday, Nov 3 at 7:00PM
Blackman Auditorium
Prof. Maya Jasanoff, X.D. and Nancy Yang Professor and Coolidge Professor of History at Harvard University, will deliver a lecture entitled "Ancestry: Where do we come from and why do we care?

Sponsoring organizations are Phi Beta Kappa, the Department of English, the Department of History, and the University of Lectures Committee

An Evening with Lewis & Tolkien

Wednesday, November 2
7:00pm CST
Guerry Auditorium

Friends of the Library invites you to attend the Fifth Annual Tom G. Watson Memorial Event. This year, we are offering a play, An Evening with Lewis & Tolkien, written and directed by David Payne. Everyone is invited to attend and there is no admission charge.

Reading by Isabel Duarte-Gray

Isabel Duarte-Gray, Visiting Assistant Professor of English, will read from her poetry, November 3 at 4:30 PM in Gailor Auditorium. Her reading will include new poetry from her forthcoming collection. 

La Traviata - Metropolitan Opera Broadcast

Saturday, Nov. 5, begins at 11:55 a.m.

Ralston Music Listening Library & Archive

The University of the South


The Metropolitan Opera (NYC) presents Verdi's La Traviata in a live transmission into the Ralston Room (the William Ralston Music Listening Library & Archive, located on the second floor of Jessie Ball duPont Library, at 178 Georgia Avenue, Sewanee). 

El Salvador: Immigration & Transliteratures

In honor of Transgender Awareness Week (November 13th to the 19th), the Spanish and Italian Department would like to contribute to active and informed discussion on campus. On Monday, November 7 at 7:00PM, we will host a talk entitled "El Salvador: Migration and Transliteratures" by professor Sebastián Reyes Gil from Universidad de Santiago in Chile. This talk will discuss the novel El verbo J (2018) by the Salvadoran writer Claudia Hernández, and it will address issues of trans-bodies and subjectivities in the context of the current migration movements in Central America. This talk will be delivered in English via Zoom. For further information contact prof. Arturo Márquez-Gómez aamarque@sewanee.edu

Stage Management Boot Camp

Guest artist and professional stage manager Jen Nelson Lane will lead a workshop with students about how to stage manage, and will give all students interested in performance a taste of how things run in a professional environment. The workshop is designed for students to take part both days, but students who are only available one day or the other are still welcome.
Friday, October 7 2:00PM-5:00PM
Saturday, October 8 10:00AM-1:00PM

Dr. Michelle Murray Lecture

What do Twitter, the Spanish Civil War, digital humanities, and the holocaust have to do with one another?  Come hear Vanderbilt's Dr. Michelle Murray's lecture, Transmitting Trauma through Twitter: @Deportado4443 and Memories of Mauthausen on Thursday, October 13 at 4:30 in Gailor Auditorium.  Find out more.

Aiken Taylor Award: Poet Garrett Hongo

The Sewanee Review presents the 2022 Aiken Taylor Award, October 12-13. Critic Christopher Spaide will lecture on the work of Garrett Hongo, the recipient of the 2022 Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry, on October 11th at 4:30 PM in Guerry Auditorium; Hongo will receive his award and read from his work on Wednesday, October 12th at 5 PM, in Convocation Hall.

Vienna Boys Choir

The Vienna Boys Choir will perform their program "Together" in All Saints' Chapel on Tuesday October 25th at 7pm.

Students and employees of the University get one free ticket with a valid Sewanee ID. 

Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased in the following ways:

Cash, credit card, and check are accepted.

First Year Program: Capstone Project Exhibition

Show Open: Wednesday, October. 26, 4:30pm-5:30 p.m.
Carlos Gallery in the Visual Arts Building

The Carlos Gallery in the Visual Art Building at University of the South is pleased to present the Finding Your Place Capstone Project Exhibition, a multidisciplinary group exhibit of capstone projects by students in FYRP 130: The Artist as Collector and FYRP 101: Creating Place.

Sense & Sensibility

October 26-29 @ 7:30pm CT
October 30 @ 2:00pm CT
Tennessee Williams Center

The Theatre & Dance department kicks off their mainstage season with a stage adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility. The fun, theatrical adaptation was written by Kate Hamill, and the production is directed by Sarah Hamilton.

Artist Talk with Crucifix Creator Laura James

Tuesday, September 27
Chapel of the Apostles, School of Theology
4:00pm CDT

New York Artist Laura James is the creator of a new crucifix for the Chapel of the Apostles (COTA) at the School of Theology. James will give an Artist's Talk in COTA at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 27 just prior to the dedication of the crucifix. The new crucifix features a recognizable Ethiopian aesthetic style and a Jesus of color. An article published earlier this week recounts how the crucifix came into being.

Reading by David Haskell

Friends of the Library invites you to hear Author David Haskell, who will read from his current and earlier works.  A reception and book signing will follow.
Wednesday, September 21 at 4:30PM
Torian Room of DuPont Library


Saturday, September 24, 2022
2:30pm-4:30pm CDT
St. Andrew's-Sewanee Gallery, Simmonds Hall

The SAS Gallery is pleased to present the work of three SAS faculty members in a joint exhibition, "Dialogues".

The Forest Unseen-Sewanee Symphony Orchestra

Join us for our opening concert for the 2022-2023 season with our newly appointed Maestro, Mario Alejandro Torres.  This incredible concert's program features Johann Strauss, Jr.'s Thunder and Lightning Polka, Antonio Vivaldi's Summer from The Four Seasons, featuring our new violin instructor, Andrew Uhe, and a world premiere composition by our own horn instructor, Greg Danner, The Forest Unseen for orchestra and narrator featuring John Gatta.  
Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 3:00PM
Guerry Auditorium FREE and open to the public

Caminemos con María

Where: All Saints' Chapel

When: Thursday, October 6, 2022, 7:30 PM

Caminemos con María is an invitation to our communities, to celebrate Latinas and Hispanic women, their gifts, and their stories of struggle, liberation, and resurrection, as captured in the traditional genre of Canción Latinoamericana, (Latin American Song).

This concert is Free and Open to the public.

Program will include translations.

This is an event sponsored by Episcopal Evangelism Society, The School of Theology, And All Saints Chapel.



Thursday, September 29
4:30pm CDT
Gailor Auditorium

Memoirist and novelist Justin Taylor is the Director of the Sewanee School of Letters, and, as a Brown Foundation Fellow, is currently teaching The Beginning Narrative Nonfiction Workshop for Sewanee's Creative Writing Program. He will read from his work this evening in the Gailor Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Talk by Dr. Jiwei Xiao

Monday, September 26
4:30PM CDT
Gailor Auditorium

Dr. Jiwei Xiao, who formerly taught Chinese at Sewanee, will deliver a talk entitled "What is a detail?: Reading Chinese Fiction as World Literature" on Monday, September 26 at 4:30PM at Gailor Auditorium.  In addition to the lecture, Dr. Xiao will be at the Tower Room upstairs in McClurg at noon for a discussion over lunch. 

churrs, chakks, rrrrrs

“churrs, chakks, rrrrrs” is a reference to a poem by exhibiting artist Patrick DeGuira that accompanies his mixed media photograph of the lifeless body of a brown thrasher encountered on a trail near his home. Like the other pieces in this show, his written piece and the installation serve as a meditation on nature and its articulate language that has so much to say to humans if the time is taken to listen.


Thursday, September 22, 2022
4:00pm-6:00pm CDT
Stirling's Coffee House

This collection of work by Qiyu (George) Meng and Maria Mattingly is an exploration of experience and emotional attachment united by time and place. Through photography, Meng and Mattingly aim to offer a perspective of Sewanee that oscillates between intimate details and a broader grasp of what it can mean to live in a time marked by fear and uncertainty. This collection of work is defined by the simultaneous fragility and permanence of joy and how relationships between people, places, and spaces are interwoven into a community.

New Plays in 2 Days!

Come see the work of playwrights, directors, and actors who had only 2 days to write, direct, and act in an original play.  There is only one performance on Saturday, September 3 at 7:30PM at the Tennessee Williams Center. Sorting assignments start on Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Tennessee Williams Center.

Reading: Novelist Katie Kitamura

Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Gailor Auditorium
4:30pm (CST, GMT-6)

Novelist Katie Kitamura, whose novel Intimacies was a favorite of best-book lists in 2021, will read in Gailor Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Start the semester off with a reading from one of the nation's best novelists! The event will also be livestreamed.

Nathalie Miebach Artist Talk

Artist Nathalie Miebach will present her work in conversation on September 14 at 5 p.m. in Guerry Auditorium.

Auditions for "Sense and Sensibility"

Sense & Sensibility  adapted by Kate Hamill from the Jane Austen Novel
October 26-30, 2022
Tennessee Williams Center
Contact: Sarah Lacy Hamilty slhamilt@sewanee.edu

Music for the Liturgical Year

Friday, April 22, 2022
6:30 PM CST
All Saints' Chapel

Andrew Yow, C'22, will be presenting his senior organ recital. Andrew is a music major in the department of music.

The University Gospel Choir Easter Semester Concert

April 26, 2022
7:00pm CST
St. Luke's Chapel
The Department of Music At Sewanee presents the University Gospel Choir's Easter Semester Concert.

Free and open to the public.

Cambiata Spring Performance and Open Mic

April 28, 2022
5:30pm CST
Guerry Auditorium

Take a break and relax with some of Sewanee's finest vocalists! Cambiata, the student-led a cappella group, invites you to come listen and relax amid the stress of Reading Day. The concert will be followed by an open mic period. Feel free to bring your instruments and your voice!


Thursday, April 21, 2022
Guerry Auditorium

Three huge names in jazz bring their expertise to Sewanee a week from Thursday. The Charles Lloyd Trio plays Guerry Auditorium April 21, 7:30p. This performance has been delayed for a variety of reasons, but is now coming to fruition, and jazz aficionados are ecstatic.

Town of "C": A Lecture by Richard Rothman

Thursday, April 14, 2022
Gailor Auditorium

Richard Rothman’s book, “Town of “C”” offers up the American character as something "shaped both by the desire for freedom, epitomized by the expansiveness of the West, and by the harsh realities of the region’s terrain, made harsher by extractive capitalism.”

Goodbye for Now: a Sondheim Memorial

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
7:30 PM CST
Guerry Auditorium

Join the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra for its season finale at 7:30pm on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 in Guerry Auditorium! "Goodbye for Now: a Sondheim Memorial" will be a short program of favorites from the oeuvre of late great composer Stephen Sondheim, including "Send in the Clowns" and selections from Bernstein's West Side Story

Much Ado About Nothing

Angel Park
April 19, 20 & 21 at 5:00pm CST

An outdoor production of this favorite Shakespeare comedy is being directed by graduating senior Dakota Collins.
Free Admission:No Reservation Required!

How to Tell a Real Life: A Lecture by Kirmen Uribe

Sunday, April 10, 2022
Gailor Auditorium
7:00pm (CST)
The Department of Spanish and Italian at the University of the South will welcome the Basque writer Kirmen Uribe for a campus visit and public talk on Sunday, April 10, at 7pm, in Gailor Auditorium. 

Runonko, a solo exhibition by Olivier I. Mbabazi C'22

The Art, Art History and Visual Studies Department at The University of the South is pleased to present Runonko, an exhibition of sculptural and painting installations by interdisciplinary artist, scholar and student Olivier Mbabazi C’22.

Spring Vocal Showcase

Join the Sewanee Voice Studio for an exciting and eclectic concert of songs from the musical theatre, pop, R&B, folk, and classical genres!

Nest, a solo exhibition by Emma Jewell C'22

The Carlos Gallery in the Visual Art Building at University of the South is pleased to present Nest, an exhibition of mixed media installations by artist and Sewanee student Emma Jewell, C’22.

In the Light of Loss: a solo exhibition by Phoebe-Agnès Mills C'22

Tuesday, March 22 - Saturday, March 26

8:00am – 5:00pm CST

The Carlos Gallery in the Visual Arts Building 

Phoebe-Agnès Mills is a figurative oil painter whose painterly and colorful pieces meditate on ephemerality and loss in an optimistic light.

Organ Recital - Dr. Adam Cobb

March 25, 2022
7:00pm CST 
All Saints' Chapel

The program will feature Joseph Jongen's "Sonata Eroica" and will feature additional works by Dmitri Shostakovich, Calvin Hampton, Cecilia McDowall, Florence Price, and Cesar Franck.

Bahley Minor and Friends: Slidin' Away

Saturday, April 9, 2022
3:00 PM
St. Luke's Chapel
A collaboration of talent from Sewanee’s Music Department, this recital tells a personal story through the artistry of songwriter and performer Paul Simon.


BIRD is written and performed by guest artist 21-year-old stand-up activist Kylie Vincent, and directed by Barbara Pitts McAdams, one of the creators of The Laramie Project.


March 5, 2022
2:30pm CST - Pre Concert Lecture @ University Art Gallery
3:00pm CST - Concert @ Guerry Auditorium

Join the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra and the University Choir as we present masterpieces from Black composers of 20th-century America, including works by Scott Joplin, H.T. Burleigh, William Grant Still, and the long-neglected "Credo" by Margaret Bonds, written on text by W.E.B. Du Bois.

Presented in collaboration with the Roberson Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation.


February 23rd, 2022
Guerry Auditorium
7:30pm (CST)

All are welcome to a concert by Hub New Music, an innovative chamber ensemble based in Boston. Called “contemporary chamber trailblazers” by the Boston Globe, Hub New Music – composed of flute, clarinet, violin, and cello – is forging new pathways in 21st-century repertoire.

The Revolutionists - A Play by Lauren Gunderson

February 24th-27th
The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Professor Emily K. Harrison, will be performed at the Tennessee Williams Center February 24th-27th.
This contemporary dark comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, the French and Haitian Revolutions, feminism and errorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.

Afro-Latin Spirituality: an Exploration of Ancestral Worship and Expression

Friday, February 18, 2022
University Art Gallery
12:00pm (CST)

Please join us in the UAG for a brief presentation and conversation with Assistant Dean Sway Rosario-Caliz about Santeria and the history and culture of Latin, Afro-Caribbean communities.

The Phantom of the Opera Silent Movie Organ Improvisation

Friday, February 25, 2022
All Saints' Chapel
7:00 pm (CST)
David Briggs, Artist in Residence from Saint John the Divine in New York City, will be improvising on the pipe organ to the silent movie "Phantom of the Opera". 

Gwen Kirby Reads From Her Story Collection

Thursday, February 17
Gailor Auditorium
4:30pm (CST)
Dr. Gwen Kirby will be reading from her debut story collection Shit Cassandra Saw

The Poet and Her Songs

Thursday, February 10, 2022
7:00pm CST
Gailor Auditorium
Free and open to the public. 

Dr. Marquese Carter's lecture will introduce the varied musical language present in select vocal works of Florence Price (1887-1953), the groundbreaking Black American composer.

Perpetual Motion

Come see Sewanee's annual student-run dance performance.