Festival Schedule       

Wednesday, Feb. 28                                                                  

Noon – 6 p.m.: Festival Registration
Lobby, Lawrence Hall (LH)

Noon - 5 p.m.: Campus Tours
JVH Auditorium 

Campus tours, led by the University's Admission Office, will be offered on the hour starting at noon, with the last tour at 4:00 p.m. The hour tour will provide you with a layout of the campus and allow you and your students to quickly find classrooms and activities on campus.

Registration is not required. All interested attendees should meet in JVH Auditorium prior to the hour.

3 p.m.: Hotel Check-In
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh, Downtown

Thursday, March 1                                                                     

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Scholarship Auditions
Lobby, George Rowland White Performance Center (GRW)

Please refer to the audition schedule for your registration, warm up, and class times.

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Festival registration
Lobby, Lawrence Hall (LH)

8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Classes, Workshops, and Lectures
Various Locations, Point Park University

These classes will be on a first-come basis. A list of available classes on Thursday is available in the course book. Students will need to sign-in on the sign-up sheet on the door. 

For the safety of all of both the students and faculty, all classes will be limited to the capacity of each studio. All attendees who wish to observe a class may do so, but from viewing outside the studio through the glass.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Exhibit Hall Setup
Gymnasium, Fifth Floor, Student Center (SC)

Located in the Gym of the Student Center, the Exhibit Hall will feature over 80 university and college recruiters, as well as vendors.

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.: Opening Ceremonies (Ticketed Event)
Byham Theater, Downtown

Due to the seating capacity of the Byham, you will be able to attend one of the two Opening Ceremony performances. The ceremony runs the same performance at 5:30 pm and again at 8:00 pm. High schools will be given their performance time upon registration.

7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.: Festival Reception
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh, Downtown

A general reception will take place at the Wyndham starting at 7:30 pm, featuring light fare and a DJ. 

8 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Opening Ceremonies (Ticketed Event)
Byham Theater, Downtown

Due to the seating capacity of the Byham, you will be able to attend one of the two Opening Ceremony performances. The ceremony runs the same performance at 5:30 pm and again at 8:00 pm. High schools will be given their performance time upon registration.

10 p.m.: Faculty Reception (Bar Opens at 9:30 p.m.)
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh, Downtown

An adult reception will also begin following the last performance, featuring light fare and a cash bar.

Friday, March 2                                                            

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Tech for Friday Gala and Showcase Concerts
Byham Theater, Downtown

Please refer to your tech schedule for your assigned rehearsal time.

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Exhibit Hall
Gymnasium, Fifth Floor, Student Center (SC)

Located in the Gym of the Student Center, the Exhibit Hall will feature over 80 recruiters and vendors.

8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Classes, Workshops, and Lectures
Various Locations, Point Park University

All attendees will need to sign-in on the sign-up sheet on the door.

For the safety of all of both the students and faculty, all classes will be limited to the capacity of each studio. All attendees who wish to observe a class may do so, but from viewing outside the studio through the glass.

11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.: Informal Concert
Studio 1, George Rowland White Performance Center (GRW)

Tickets will be available prior to the performance outside the studio. Seating is limited and will be available only to those with tickets so please arrive early to ensure a seat.

2 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.: Informal Concert
Studio 1, George Rowland White Performance Center (GRW)

Tickets will be available prior to the performance outside the studio. Seating is limited and will be available only to those with tickets so please arrive early to ensure a seat.

5:30 p.m.: Outstanding Student Choreography Concert
Byham Theater, Downtown

Your name badge will be your ticket to the concert. Please note, seating is limited to the capacity of the Byham. All attendees must have seats and there is limited standing room only in the lobby. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. There is no guarantee of seats for performers.

The Byham asks that all attendees exit between concerts.

8 p.m.: Gala Performance
Byham Theater, Downtown

Your name badge will be your ticket to the concert. Please note, seating is limited to the capacity of the Byham. All attendees must have seats and there is limited standing room only in the lobby. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. There is no guarantee of seats for performers.

Saturday, March 3                                                                     

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Tech for Saturday Gala and Showcase Concerts
Byham Theater, Downtown

Please refer to your tech schedule for your assigned rehearsal time.

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Exhibit Hall
Gymnasium, Fifth Floor, Student Center (SC)

Located in the Gym of the Student Center, the Exhibit Hall will feature over 80 university and college recruiters, as well as vendors.

8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Classes, Workshops, and Lectures
Various Locations, Point Park University

All attendees will need to sign-in on the sign-up sheet on the door.

For the safety of all of both the students and faculty, all classes will be limited to the capacity of each studio. All attendees who wish to observe a class may do so, but from viewing outside the studio through the glass.

11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.: Informal Concert
Studio 1, George Rowland White Performance Center (GRW)

Tickets will be available prior to the performance outside the studio. Seating is limited and will be available only to those with tickets so please arrive early to ensure a seat.

5:30 p.m.: Showcase Concert
Byham Theater, Downtown

Your name badge will be your ticket to the concert. Please note, seating is limited to the capacity of the Byham. All attendees must have seats and there is limited standing room only in the lobby. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. There is no guarantee of seats for performers.

The Byham asks that all attendees exit between concerts.

8 p.m.: Gala Concert
Byham Theater, Downtown

Your name badge will be your ticket to the concert. Please note, seating is limited to the capacity of the Byham. All attendees must have seats and there is limited standing room only in the lobby. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. There is no guarantee of seats for performers.

Sunday, March 4                                                                        

8 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Classes, Workshops, and Lectures
Various Locations, Point Park University

These classes will be on a first-come basis. A list of available classes on Sunday is available in the course book. Students will need to sign-in on the sign-up sheet on the door. 

For the safety of all of both the students and faculty, all classes will be limited to the capacity of each studio. All attendees who wish to observe a class may do so, but from viewing outside the studio through the glass.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Closing Ceremonies
Byham Theater, Downtown

The heavily anticipated scholarship presentations and closing remarks will conclude the Festival at the Byham, during which time students will be recognized with scholarship awards.