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Looking to the future...
Creating a Culture of Engagement

The arts are a reflection of the world around us – a world that has never been viewed as more complex and vibrant than it is today. Our environment is being shaped by a world whose borders continue to blur. New technologies continuously reimagine the ways in which the arts are created and presented, while changing demographics redefine how audiences engage in the arts. As CES patrons, you have told us that you appreciate the diversity of our series and that you want to deepen your engagement in our programs.

CES is committed to bringing our tri-state community together as we reaffirm our role as a regional steward of the performing arts. We remain steadfast in our mission of presenting live performances, educational outreach and experiential learning opportunities to our students, patrons and presenting artists.

As we look toward the future, allow me to restate our goals:

  • Cultivate the next generation of arts participants
  • Enhance patron experience with deepened educational outreach opportunities
  • Maintain an unwavering commitment to artistic excellence
  • Broaden our marketing and communication efforts to
  • Encourage active involvement as volunteers, donors and audience members

What to expect in our 2017-18 presenting season? A broad array of world-acclaimed artists representing ten countries – from an Emmy award nominee to loveable canines – and venues ranging from traditional theatre seating to relaxed club-style settings. I also welcome Ms. Melanie Moore in her new role as CES associate director. Our entire CES staff works tirelessly to provide you with a seamless experience at our events.

Finally, please consider supporting our CES program: become a volunteer, an event sponsor or a CES Member. You will find information on our membership levels in this brochure.

We look forward to seeing you throughout the 2017-18 season!

Bill Mandicott
Assistant Vice President

Melanie Moore
Associate Director, CES at Frostburg State University