We The People Digital First Friday

Corinna Joy Live for Lancaster Stands Up
Friday, June 4th, 7:30 P.M. on Facebook!

Join singer/songwriter Corinna Joy for a socially distant concert from her home studio to benefit Lancaster Stands Up. With piano-driven original music that ranges from playful to deeply honest, Corinna brings together pop, folk, and jazz influences, woven together by rich, soulful vocals. All proceeds from the virtual tip jar will go to Lancaster Stands Up to aid them in their fight against racial injustice. Save this link to enjoy the concert Friday night!

As most of you know by now, under the direction of Millersville University’s Office of Safety and Environmental Health and in accordance with the CDC guidelines established to help protect our community from COVID – 19, the Arts at Millersville has canceled our remaining events in the 2019-2020 season. While we are all adjusting to our “new normal”, the Arts at Millersville family wants you to know how grateful we are that you have given us the opportunity to serve as a community hub and “Lancaster County’s Home for the Cultural Arts.”


Our leadership team is enthusiastically programming and planning the 10th Anniversary celebration of The Ware Center in the coming 2020-2021 season. We hope to offer several of the acts that have been canceled from the current season, and will begin announcing certain artists as they are confirmed. In the meantime, please enjoy some of the highlights from this season. As always, we will continue to work together to keep our community safe and healthy. We look forward to the future, when we will resume enjoying shared arts experiences. Before we know it, we’ll all be “back in the seats,” together again.

Arts Smarts Registration Opening Soon

Registration is scheduled to open soon for 28 new camps ! Kids aged 4 through grade 8 can choose from morning (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) and afternoon (1 – 4 p.m.) camps for the weeks of August 3-7 and August 10-14. Enrollment will be open for a maximum of 10 students per camp, so stay tuned for updates and email notices.
Supervised lunch is offered from noon to 1 p.m. for students attending both a.m. and p..m. camps. Lunch is not included.
Each half-day, week long camp is $100. Enrollment is limited and camps are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis – so reserve your spots today!
Scholarships are available to those families in financial need. Please contact Barry at  Barry.Kornhauser@millersville.edu  for more information

2019-2020 Season Highlights

On Screen/In Person screening of The Interpreters on September 26 included a panel discussion with Amer Al Fayadh (Church World Services Language Services Program Coordinator and Iraqi former professional interpreter), Dr. Bryan Stinchfield (Franklin & Marshall Assistant Professor of Organization Studies and former U.S. Army pilot and counter-terrorism officer), James P. Stafford (veteran of the U.S. Army), Richard Boyer (20-year veteran of U.S. Army infantry – multiple world deployments – Northern Iraq 2003-04) and film director Sofian Khan.

Club 42 cello-vocalist Shana Tucker offered master classes at J.P McCaskey High School as well as with students at MU’s Tell School of Music on November 8.


Artists Michael Mwenso and Jono Gasparo conduct a Q&A for MU music students in October 2019; the MU Percussion Ensemble opens for the February 6 presentation of Jhonetsu – “Passion” by YAMATO – The Drummers of Japan. The YAMATO artists conducted a special demonstration and opportunity to explore the taiko drums on stage for a group of blind and seeing impaired patrons before the show.

On January 26, WE SHALL OVERCOME featuring Damien Sneed included the 60-member J.P. McCaskey HIgh School Gospel Choir.

All Family Fun Fest shows opened with hour-long lobby activities for kids, include these youngsters and their families who attended PA Ballet II’s “Fairy Rhymes” on February 15.


2019/2020 Season Sponsors

Our Mission

The Office of Visual and Performing Arts continues Millersville University’s long history of hosting performances and fosters innovation, creative thinking, collaboration, and community and campus engagement. We oversee the University’s two state-of-the-art performing arts facilities-The Ware Center located in heart of Downtown Lancaster, PA and The Winter Center located on the University’s campus in Millersville, PA.

In these venues, “Lancaster County’s Home for the Cultural Arts” features music, live theater, film, poetry, dance concerts, community events and art exhibits.  See all of our upcoming events here.

The Ware Center
The Winter Center

The Arts at Millersville is pleased to partner this season with the following organizations