Wake the Arts is a movement to infuse the arts into every aspect of the Wake Forest experience. Through this shared connection we will elevate Pro Humanitate to develop Wake Forest graduates who are empathetic, curious, and interdisciplinary problem solvers. We believe that all knowledge becomes more impactful when combined with the power of expression.

No matter what field of study one chooses at Wake Forest, it will be enhanced through a culture of creativity that nurtures and celebrates our shared community.


“Of The Times” Exhibition
Debbie Allen: ‘Maya Angelou Artist-in-Residence’
Arts Seniors Spotlight
Chamber Choir Tour 2023
WAKEVILLE 2023
NC Black Rep and Wake Forest announce winning playwrights
St. Cuthbert’s Way

Coming soon

  • March 19, 2024 | 7:30pm
    Brendle Recital Hall
    Named one of the greatest string quartets of the last 100 years by BBC Music Magazine, the two-time GRAMMY-nominated Dover Quartet is one of the world’s most in-demand chamber ensembles. The Dover Quartet is the Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence at the Curtis Institute of …
  • March 23, 2024 | 10:00am
    Scales Fine Arts Center
    The WFU Department of Music presents the 47th Annual Giles-Harris Music Competitions. The competitions honor esteemed former piano faculty Lucille Harris and Christopher Giles. Two competitions are held annually, featuring WFU Music students currently enrolled in individual instruction. More information for our Piano Competition and Open Competition will be available …
  • March 25, 2024 | 7:30pm
    Scales Fine Arts Center
    Wake Forest University Department of Music welcomes Euntaek Kim, piano, for a guest recital. Free and open to the public
  • March 26, 2024 | 7:30pm
    Scales Fine Arts Center
    Wake Forest University Department of Music welcomes Euntaek Kim, piano, for a guest recital. Free and open to the public
  • March 28, 2024 | 7:30pm
    Brendle Recital Hall
    Cellist and singer-songwriter Shana Tucker will share music and her story of creating a dynamic career as an arts advocate, teaching artist, collaborator, and performer of her own unique genre of ChamberSoul™. "The Future of Music Leadership" series features guest musicians and music scholars who have crafted …
  • April 5, 2024 | 7:30pm
    Scales Fine Arts Center
    In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage and 20-year drought have led to a ban on private toilets and the domination of malevolent Urine Good Company. The poor revolt, led by brave young Bobby Strong, fighting tooth and nail for the freedom to pee “wherever you like, whenever …
  • April 6, 2024 | 12:00pm
    Scales Breezeway
    The purpose of the Wakeville Arts Festival is to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and creativity on campus, while providing a platform for student artists to showcase their projects and workshop new ideas. By working together, the departments and organizations involved (all the Fine Arts Departments, Office of Sustainability, Women’s Center, Interdisciplinary …
  • April 8, 2024 | 7:30pm
    Brendle Recital Hall
    Wake Forest University Department of Music presents a student recital from Campbell McEntire.   This event is free and open to the public.
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