Named after Columbia College President R.Wright Spears (1951-1977), Spears Center for the Arts built in April 1989, is the central hub of the campus fine arts community. Located at the front of the campus adjacent to Cottingham Theatre, the Spears Center houses the Art, Dance, and Music Programs on campus. Spears Center for the Arts offers a spacious art stuido on the upper floor, practice rooms equipped with pianos for music students on the main floor, and dance floors on the bottom floor. The Goodall Gallery and Spears Concert Hall are also located a the center of the building.
The Goodall Gallery (built in 1977) is located at the heart of Spears Center for the Arts. The gallery presents contemporary art exhibits year round and is open to the public. For more information about the Goodall Gallery and exhibit schedules, click the link: Goodall Gallery Webpage
Spears Concert Hall
The Concert Hall hosts numerous performances throughout the year including choral, ensemble, musical recitals, guest artists, opera and broadway sounds. The space is acoustically balanced and can fit an audience of 225. Dressing rooms are conveniently located beneath the stage and the space houses 2 Grand Steinway pianos, Harpsicord, and a tracker action pipe organ handcrfted by the Rudolph Von Beckerath Company.
Upcoming Events: Spring 2017
- 10-11 Dance Open House Weekend
- 23 Student Recital, 12:30 p.m. CH, SCA
- 6-10 Spring Break
- 21 Student Recital, 12:30 p.m. Room 137, SCA
- 23 Lecture/Recital, Ina-Esther Joost Ben-Sasson, cello, 4:00 p.m. CH SCA
- 28 Savannah Jones, Senior Voice Recital, 7:00 p.m. CH SCA
- 31 Spring Musical, A Grand Night For Singing, 7:30 p.m. Cottingham Theater
- 1 Spring Musical, A Grand Night For Singing, 7:30 p.m. Cottingham Theater
- 4 C.C. Chamber Ensemble Spring Concert, 7:00 p.m. CH, SCA
- 6 Student Recital, 12:30 p.m. CH, SCA
- 6 Emily Block, Senior Voice Recital, 7:00p.m. CH, SCA
- 7 Stephanie Villamizar, Senior Voice Recital, 4:00 p.m. CH, SCA
- 7-8 Spring Choreographers Showcase, 7:30 p.m., CT
- 10 Jazz Combos Recital, 7:00 p.m. CH, SCA
- 11 Spring Choral Concert, 7:00 p.m. CH, SCA
- 14 Easter Break
- 17 Imani Wiley-English, Senior Cello Recital, 7:00 p.m. CH, SCA
- 18 Spears Fest
- 20 Taylor Isaac, Senior Voice Recital, 7:00 p.m. CH SCA
- 24-28 Music Juries
- 26 Music Town Hall Meeting, 1:00 p.m. SCA 137
- 29 Commencement
Parking and Directions
Visitor Parking is located in parking lots A, B, G, and I, as well as unmetered street parking. Visitor parking is also open on campus after 4:30pm, Monday-Friday.
Upcoming Events: 803.786.3746
Campus Scheduling: 803.786.3783.