Paul V. Galvin Fine Arts Center

The Galvin Fine Arts Center is home to the academic programs for Art and DesignArt Education, Music/Music EducationTheatre (minor), Digital Media Production, PR/Strategic Communication, and Multimedia Journalism as well as SAUtv and KALA Radio, two galleries, a black box theatre, recital hall, and auditorium.

Allaert Auditorium
Serves as the main stage venue with approximately 1,200 seats. 

Madsen Hall
Named in honor of Msgr. Cletus Madsen, a former head of fine arts at St. Ambrose College and a main figure in Catholic liturgical music of the mid-20th century. It seats 110 and is an ideal space for recitals and chamber music concerts, including the popular Casual Classics Series that brings in top performers in this intimate setting.

Studio Theatre
Seats 50. For more intimate shows.

Catich Gallery
The Catich Gallery is named after the founder of the university's art department, Rev. Edward M. Catich. The gallery hosts contemporary art exhibits featuring the work of regional and national artists as well as faculty and seniors graduating with honors.  

Morrissey Gallery
The Morrissey Gallery – named in honor of the Morrissey family, long-time supporters of St. Ambrose University – offers a unique exhibition opportunity to local and regional artists. We welcome applications for exhibition.

Music Productions

23-24 Season

Band & Choir Concert

March 8
7:30 PM
Free and open for your enjoyment.

Spring Invitational Recital
April 28
3:00 PM
Free and open for your enjoyment.

Band Day
May 11
11:00 AM
Free and open for your enjoyment.

Spring Choir Concert
May 12
3:00 PM
Free and open for your enjoyment.

Theatre Productions

23-24 Season

The Secret In The Wings

General Admission $15
April 12 7:30 PM
April 13 7:30 PM
April 14 3:00 PM
April 19 7:30 PM
April 20 7:30 PM
April 21 3:00 PM

The Secret in the Wings

Professional & Community Arts

23-24 Season

Harmonic Diversions: Concert Series

Indulge in a series of Harmonic Diversions, where the power of music transcends the ordinary and offers respite from daily troubles. Immerse yourself in a transformative journey that combines the soothing embrace of country melodies with Skip Ewing, the timeless elegance of classical piano with Daniel Adam Maltz, the pure enchantment of a cappella harmonies with Accent, and the emotive grace of string power quartet Atlys. Join us for a series of immersive experiences that offer a reprieve from the chaos of everyday life, providing a sanctuary of serenity, rejuvenation and community. Discover the power of music as the Harmonic Diversions: Concert Series takes you on a soul-nourishing adventure beyond the confines of the mundane.

Season Tickets on Sale Now!

ALL Flex packages can be used for the Hamonic Diversions: Concert Series, An Ambrosian Christmas Concert and both SAU Theatre Productions!

With our Flex pass you are able to purchase tickets to all of our events at a discounted price! When you buy a flex pass you are able to choose which events you'd like to attend. Each Flex pass comes with a certain number of tickets depending on the package you choose. Flex passes can be used all at one show or for individual events throughout our 23-24 season. The choice is yours!

7 Ticket Package: $100 (BEST DEAL!)
6 Ticket Package: $85
5 Ticket Package: $75
4 Ticket Package: $64
3 Ticket Package: $52
2 Ticket Package: $36

Daniel Adam Maltz: February 23, 7:30pm
General Admission $20

Daniel Adam Maltz March 29

Daniel Adam Maltz is a fortepianist based in Vienna, Austria. He specializes in Wiener Klassik - Viennese Classicism - especially the works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven performed on the Viennese fortepianos of their time.

Critics say, "The recital was a triumph... It was a privilege to hear an artist of this caliber" (Marblehead Current) and praise his performances for their "broad warmth" with "lavish but tasteful" playing (Classical Sonoma).

He is in demand worldwide with 50+ tour dates per year as a soughtafter soloist, Lieder accompanist, and clinician. Daniel also hosts Classical Cake, the podcast about Viennese classical music and culture.

ACCENT: April 14, 7:30pm
General Admission $20

ACCENT April 14

Inspired by the wizardly jazz harmonies of TAKE 6 and The Hi-Lo's, the six singers of ACCENT, all of them accomplished arrangers and instrumentalists in their own right, are taking their love of close-harmony jazz singing - the denser and more intricate the better. They have released 5 albums, performed at the London A Cappella Festival, played dates across Europe, North America and Asia, and were featured in 2 sold-out Christmas shows at London's Royal Albert Hall. Their latest EP Journeying reflects a moment in time as the group explored new sounds, textures and production approaches during the lockdown of 2020.

Art Exhibitions

Spring 2024

-Catich Gallery

Christopher Reno
Lucidity for the Home
Monday, January 22- Sunday, February 25, 2024
Q&A: Wed, Jan 31, 2-4 pm (Guest host Brian Allen from the German American Heritage Center and Museum)

Brett Colley
Uncertain Horizon
Monday, March 11- Wednesday, April 17
Q&A: Monday, March 11 @3pm

2023 Senior Honors Exhibition
Monday, April 22 - Friday, May 10
Reception Wednesday, April 24, 4-6pm

-Morrissey Gallery

Jen P. Harris
Swarm: Drawings by Jen P. Harris
Monday, January 22- Sunday, February 25
WEBEX Q&A: Monday, February 5@2pm
Meeting #: 2631 328 6892 Password: Swarm

Brett Colley
Uncertain Horizon
Monday, March 11- Wednesday, April17
Q&A: Monday, March 11 @2pm

2023 Seniors Exhibition
Monday, April 22 - Friday, May 10
Reception Wednesday, April 24, 4-6pm

Galvin Staff

John Hagar, Director

Zach Meyer, Technical Director 

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