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Annual Events

Jazz & World Music Festival

The annual Jazz & World Music Festival in the Conservatory of Music features students, faculty, and world-renowned guest artists. In addition to performances both on and off campus, there are clinics, workshops, and events throughout the duration of the festival. All events are free and open to the public unless marked otherwise.

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NOW MUSIC Festival  

NOW MUSIC Festival is a celebration of contemporary music of all genres. This annual festival is one of the most comprehensive and diversified presentations of music and its composers presented in the Midwest.

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Gerhold Lecture Series in the Humanities

Edward L. and Mary Catherine Gerhold established an endowed chair in the humanities and the Mary Catherine Gerhold Annual Lecture in the Humanities at Capital University to promote peace and human understanding through higher education. Funds from the endowment also support symposia, conferences, study projects and other scholarly activities in Mrs. Gerhold’s honor. .

Gerhold Lecture Series in the Humanities


Capital University Christmas Festival

Capital University Conservatory of Music will present its annual Christmas Festival with in person concerts featuring the Chapel Choir, Choral Union, Cantabile, Consort, and a variety of instrumentalists. This festival is a long-standing holiday tradition enjoyed by the university, its friends and the greater Columbus community.

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