Arts for Enrichment

To support the presentation of professional arts performances, CES offers fun and educational programs for people of all ages. Arts for Enrichment programs vary from season to season and often include lectures, participatory workshops, school-day and after-school programs, films and master classes. From time to time community performers are given the chance to appear onstage alongside the artists.

Appalachian FestivalAppalachian Festival Hambone and Body Percussion Workshop With Kaia Kater

Saturday, September 15  |  4 PM
FSU Upper Quad

Join Kaia Kater to explore different body rhythms native to the southern United States with a focus on African-American hambone traditions. Participants will learn to create their own body percussion and experiment with layering rhythms to produce a polyrhythmic beat. This is a free participatory workshop. No instruments required! 


Roy “Futureman” WootenMaster Class With Jeff Coffin and Roy “Futureman” Wooten

Wednesday, October 17
Time and Location TBD

Community members are welcome to observe as Coffin of the Dave Matthews Band and Wooten of  from Béla Fleck and the Flecktones lead a master class with FSU Department of Music students. Community members are welcome to observe. Space is limited; reserve space at 301.687.3137 or



Elizabeth Schulze, Conductor of Maryland Symphony OrchestraMaryland Symphony Orchestra Prélude

Sunday, November 11  |  1 PM
Pealer Recital Hall, Pealer Center

Before the performance of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, join musical director Elizabeth Schulze for a lively discussion about the works to be performed. Prélude is free and open to all ticket holders.


Celebrating Irish-American Heritage Month

March 2018
Lobby, FSU Lewis J. Ort Library

The Ort Library highlights the Great Hunger that affected Ireland from 1845-1852, and shares the contributions Irish immigrants made to the United States in a display from the library’s collections.