Live performance may be on pause, but arts students continue their studies with hope

“What we’ve wanted to do technologically over the next few years, is forced on us by COVID-19 to do it now,” said Stephen Barker, dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. “So we’re using all of our resources to think through ways to make what we were going to be doing over the long term, work for us in the very short term.” … “This time that none of us chose is an opportunity to explore our most innovative and creative ideas. Our vision for the school for the years I have been dean is ‘Reimagining creativity for the 21st century’ and it’s got new meaning right now.”