CELIA’s Distinguished Visiting Artist Program is designed to enhance Wright State University’s outstanding programs and public offerings in the fine and performing arts. Each year, CELIA hosts an internationally renowned artist for short-term residences involving performances, exhibitions, master classes, lectures, and other related events involving Wright State's students and faculty, and possibly other regional arts organizations.
Since Keith Lockhart’s appointment as seventh Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra in August of 2010, highlights of his tenure include two critically acclaimed North Americ
Stephen Schwartz first found acclaim following his work as composer for Godspell in 1971. He wrote the music and new lyrics for the show, for which he won several awards, including two Grammys.