Visiting Artists

photo of students listening to a visting artist lecture

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.

Visiting Artists

Keith Lockhart

Recognition Year: 
2014-15

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 Ameri

Stephen Schwartz

Recognition Year: 
2012-13

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.