Zoellner’s new Film Series – On Screen/In Person

Zoellner Arts Center film series, On Screen/In Person, part of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation program

Only stop for the films in Pennsylvania. The tour will travel to seven venues in seven states during fall 2015 and spring 2016.

Zoellner added 20 FEET FROM STARDOM ahead of Darlene Love and Lisa Fischer live appearances in Baker Hall.

Zoellner Arts Center has been selected as a host site for the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s “On Screen/In Person” program.  “On Screen/In Person” is designed to bring some of the best new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the mid-Atlantic region. The filmmakers will tour with their films and are available through  the host sites to develop community activities that provide audiences context and greater appreciation for their respective work and the art of film.  Foreign Puzzle directed by Chithra Jeyaram will open the series at Zoellner on September 8 at 7:00 pm. All film showings and meetings with film makers will be in Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem.  They are offered free of charge, no tickets required (pay as you wish).

An addition to the series, 20 FEET FROM STARDOM directed by Morgan Neville, will be shown on TUES SEPT 15 at 4:15 PM & 7:00PM. The 2013 American film was produced by Gil Friesen, a music industry executive whose curiosity to know more about the lives of background singers inspired the making of the film.  The film provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of immensely talented singers and stars like Darlene Love Merry Clayton and Judith Hill.  Darlene Love will, in fact, be returning to Zoellner for a live performance on November 21. Another performer featured in the film, Lisa Fischer, will also be performing in Baker Hall on October 10. Other singers featured in the film include Táta Vega, and Jo Lawry.  20 FEET FROM STARDOM won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
List Of Films
TUES SEPT 8 | | 7:00PM
Foreign Puzzle follows dancer and choreographer Sharon Marroquin through her breast cancer treatments and explores her anxieties and challenges as she creates a dance titled, “The Materiality of Impermanence.” The dance becomes Sharon’s only outlet, allowing her to escape the daily pressures of the disease and life as a single working parent, and shapes her perceptions about life as she fights to heal her body and mind.

TUES OCT 20 | | 7:00PM
After filmmaker Jessica Vale became personally involved with 7-year old Olivia and her mother while working on another project in Monrovia, Liberia, her quest to film them became a mission of hope and medical help in a country where rape is the number one crime, and the majority of the victims are children. Here is the NYTimes movie review. (warning; this is a really tough story – but needs to be heard)

SUN NOV 15 | | 7:00PM
In her more than 60 years as a groundbreaking artist, Miriam Beerman has overcome loss and tragedy to inspire friends, family, and fans about how to remain defiant, creative and strong. Miriam Beerman: Expressing the Chaos is the retrospective of a remarkable career and the profile of an artist whose personal demons and empathy for human suffering colored a lifetime of her work.

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THURS FEB 11 | | 7:00PM
The Winding Stream tells the story of the American roots music dynasty, the Carters and the Cashes, tracing the influence of their music from the 1920s through the present day, and how a seemingly unlikely young man named Johnny Cash would be the one to lift up the Carter legacy from obscurity. An intimate account of reciprocity and love, the Winding Stream features interviews and performances with roots music practitioners, including one of the last interviews ever granted by Johnny Cash.


TUES MARCH 8 | | 7:00PM
One of the thousand women said to have fought in the Civil War, Loreta Janeta Velazquez concealed her gender and ethnicity, and changed her identity in order to become a Confederate soldier spy and double agent for the Union, only to be dismissed as a hoax after revealing her story in her scandalous 1876 memoir, The Woman in Battle. REBEL is a story about a woman, a myth, and the politics of national memory.  


TUES APRIL 19 | | 7:00PM
Illuminating the extraordinary power of American Sign Language (ASL) poetry, Deaf Jam is the story of Aneta Brodski‘s bold journey into the spoken word slam scene. When Aneta, a deaf Israeli immigrant high school student, makes an extraordinary connection with a hearing Palestinian slam poet, they transcend personal and political divisions to generate a new form of poetry that speaks to both the hearing and the deaf. “Poetry, friendship and respect transcend politics…Delightful and endearing, utilizing upbeat music and clever graphics, Deaf Jam immerses us in the richness and complexity of deaf culture and gives us a unique perspective into a world so vibrant, so diverse, it may forever change the way we see the non-hearing.” Barbara Pokras, A.C.E. – Woodstock Film Festival.

On Screen/In Person is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.

No tickets are required for the performances.  For more information, call 610-758-2787 (7LU-ARTS), visit Zoellner Ticket Services Tues 12-6pm, Wed- Fri 125pm, 90 minutes before curtain ticketed events or online atwww.zoellnerartscenter.org.

Musicians needed for VIOLET pit band



Musicians WANTED!!!


Looking for students, staff or faculty willing and able to play in the pit band for VIOLET, a musical production being produced by the Department of Theatre in November 2015. Rehearsals for the band would begin in early October 2015, and all members must be available on evenings and weekends from November 7-21.
Instruments needed:
2 keyboardists
2 guitarists (acoustic and electric), doubling on banjo & mandolin

For more information or questions, please contact Bill Whitney, Music Director/Conductor, at wrw210@lehigh.edu

Social Media and Marketing Intern – APPLY TODAY


Are you the person we seek? Can you offer assistance with the digital media and marketing projects at Zoellner Arts Center? We have an internship that supports arts@Lehigh, the information agency that promotes what’s happening in the arts on campus and in the local community. Chance of a lifetimeHonestly, this is one of the most fun jobs you’ll ever have. You’d be missing out on a chance of a lifetime if you didn’t apply.

The position is a non-paid, part-time internship and can be credit based with a time commitment of 15 hours per week. It could also be available for work study for 10 hours per week. We even have more than one position available. We’re flexible like that.


Assist in the creation and implementation of marketing strategy and tactics for an assortment of programs and activities in the Zoellner Arts Center, including but not limited to Guest Artist series, Notations, Film Series, Music Department, Department of Theatre, LUArt Galleries, Art Architecture and Design Department, and multiple student clubs and groups. What? You thought the arts weren’t a big deal at Lehigh? Come join the team and learn how amazing they are! If you don’t know how to do these tasks:

  • Perform social media market research – and share your insights.
  • Collect and analyze marketing data to develop and adjust marketing plans – because we know your perspective has more value to add than just ours alone.
  • Assist in the creation of social media activity reports – we like gifs.
  • Maintain good client relations through professionalism in all functions of customer service. Just take cues from us. We’re always professional – even when we answer the phone after taking a bite of a thick peanut butter sandwich.
  • Contribute to arts@Lehigh, blogs (yup, we have a couple), Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, YouTube Channel, and Twitter pages. Maybe even a little YikYak. Are you Red Canoe?
  • Perform other duties as requested – We promise you won’t need to get coffee, or hang our coats. We’re not Miranda Priestly, or anything. images-1
  • We may ask you to comment on our wardrobe if we are trying too hard to be nerdy hipster cool.

… we’ll teach you how through practical application. We don’t just read about it – we do it!

Have a clear understanding (or learn quickly) and be able to work in the following digital and marketing channels defined as:

  • Mobile Applications
  • Content Creation/Management
  • Advertising
  • Social Media
  • Video
  • Special Events
  • Branding


  • College student majoring in marketing, advertising or communications desired, but not required. We’re more interested in your passion. Credentials may get you the job, but determination and grit will help you keep it.
  • Familiarity with all aspects of social media – beyond posting about what you ate for lunch. We are foodies, though.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task. Meaning, know you have multiple things to do – but not expected to do them all at the same time with both hands while on a bicycle
  • Strong writing and speaking skills
  • Ability to communicate and maintain a professional demeanor – that means deliver what you promised – or let us know early if you misjudged your ability to time travel.
  • Strong work ethic and positive attitude
  • Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator skills would rock our world
  • Highly organized and task oriented. Don’t just tell us. Show us.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Imagination
  • Sense of wonder
  • Sensible dot connecting – that means, making smart connections between people, places, and things
  • Willingness to learn explore and appreciate that the finer things in life are not always things you can hold in your hands
  • Desire to be a part of something greater

Please send resumes and cover letter to:

Silagh White

Director of Arts Engagement and Community Cultural Affairs.


@Silagh would work, too. Pick your platform. See if you can find me. Hint: it’s not a bird exactly.

Join the LU Choral Arts

Want to sing at Lehigh? Join us this fall in a 145-year tradition of excellence in music-making.
Choir Recruit-FB (1) copyThis season is sure to be a memorable one with highlights including our very own Dr. Steven Sametz’s prize-winning A Child’s Requiem written as a tribute to those slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT in 2012, to be performed in November, our annual Christmas Vespers in December, and Brahms’s immortal work, Ein Deutsches Requiem to be performed in memory of Robert Zoellner in the spring.
No matter your level of experience, if you’re interested in singing, there’s space for you!
For Lehigh students, auditions will take place on Friday, August 21 and Sunday, August 23. (If you feel that you can’t make either of those days, though, we can work something else out.) All who audition are accepted into a group. To schedule an audition, contact the recruitment manager, Kristen McArthur (klm216@lehigh.edu).
All Lehigh faculty, staff, and community members are welcome, too! If you are interested in joining the Choral Union, email CharisLUCU@comcast.net.
We hope to welcome some new faces to Lehigh Choral Arts this fall. If you’re even a little curious, check us out! For more information, email Kristen (klm216@lehigh.edu) or visit us at www.lehighchoralarts.com.