Those living in Westchester County and especially Armonk, NY have a real gem right at their doorsteps. It is a world famous college with a performing arts center. Purchase College is part of the SUNY (State University of New York) system. The tuition is low for in state students. However, if you apply for the performing arts program majors you face some very stiff competition.
World famous performers, editors, producers, and film makers have graduated from Purchase College. I remember taking my older daughter to colleges and she was interested in theater arts. We took a tour and the dean of the school spoke to us. He said that this is a studio school. If you are majoring in film editing you will be in the dark for 4 years. Needless to say, it takes commitment to graduate.
What does that mean for us living in Westchester County and Armonk, NY? We have a vibrant performing Arts center nearby although Broadway is not that far.
The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College is a four-theatre complex located on the campus of Purchase College, SUNY. It is the major professional, non-profit arts presenter in the Southeastern New York–Southwestern Connecticut region. The Center presents a broad range of performances that engage, challenge, and educate as well as entertain, offering music, dance, theatre, family programming, comedy, and film.
Most recently, before Covid, we went with our neighbors to a performance of the Vienna Choir Boys. There are some nice country restaurants right outside the campus for a before theatre meal.
They also have "Arts-In-Education" programs, which creates opportunities for K -12 students and multi-generational learners to participate in the artistic process. The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College also has an active and collaborative relationship with the student population Purchase College students because they can take advantage training with the artists.
The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College is another reason Armonk, NY in Westchester County is a great home address.
This is a post in Hannah Williams and Kathy Streib's April Contest.