Paul V. Galvin Fine Arts Center


The Galvin Fine Arts Center is home to the academic programs for Art and DesignArt Education, Music/Music EducationTheatre (minor), Digital Media Production, PR/Strategic Communication, and Multimedia Journalism as well as SAUtv and KALA Radio, two galleries, a black box theatre, recital hall, and auditorium.

Allaert Auditorium
Serves as the main stage venue with approximately 1,200 seats. 

Madsen Hall
Named in honor of Msgr. Cletus Madsen, a former head of fine arts at St. Ambrose College and a main figure in Catholic liturgical music of the mid-20th century. It seats 110 and is an ideal space for recitals and chamber music concerts, including the popular Casual Classics Series that brings in top performers in this intimate setting.

Studio Theatre
Seats 50. For more intimate shows.

Catich Gallery
The Catich Gallery is named after the founder of the university's art department, Rev. Edward M. Catich. The gallery hosts contemporary art exhibits featuring the work of regional and national artists as well as faculty and seniors graduating with honors.  

Morrissey Gallery
The Morrissey Gallery – named in honor of the Morrissey family, long-time supporters of St. Ambrose University – offers a unique exhibition opportunity to local and regional artists. We welcome applications for exhibition.


Professional & Community Arts

Spring 2023

Together We Rise: William Campbell album release concert
Saturday, April 29, 7:30 pm,
Allaert Auditorium
Tickets: $20 general admission/50% discount for SAU faculty/SAU students FREE with ID
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The logo for the Quad Cities Wind Ensemble

Quad Cities Wind Ensemble Spring 2023

Winter Concert
Sunday, Feburary 26, 3:00pm
Allaert Auditorium

Spring Concert
Sunday, April 30, 3:00pm
Allaert Auditorium

Tickets for Quad Cities Wind Ensemble are available at the door: $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors, K-12 and college students are free. Find out more about the Quad City Wind Ensemble on Facebook.


St. Ambrose department of music logo

Music Productions

Spring 2023

Casual Classics III: Marian Lee, piano
Friday, February 10, 5:00 pm,
Madsen Hall

Senior Recital: Erin Robertson, voice
Saturday, February 18, 3:00 pm,
Madsen Hall

Casual Classics IV: Rose Bishop, flute
Friday, March 3, 5:00 pm,
Madsen Hall

Winter Vocal Concert: Hold On!-A Celebration of African-American choral music
Featuring Chamber Singers and University Chorale
Friday, March 10, 7:30 pm,
Allaert Auditorium

Winter Instrumental Concert
Featuring the Symphonic Band
Friday, March 31, 7:30 pm,
Allaert Auditorium

Senior Recital: Charles Murphy, voice
Saturday, April 22, 3:00 pm,
Madsen Hall

Spring Invitational Recital, SAU Applied Music students
Sunday, April 23, 3:00 pm,
Madsen Hall

Band Day at the Bandshell
Featuring the Symphonic Band and Marching Band
Saturday, May 13, 11:00 am,
LeClaire Park Bandshell, Davenport (inclimate weather Allaert Auditorium)

Spring Vocal Concert
Featuring Chamber Singers and University Chorale
Sunday, May 14, 3:00 pm,
Allaert Auditorium


Art Exhibitions

Spring 2023

-Catich Gallery


Kristine Heykants
"Work Ethic: Women In Rural Iowa"
January 23- Mar 3
Q&A: Friday, February 3, 3:00pm

Faculty Spotlight: Kristin Quinn
Mar 13 - Apr 14
Opening Reception Wednesday, March 15, 3:00pm

2023 Senior Honors Exhibition (Students TBD)
April 24-May 12
Q&A/Reception Thursday, April 27, 4-6pm

-Morrissey Gallery


Winter, Walk with Me (and other stories)
Recent Work by Basia Krol
Jan 23 - Mar 3
Reception Friday, February 17, 3:30pm

Faculty Spotlight: Renee Meyer Ernst
Mar 13 - Apr 14
Opening Reception Wednesday, March 15, 3:00pm

2023 Senior Exhibition
April 24 - May 12
Reception Thursday, April 27, 4-6pm


Theatre Productions

Spring 2023

Coming Soon!


Galvin Staff

Lance Sadlek, Director

John Hagar, Marketing and Ticket Office Manager
Zach Meyer, Technical Director 

So, what's next?

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