St. Mary's University Music Department, Winona, Minnesota

Performance Center


The Performance Center was created as a modern theatre and recital hall to serve many artistic purposes. It contains the Joseph Page Theatre, the Figliulo Recital Hall, a Blackbox Theatre for smaller productions and practice space, dressing rooms, property storage areas and a scene design and construction shop. The Performance Center's lobby contains three murals created by the increasingly renowned fresco artist, Mark Balma, completed in the original style of Italian Renaissance fresco artists. The centerpiece of the murals, The Mediatrix, faces all entering the Performance Center, honoring the patron of the University, Mary. It is the first of its kind in Southeastern Minnesota.