FAC Weekly Update
February 28, 2020
Good afternoon, Fine Arts Center Family
I hope that you had a wonderful week! Another busy week is in the books for our Fine Arts Center Students. Here are some highlights...
- Our Creative Writing students spent some time on Tuesday working with AP Visual Arts students on their artist statements that are part of the AP portfolio submission. This collaboration is meant to help our visual artists learn how to best represent their works in writing.
- The Jazz Studio completed another successful concert at the Peace Center. Congrats to the students on an amazing show!
- Students representing the 1:30 p.m. Advanced Dance class are at the National High School Dance Festival in Pittsburgh, learning from the best of the best in classes and clinics, and preparing for their featured performance that will take place tomorrow (Saturday). Good luck and safe travels to the students and their teachers!
Here is the latest from the halls of the Fine Arts Center...
This Week's Student Leadership Lesson
UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE PAYS GREAT DIVIDENDS
The ability to understand people is one of the greatest assets anyone can ever have. It has the potential to positively impact every area of your life...
What most people really want is to be listened to, respected, and understood. The moment people see that they are being understood, they become more motivated to understand your point of view.
- John C. Maxwell, The Maxwell Daily Reader, page 64 (February 28)
Congrats - SCNATS!
Last weekend, students from the FAC Voice Studio competed in the SCNATS Classical Competition. We are so proud of all of the students who auditioned - the process is extremely important to musical and personal growth.
The following 11 students earned high scores which qualified them for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition:
Ashtyn Hammond (room winner)
Virginia Kate Kirby
The FAC will have 20 auditions at Regionals this year, including our winners from the Musical Theater category. Congratulations to our students and the Voice Studio Faculty - Instructor Danielle Knox and Accompanist, Sherry Parrini.
Congratulations to Ami-Faith Sherer!
Peace Center Features Two Chamber Strings Students!
Seeking Feedback from the FAC Community
You can access the survey at the following link - https://forms.gle/ntUHncGykWd8H32u8. I hope to have 100% participation from all stakeholders and ask that you please try to complete the survey by Monday, March 2.
Summer Arts Intensive Programs - Financial Assistance
The Fine Arts Center has set aside some funds to assist students who are applying to summer arts intensive programs. Please note the following guidelines:
- Any student applying for financial assistance must attend the Fine Arts Center for the 2020-2021 School Year.
- Applicants must complete the Google Form linked below. All applications must come with proof of acceptance into the summer intensive program(s), or proof of application if acceptance is pending.
- Selection criteria are as follows
- Financial Need as determined by a pupil's P.I.P. status. The Pupils in Poverty indicator is accessible to us via PowerSchool.
- Merit, based on Grade Point Average and Teacher Input
- Any special circumstances that are causing financial hardship to the family
The Google Form can be accessed here - https://forms.gle/SuQyN5a47ZAn7hhM9. Note that the form can be accessed by students only, via their GCS Google Account. Forms are due on Thursday, April 9, 2020.
Please feel free to contact our Main Office at (864) 355-2550 or email:
Ms. Erin Poole - Secretary to the Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming Soon to the FAC...
Artist Talk with Nora Herting
As a sought-after speaker and thought leader, Nora has inspired audiences at SXSW Interactive, the Massachusetts Women’s Conference, and The Atlantic’s ‘What’s Next?’ Summit with her creative keynotes and workshops. Nora’s best-selling book, Draw Your Big Idea, has inspired thousands to think visually and access their own creativity.
Voice Masterclass with Met Opera Singer
This past season, Danielle performed the role of Violetta in a debut with Hawaii Opera Theatre in their production of La Traviata, Mimì in La Bohéme with Fairfax Symphony and in a
return to The Metropolitan Opera to reprise the role of Frasquita for their productions
of Carmen. In addition, she appeared as a soloist in multiple classical masterworks
including Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Faure’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall, Verdi’s Requiem with Fairfax Symphony and the National Philharmonic, Fauré’s Requiem and Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music with Eugene Concert Choir, Händel’s Messiah with La Jolla Symphony, Elijah with DC-based Choralis, and in the National Philharmonic’s Bernstein Choral Celebration concert. She recently released her debut album, Canciones españolas, to critical acclaim and her sophomore album, Heaven and Earth, A Duke Ellington Songbook is an exciting crossover into jazz. Both albums can be found on the MSR Classics label.
Kerry Wilkerson made his Carnegie Hall debut in June 2017 to rave reviews as baritone
soloist in the Vaughan Williams Sancta Civitas. His solo career has taken him up and
down the east coast performing renowned oratorios and exciting recitals. A resonant
singer with unique evenness in register, the Washington Post has described him as an
‘exuberant’ performer possessing a ‘smooth and dignified sound’. He recently retired
from an esteemed career with the United States Army Chorus; singing and conducting
for world leaders, Supreme Court Justices, politicians and dignitaries of many nations
during official ceremony and protocol events.
Jazz Masterclass with the Joe Davidian Trio
An Evening of Song - Danielle Knox and Jon Grier
GLOW Lyric Theatre Concerts
Glow Lyric Theatre will produce The Earth Has Music, a one-act original piece featuring opera, dance and spoken word at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, South Carolina on March 13 & 14th, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. In this production, mosaics of music, movement and spoken word touch on the delicate and contentious relationship between humans and planet Earth. Tickets are available online at https://glowlyric.com/raising-voices-series/ or by phone: (864) 558-4569. Tickets are $25, however, we can offer free admission to students who commit to attending. Students must stop by the main office to inform Mr. Popat of their intention to attend.
Mark Your Calendar for "The Momentum Series"
Please join us for this wonderful event, and please spread the word to your Greenville neighbors!
From the FAC pARTners
Event Ticketing Help
Please take a moment to help us with the ticketing process at one of our performances. The FAC pARTners have created a sign-up genius where you can select an event that works with your schedule - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e45ada82daafc1-2020. We greatly appreciate the donation of your time and energy to this vital process!
Music Club of Greenville - Scholarship for Grade 12 Students
The Music Club of Greenville will once again offer a scholarship to instrumentalists and vocalists who will be pursuing a degree in:
- Music Performance
- Music Education
- Musical Theatre
The deadline for the application is March 8, 2020. Please click on the following link for more information and to access the application - https://musicclubgreenville.org/scholarship-application.
Please spread the word to your Greenville friends and family about our concerts, events, and performances!
- February 27-28: All-County Band Rehearsals and Concert, FAC and WHHS
- March 5: Jazz Concert, 7:00 p.m., Sutherlin Recital Hall
- March 6: "An Evening of Song" at the Carolina Music Museum
- March 13, 14: "The Earth Has Music," presented by the GLOW Lyric Theatre; 7:30 p.m., Sutherlin Recital Hall
- March 17: Chamber Strings Concert, 7:00 p.m., Sutherlin Recital Hall
- March 19: Jazz Masterclass with John Pizzarelli, Peace Center
- April 1: Brass/Winds/Percussion Concert, 7:00 p.m., Sutherlin Recital Hall
- April 3: FAC Generation to Generation Concert, 7:00 p.m., Sutherlin Recital Hall
- April 8: Jazz Concert, 7:00 p.m., Sutherlin Recital Hall
- April 10 - April 19: Spring Break
- April 20: The Momentum Series, presented by the FAC Creative Writing Studio; 7-9 p.m., M. Judson Bookstore
- April 22: Jazz All-Stars at the Peace Center
- April 28: Theatre Spring Performances, 7:00 p.m., Black Box Theatre
- April 29: Jazz Concert, 7:00 p.m., Sutherlin Recital Hall
Community Performances Featuring FAC Students
- Logos Theatre - A Peep Behind the Scenes - March 6 - April 25. https://thelogostheatre.com/
- Greer Children's Theatre - Frozen Jr. - March 6-8 & 13-15, 2020 - http://www.cityofgreer.org/827/Greer-Childrens-Theatre
- SC Children's Theatre - Curious George: The Golden Meatball - April 25 - May 3 - https://scchildrenstheatre.org/shop/curious-george-the-golden-meatball/
- Greenville Theatre - The Producers - June 5 - 28 - https://www.greenvilletheatre.org/2019-2020
- Milltown Players - The Music Man - July 24 - August 8 - http://www.milltownplayers.org/currentseason