FAC Weekly Update
February 26, 2021
Good Morning, Fine Arts Center Family
I hope that you had a wonderful week!
Believe it or not our Seniors have only 10 weeks of instruction remaining in their FAC career; our underclassmen have 12 weeks of instruction remaining in the school year. We have come so far, and I believe the best is yet to come for the school year. Our Commencement date, time, and location have been announced, and we continue to plan for live performances (done in a safe, socially-distanced manner). I'm looking forward to sharing details with you as soon as we have our plans completed.
Here is the latest from the halls of the Fine Arts Center...
This Week's Student Leadership Lesson
Don't Take Things Personally
“This may seem obvious, but I see all the time where people take things personally. Don't take anything personally. It is hard to do this. You have to fight your ego to avoid taking things personally. Even when people ask for critique points, they often get mad when they actually hear them. Don't allow yourself to do that. Don't take criticism personally.
- Not about the plan you came up with.
- Not about the idea you had.
- Not about the presentation you gave.
- Not about the decision you made.
― Jocko Willink, "Leadership Strategy and Tactics," pgs. 187-188.
Congratulations to Lillian Mozie!
Summer Intensive Programs - Request for Financial Support
Please note - the form should be completed by the student via their GCS Google Account. Call or email us with any questions.
- College Board Opportunity Scholarships are micro-scholarships that high school students can earn by taking steps on their path to college. https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/
Service above Self – Rotary Scholarship – March 1 deadline
The Rotary Club of Greenville awards the Service Above Self Scholarship that is funded through Rotary Charities Inc., the 501(c)(3) affiliated with the club. This prestigious award is a renewable grant of up to $5,000 per year for 4 years for a total potential award of $20,000. The scholarship will be awarded to a Greenville County graduating high school senior with exceptional community service and academic performance. The recipient will be a student who exemplifies the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” through his or her contributions to the community and future potential to continue to further the Rotary mission. The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
Glenn Miller Birthplace Society Scholarship Program - The Glenn Miller Birthplace Society offers an annual scholarship competition open to high school seniors and college freshmen who intend to make music a part of their future. Students from across the country apply for the scholarship, and 10 vocal semi-finalists and 10 instrumental semi-finalists are chosen to compete at the Glenn Miller Festival. Three winners are selected from each category and perform at the Stage Show the next day during the festival. For more information and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. https://www.glennmiller.org/scholarship/scholarship-information March 1, 2021
NEW - VSA International Young Soloists Award
Calling all musicians with disabilities, ages 14-25! Each year outstanding young musicians from around the world receive the VSA International Young Soloists Award, $2,000, and the opportunity to participate in professional development and performance opportunities provided by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Deadline - March 2, 2021 https://www.kennedy-center.org/.../vsa-international.../
- Music Club of Greenville School Scholarship: Applicant must plan to major in music at any college, university, or conservatory in the U.S to be eligible for this scholarship. Open to vocalists for performance degrees, music ed, or musical theatre. Must apply and audition. Audition areas include voice, piano, strings (including guitar), winds, brass, and percussion. Must permanently reside in Pickens, Greenville, or Spartanburg counties. More details and applications available at https://musicclubgreenville.org. Deadline: March 6, 2021.
- J E Sirrine Scholarship: Students may apply for a $2,000 Sirrine Scholarship by visiting the Sirrine Scholarship Application website. Renewable for a maximum of three (3) years, provided the student maintains satisfactory progress toward the completion of his/her program of studies. Deadline: April 15, 2021.
NEW - Alice Watkins Scholarship - $10,000 - Must be graduating senior at Wade Hampton High School and must be planning to attend accredited higher education institution in SC. Must declare major in English, Literature or Poetry (preference given to poetry) 3.0 GPA. Apply at www.cfgreenville.org/scholarshipsIf you have questions about the scholarship process or application, please contact Debbie Cooper at 864-331-8414 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org Application opens March 1 and closes April 16
NEW - Dolphin Galleries Scholarship for the Visual Arts
The foundation for a successful career begins with education, but Dolphin Galleries recognizes that attending a college or university may not be feasible for all students and their families. Having been in the Art industry for over 42 years Dolphin Galleries recognizes the importance of the visual arts as a preservation and expression of culture. We would like to give the opportunity to the next generation of artists, designers, sculptures, painters, etc. to continue following their artistic and creative passion. Applicants must be attending or planning to enroll in an accredited United States college or university during the upcoming academic year, be in good academic standing, and planning to or currently pursuing an arts-related major or minor. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. Deadline: July 20, 2021. https://dolphingalleries.com/pages/scholarship
- March 17 - FAC Jazz Quintet at Genevieve's (Peace Center). Tickets - https://tickets.peacecenter.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=21-Gen-FAC&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=
- March 25 - FAC Chamber Strings Concert; 7:00 p.m., Sutherlin Recital Hall* (FAC)
*Please note that all events at the FAC will have reserved seating due to social distancing guidelines. We will send specific details out to the parents of students who are involved in the performance. There will be strict procedures in place relative to mask-wearing and social distancing for all performances, as well as entry and exit procedures for the venue. Again, all of this will be clearly communicated prior to the event. We appreciate your cooperation, and are excited to start performing again!
Students Performing in the Greenville Community
- Caroline Belangia
- Andrew Cooter
- Bella Lawrence
- Annabel Poinsette (production team)
- Erin Poinsette (production team)
- Ben Turner
- Vittoria Swalm
Is your child performing at this time? If so, please send me an email so that I can share the event(s) with our FAC Family. Email me at email@example.com.
Congratulations - FAC Voice Students!
Hayley Glenn was the highest score in her division and was chosen to sing on the virtual honors recital.
Way to go!
Region Orchestra and Band Honors
Wish List - FAC Equipment
Based on feedback from the Parent Guild meeting, I am sharing with you a working document that serves as our Wish List. Please click on the following link to access the list: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wr_aHAWv3NUTw1e3Oqzb8lUAs6u3zRNXdUPiU24c7Es/edit?usp=sharing.
GCS provides us with a generous budget, but as a pre-professional training ground for aspiring artists, at times we will need to augment what we are given in order to meet professional industry standards. Instead of continuing to ask for donations without stating specific needs, we felt that providing a list would be helpful to our parents who are looking to financially support the school.
This document will be updated regularly. Please reach out to Mr. Popat with any questions. Donations can be made through the following link:
Treats for the FAC Staff
Thank you to all of the families that have donated to the Woot Woot wagon - the teachers love having this special treat!
If you are interested in helping supply items, or to make a donation, please contact Assistant Director, Kaci Cotter or Secretary, Erin Poole. Contact information is below.
COVID-19 Return to School Procedures
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