FAC Weekly Update
February 24, 2023
Good Morning, FAC Family
We hope that you had a wonderful week!
As the weather starts to turn towards Spring, we are turning out a lot of exciting projects at the FAC. Our PM Architecture, Theatre Performance, and Theatre Design students are collaborating on a project that will bring together elements of all three disciplines. The students of the Tri-M Music Honor Society presented a fantastic recital on Wednesday evening. Ceramic Artist Jen Graff spent Thursday with our Visual Arts students, sharing her artistic processes and showcasing her work.
Our DOUBLE IT matching donation campaign is off and running. See below for our progress so far. Please spread the word about this opportunity so that we can maximize your child's opportunities and experiences at the FAC. The campaign closes on Friday, March 17, so donate now!
Here’s the latest from the halls of the FAC…
The new issue of Crashtest - the biannual online magazine founded and run by the creative writing students at the Fine Arts Center - is finally up! Featuring work by young writers from Interlochen, Michigan, to Bettendorf, Iowa, to Yenagoa, Nigeria and beyond, as well as art from the FAC's very own Mary Mays, Kaylen Jones, Lillian Michaels, Erica Cooper, Sariah Caldwell, Brianna Nicoloff, Karis King, Rosalind Clark, Hettie Brazier, Isabelle Niswonger, Hannah Brewer and Lucy Hall. We hope you enjoy and, if you are looking for a good place to do some good, there is a link on the yellow house poets page to their website where you can donate to their cause. They recently lost their physical location due to flooding and are looking to rebuild.
Click on the following like to view - https://readymag.com/u21126619/4117328/.
This Week's Student Leadership Lesson
Successful leaders CONNECT rather than DIRECT.
- Connecting is collaborative, while directing is authoritative
- Connecting is listening, while directing is talking
- Connecting is side-by-side, while directing is top-down
- Connecting is empowering people, while directing is enlisting people
- Connecting involves more understanding, while directing involves more assuming
- Connecting asks questions, while directing gives answers
- Connecting prioritizes others' agendas, while directing prioritizes your own agenda
- Connecting involves standing on others' ground, while directing involves standing on your own ground
Dr. John C. Maxwell - The Maxwell Leadership Podcast
Guest Artist - Professor Hal Grossman
About Hal Grossman
Violinist Hal Grossman has been hailed by critics for his "tremendous virtuosic technique" and "outstanding artistic sense". As concerto soloist, he has appeared with American, European and Canadian orchestras including the Rochester Philharmonic, the North Carolina Symphony, Polish Sinfonietta, the Illinois, Lima, Guelph and Battle Creek symphonies. Grand Award Winner of the Lima Young Artist Competition and Silver Medalist of the International Stulberg Competition, Mr. Grossman also received First Prize Awards at the prestigious International Cleveland Quartet Competition and the National Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. He has performed for their Royal Highnesses, Prince Charles and Princess Diana and his New York Debut at Carnegie Hall received exceptional reviews from the New York Times. Recital appearances have taken him throughout North America and Europe. In the United States he has also been heard on National Public Radio, WQXI-New York, and WFMT-Chicago.
Mr. Grossman is the founder and creator of The Grossman Method©, a course of study addressing musician’s health issues. The Method is a unique teaching system that addresses musicians’ health and performance issues within the applied lesson structure. Including a confluence of Yoga, Feldenkrais Method and Alexander Technique, The Grossman Method has an international presence and has been used by leading performing artists. The Grossman Method was nominated for Outstanding Achievement in String Pedagogy by the American String Teachers Association in 2018.
FAC Students Performing in the Community
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - SC Children's Theatre
Is your child performing in the Greenville community?
Upcoming FAC Performances
NAACP ACT-SO Competition
Fine Arts Center students are encouraged to enter their work in the NAACP’s ACT-SO scholarship competition. Students can win between $250 and $3,000 locally as well as advance to the national competition for work in the following areas:
- Creative Writing - Original Essay, Poetry, Short Story
- Dance - Ballet, Contemporary
- Instrumental Music: Classical, Contemporary, Modern, Traditional
- Music Composition
- Visual Arts - Drawing, Painting, Sculpture
- Vocal Music: Classical, Contemporary
Please note: students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. For more information -
Scholarship Opportunities for FAC Seniors
Students may log on to https://www.schoolinks.com/ to access a comprehensive scholarship list. Click on “Finances” and “Scholarship Matching.”
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.https://greenvillerotary.org/project/service-self-scholarship/ Deadline: March 1, 2023
Greenville County Schools Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament - 2023
The Greenville County Schools Scholarship Golf Tournament proceeds provide district seniors with financial assistance for their freshman year of college. Application deadline: March 1, 2023. Click below for application and eligibility requirements.
AHAM - The Hispanic American Women’s Association is pleased to announce the 2023 scholarship award to eligible Hispanic students in the Upstate. Students can complete their application and submit all their documents directly to the following: https://www.ahamsc.org/scholarship. Deadline: March 15, 2023
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 application available at https://musicclubgreenville.org Deadline March 24, 2023
Regions Black History Scholarship Essay Contest | Regions https://www.regions.com/about-regions/diversity-equity-inclusion/supporting-communities/black-history-month/essay-contest-scholarship. Deadline: March 31, 2023
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, 2023
Duck Tape Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest - Over $20,000 in cash scholarships for high school students who make the best prom attire from Duck Brand Duct tape. Create an outfit and/or costume to be judged on originality, workmanship, use of colors, accessories and use of Duck Brand tape. 14 years and older are eligible. Details at www.stuckatprom.com March 29-June 7
- Saturday, February 25 - FAC Audition Day #1
- Wednesday, March 1 - Jazz Studio Concert; 7:00 p.m., Recital Hall; Tickets are $10 for adults, free to GCS students and children 12 and under
- Saturday, March 4 - FAC Audition Day #2
- Thursday, March 9 - The Next Generation: A Concert of Creative Minds; 7:00 p.m., Recital Hall; Tickets are $10 for adults, free to GCS students and children 12 and under
- Tuesday, March 14 - Strings Chamber Music Concert; 7:00 p.m., Recital Hall; Tickets are $10 for adults, free to GCS students and children 12 and under
- Friday, March 17 - Sunday, March 26 - Spring Break
Fine Arts Center - Greenville County Schools
Preparing dedicated students for 21st-century careers through rigorous, pre-professional arts training in a dynamic, inclusive, collaborative learning community.