Student musicians from the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities will be making a stop in Orangeburg on their 2017 Share the Music Tour, where they’ll perform a free, public concert at Claflin University’s W.V. Middleton Fine Arts Center on Tuesday, October 17, at 6:30 p.m.
“We invite the community to get to know South Carolina’s only public, residential school for the arts through this musical experience, featuring some of our state’s most talented young musicians,” said Dr. Cedric Adderley, SCGSAH president. “Guests will enjoy a wide range of works performed by Governor’s School music ensembles, including the Cantus Chamber Choir, Concertato String Orchestra, Music Theatre Ensemble, Piano Ensembles and Wind Ensemble.”
The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities is a public, residential high school offering free tuition to more than 200+ gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors from across the state. The Governor’s School also offers two-week summer programs for younger students, providing a specialized and intensive classical training experience.
The annual Share the Music Tour, sponsored by the KEMET Corporation and the Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation, is a Governor’s School outreach initiative that brings performances to schools and communities throughout the state. This year, touring students will spend two days visiting and performing for 17 elementary and secondary schools located in Allendale, Bamberg, Edgefield, Newberry, Orangeburg and Saluda counties.
“Our music faculty value this tour as an opportunity to give back to the citizens of the state, all while allowing our students the chance to hone their performance skills in front of supportive audiences,” said Dr. Stephen Taylor, SCGSAH Music Department chair.
Built on a conservatory model, the Music Department provides pre-professional training, by experienced and dedicated faculty of artist-teachers, that focuses on the advanced development of individual musical skills and knowledge. Music graduates attend some of the most prestigious colleges, universities and conservatories across the nation, and alumni are performing and teaching around the world.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 residential high school and summer programs. Any student who is a resident of South Carolina and in 6th-10th grade is eligible to apply. For more information, visit www.scgsah.org.
Located in Greenville, the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities (SCGSAH) cultivates young artists from across the state through pre-professional training in the areas of creative writing, dance, drama, music and visual arts. As a public, residential high school, serving juniors and seniors, students refine their talents in a master-apprentice community while receiving a nationally-recognized academic education. Summer programs are available to rising 7th-12th grade students, and SCGSAH serves as a resource to all teachers and students in South Carolina, offering comprehensive outreach programs designed to bring together artists, educators, community organizations and schools. www.scgsah.org