Piccolo Spoleto Stelle di Domani Theatre Series

A variety of entertaining performances that feature the Stars of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the College of Charleston School of the Arts. Follow #stelledidomani
    
THEY CALL ME ARETHUSA - Arethusa has been turned into a river, or so everyone thinks. Rather, she has joined a society of women with some very troubling secrets. College of Charleston alumna Jessica Colie McClellan spent three months in conversation with women from all walks of life who have had experience, either first or second hand, with relationship violence. In this fraught, but hopeful one-woman show, she weaves Arethusa’s tale from Greek mythology into that of the contemporary every-woman. [more info and tickets]

MAD GRAVITY - The College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance proudly re-stages this sell-out, improbably loopy, award-winning farce (2013 T.M. National Playwriting runner-up, 2013 Reva Shiner Comedy Award Winner and Finalist at The Eugene O’Neill). The play unites a host couple, a performance artist who insists on bringing his work home with him and his supportive wife, with their guests, a dentist and his unhappily sarcastic spouse, to hash out their children’s romance over dinner. The apocalypse suddenly looms! Bedlam ensues! Funny and outrageous, the play even reveals the meaning of life! [more info and tickets]

UNDER THE LIGHTS - This Production (in its eighth incarnation and a Stelle favorite) showcases a series of original student written 10-minute plays. Included are the winners of the 2014 Franklin B. Ashley Playwriting and the 2014 Todd McNerney Student Playwriting Awards. Join us for an evening focused on the voices and ideas of the next generation of writers [more info and tickets]

MIDDLE GROUND - This dance concert celebrates the collaboration between the College of Charleston’s Department of Theatre and Dance and Annex Dance Company, a local, professional modern dance company. Selected works are drawn from both repertoires and include blended casts, collaborative choreography, and dances that explore the intersections of physicality, beauty, and convergence. [more info and tickets]

MR. AND MRS. JOHN MARSH: THE WORLD KNEW HER AS MARGARET MITCHELL - by Melita Easters. This lively and humorous one-woman show about the reclusive author of Gone With the Wind is especially timely as the film premiered 75 years ago. The play stars Saluda Camp, a Charleston native and graduate of the College of Charleston, who currently practices her craft in New York. Directed by Cailín Heffernan. [more info and tickets]

Melita Easter, the author and producer, will present a free lecture about her inspiration for writing Mrs. John Marsh, including discussion about Gone With the Wind [more info]

THE ELEPHANT IN MY CLOSET - Me. Coming out to my father. As a Democrat. The hit solo show from David Lee Nelson, created with Adam Knight, returns for one final run where it all began. “4 Stars”- Time Out, NY . “Hits precisely the right notes at exactly the right place and time.” –Washington Post. May 3oth show is CofC alumni special in which part of the proceeds will be given to the College of Charleston. [more info and tickets]

THE ALUMNI DANCE CONCERT – The performance showcases the creative spirit of graduates from the College of Charleston’s Dept. of Theatre and Dance. This concert commemorates the connection between the alumni and the department, and promotes a partnership between professional and emerging dance artists. Enjoy the choreography and performances of our talented alumni. [more info and tickets]

ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD – Written by George Brant, is a play based on the true story of one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the circus. An accident in a small town brings out the animal in everyone involved. Directed by Edward Precht, it is brought back after a sold-out run in CofC’s Center Stage season. [more info and tickets]

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Piccolo Spoleto Festival: College of Charleston Young Artists Series

The Young Artists Series features some of the College of Charleston School of the Arts’ most accomplished music students and alumni. Tickets are $11 and available at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival Box Office 1-(866)-811-4111 or online. All concerts take place at 12:00 noon in the College’s Recital Hall in the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street, except for May 24 at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, 126 Coming St. 

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Saturday, May 24 – College of Charleston Concert Choir in Concert, Robert Taylor-conductor [buy tickets]
This outstanding, award-winning choir has been featured in juried performance at several national conferences and has toured the Southeast. They regularly perform with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and are known for their rich, warm choral tone and dynamic programming of standard repertoire and new, contemporary choral works. This concert takes place at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, 126 Coming St.

Monday, May 26 – Celebrating Our International Connections – Music for guitar, voice, and piano [buy tickets]
Featuring guitarists Grace McNally and Robbie Chan, tenor Josh Avant, and pianists Justin Watkins and Irwin Jiang, this Memorial Day concert will feature works by Dyens (Tunisian-French), Ponce (Mexican), Dvorak (Czech), Faure (French), Uematsu (Japanese), Domeniconi (Italian), and Chopin (Polish).

Tuesday, May 27 - Bach, Beethoven and Brahms [buy tickets]
Includes Bach Suite No. 3 for cello, Bach arias, Bach Prelude and Fugue in C minor, Beethoven Sonata Op. 81a, and Brahms Ballade, Rhapsody in G minor, and Piano Trio No. 1. Featured performers are: Robbie Chan, Patricia Cooney, Unusdian Errandonea, Diego Suarez, Joseph Tan and Justin Watkins.

Wednesday, May 28 - Violin Marathon  [buy tickets]
Outstanding students of Professor Yuriy Bekker to perform: Yuhong Tu, Ting Yao, Zoe Whittaker, Shannon Fitzhenry, Chelsea Murphy, plus Gregory Guay — perform a dynamic and varied program of music for violin, with guitar and piano accompaniment.

Thursday, May 29 – A Romantic Affair– Chamber Music of the 19th & 20th Centuries  [buy tickets]
Jonathan Williams, cello, and Gregory Guay, guitar in works of Saint-Saens and Piazzolla, soprano Ashley Fabian in songs by Strauss, cellist Unusdian Errandonea in Piazzolla’s Le Grand Tango, and Ae-lin Youn, Jonathan Milord, Caitlin Delaney, and Irwin Jiang in the amazingly beautiful Schumann Piano Quartet.

Friday, May 30 - College of Charleston Opera  [buy tickets]
A fast-paced program of favorite arias and scenes from opera, including the Act I finale of CofC Opera’s recent hit performance of Edwin Penhorwood’s hilarious opera Too Many Sopranos.

Saturday, May 31 - Piano Plus Cello!  [buy tickets]
Featuring solo cellist Shelby Bowden playing Bach’s Suite No. 4, solo pianist Emily Tran playing Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 31, No. 2—The Tempest and York Bowen’s Three Preludes, plus a cello/piano duet by Boccherini with Zachary Litchfield, cellist and Tran at the piano.

Monday, June 2 – Prize-Winning Seniors – Abbie Geddings and Savannah Shelby, mezzo-sopranos  [buy tickets]
A program of varied songs sung by talented and dynamic singers, who are recent graduates headed to graduate school and singing careers. Both are recent winners in the NATS Student Auditions competition.

Tuesday, June 3 - Art Song Extravaganza  [buy tickets]
Marrying voice and piano, text and music, the Art Song takes its place as one of the most expressive genres of music for the voice. The program will include familiar songs by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Strauss, Faure, Duparc, Chausson and Quilter performed by the talented and well-trained singers of the College’s Voice Program.

Wednesday, June 4 - Masterpieces and Miniatures – Music for Piano and Cello  [buy tickets]
Pianist Diego Suarez will tantalize with miniatures– Chopin-Étude “Winter Wind,” Liszt-Étude “Mazeppa,” Debussy L’sle joyeuse, and a movement from Messiaen’s Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus, followed by two masterpieces–a movement from Rachmaninoff’s Sonata in g minor with Caitlin Delany, cellist and Irwin Jiang, pianist. Then Jiang will conclude with the stunning Prokofiev Sonata No. 6.

Thursday, June 5 – National Prize-Winning Singers – Ashley Fabian, soprano/Nathan Matticks, baritone  [buy tickets]
Ashley Fabian–winner in 2014 national MTNA Young Artist competition in Chicago and SC NATS Artist Award competition and Nathan Matticks—awards in Metro West Opera Competition and Marilyn Horne’s 80th birthday gala at Carnegie Hall–present songs by Schumann, Bachelet, Chausson, Beach and Pasatieri plus an operatic duet.

Friday, June 6 - College of Charleston Jazz  [buy tickets]
The College’s “premiere” jazz combo performs familiar tunes and new arrangements of jazz standards.

Saturday, June 7 – Tchaikovsky and Liszt Piano Concertos – Irwin Jiang and Diego Suarez, pianists  [buy tickets]
Two of the most beloved piano concertos performed in a duo piano format.

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2013-14 School of the Arts Awards

The School of the Arts will honor the achievements of a select group of students who have demonstrated excellence in their respective disciplines. The Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 9 will recognize those who have set a standard for their peers as well as those who will follow in their footsteps. [event details]

The School will also recognize alumni who have made significant professional and personal contributions to their communities since graduating from the College of Charleston. These alumni are leaders in the arts, business, philanthropy and other areas who honed their skills through the study of the arts at the College and now share their talents and their resources with others.

Alumni Award of Achievement
Brian Rutenberg ’87

Young Alumni Award
Marco Sartor ’03

ART HISTORY
School of the Arts Scholars
Corey Ames Heyward
Caitlin Elizabeth Murphy
Amelia Roché Roland

Outstanding Student Award
Corey Ames Heyward
Katherine R. Keener

Sotheby’s Institute of Art, College of Charleston Summer Study Award
Giovanna Quattrone

ARTS MANAGEMENT
School of the Arts Scholars
Kaitlin Hetrick
Amelia Roché Roland

Outstanding Student Award
Maggie Bailey
Margaret Balltrip
Serena Finnerty
Elizabeth Grindrod
Kaitlin Hetrick
Madelyn Stoneburner

Julie Jett Arts Management Citizenship Award
Tyler Boone

Sotheby’s Institute of Art, College of Charleston Summer Study Award
Emily Farris

HISTORIC PRESERVATION & COMMUNITY PLANNING
School of the Arts Scholar
Alaina Watkins

Outstanding Student Award
Autumn Joy Baker
Dannielle N. Hobbs
EmmaLee Jean Kunze

MUSIC

School of the Art Scholars
Brett Belanger
Lauren Abigail Geddings
Chelsea Loew
Courtney Richmond
Alan Schmitt
Diego Suarez
Christian Wood

Outstanding Student Award
Brett Belanger
Lauren Abigail Geddings
Chelsea Loew
Kevin Patton
Courtney Richmond
Savannah Shelby
Diego Suarez
Zoe Whitaker
Jonathan Williams

Mary Stewart Allan Award for Violin
Yuhong Tu

Marguerite Elfe Erckman Vocal Award
Lauren Abigail Geddings
Courtney Richmond
Savannah Shelby

The Melvin H. & Virginia Peacock Goodwin Award for Instrumental Performance
Brett Belanger

Reba Kinne Huge Award in Music
Zachery Litchfield

Julian Hayes and Clifford Milton Award for Excellence in Strings
Robbie Chan
Unusdian Errandonea

Edwin Davis Peacock Award for Excellence in Piano
Emily Tran

Sue Simons Wallace Award for Excellence in Music
Brett Belanger
Diego Suarez

Artist Certificate Recipients
Matthew Griswold
Nathan Matticks
Chee-Hang See
Amy Tan
Ting Yao

STUDIO ART
School of the Arts Scholar
Katherine Butler
Aidan Cooke
Piper Hagan
Lori Leist
Hannah Shepard

Outstanding Student Award
Chelsea Haines
Anna Hopkins
Emily Kelly
Mariah Smith
Emily Stein
Kelly Wills

The Artists and Craftsman Award
Kyle Ford
Hannah Garrard

The Laura M. Bragg Memorial Award
Mary Koch

Charleston Fine Art Dealer Award
Nicholas Albia

The Corrie McCallum Award for Printmaking
Brittany Hill

The Seltzer Prize in Studio Art
Lori Leist

The Seltzer Prize for Young Contemporaries
Keller James
Branch Tanksley

The Tyzack Prize
Nicole Scioscia

THEATRE AND DANCE
School of the Arts Scholars
Diana Biffl
Nicolette Goetz
Corinne Williams

Outstanding Student Award
Maggie Bailey
John King
Claire Sparks
Kathryn Teska

Franklin B. Ashley Playwriting Award
Katelyn Ribant

Center Stage Award
Ashley Gennarelli

Maria Alicia Elfe Award for Theatre
Samantha Dahabi

Faculty Award of Merit – Theatre Faculty Award
Trevor Catalano
Samantha Dahabi
John King
Shelby North
Claire Sparks
Peter Spearman

Future Professionals Award – Performance
Celeste Riddle

Future Professionals Award – Production
John King

Future Teacher Award
Heather Roberts

Mary Jollensten Scholar
Peter Spearman

Arthur McDonald Award for Theatre
Edward Precht

Todd McNerney Playwriting Award
Anderson Haney

Valerie Morris Award for an Outstanding Performance
by an Actor or an Actress in a Play
Caroline Connell

The John Olbrych Prize for Excellence in Design
John King

Outstanding Dance Ambassador
Maggie Bailey

Emmett Robinson Scholar
Shelby North

The Seltzer Prize in Theatre
Brennen Reeves

The Stelle Award
Caroline Connell

AWARDS OUTSIDE OF THE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON AWARDS

ExCEL Awards (Excellence in Collegiate Education and Leadership Awards) – This award recognizes a student for his or her achievements at the College. The recipient represents the positive attributes of a student leader, and the award recognizes the recipient for his or her continued contributions to the campus and the broader community.
Student of the Year, School of the Arts • Corinne Williams, Theatre

REGIONAL AND NATIONAL AWARDS

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Nine-State District Young Artist Competition in Voice  (first place) and MTNA National Young Artist Performance in Voice (third place)
Ashley Fabian

South Carolina National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Auditions (first place, Senior Women’s Division) and NATS Mid-Atlantic Region (including North Carolina; South Carolina; Virginia; Maryland and Washington, D.C.) Auditions (second place, Senior Women’s Division)
Savannah Shelby

NATS Auditions (second place, Senior Women’s Division) and NATS Mid-Atlantic Region (including North Carolina; South Carolina; Virginia; Maryland and Washington, D.C.) Auditions (fifth place, Senior Women’s Division)
Lauren Abigail Geddings

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region IV – David L. Shelton Student Playwriting Award (Full Length Play Competition)
Edward Precht for his play Bread and Circuses

National KCACTF – The National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Award
Edward Precht for his play Bread and Circuses

KCACTF Region IV – Ten Minute Play Regional Winner
Anderson Haney for his play Medium Skewered

KCACTF Region IV – Award for Theatrical Design Excellence in Lighting Design
John King

National KCACTF – Barbizon Award for Theatrical Design Excellence in Lighting Design
John King

KCACTF Region IV – Irene Ryan Acting Competition Semi-finalist
Allyson Musmeci

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Off-Broadway Cast of ‘Fun Home’ to Perform on April 21

ORIGINAL OFF-BROADWAY CAST OF ‘FUN HOME’ TO DELIVER CONCERT-STYLE PERFORMANCE HOSTED BY COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON THEATRE

Hailed by The New York Times as a “beautiful heartbreaker of a musical, ‘Fun Home’ finds a shining clarity that lights up the night” in one of the best-reviewed productions of the year

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the College of Charleston School of the Arts will host an evening of music from the Off-Broadway musical and Pulitzer Prize Finalist, “Fun Home,” after its successful run at New York’s Public Theater.

Two performances of the concert will take place at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Monday, April 21 at Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. For mature audiences only.

Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for senior citizens and College of Charleston students and employees with I.D. Tickets may be purchased ONLINE or at the door up to 30 minutes prior to showtimes. 

***After purchasing and printing your online ticket VOUCHER, you must turn it in for an actual TICKET. To avoid waiting in line for entry on Monday night, please consider picking up your ticket ahead of time, during business hours, at the Department of Theatre and Dance, room 322 of The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts (161 Calhoun St. – corner of St. Philip and Calhoun Streets).

Adapted by Lisa Kron (book and lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori (musical score) from Alison Bechdel’s 2006 memoir of the same name, the concert-style performance will include the majority of the acclaimed musical’s repertoire and will be presented by the original cast: Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris as Bechdel’s father, Bruce; three-time Tony Award-nominee Judy Kuhn as Bechdel’s mother, Helen; Griffin Birney as Christian Bechdel; Roberta Colindrez playing Joan; Noah Hinsdale as John Bechdel; Sydney Lucas as Small Alison; Beth Malone playing Alison; Joel Perez portraying Roy; and Emily Skeggs as Medium Alison.

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‘Music Gone Viral’: Connect With Music Industry Leaders

“Music Gone Viral” features industry leaders from
ReverbNation, Universal Music Group and SoundExchange sharing their secrets to success

 “In the Mix: Music Industry Exchanges” is a monthly series connecting musicians and College of Charleston students to industry leaders. Arts Management adjunct instructor Mark Bryan will moderate this month’s discussion about online mass distribution of music with famed music executives: Luke Lewis (Former CEO of Universal Music Group and Founder of Lost Highway Records), Mike Doernberg (CEO and co-founder of ReverbNation), John Simson (Former Executive Director of SoundExchange).

Presented by the Arts Management Program in the College of Charleston School of the Arts, and sponsored by Borboleta Audio Mastering, the series’ fourth and final session for the academic year will take place at 6:30 p.m. on April 21 in the Recital Hall of the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Philip St. Click here for FREE tickets and more info.

Successful musician and Music Industry Advancement Leader at the College of Charleston, Mark Bryan, expresses: “The ‘In the Mix’ series is off to a great start this spring, with several experienced professionals and even a few moguls providing our students and local musicians with unprecedented insight into various aspects of the music industry.”

“In the Mix: Music Industry Exchanges” has connected over 500 students, musicians and music professionals and alumni to Darius Rucker of Hootie & the Blowfish and Cary Ann Hearst of Shovels & Rope, Frank Rogers, Producer of Darius Rucker and founder of Sea Gayle Music, Dan Hannon, Producer of Manchester Orchestra, Duda Lucena of Borboleta Audio Mastering, Jerrod Wilkins, Manager of Duncan Sheik and NY Dolls at Gold Mountain Entertainment  and Dolph Ramseur, Manager of Avett Brothers and Carolina Chocolate Drops at Ramseur Records covering the secrets to success in songwriting, producing/mastering, and touring.

Starting in fall 2014, the College’s arts management majors who are aspiring musicians or interested in music management, can pursue a music industry concentration. Courses include Introduction to the Music Industry, Legal Aspects of the Entertainment Industry, Music in the Marketplace, and more. For information visit artsmgmt.cofc.edu or call (843) 953-6301.

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From Baroque to the Romantics

Charleston Music Fest (CMF), presented by the College of Charleston School of the Arts, will stage its season finale, From Baroque to the Romantics.

The performance will take place at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in the Recital Hall of the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Philip St. Individual tickets are $30. Tickets can be pre-ordered ONLINE or by calling (843) 953-6575.

A stellar collection of musicians will join cellist Natalia Khoma and pianist Volodymyr Vynnytsky for the conclusion of the CMF season in a concert which includes excerpts from the very popular Seasons by Tchaikovsky, the virtuosic Passacaglia for violin and cello from Handel’s Suite No. 7 in G minor, and the beautiful Concerto for violin, piano and string quartet, Op. 21, by Chausson.

“The Chausson sextet presents a challenge to musicians due to its intricacy, forcing performers to ’drop notes.’ For that reason, it rarely is performed,” Vynnytsky comments.

Khoma adds, “This group of musicians are of the very few in the world who are able to take on such a piece. There will be no ‘dropped notes’ for this performance!”

The concert will feature special guest violinist Elmar Oliveira, who remains the only American violinist to win the Gold Medal at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky International Competition, and is the first violinist to receive the coveted Avery Fisher Prize in 1983 (more about Olveira) (video of Olveira); Volodymyr Vynnytsky, piano; Natalia Khoma, cello; Micah Gangwer and Tomas Jakubek, violins; Sandra Robbins, viola.


Charleston Music Fest, presented by the College of Charleston School of the Arts, is a year-round presenter of chamber music of the highest possible artistic standard and adds to the colorful cultural life of Charleston. The goal of this series is to present the finest classical and contemporary chamber music by world-class artists to Charleston audiences; to develop new and younger audiences for chamber music; and to provide educational activities which encourage, broaden and deepen appreciation of the chamber music art form. 

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‘She Kills Monsters’ Delves Into Imaginary World of Adventure

The Department of Theatre and Dance will end its 2013-14 season with “She Kills Monsters” by playwright and pioneer of “geek theatre,” Qui Nguyen. The cast and crew of students and faculty, will bring the show to life through the creative use of special effects, stage combat and puppetry. The production will feature original music composed by students of the College’s composition professor, Dr. Yiorgos Vassilandonakis, and performed by the College of Charleston Contemporary Ensemble.

Winner of the American Alliance for Theatre Education’s 2013 Distinguished Play Award, “She Kills Monsters” is a farce packed with drama. Directed by Associate Professor of Theatre, Evan Parry, this lively play tells the story of Agnes Evans following the death of her “weirdo” teenage sister, Tilly. Upon her discovery of Tilly’s fantasy role-playing in a “Dungeons & Dragons” notebook, Agnes becomes enveloped in the game of imaginary adventure and danger, revealing her sister’s emotional insights and adolescent struggles. The clever story touches the inner geek in everyone, as audiences cheer on Agnes through her challenges in the game tied to her personal discoveries.

Numerous creature characters have been created through a combination of puppet techniques, original artwork and costumes as well as an extensive projection design, which includes video, artwork and animated creatures.

The College’s production will take place Thursday, April 10 through Tuesday, April 15 in the Emmett Robinson Theatre in the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Philip St. Curtain is 7:30 p.m. except Sunday at 3 p.m. only. For mature audiences only.

Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for senior citizens and College of Charleston students and employees with I.D. Tickets may be purchased online, by calling (843) 953-5604 or visiting the box office in the lobby of the Simons Center for the Arts.

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ExCEL Awards for Outstanding SOTA Individuals

The School of the Arts (SOTA) congratulates the following SOTA individuals for receiving 2014 Excellence in Collegiate Education and Leadership (ExCEL) Awards:

Outstanding SOTA Student of the Year:  Corinne Williams (Theatre major)

Female Student Athlete of the Year:  Alyssa Frye (Arts Management major)

Outstanding SOTA Faculty of the Year:  Evan Parry (Associate Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance)

Diversity Service of the Year Award:  Karen Chandler (Associate Professor, Arts Management Program)

The 2014 ExCEL Awards honored more than 30 students, staff, faculty and community members for their commitment to creating a campus environment that promotes diversity and excellence. The winners were chosen from more than 125 nominations.

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School of the Arts Interactive Garden Series

Bring your lunch or drop by the Barnet Courtyard to enjoy a FREE arts showcase, while soaking in the predicted sunny weather and temps in the 70s! 

The College of Charleston School of the Arts (SOTA) is hosting a new Garden Series from Monday, March 31 – Wednesday, April 2. The Series, free and open to the public, will run daily 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Barnet Courtyard at 58 George Street, between the Sottile Theatre and the Communications Museum. Performances range from 15-45 minutes to allow for casual viewing for students, faculty, staff and the downtown Charleston community.

SOTA Dean Valerie Morris shares her excitement about the Garden Series:

Communication students at the College have developed this series to highlight some of the exciting things that are happening at the School, and we are delighted to have friends of the College joining us. Enjoy the performances, discussions, visual art, and the beauty of Barnet Courtyard… and then come back for more!

The Series will feature an array of musical and artistic talent from members of the SOTA community. Singer/Songwriter Mark Bryan, a SOTA instructor in the Arts Management Program, will be the guest emcee and performer on Monday to kick off the Series.

Musical artists will include: Musician and professor Frank Duvall, jazz singer Joseph Tan, and the College’s Ukulele Club.

Artists involved in the series are Tommy Fox, Victoria Honick, Nikki Scioscia, Hannah Shepard, Kyle Victory, Sabrina Gutknecht, Kate Ritchie, Taylor Epps, Heather Thornton, Susanna Brylawski, Lea Cockerham, Paul Nyguen, Cara Fischer, Elizabeth Koury, Ashley Stanol and Blakely Grinrod.

In addition, costume designs by Anna Todisco will be featured for the upcoming SOTA theatre performance She Kills Monsters.

Attendees will have a chance to interact through caricatures, live art, taking part in an audience paint masterpiece, perusing/purchasing inexpensive art from students and faculty, and Q&A with the performers.

Jeff McCarragher, the 2014 South Carolina Sportscaster of the Year, will introduce acts for the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions.

The Garden Series is managed by a group of senior capstone students in Communication at the College of Charleston. All of the performances for the Garden Series are affiliated with the School of the Arts.

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