Christopher Otts, a master’s student in jazz studies, recently received the second annual BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a rising jazz star pursuing an advanced degree in jazz studies or performance.
“I have a lot of great mentors here at Georgia State. They’ve been extremely helpful in preparing… more »
Dr. Deanna Joseph, Georgia State University’s Director of Choral Activities, was awarded the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award for the College of Arts and Sciences. The College has over 640 full-time faculty, and Dr. Joseph was the single winner.
Dr. Joseph’s award was announced at the April 21, 2015 College faculty meeting. Patrick K. Freer,… more »
APPLICATIONS AND AUDITIONS Each student must complete the application and audition for combos and big band. Auditions will be held August 14, 15, and 16, 2015. Applications will be available in July. The processing fee for applications and auditions is $25 (non-refundable).
The Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra (RYJO) was formed by Dr. Gordon Vernick in… more »
The Harrower Summer Workshop Gala Dinner on June 7 was a spectacular event. It was a successful fundraiser benefiting Opera Studies at GSU. The students from the workshop performed alongside the guest artists, Indra Thomas and Morris Robinson. The following weekend the students performed in three operas Falstaff, Der Rosenkavalier and The Marriage of Figaro.
Georgia State University Opera Theater rocked The National Opera Association’s national convention with two impressive achievements in the Collegiate Opera Scene Competition, which was part of the convention. GSU Opera Theater undergraduates Carolyn Balkovetz, soprano and Kirby Eicholtz, tenor won first place in Division I – for artists under 23 years old- with their duet… more »
Arts at GSU is a monthly publication of fine arts programming at Georgia State University. Offerings from The Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA), Five Points: A Journal of Literature and Art, Rialto Center for the Arts, the School of Music, the Welch School of Art and Design, the Welch School of Galleries and… more »
Early summer, the Harrower Summer Opera Workshop concluded one of its most exciting seasons in thirty-one years, with productions of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and “VIVA VERDI… and Friends,” a full scenes program. Enrollment was second only to the 30th Anniversary season’s attendance. In addition to Executive Director W. Dwight… more »
During July and August, assistant professor of music history and literature Marie Sumner Lott took a 6-week research trip to Germany for a new project on Romantic operas with Medieval subjects or characters. The trip was generously funded by a Research Initiation Grant from Georgia State. Sumner Lott says she found and used many surviving… more »