GREENVILLE -- Student musicians from the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities will make a stop in Orangeburg on their 2017 Share the Music Tour. They'll perform a free, public concert at Claflin University's W.V. Middleton Fine Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
"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 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.
The South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities is a public, residential high school in Greenville, serving gifted and talented students from across the state. 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.
The Governor's School also offers two-week summer programs for younger students, providing a specialized and intensive classical training experience.
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.