Concerts, Summer Camp Provide Focused Experiences in Music for Children
Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall (www.spiveyhall.org
), the Southeast’s premier recital hall renowned internationally for its superior acoustics and the excellence of its classical, jazz and world music artists, has announced details of its 2014 summer education programming.
In addition to its summer camp (http://www.spiveyhall.org/educational-programs/summercamp/
), this year scheduled for June 9 to June 13, Spivey Hall will launch its first Summer World Music Festival (http://www.spiveyhall.org/educational-programs/spivey-hall-summer-world-music-festival/
) including seven performances by various global artists over eight weeks in June and July 2014.
“Accessibility remains vital for Spivey Hall’s education programs,” says Melanie Darby, Spivey Hall’s education manager. “Increased emphasis on testing and the scarcity of buses pose challenges for out-of-classroom learning and enrichment for many Atlanta area students during the school year. The Summer World Music Festival and the Summer Music Camp aim to serve families with quality learning experiences and performances during the summer months when academic calendars and transportation issues will not be an obstacle to attendance.”
Spivey’s Summer World Music Festival will include seven performances in June and July; concerts will take place in Spivey Hall on Wednesday mornings at 11:15 a.m. Each week will present an instrumental or vocal artist or ensemble performing music that represents different regions and cultures around the world. The current schedule is as follows:
|Wednesday, June 4
|Wednesday, June 18
||Ustad Shafaat Khan
||Sitar and Tabla
|Wednesday, June 25
|Wednesday, July 2
||Red, White and Bluegrass
|Wednesday, July 9
||The Celtic Company
||A Do Irish Ensemble
|Wednesday, July 16
|Wednesday, July 23
The Summer World Music Festival is presented as part of Spivey Hall’s Young People’s Concerts, providing individuals of all ages access to outstanding live performances. Artists featured during the Summer World Music Festival will provide study guides in advance of their performance that meet Georgia Performance Standards for curriculum connections in world history, geography, and music.
The Spivey Hall Summer World Music Festival is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets for Spivey Hall’s Summer World Music Festival are priced at $2 per concert and are available for purchase now at http://www.spiveyhall.org/educational-programs/program-registration/
Spivey Hall’s Sixth Annual Summer Music Camp is a week-long day camp for students entering fourth to seventh grades, scheduled for June 9 to June13. While the camp is based on choral singing, it strives to give campers a broad range of musical experiences throughout the week. This year, the program adds two new breakout sessions: music technology and drama. These sessions join past favorites including piano lab, tone-chimes, guitar, folk dancing and percussion ensemble. Each camper will also be given the opportunity to receive a private coaching either in voice or a solo string instrument.
Campers will rehearse throughout the week and then share what they’ve learned during a demonstration concert on Friday, June 13 at 2:30 p.m. Craig Hurley, director, and Marcena Kinney, accompanist, of the Spivey Hall Young Artists, will lead the team which includes Dr. David Hirschorn, a 24-year guitar and choral teacher, and music specialist Betsy Swanson, along with several Spivey Hall Children’s Choir members acting as counselors.
Registration for Spivey Hall’s Annual Summer Camp is available online at http://www.spiveyhall.org/educational-programs/summercamp/
. Registration is $150 by June 5; and $175 after June 5. Multi-child discounts are available.
About Spivey Hall
Located on the picturesque campus of Clayton State University in Morrow, Ga., just 15 miles southeast of Atlanta, Spivey Hall is the South’s most acoustically superior recital hall, presenting the best in classical, jazz and world music. Spivey Hall also presents regular performances on its magnificent 4,413-pipe Albert Schweitzer Memorial Organ, custom-built in Italy by Fratelli Ruffatti. An intimate venue with just 392 seats, Spivey Hall promotes for the concert-goer a personal connection with the artist both during and after the performance. Spivey’s extraordinary acoustics and reputation for distinguished programming attract outstanding international musicians who regularly perform at the nation’s major concert venues such as Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. For more information, visit www.spiveyhall.org
Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall gratefully acknowledges the support of the Walter and Emilie Spivey Foundation, The Friends of Spivey Hall, the Georgia Council for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and South Arts.
Spivey Hall’s 2013-2014 Educational Programs are supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment of the Arts. Hampton Inn Atlanta-Southlake is the official hotel sponsor of Spivey Hall’s 2013-2014 Educational Programs.