This exhibition focuses attention on the recipients the prestigious Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant awarded by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Celebrating its fifteenth year, the grant recognizes the contributions of working artists to the cultural life of the region by providing an annual financial award to promote the artistic growth of artists and crafts people. Supported by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
Auditions are required for all prospective Acting, Dance and Musical Theatre option students. On the day of your visit, you will be on campus for approximately two and a half (2.5) hours. That time will be spent on your interview or audition. You will meet the faculty and staff and have an opportunity to ask questions during a comprehensive department overview.
Multitalented and internationally famous jazz legend, - a composer, arranger, lyricist, producer - and tenor saxophonist of world note, Benny Golson was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 25, 1929. Raised with an impeccable musical pedigree, Golson has played in the bands of world famous Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Earl Bostic and Art Blakey. Few jazz musicians can claim to be true innovators and even fewer can boast of a performing and recording career that literally redefines the term "jazz". Benny Golson has made major contributions to the world of jazz with such jazz standards as: Killer Joe, I Remember Clifford, Along Came Betty, Stablemates Whisper Not, Blues March, Five Spot After Dark, Are you Real?
Eric Lu has already established himself as one of the finest pianists of the younger generation. In 2013, at the age of 15, he was admitted into the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he currently studies.
In the recent years, Lu has received top prizes at a number of major international competitions. In August of 2014, he received the 1st prize at the 9th Moscow International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists. In 2013, Lu triumphed at the Minnesota International e-Piano Junior Competition, receiving the 1st Prize, along with the special Schubert Prize. Moreover, in 2010, Lu won the 1st Prize of the prestigious 12th Ettlingen International Competition in Germany.