The Trey Clegg Singers, the outstanding Atlanta choral ensemble, has acquired a $15,000 grant from the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts.
With a neighborhood match, the grant will help an upcoming manufacturing of A Path Towards Therapeutic that can characteristic music composed by Native American composers and performances by Native American musicians.
“We’re delighted to obtain this NEA funding to help our refrain in performing music by Native American composers,” Trey Clegg, founder and music director of the ensemble, mentioned in a press launch. “Furthermore, this grant will allow us to advance [our] dedication to therapeutic the divide that persists among the many different peoples throughout metro Atlanta and Georgia by means of music.”
The Atlanta space and most of Georgia was the house of the Creek (Muscogee) tribe previous to the arrival of Europeans. The Muscogees had been devastated by illness introduced by the de Soto expedition in 1539 after which by European intrusion into their homelands earlier than they had been forcefully eliminated to Oklahoma within the 1830s.
“The Trey Clegg Singers ensemble was created to totally mirror the multicultural abilities and voices inside Georgia; our engagement and partnership with Native American musicians is in line with that mission,” Clegg mentioned.
A significant piece from A Path Towards Therapeutic shall be offered as a part of the Trey Clegg Singers’ fall live performance at All Saints Episcopal Church in September, and all the manufacturing will debut subsequent spring at a venue to be decided.
The refrain was based in 2016 by Clegg, an acclaimed solo live performance organist and former college member of Spelman Faculty. He’s at present on workers on the First Congregational Church of Atlanta as organist and director of choirs.
The Trey Clegg Singers and The Trey Clegg Chamber Singers have appeared on the Spoleto Pageant and the Highlands Chamber Music Pageant, in addition to at Carnegie Corridor.
Callanwolde Wonderful Arts Middle will kick off its twenty fourth Jazz on the Garden live performance collection on August 24, with a live performance by jazz vocalist Lori Williams.
She is jazz artist-in-residence at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State College and has launched six albums. Williams has additionally toured extensively throughout the USA, Europe and Japan.
The season may even embrace concert events by New York Metropolis pianist/vocalist Pete Ayres on September 8 and three exhibits by hometown favorites: pianist Bob Baldwin on September 22, vocalist Karla Harris on October 6 and Joe Gransden’s Large Band on October 20.
The concert events are staged on the Callanwolde Amphitheater. Visitors are invited to carry blankets, chairs and a picnic dinner with drinks.
Victoria Dugger, an Athens-based multidisciplinary artist, has earned the 2023 Southern Prize for Visible Arts by South Arts and can obtain a $25,000 award.
As a part of this system, South Arts selects fellows for visible arts in 9 Southern states, and their works are mixed in a touring exhibition throughout the area. That tour begins on the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Artwork in Biloxi, Mississippi, and can embrace a cease on the Bo Bartlett Middle in Columbus, Georgia, in 2024.
Michael Webster, a sculptor from South Carolina, was a finalist for the award. Each Dugger and Webster will obtain two-week residencies at The Hambidge Middle for the Inventive Arts and Sciences in Rabun Hole.
“We’re thrilled to honor and award Victoria and Michael as recipients of the 2023 Southern Prize for Visible Arts,” mentioned Suzette Surkamer, president and CEO of South Arts. “These two artists and their work mirror the mission and coronary heart of this program. Alongside the 2023 class of fellows, we’re additionally thrilled to showcase their creativity and expertise throughout the area, representing the cultural pulse of the South and demonstrating the basic want for arts and tradition throughout our state traces.”
Dugger was born in Columbus and graduated from Columbus State College, then acquired her MFA from the College of Georgia.