Armstrong Fine Arts students perform or exhibit artwork in nearly 200 AMT events annually.



Event Calendar: Fall 2012


When:Fall Semester, 2012

About this event:

AUGUST
Mid-August: Fall auditions for various music ensembles including wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, and choirs. Call 912.344.2556 during normal business hours to schedule an audition.

August 20-21: The Masquers student theatre troupe announces auditions for its Fall season productions including William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, open to the public, beginning at 6 p.m. in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Theater. 30 minutes preceding the Monday auditions, the Masquers invite interested Armstrong students to a “meet-and-greet” session at Jenkins to learn about student opportunities in the Masquers troupe.

August 24-26: William Shakespeare’s Loves Labors Lost. The Masquers troupe kicks-off its Fall season with a fun spin on a classic Shakespeare comedy about love and relationships. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday’s matinee begins at 3 p.m. in Jenkins Hall Theater. Regular admission: Only $10. Discounts available to U.S. military, senior citizens, alumni association members, and non-Armstrong students/children. Free to Armstrong w/Piratecard. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Armstrong Theatre program.

August 25: The Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra program (AAYO) is holding new-member auditions for the 2012-2013 season, open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Fine Arts Hall. Openings in Debut Strings, Lyric Strings Ensembles, Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, and AAYO. Schedule an audition by e-mail: savaayo@yahoo.com. AAYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, http://www.savannahfriendsofmusic.com.


SEPTEMBER
September 9: AMT presents Hendrix College pianist John Krebs, D.M.A. in a guest artist recital at 3 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. This 2011 Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Foundation Fellowship recipient will perform somewhat programmatic music of award winning composers Sebastian Currier, Sheila Silver, and Richard Danielpour. Admission is free.

September 10-28: AMT presents its 2012 Faculty Art Exhibition in Fine Arts Gallery. Visit our newly renovated gallery for an expansive array of faculty-created photography, ceramics, painting, digital design, mixed media and so much more. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free.

September 14: AMT presents an art gallery reception for its 2012 Faculty Art Exhibition at 5:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free.

September 20-22: The Masquers theatre troupe opens its Fall black box theatre season with an improvisational show. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater. Free admission at the door until all seats are filled. Doors open 30 minutes before performance. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

September 23: AMT opens its 13th Southeastern Choral Arts Festival with its Vocal Chamber Ensemble and University Chorale in joint concert at 7:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Free to Armstrong w/Piratecard.

September 24: Armstrong’s 13th Southeastern Choral Arts Festival concludes with the Choral Arts Festival Choir in concert at 7:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Free admission.

September 27: AMT presents a free performance by 14-year-old guitar prodigy Andreas Varady, in conjunction with his appearance at the Savannah Jazz Festival at 2 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Guitarist Howard Paul will join him for this special performance. Sponsored by Benedetto Guitars.


OCTOBER
October 2: Armstrong Wind Ensemble performs “In Concert” at 7:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Regular admission: Only $6. Free to Armstrong w/Piratecard.

October 8-19: AMT presents “Alumni Homecoming,” the Armstrong Invitational Alumni Art Exhibition, in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free.

October 18: Visit the Art, Music & Theatre activities booth from noon to 5 p.m. outside the Armstrong Student Union during our annual campus wide event: Celebrate Armstrong Day. Free admission.

October 18-21: The Masquers theatre troupe continues its Fall black box theatre season with Robert Aguirre-Sacasa's Halloween teaser The Weird. Do you enjoy tales of the Macabre or, if you’re old enough to remember, Tales from the Crypt? This is an anthology of terror and suspense in the macabre fashion along with a tale of superhero drama thrown in for fun, just in time to celebrate Halloween. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater. Audience discretion is advised for language and content. Regular admission: Only $10. Discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members, and students/children. Free to Armstrong w/Piratecard. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

October 19: AMT presents an art gallery reception for “Alumni Homecoming,” the Armstrong Invitational Alumni Art Exhibition, at 5:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free.

October 24: AMT ceramics program hosts “Raku Pizza Night” at 6 p.m. in the back of campus across from University Police at the Fine Arts Annex Courtyard. View kiln fired pottery of Armstrong art majors and witness the kiln firing process firsthand. Admission is free.

October 27: AMT hosts the Georgia Music Educators Association District Honor Choir in concert at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

October 29 to November 9: AMT presents “Argentina: The Eternity of the Moment,” a student international art exhibition inspired by study-abroad experiences throughout the globe, in Fine Arts Gallery. This exhibition includes work by Armstrong and Georgia College students and as well as select works by faculty and Argentina artists. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free.

October 30: The Armstrong Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Combo combine to groove in concert at 7:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Regular admission: Only $6. Free to Armstrong w/Piratecard.

October 31: AMT presents an art gallery reception for “Argentina: The Eternity of the Moment,” its student international art exhibition at noon in Fine Arts Gallery. This exhibition includes work by Armstrong and Georgia College students and as well as select works by faculty and Argentina artists. Admission is free.


NOVEMBER
Through November 9: AMT presents “Argentina: The Eternity of the Moment,” a student international art exhibition inspired by study-abroad experiences throughout the globe, in Fine Arts Gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. This exhibition will include work by Armstrong and Georgia College students and faculty as well as work by Argentina artists. Admission is free.

November 1-4 & 8-11: The Armstrong Masquers troupe welcomes William Shakespeare’s Macbeth to Fabulous 1960’s Las Vegas, Nevada, as the troupe transports the Bard’s great fair-is-foul and foul-is-fair tragedy to the historic Las Vegas Strip Sands Hotel and Casino during its heyday. Dig the Masquers all-the-way in this ring-a-ding interpretation of Macbeth’s bloody ascent to the landmark Copa Room throne, or actually the cool Jenkins Hall Theater. Odds are, baby, that you’re going to have a great time. Thursday through Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. Dark Monday-Wednesday. Regular admission: Only $10. Discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members, and students/children. Free to Armstrong w/Piratecard. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

November 2: AMT presents Cherylann Vega Velez, clarinet, in student recital at 2:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

November 3: AMT presents pianist Kevin Hampton, D.M.A. in a faculty music recital at 7:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Program includes music by Corigliano, Schubert and Griffes. Admission is free.

November 4: AMT pays tribute to lifelong Savannah musician, composer, and educator J. Harry Persse with the 21st annual J. Harry Persse Memorial Concert at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1707 Bull Street, 31401. Free admission. Donations to the J. Harry Persse Music Scholarship Fund accepted.

November 5-30: AMT presents its Fall 2012 Senior Graduation Art Exhibition at Savannah Mall, lower level. Graduating bachelors of fine arts and bachelors of arts degree candidates display their artwork produced for this capstone project. Admission is free. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for gallery operating hours and exhibit information.

November 8-11: The Armstrong Masquers troupe welcomes William Shakespeare’s Macbeth to Fabulous 1960’s Las Vegas, Nevada, as the troupe transports the Bard’s great fair-is-foul and foul-is-fair tragedy to the historic Las Vegas Strip Sands Hotel and Casino during its heyday. Dig the Masquers all-the-way in this ring-a-ding interpretation of Macbeth’s bloody ascent to the landmark Copa Room throne, or actually the cool Jenkins Hall Theater. Odds are, baby, that you’re going to have a great time. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. (3 p.m. only on Sunday, November 11th) in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Theater. Regular admission: Only $10. Discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members, and students/children. Free to Armstrong w/Piratecard. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

November 9: AMT presents an art gallery reception for its Fall 2012 Senior Graduation Art Exhibition at 5:30 p.m. in the lower level of Savannah Mall. Admission is free.

November 13: The Armstrong Jazz Ensemble in concert at 7:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Regular admission: Only $6. Free to Armstrong w/Piratecard.

November 15 to December 14: AMT presents “End Time” a solo guest art exhibition of the large-scale artwork of English-born and now-Savannah artist Jonathan Field in Fine Arts Gallery. Field’s work is a pointillist expression detailing his concern over the decline in communication that he attributes in part to the exponential explosion of mass-media imagery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free.

November 18: AMT presents the Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra Program (AAYO) Fall Concert at 3 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Concert features performances by AAYO and Atlantic Chamber Orchestra (ACO). Regular admission: Only $6. Free to Armstrong w/Piratecard. AAYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, http://www.savannahfriendsofmusic.com.

November 27: TRANSFORMATIONS: SAVANNAH WINDS SEASON PREMIERE! Returning following its July packed-house Patriotic Concert performance, the Savannah Winds, community wind symphony in residence at Armstrong, opens its 2012-2013 subscription season with a blockbuster program. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Regular admission: Only $14. Discounts available. Free to Armstrong students presenting valid Piratecard.

November 28: AMT presents an art gallery reception for “End Time” a solo guest art exhibition of the large-scale artwork of English-born and now-Savannah artist Jonathan Field, at noon in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free.

November 28-29: AMT presents the 24th annual faculty and student Christmas Pottery Sale from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day in the back of campus across from University Police in Fine Arts Annex. John Jensen, Armstrong professor of art, joined by colleagues and select students in the Armstrong art program create hand-crafted pottery and ceramics ranging from fine art to functional items for this sale. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Noel Lemmen Ceramics Collection. Noel Lemmen is the immediate former professor of ceramics at Armstrong for whom a scholarship fund and permanent art collection has been established in her name.


DECEMBER
December 1: AMT hosts the 23rd annual Winterfest Invitational High School Honor Band and Armstrong Wind Ensemble in concert at 7 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Talented high school students from all over the Low Country band together for one impressive concert. Admission is free.

December 4-9: The Armstrong Masquers troupe presents ”Dramarama” an entertaining evening of comic and dramatic songs, scenes, and one-act plays produced by the fall semester directing class at 7:30 p.m. Jenkins Hall Theater. The Masquers perform three distinct sets of productions in repertory. Audience discretion is advised. Not recommended for children. Free admission at the door until all seats are filled. Doors open 30 minutes before performance. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.



The Armstrong Student Government Association generously provides funding for AMT events.

Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre
Armstrong AMT: Treasured Arts. Creative Vision.



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