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



Spring Event Master Calendar


When:Jan - May

About this event:

JANUARY
January 5: The Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra program (AAYO) is holding new-member auditions, 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. To schedule an audition, e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). AAYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, savannahfriendsofmusic.com.

January 7 to February 1: AMT presents its second annual Armstrong National 2-D Competition Exhibition in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Enjoy our gallery display of juried selections from the two-dimensional artwork submitted by professional artists from throughout the country. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

January 9 & 11: The AMT Masquers student theatre troupe announces auditions for its Spring musical: Spring Awakening, the 2007 Tony Award winning coming-of-age rock musical. Auditions are open to the public, beginning at 6 p.m. in Armstrong's Jenkins Hall Theater. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

January 25: AMT presents a gallery reception for its second annual National 2-D Competition Exhibition at 5:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free.


FEBRUARY
February 1: AMT hosts the Georgia Music Educators Association District Honor Band in concert at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

February 4: Partnering with co-sponsors City of Savannah and Savannah’s Black Heritage Festival, which is hosted by Savannah State University, AMT presents John W. Franklin of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to speak at noon Monday, February 4th in Fine Arts Room 206. His presentation is titled The Impact of the Smithsonian Museum on History and Culture and will last just under an hour. Admission is free and open to the public.

February 11-22: AMT presents An Artistic Discovery 2013, the annual United States High School Juried Art Exhibition for Georgia’s 1st Congressional District in the Fine Arts Gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free.

February 14-17: Masquers presents Cactus Flower by Abe Burrows. For you and yours this Valentine's Day the Masquers troupe offers a light, romantic bonbon of a comedy about a philandering dentist who keeps his many affairs at bay by claiming to be married with children. When the ruse threatens to catch up with him, he drafts his prickly nurse to pose as his "wife". She blossoms and he finds himself falling in love with the lovely "cactus flower" right under his very nose. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater. General admission: Only $10. Discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members, and students/children. Armstrong staff, faculty, and students presenting valid Armstrong PirateCard will be admitted free of charge. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

February 19: Students in the Armstrong music program shine in the Armstrong Music Ensembles Showcase Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Something for everyone! “Showcase” puts the best of every Armstrong Music ensemble on stage in one night. Music includes Percy Grainger's masterpiece Lincolnshire Posy and Sammy Nestico's Hay Burner. Performing groups in this dynamic concert include Percussion Ensemble, University Chorale, Jazz Ensemble, University Singers, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Combo. Music scholarship recipients benefit from the concert’s proceeds. Regular general admission: Only $12.

February 24: AMT presents an art gallery reception for An Artistic Discovery 2013, the annual United States Congressional High School Juried Art Exhibition for Georgia’s 1st District, at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free.

February 28 to March 2: The Masquers presents "An Evening Of Improv." Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater. General admission: Only $10. Discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members, and students/children. Armstrong staff, faculty, and students presenting valid Armstrong PirateCard will be admitted free of charge. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.


MARCH
March 1: AMT presents soprano Emily Grundstad-Hall, D.M.A. in faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Her program is highlighted by Samuel Barber's nostalgic Knoxville: Summer of 1915, and includes enchanting music by Bach, Rossini, Rachmaninoff, Vidales, and Armstrong's very own Randall Reese.

March 1-2: The Masquers presents "An Evening Of Improv." Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater. General admission: Only $10. Discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members, and students/children. Armstrong staff, faculty, and students presenting valid Armstrong PirateCard will be admitted free of charge. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

March 3: The Savannah Friends of Music, sponsored by Armstrong AMT, presents orchestras of the Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra Program (AAYO) in a special scholarship benefit concert at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

March 4-21: AMT presents its annual Student Juried Art Exhibition in the Fine Arts Gallery. Talented art program students shine in this annual competitive exhibition. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free.

March 5: “35th Birthday Celebration”. The Savannah Winds, community wind symphony in residence at Armstrong, performs in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Special guest conductors include former SW conductors. Crescent Moon Overture, Sketches on a Tudor Psalm, Momentum, At Kitty O’Shea’s and more. General admission: Only $14.

March 6: AMT presents an art gallery reception for its Student Juried Art Exhibition at noon in the Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free.

March 27 to April 11: AMT presents Picture The Future a Spring 2013 senior graduation art exhibition. Graduating bachelor of fine arts and bachelor of arts degree candidates display their artwork produced for this capstone project. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free.

March 27: AMT ceramics program hosts “Raku Pizza Night” at 5:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Annex Courtyard. View kiln fired pottery of Armstrong art majors and witness the kiln firing process firsthand. Admission is free.

March 28: AMTpresents the 2013 Women In The Arts Symposium with paper presentations in each discipline at various times between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Armstrong Student Union Savannah Ballroom. Admission is free.


APRIL
Through April 11: AMT presents Picture The Future a Spring 2013 Senior Graduation Art Exhibition. Graduating bachelor of fine arts and bachelor of arts degree candidates display their artwork produced for this capstone project. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free.

April 2: The Armstrong Jazz Ensemble performs a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Program includes celebrated jazz standards. General admission: Only $6.

April 5: AMT presents Andrew Davis, trombone, in student recital at 2:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

April 5: AMT presents an art gallery reception for Picture The Future its Spring 2013 senior graduation art exhibition at 5:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free.

April 9: The Armstrong Chamber Singers and University Chorale perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. General admission: Only $6.

April 10-24: AMT presents The Nature of the Beast a Spring 2013 senior graduation art exhibition at Ashmore Gallery, 412 MLK Boulevard, Savannah 31401. Graduating bachelor of fine arts and bachelor of arts degree candidates display their artwork produced for this capstone project. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free.

April 11-14 & 18-21: The Masquers troupe presents Spring Awakening, the 2007 Tony Award winning, coming-of-age rock musical, in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Theater. Based on the controversial German play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind which was banned in Germany for some time due to its frank portrayal of abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse and suicide. The production also garnered 4 Drama Desk Awards whilst its original cast album received a Grammy Award. Thursday through Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. (3 p.m. only on Sundays, April 14th & 21st). Regular admission: Only $15. Discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members, and students/children. Discounts to Armstrong w/Piratecard. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

April 12: AMT presents Stephen Medlar, percussion, and Brittany Schroeder, voice, in a joint student recital at 2:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

April 13: AMT's widely popular Outdoor Art Show and Children’s Art Festival returns from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Fine Arts Hall Courtyard and Auditorium. A fun-filled event filled with arts activities for the entire family including kids’ art, music, theatre, and dance activities. The artwork of faculty, students, and alumni will be available for purchase. Admission is free.

April 13: AMT presents an art gallery reception for The Nature of the Beast its Spring 2013 senior graduation art exhibition at 5:30 p.m. in the Ashmore Gallery, 412 MLK Boulevard, Savannah 31401. Admission is free.

April 16: The Armstrong Wind Ensemble performs its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Student conductors storm the podium to lead the band through a lively concert. General admission: Only $6.

April 18-21: The Masquers troupe presents Spring Awakening, the 2007 Tony Award winning, coming-of-age rock musical, in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Theater. Based on the controversial German play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind which was banned in Germany for some time due to its frank portrayal of abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse and suicide. The production also garnered 4 Drama Desk Awards whilst its original cast album received a Grammy Award. Thursday through Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. (3 p.m. only on Sunday, April 21st). Regular admission: Only $15. Discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members, and students/children. Discounts to Armstrong w/Piratecard. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

April 18 to May 3: AMT presents an exhibition of artwork by the graduating senior art education majors in the Fine Arts Gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free.

April 19-20: AMT sponsors its 14th annual High School One-Act Play Festival in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free. Regional high school theatre troupes compete against each other for top honors. Performances are scheduled throughout the day.

April 20: The Armstrong Chamber Singers perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Location To Be Announced. General admission: Only $10. Discounts available.

April 21: The Coastal Jazz Association, the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, and Armstrong AMT co-sponsor the Savannah Jazz Orchestra in its annual Duke Ellington Birthday Concert at 5 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free. No tickets needed for this event. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

April 23: Armstrong Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Combo concert at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong's Fine Arts Auditorium. General admission: Only $6.

CANCELED --> April 25: Straight from Washington, D.C., Armstrong AMT presents the United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus.

April 25-27: 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. in Armstrong 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.

April 26: AMT presents an art gallery reception for its senior art education exhibition at 5:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free.

April 28: The Savannah Winds, community wind symphony in residence at Armstrong, performs its annual “Ed & Friends” POPS Concert at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. This concert tributes the legacy and memory of Ed Caughran, acclaimed Savannah music educator. Join the Winds for this special concert that reminds us how we all hold a special place in our lives for transcendent music and for those who bring us such extraordinary musical experiences. General admission: Only $14.

April 30: AMT sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music presents orchestras of the Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra Program (AAYO) in concert at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra, Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, Lyric Strings Ensembles I & II, and Debut Strings all perform. General admission: Only $6.


MAY
Through May 3: AMT presents an exhibition of artwork by the graduating senior art education majors in the Fine Arts Gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free.



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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