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AMT Public Events, Spring Semester 2012


When:Spring Semester, 2012

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JANUARY
January: Spring auditions for the Masquers theatre troupe and for various music ensembles including wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, choirs, and orchestra. Call 344.2801 for info.

January 3-27: AMT presents its Inaugural 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.

January 7: 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 17-18: The Masquers student theatre troupe announces auditions for two of its Spring season productions: Adam Szymkowicz’s Food for Fish and William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, open to the public, beginning at 6 p.m. in Armstrong’s Jenkins Hall Theater.

January 19: AMT presents “Music and Music Education in Cuba” a lecture presentation by music education faculty member Carol Benton, D.M.A. at 2 p.m. in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall room 206. Admission is free.

January 20: AMT presents a gallery reception for its Inaugural National 2-D Competition Exhibition at 5:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free.

January 20: AMT presents soprano Emily Grundstad-Hall, D.M.A. and pianist Kevin Hampton, D.M.A. in faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Their program will include musical compositions by Debussy, Donizetti, Schubert, Richard Strauss, and Armstrong professor Randall Reese, D.M.A. Admission is free.

FEBRUARY
February 2-5: The Armstrong Masquers presents Bunny Bunny… Gilda Radner, A Sort of Romantic Comedy by Alan Zweibel. The Masquers offer a pre-Valentine’s treat in the form of this autobiographical play that recaptures the deeply felt relationship between one of Saturday Night Live’s stars and a writer for the show. 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 3: 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 6: Armstrong Campus Union Board (CUB) and AMT present Moveable Type: Print Truck as Kyle Durrie of Power and Light Press in Portland, Oregon rolls her moveable print truck throughout the Southeast. Specializing in music packaging, posters, custom stationery, and humorously inappropriate greeting cards, this rolling character press is a must see. Free presentation at 1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ogeechee Theater followed by an interactive workshop in the truck itself.

February 6-17: AMT presents An Artistic Discovery 2012, the annual United States High School Juried Art Exhibition for the Georgia 1st and 12th Congressional Districts in the Fine Arts Gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free.

February 10: AMT presents Piano Fest 2012 clinician and pianist, Carolyn True, Trinity University (TX) professor of piano, in Festival guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. General admission: Only $6.

February 11: AMT presents newly crowned Piano Fest 2012 Competition Winners in recital at 5:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

February 19: AMT presents an art gallery reception for An Artistic Discovery 2012, the annual United States Congressional High School Juried Art Exhibition for the Georgia 1st and 12th Districts, at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free.

February 21: 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. 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. Advance general admission: Only $12.


MARCH
March 1: AMT presents Brock McGarity and Wade Stephens, in a joint student composition recital at 2 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

March 1-4: The Armstrong Masquers presents Food for Fish a “fabulously weird” – New York Times -- comedy by Adam Szymkowicz, a story of unrequited love, missed connections, and a novel in a bottle. Audience discretion is advised for language and adult themes. 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 4: 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. Call Lorraine Jones at 596.7151 for concert information.

March 5 to April 6: 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 6: “March Madness”. The Savannah Winds, community wind symphony in residence at Armstrong, performs in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. This program features Ron Nelson’s Rocky Point Holiday and Jack Stamp’s Elegy for English Horn and Wind Ensemble with Armstrong alumna and Savannah Winds’ very own Ann Marie struble as soloist. General admission: Only $14.

March 21: AMT presents an art gallery reception for its Student Juried Art Exhibition at noon in the Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free.

March 22: AMT presents a special Theatre performance at 10:00 a.m. in the Armstrong Student Union Savannah Ballroom as part of the 2012 Women In The Arts Symposium. Admission is free.

March 22: AMT presents a special Art lecture/demonstration at 12:30-1:45 p.m. in the Armstrong Student Union Savannah Ballroom as part of its fifth annual Women In The Arts Symposium. Admission is free.

March 23: AMT presents Cory Shuman, percussion, in a student recital at 2:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

March 29: AMT's 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 29 to April 1: The Armstrong Masquers presents Gumshoe Rendezvous, a set of two one-act comedies by Eliot Byerrum. Two one act plays combine comedy, mystery and romance in fast paced detective stories. 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. Audience discretion is advised for language and adult themes. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

March 30: AMT presents Krystin Seckinger, voice, in a student recital at 2:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

March 31: AMT's widely popular Outdoor Art Show and Children’s 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
Through April 6: The Armstrong Department of Art, Music & Theatre 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. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

April 1: The Armstrong Masquers presents Gumshoe Rendezvous, a set of two one-act comedies by Eliot Byerrum. Two one act plays combine comedy, mystery and romance in fast paced detective stories. 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. Audience discretion is advised for language and adult themes. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

April 5: The Armstrong Percussion Ensemble performs in concert at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong's Fine Arts Auditorium. General admission: Only $6.

April 6: AMT presents Dalton Wallace, euphonium, in a student recital at 2:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

April 9-27: AMT presents its Spring 2012 Senior Graduation Art Exhibition at Savannah Mall, lower level. Graduating bachelor of fine arts and bachelor of arts degree candidates display their artwork produced for this capstone project. Admission is free.

April 10: 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 12-15: Much Ado About Nothing. Engaged lovers Hero and Claudio conspire to end Beatrice and Benedick’s “merry war” of the sexes by uniting-in-marriage the sharp tongued and equally matched verbal adversaries in the Armstrong Masquers’ production of the classic William Shakespeare comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. (3 p.m. only on Sunday, April 15th) in Armstrong Jenkins Hall 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.

April 13: AMT presents Wade Stephens, percussion, in student recital at 2:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

April 16 to May 4: 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 17: The Armstrong Wind Ensemble performs its Spring Concert: Student Conductor Spotlight 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 19-22: Much Ado About Nothing. Engaged lovers Hero and Claudio conspire to end Beatrice and Benedick’s “merry war” of the sexes by uniting-in-marriage the sharp tongued and equally matched verbal adversaries in the Armstrong Masquers’ production of the classic William Shakespeare comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. (3 p.m. only on Sunday, April 22nd) in Armstrong Jenkins Hall 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.

April 20: AMT presents an art gallery reception for its Spring 2012 Senior Graduation Art Exhibition at 5:30 p.m. at Savannah Mall, lower level. Admission is free.

April 20-21: AMT sponsors its 13th 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 22: 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.

April 24: 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 27: 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 29: 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.


MAY
Through May 4: 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.

May 6: Sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, AMT presents orchestras of the Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra Program (AAYO) in concert at 3 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.



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For all AMT events, call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information, or call AMT's main office during normal business hours at 912.344.2556.