Hayes School of Music: Holiday Scholarship Concert

In its 28th year, coordinated by Dr. Stephen Hopkins, Director of Choral Studies in the Hayes School of Music, the Holiday Scholarship Concert offers tunes from classical to jazz to help you ring in the High Country holiday season with joyful music!  Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music’s annual tradition goes digital with this concert curated from past performances of winter and holiday tunes performed by such popular HSOM ensembles as:

Steely Pan Steel Band
Brass Choir
Cello Ensemble
Trombone Choir
Treble Choir
Sax Quartet
Glee Club
Flute Ensemble
University Singers
Trumpet Choir
Chamber Singers
Guitar Ensemble
Wind Ensemble

Related Links: music.appstate.edu

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LOCATION: Online event; a private link to access the performance will be sent to registrants 1 hour prior to event
DATE/TIME: Dec. 4 at 8pm
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Box Office at
theschaefercenter@appstate.edu / 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046

Event is FREE, but registration is required. Online registration will close 3 hours prior to event. Late registrants must call the Box Office directly at 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046.

Or register by calling the Box Office directly at 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046.

This event is an annual fundraiser, with all proceeds supporting scholarships for students in the Hayes School of Music. Please consider making a gift of any amount.

Hayes School of Music Holiday Concert
HSOM Holiday Scholarship Concert

With sincere appreciation to our generous corporate sponsors for making this series accessible to all, at no cost to our audiences.


Billy Jonas: Who’s Gonna Make Our Music?!

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An APPlause! Series favorite, Billy Jonas believes that creating a bright future starts with kids. Using homemade and re-cyclable “re-percussion” instruments, songs that celebrate community, as well as personal and planetary ecology, his think-outside-the-box educational performances occur at schools, colleges, universities and libraries around the country. Billy’s goal is to plant musical seeds that will help grow creative, open-minded, engaged and open-hearted citizens of the world.

Some ask: “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” Billy Jonas asks: “What is the sound of 600 sets of keys jingling on the downbeat?, and how shall we inspire the audience to do it?” For 25 years, Billy Jonas, performer, singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and educator, has perfected the art of the neo-tribal hootenanny around the globe — original songs performed with a generous dose of audience participation. Jonas performs solo or with his band, using voice, guitar, and ‘industrial re-percussion’ — homemade creations of buckets and barrels, keys and cans, bells and body percussion. Each concert is a soul-spelunking, heart healing, joy-filled journey of spirited music that is accessible to anyone and everyone, regardless of age or cultural background.

Explore the related Educator Workshop, Billy Jonas: Make Music from Anything (We’re sorry, but the workshop is full and is no longer accepting reservations).

RECOMMENDED FOR:  PK-5th Grades
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Language Development, Music, Science and Ecology
STUDY GUIDE: Click HERE for printable pdf
LOCATION: Online event; a private link will be sent to registrants just prior to event
DATE/TIME: available to view anytime between Oct. 11-25
APPROXIMATE RUN TIME: 45 minutes
FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact the Box Office at
theschaefercenter@appstate.edu / 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046


Event is FREE, but registration is required.

Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, The Schaefer Center Presents is able to offer the fall series free of charge. To help us continue our mission of meeting the needs of our university students, faculty/staff, and the community at large during this time when high-quality arts programming is more critical and essential than ever, please consider making a gift of any amount.

Billy Jonas drum and horn

ABOUT BILLY JONAS


 

BILLY JONAS co-founded Oberlin’s Big Bang Theory in the ‘80s, went on in the ‘90s to funky folk fame and fortune with The Billys. He now tours both solo and with The Billy Jonas Band — hummin’ and strummin’ and bangin’ and sangin’ across North America, promulgating homemade “industrial re-percussion,” genre-bending “funky family folk,” and the participatory joy of “everybody’s in the band.”

REVIEWS


 

“…witty, smart, raw.” —The New York Times

”…irresistible… my face hurts from smiling.” —Alison Krauss

“…the arch-elf of American music…” —Charleston Gazette

“Billy Jonas is one of the most original, moving and simultaneously hilarious performers I’ve ever seen. Each song enters an unexpected world of its own, creates a film, a state of being, an unexpected, seemingly extemporaneous story; your story and mine, seen through the brilliant lens of Billy’s muse and loving heart.” —Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary)

“…lush talent … musically rich … hilarious … lovely … a near perfect blend of great music and playfully educational messages.” —Parent’s Choice

“Billy Jonas is a multi-layered, percussion-driven, tribal rhythm, urban harmony and folk music maestro.” —Ear Candy

“He engages the audience with a wild assortment of rhythm and word play that usually leaves them both entertained, and a little more in touch with their spiritual selves. He teaches, through experience, that music is everywhere.” —Sing Out! Magazine

“While others … have tried to distinguish themselves with fashion or gimmicks, Billy Jonas uses genuine originality and a style that evolved naturally from his experience, to create memorable music that is both intellectually fascinating and frequently danceable, all the while avoiding the cliches.” —George Graham (public radio host/music reviewer)

“… first class … compelling, humorous, beautiful and brilliant! … the highlight of our season.” —Ron Clearfield, Conductor, Blue Ridge Orchestra

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Every season, affordable music, dance, film, and theatre events are offered to students and their teachers from K-12 classrooms across the region. Students experience everything from high-energy acrobatics and Appalachian music to international dance and literary classics brought to life through theatrical productions. LEARN MORE >>

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For more information about APPlause!, please contact...

Christy Chenausky
Director of Arts Education and Outreach
828-262-6084 ext. 109
chenauskyc@appstate.edu

APPlause! Sponsors


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American Shakespeare Center’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

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The American Shakespeare Center comes to the APPlause! Series with a streaming performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream from Oct. 5-11 in partnership with the Office of Arts and Cultural Programs’ Schaefer Center Presents 2020-21 season. See a Midsummer romp full of “humor and wonder” with “spellbinding storytelling…perfect for children and adults alike.” (C-Ville Weekly)

ASC’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream wades into a bayou of masked hobgoblins, enchanting nymphs, and imps who sing the blues. Directed by Nathan Winkelstein, this performance was originally presented as a part of the ASC 2019/20 National Tour and is back in action virtually via BlkFrsTV this fall. Featuring Topher Embrey as the oblivious Bottom, Mia Wurgaft as plucky Helena, and Madeline Calais as mischievous Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream boasts some of Shakespeare’s most beloved and iconic characters.

Infused with a supernatural New Orleans twist, the beloved Shakespeare classic features original music that draws inspiration from bluegrass to bebop to barbershop, and sets the scene of the magical bayou. ASC’s actor-musicians play music before the show and during intermission, covering modern classics that riff on the themes of Shakespeare’s play.

ASC’s comprehensive “Virtual Tour” program is designed to make it possible for people to experience the joy of Shakespeare in performance and the magic of the Blackfriars Playhouse from far away via cinema-quality recorded video. The American Shakespeare Center productions are intimate in scale, yet epic in scope. The company utilizes Shakespeare’s staging conditions (universal lighting, minimal sets, character doubling, cross-gender casting, and live music) to blend Shakespeare’s stagecraft with a modern sensibility. This engaging approach to the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries is what led the UK Telegraph to call ASC “one of the most accomplished Shakespeare companies in the United States.” Don’t miss the groundbreaking work of the American Shakespeare Center online!

Related links: www.americanshakespearecenter.com

RECOMMENDED FOR:  9th-12th Grades
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Classic Literature, Plot and Character Development, Shakespearean Drama
STUDY GUIDE: Click HERE for printable pdf
LOCATION: Online event; a private link will be sent to registrants just prior to the event
DATE/TIME: Available to view anytime between Oct. 5-11
ASC DIGITAL PROGRAM for A Midsummer Night’s Dream: click HERE to view program
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Box Office at theschaefercenter@appstate.edu / 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046


Event is FREE, but registration is required.

Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, The Schaefer Center Presents is able to offer the fall series free of charge. To help us continue our mission of meeting the needs of our university students, faculty/staff, and the community at large during this time when high-quality arts programming is more critical and essential than ever, please consider making a gift of any amount.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream

ABOUT AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE CENTER


 The American Shakespeare Center recovers the joys and accessibility of Shakespeare’s theatre, language, and humanity by exploring the English Renaissance stage and its practices through performance and education. Year-round in Staunton’s Blackfriars Playhouse — the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre — ASC’s innovative programming and “shamelessly entertaining” (The Washington Post) productions have shared the delights of Shakespeare, modern classics and new plays with millions over the past 30 years. Beyond the Playhouse, ASC is a hub for Shakespeare education and scholarship and tours nationally from Texas to Maine each year with a repertory of three plays. Founded in 1988 as Shenandoah Shakespeare Express, the organization became the American Shakespeare Center in 2005 and can be found online at www.americanshakespearecenter.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. ASC programming is sponsored in part by the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge, the Tony Randall Theatrical Fund, The Shubert Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the generosity of the 2,358 donors who supported ASC during the Covid-19 closure.

REVIEWS


 

 

“One of the most accomplished Shakespeare companies in the United States.” —UK Telegraph

“shamelessly entertaining.” —The Washington Post

APPlause! logo

Every season, affordable music, dance, film, and theatre events are offered to students and their teachers from K-12 classrooms across the region. Students experience everything from high-energy acrobatics and Appalachian music to international dance and literary classics brought to life through theatrical productions. LEARN MORE >>

Contact


For more information about APPlause!, please contact...

Christy Chenausky
Director of Arts Education and Outreach
828-262-6084 ext. 109
chenauskyc@appstate.edu

APPlause! Sponsors


chuck and anna eyler
Peak Group Logo
steve and sue chase