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Friends of Music Presents: Accent on Youth IV, with Students from SCGSAH

The 2024 Friends of Music series will kick off on Sunday, September 17, at 4:00pm in the Parish Hall. The first performance will feature an Accent on Youth with four outstanding students from the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities (SCGSAH). The performers will be Xavier Galloway, piano, Benjamin Stickney, piano, Kate Tolchinsky, oboe and Peyton Mann, bassoon.

SCGSAH gives young emerging artists the opportunity to explore their talents in a unique arts-centered community. The state-funded school, located in Greenville, gives artistically talented students the opportunity to receive professional training in one of five arts areas: Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Arts. These high school students from South Carolina also receive an intense and innovative education and exploration in the Humanities.

Sarah Yeargin, Director of Parish Communication and Administration at St. John and Creative Writing graduate of SCGSAH says, “The school provides pre-professional arts instruction to prepare students for careers making art that matters. The school itself is a work of art: modeled after a Tuscan village, vines crawl over wooden trellises that stretch from building to building, giving students and teachers plenty of shady space among cobblestone paths to gather outside, breath fresh air, and gain inspiration from nature. The appreciation for great art that was instilled in me there will never leave me, nor will the ideals of living in community with other passionate people who value feedback and want to leave a positive mark on the world.”

There is no charge for this event and no reservation is necessary, but donations to the Friends of Music are gladly accepted.

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