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Performing in College: A Panel Discussion on Studying Performing Arts

  • Jordan-Matthews Media Center 910 East Cardinal Street Siler City, NC, 27344 United States (map)

Planning to study performing arts in college? Get insight into auditions, degrees, academic programs and more directly from instructors representing vocal music, instrumental music, entertainment technology and theater at area colleges and universities. The panel discussion provides insider tips for applying to study at the college level and insight on what to expect when you arrive on campus.

The five-member panel moderated by JMArts President Rose Pate is still being assembled, but currently scheduled to participate are (click links for bios):

Orlando Balderas
Music Education Undergraduate and Spartan Orientation Staff Member
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Jeffrey Blair Cornell, MFA
Teaching Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Dramatic Art
Actor, PlayMakers Repertory Company
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mark Dillon, Ph.D.
Music Technology Instructor, Guilford Technical Community College
Instrumentalist and Vocalist, The Zinc Kings

Tyson Hankins, M.M.
University Accompanist and Instructor in Music
Elon University

Daniel M. Huff, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Glee Club Conductor and UNC Music Camp Director
Department of Music and School of Education
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Space is limited to keep the session interactive. Registration is open now for Jordan-Matthews students and opens September 1 for other Chatham County Schools students. The panel discussion and following reception are free for participating students and sponsored by JMArts.

Click here to register for "Performing in College.”

Earlier Event: September 10
"Into the Woods" Auditions
Later Event: September 11
"Into the Woods" Auditions