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Atlanta Opera and Emory partner for middle school voice program

Atlanta Opera and Emory partner for middle school voice program

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Opera has partnered with the Emory Voice Center to create a program for middle school choral students.

This two-month "Vocal Immersion Program" (VIP) focuses on teaching opera knowledge and skills to up-and-coming singers at Atlanta's Coan Middle School.

"We hope this program will provide an arts and science approach to enhance vocal understanding and vocal health to these choral students and their teachers," said VIP creator Dr. Adam Klein, assistant director of the Emory Voice Center at Emory University Hospital Midtown.

Coan Middle School recently lost its budget for a voice teacher, which makes it even more important for the students to gain exposure for the arts, Klein said.

"We also hope that this program will benefit children in other schools suffering from the same curriculum challenges," he added.

LOCAL PROFILE: Steve Stoute, founder of Transition

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Recently, Steve Stoute stopped by Spelman College to chat about his revolutionary take on the marketing world and a concept he calls “tanning”. Stoute started off as a road manager for hip-hop group Kid 'n Play and has since founded his own marketing firm, helped coin the McDonald's theme song and created his own firm, Translation LLC.

He has consulted for many of the top names in the music business and, a number of Fortune 500 companies, and he stopped by Spelman College to spread the word about his new book, “The Tanning of America”, which explains his theory on the redefinition of marketing. 

The Imperials Acrobats of China perfoming at The Ferst Center

The Imperials Acrobats of China perfoming at The Ferst Center

 

THE IMPERIAL ACROBATS OF CHINA
performing CHI OF SHAOLIN - THE TALE OF THE DRAGON 

Emory History Minute: Candler Mansion

Emory History Minute: Candler Mansion

To celebrate Emory's 175th anniversary, Emory Report brings you a look at little-known facts about the university. 

The Candler Mansion on Emory's Briarcliff campus is a beautiful yet eerie estate. Built in 1920 by Asa "Buddy" Candler, Jr., the second son of the founder of Coca-Cola, the 42 acre property once housed wild animals including four elephants: Coca, Cola, Refreshing and Delicious. In the 1960s, the mansion was turned into a mental health institute.

Atlanta in the Civil War--Then and Now; An Evening With The Bonfire author Marc Wortman

Atlanta in the Civil War--Then and Now; An Evening With The Bonfire author Marc Wortman

“Wortman’s real talent lies in portraying the life of the city and its residents.

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will hold an appreciation ceremony for more than 180 Atlanta-area music teachers Friday evening.

The teachers will be recognized at 7 p.m. by ASO president Stanley Romanstein. Afterward, the instructors will attend the evening's concert featuring the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky.

ASO cellist Joel Dallow will also receive a special award from Romanstein for his arts education advocacy work throughout Georgia.

Both the 8 p.m. concert and the preceding reception will take place at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Midtown.

 

Emory History Minute: The Little Chapel

To celebrate Emory's 175th anniversary, Emory Report brings you a look at little-known facts about the university.

The Little Chapel in the Church School Building is a beautiful piece of architecture modeled after St. Stephen's Walbrook Church in London.  Stained glass, intricate wood carvings, and a domed ceiling will leave you walking away in awe.

To see the entire collection of Emory History Minutes, log on to Emory Report's website at http://bit.ly/emoryhistoryminutes.  And for more information about Emory's 175th Anniversary, log on to http://www.emory.edu/175.