Fine Arts Showcase set for Nov. 8-10

Oct. 5, 2012
Contact: Chloe Kennedy, News and New Media Writer
865.981.8209; chloe.kennedy@maryvillecollege.edu

Maryville College invites the public to campus Nov. 8-10 for a Fine Arts Showcase, which will highlight the fine and performing arts at the College.

The event coincides with the fall “Meet Maryville” event, which is hosted by the College’s Admissions staff and is designed to help people become more familiar with the nationally recognized liberal arts college.

The series of events kicks off at 7 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 8 with a performance by the Maryville College-Community Concert Band, directed by Tom Delozier, in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.

The next event begins at 7 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 9 in the Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall and will feature the MC Jazz Band, student and faculty soloists, and theatre monologues performed by the MC Theatre Department.

A reception and art walk featuring student artwork will follow in the lobby of the recital hall. During the reception, students and their families will have the opportunity to talk to Dr. Bill Swann, chair of the Division of Fine Arts, as well as Emily Emadian, fine arts admissions counselor, about the College’s fine arts programs.

On Sat., Nov. 10, Off Kilter, the College’s small vocal ensemble, will perform at 3:45 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall.

Also on Saturday, the annual Invitational High School Choir Festival will be held at 6 p.m. in the Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre of the Clayton Center for the Arts. Participating schools include Heritage High School, Alcoa High School, Lenoir City High School, Powell High School and South Doyle High School. Also participating in the festival will be the Highlander Chorale, the Maryville College Concert Choir and Off Kilter, which are part of the Maryville College Choral Music Program. A reception will follow the performances.

“I think the Fine Arts Showcase is one of the best ways for students to really get a feel for what the Fine Arts Division at Maryville College is capable of,” said Emadian, who graduated from the College in 2009 with a bachelor of music degree. “I think it's important for prospective students to know what the division offers and what they can contribute. Plus, I think it gives students a way to say 'Look what I can bring to the table when I'm here next year!'"

For more information about the Fine Arts Showcase, please contact Emadian at emily.emadian@maryvillecollege.edu or 865.318.0497.


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2014 semester is 1,213.