Category: Fine Arts

Students: Apply Now to Participate in 2022 Piedmont Symposium

Poster presentations at the 2020 Piedmont Symposium.

Applications are now being accepted for the fourth-annual Piedmont Symposium, the university’s annual celebration of student research and creative inquiry. “The symposium is a highly anticipated event at Piedmont University,” said Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Julia Schmitz, who directs the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan, which promotes high-impact practices. The Symposium was created as part…

Piedmont’s Beloved Lessons and Carols Event Returns to Live Format; Seating Reservations Required

Piedmont University will once again present its beloved holiday event, Lessons and Carols, to live audiences during two performances in November. Lessons and Carols is now in its 33rd year. The 2020 performance was presented as a video recording because of the COVID pandemic. This year, the performance returns to a live format, but face…

Piedmont’s Wind Ensemble to Present a Musical ‘Journey’ on Nov. 20

Piedmont University’s Wind Ensemble will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20 at the Chapel on the Demorest campus, 992 Central Ave. The performance is open to the public. Face coverings and social distancing will be required. Wind Ensemble Director Anand Sukumaran said the evening will take attendees on a “journey” through…

Piedmont University to Host Exhibition Featuring Work of Beloved ‘Knee Neep’ Artist Jan Walker

Beloved local artist Jan Walker will transform Piedmont University’s Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art into a Christmas wonderland for an exhibition that opens Nov. 18. “It is going to be so much fun, very glittery, colorful, and Christmasy,” Walker said. “It will be a wonderful start to the season.” Walker opened The Children’s Gallery in Cornelia…

Piedmont’s Instrumental Chamber Ensembles to Perform Free Concert Nov. 18

Piedmont University’s Instrumental Chamber Ensembles will perform the works of Haydn, Brahms, and other compositions handpicked to showcase their talents during a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the Chapel located on the Demorest campus, 992 Central Ave.   The concert is free and open to the public. Face coverings and social distancing…

Piedmont University to Host Georgia Music Teachers Association Annual Conference

Piedmont University will welcome educators from across the state for the Georgia Music Teachers Association’s annual conference Nov. 4-6. “We are thrilled to provide a venue for the state’s music educators to network, learn from one another, and exchange ideas that they will take home and implement with their students,” said President James F. Mellichamp….

Piedmont University Singers to Give Celebratory Performance Nov. 11

The Piedmont University Singers will give their first public performance in nearly two years at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the Chapel on the Demorest campus, 1021 Central Ave. “The Piedmont Singers last performed in fall 2019, just before the start of the COVID pandemic.  We are thrilled to once again convene this talented…

Piedmont University Presents ‘Walk Two Moons’ Beginning Nov. 18

Piedmont University’s Theatre Department will present Walk Two Moons, a story of abandonment, grief, and identity, beginning Nov. 18. Based on the bestselling Newberry Medal-winning novel by Sharon Creech, Walk Two Moons follows 15-year-old Sal and her friend, Phoebe. Sal’s mother left her more than a year ago, and Phoebe’s mother has recently disappeared. The…

Piedmont’s Own 30-Member Conservatory String Ensemble to Perform in November

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Heather Strachan will lead the 30-member Piedmont Conservatory Strings orchestra in performing works by six living composers, including Eric Whitacre and Karl Jenkins, in a concert set for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Strachan is the director of the Piedmont Conservatory Strings, Artist-in-Residence at the Piedmont University Conservatory of Music, and a founding member of…

For Educator Hensley, Piedmont Visits with Students are ‘Like Coming Home’

Britt Hensley ’12 in Piedmont’s production of “The Taming of the Shrew” in 2014.

Britt Hensley ’12 fell in love with the Piedmont University campus in Demorest. Then she fell for the family feeling in the theatre department. “There are kinships that you’re able to have with the people in your department and your professors. They know your face and know your name. You’re not just a number like…