Scott Parker, Technical Director of the Department of Theatre, will moderate the third annual LDI Portfolio Review at Live Design Institute 2010, held at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas. Young professionals will receive critiques and career advice from lighting, sound, and projection professionals.
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Turner Classic Movies today announced that CSU student Joseph Brewer is one of three finalists for the “Atlanta Symphony Songster 2010” amateur vocal competition. Their YouTube.com video-entries are currently available at http://atlantasymphony.org/songsterfinalists. Finalists will sing “Over the Rainbow” with the Orchestra prior to the start of the The Wizard of Oz concert on Saturday, August 14, 2010 — the competition will also be streamed live on UStream.com. Audience members will select the winner by text message or by online voting. Winners will be announced at intermission of the concert by Ben Mankiewicz of Turner Classic Movies.
Joseph has studied voice with Kimberly Cone for five years. He performs with theatre companies around the region, including such roles including Jack in Into the Woods, Papageno in The Magic Flute, and Rusty Charlie in Guys and Dolls. Other shows include The Music Man, Oklahoma, Bye Bye Birdie, and Once Upon a Mattress. When not on stage, Mr. Brewer works at St Luke United Methodist Church in Columbus as a staff singer and accompanist, playing piano and organ, and the Springer Opera House, where he recently finished teaching Musical Theatre at the Springer Summer Academy. Mr. Brewer has said he is thankful to have the opportunity to be reunited with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra – many years ago he performed with the Orchestra as a boy soprano.