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Vision: Inspire  ♦  Create  ♦  Perform            Changing Lives Through the Power of the Arts.


Anne Carncross (theatre) and her Stagecraft students volunteered for a combined 62 hours over 2 days on the build of a Habitat for Humanity home. Aside from helping with the creation of a home, the students were able to gain both tool and building experience they would not normally be provided due to space constraints.

Several piano students, including Pedro Che and Jason Gomez, have recently performed as part of Koreshan State Historic Site's Music Series, which is open to the public.

Members of the Wind Orchestra have been asked to play at Carnegie Hall on November 27.

Michael Rohrbacher (music) recently served as disciplinary mentor for a senior high school student in the Collier County Public School's Advanced Placement Laureate Program, and presented continuing education courses for music therapists at both regional and national music therapy conferences.

Anica Sturdivant (Gallery Coordinator) juried and gave a talk at BIG Arts for their DiscARTed exhibition this past October and November.

Gerritt VanderMeer (theatre) hosts a free monthly podcast entitled The State of Shakespeare, available on iTunes.

Mary Voytek (art) serves as a Board member to the Sydney and Berne Davis Art Center.

Judy Evans (music) has been working in the Collier County Public Schools as the Orchestra Director; in Pinellas County, setting up a pre-kindergarten violin program; and in Hillesborough County doing a teacher/student workshop.


Tuesday, December 1
  • Chamber & University Choirs Holiday Concert; Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Dr, Naples; This performance is free and open to the public
Wednesday, December 2
  • 7:30 p.m. Symphonic Band & Chamber Winds Concert; Mariner High School, 701 Chiquita Blvd. N, Cape Coral; This performance is free and open to the public
Thursday, December 3
  • 5:00 p.m. Senior Projects, Fall 2015 exhibition opening reception with remarks from the graduating artists at 6:00 p.m.; Main Gallery, Arts Complex; This event is free and open to the public
Friday, December 4
  • 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 15th Annual Pottery Sale; Arts Complex Courtyard; This event is free and open to the public
  • 11:30 a.m.-the soup runs out 9th Annual Empty Bowls Soup Lunch; Arts Complex Courtyard; $15 donation for lovely hand-made bowl and all of the tasty soups you care to eat
Sunday, December 6
  • 3:00 p.m. Wind Orchestra Holiday Concert; Grace United Methodist Church, 13 SE 21st Place, Cape Coral;  This concert is free and open to the public