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CMA to present annual showcase

Posted: April 18, 2013 2:19 p.m.
Updated: April 19, 2013 5:00 a.m.
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2013 Brevard Scholarship participants from left to right: Matthew Austin, Casey George, Isabel Tarte, Alex Thompson, Sarah Gustafson, Jaxon Casey, Megan Cummings, Caroline Cummings and Benjamin Watts with Sibby Wood seated in front.

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Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m., the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will host the Camden Music Association’s (CMA) annual Instrumental Showcase in the Wood Auditorium.

Admission is free and the public is invited.

Sunday’s concert will feature the Music Association’s 2013 Brevard Scholarship winner, Caroline Cummings, and the Junior Scholarship winner, Isabel Tarte on piano.

Other performances by local students in a variety of disciplines will be string ensembles from Jim Wheeler and Patty Tolbert; as well as Phyllis David and Dean Cook’s guitar students; and several outstanding piano students of Judy Patrick, Cheryl Black, Helen Walker, Shana Herndon and Becky Tafel.

Honored guest artist of the afternoon will be the flute trio "Silver Sounds," comprised of professional flute players, Beth Ryan, Barbara Rearden and Juanita Thompson. The talents of this trio is something you won’t want to miss.

The CMA is an affiliate and one of the founding members of the FAC.

The CMA has been a vital part of the community for many years as a support group for musicians throughout Kershaw County.

In addition to fall choral concerts and the spring instrumental showcase, the CMA provides other opportunities for local students and adults to perform; coordinates the annual Brevard Scholarship competition and recital; and assists with the School Arts Performance Series, FAC Chamber concerts and Chamber Choir of Kershaw County concerts.

An exciting and always fun Members’ Showcase is planned for May 19 at the Fine Arts Center.

The Fine Arts Center is located at 810 Lyttleton St. in Camden. For more information, call 425-7676 ext. 300 or visit the FAC online at www.fineartscenter.org.

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Additional funding provided by the city of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

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