We're Passionate about Education
The Performing Arts Center is strongly committed to its mission of education and outreach. From artist visits in local schools to Young People's Concerts in Hodgson Hall to collegiate-level master classes for UGA students, over 45,000 individuals have taken part in the PAC education and outreach program.
Much of the outreach to K-12 schools is tied to the Ramsey Concert Hall Series, a music series showcasing aspiring young musicians at the beginning of their careers. Athens-area students meet artists at their local school or by attending Young People's Concerts hosted at the Performing Arts Center. The PAC education staff provides study guides and companion CDs to educate local schools about visiting artists.
University and Adult Education
In conjunction with its main performance series, the PAC brings 5-10 professional artists each year into the university classroom for one-on-one interaction with UGA students. The PAC works closely with its partners in the performing arts, the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Department of Theatre and Film Studies, and Department of Dance, to present these incredible opportunities to UGA students. The PAC also arranges 12-15 free pre-concert lectures each year for events on the Masterworks and Classics series, giving patrons of all ages a closer look at our world-class programs and artists.
The Performing Arts Center education and outreach efforts are possible because of community support. Stay up-to-date on our education happenings by joining our education listserv. Contact the Education and Outreach Coordinator at 706-542-2634.
Pictured: Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan with kindergarteners at Holsenbeck Elementary School in Barrow County and guitarist Robert Belinic with students at Barrow Elementary School in Clarke County.