Cupola Now September 15, 2011

  Chad Hoopes > Celebrated Music Program Relocating to MBC
Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling traveled to Mary Baldwin on Monday to make it official: the Heifetz International Music Institute for elite students of violin, viola, and cello will relocate to MBC in June 2012.

   Global Rhythms > Student Travels through India, Song by Song
Senior Casandra Jones joined a team of more than 20 musicians in Chennai, India, this summer as a part of the world music ensemble Global Rhythms, founded by MBC's Artist-in-Residence Srinivas Krishnan.

  Latino Gateway > New Gateway Expands Latino Outreach and Offerings
The start of National Hispanic Heritage Month provides the perfect opportunity for students in the Latino Culture Gateway to make a big impression on campus, by hosting a series of events that illuminate a vibrant culture.

  Spencer Center > Annual Community Service Talks Begin
Yesterday marked the start of the weekly Community Service Speaker Series from the Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement at MBC, which brings representatives to campus from local non-profit organizations and outreach agencies.

  Sophia Stone > Sophomore Named Conference Runner of the Week
Fighting Squirrel Sophia Stone finished first of 80 runners who represented seven teams at the Washington and Lee Invitational this past weekend. She completed the 6K course in 23:19.00 which put her 49 seconds ahead of second place.
  MBC in the News

  Lt. Gov Bill Bolling > The news that Mary Baldwin will become the new home to the Heifetz International Music Institute resonated with local and regional news outlets and the Associated Press.

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Couldn't make it to Monday’s announcement? Watch Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling deliver the news that MBC will become home to the Heifetz International Music Institute. Stay tuned through the end to catch the incredible performance of 17-year-old violin virtuoso Chad Hoopes, a 2011 Heifetz Institute alumnus.

See still images from the event on MBC’s Flickr page.
  Richmond Times Dispatch > Heifetz International Music Institute moving to Mary Baldwin campus
The move not only brings a renowned training program to campus but also is expected to boost the Staunton area's arts scene and economic development through public concerts and events.

  News Leader > Mary Baldwin College will be home to elite music program
Daniel Heifetz thinks a lot of Staunton, enough to turn down the opportunity to move his music institute to a castle in France.

  NBC 29 > Mary Baldwin College to Host World-Renowned Music Institute
Staunton is already home to the American Shakespeare Center, ShenanArts, numerous art galleries and other offerings. Monday's announcement is another piece in the puzzle as the city builds itself as a Mecca for the arts and culture.

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  Broman Concert > September 28
Carl Broman Concert: Carol Jantsch, tuba, with Noreen Polera, piano

Jantsch won the position of principal tuba of the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2006, while still a senior at the University of Michigan, becoming the first female tuba player in a major symphony orchestra. Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer describes her as having “a sound as clear and sure as it [is] luxurious.” Polera, who ranks among the most highly regarded and diverse chamber artists performing today, will also perform in this first Broman concert of the 2011–12 season. The concert series, which honors Carl Broman — a member of the music faculty from 1935–1979 — brings professional musicians and singers to Staunton. Free to MBC faculty, staff, and students. $18 for general admission; $15 for seniors and students with ID from other schools. 7:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 214 West Beverley Street, Staunton.

Visit the college calendar for a full listing of MBC events.

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