Spring 2020 Southeastern Magazine now available
The Spring 2020 Southeastern Magazine is now out and fully available online.
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exciting future, news on fellow alumni and members of our Southeastern community,
and much more.
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Community Music School announces summer programs
The Community Music School is hosting a series of summer programs for young musicians.
The summer programs include a middle school band camp, chamber music workshop,
and a strings orchestra workshop, as well as seven weeks of individual lessons, said
Community Music School Director Jivka Duke.
“We hope that COVID-19 will end very soon and that all of our students and their
families, as well as our entire community, stay healthy. We always look forward to
the summer camps because they provide an easy way for school-aged musicians to experience
Southeastern’s wonderful music programs,” Duke said. “These camps are always filled
with fun and friendships. They significantly enhance the participants’ instrumental
skills and musicianship. Learning, joyfully exploring creative collaboration, and
sharing our love for music performance is what these camps are all about.”
The middle school band camp is scheduled June 15-19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday
through Thursday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, with a concert at 6:30 p.m. on Friday,
June 19. Lunch is provided Monday through Thursday, as well as dinner on Friday. Tuition
for the camp, scheduled in Pottle Music Building on Southeastern’s campus, is $225.
Registration is open until the first day of camp; however, a $20 late fee will apply
to registrations postmarked after May 20.
Coordinated by Southeastern Interim Director of Bands Derek Stoughton, the camp
is open to students in fifth through ninth grades during the 2019-20 school year,
although high school students are also welcome to attend. Camp activities include
concert band, private lessons and masterclasses, jazz combos, lessons in improvisation
and theory classes.
The chamber music workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., May 25-29, with
a concert at 1 p.m. on May 29. Tuition cost for the workshop is $170 and includes
lunch on Friday, May 29. Registration is open until the first day of the workshops;
however, a $20 late fee will apply to registrations postmarked after May 20.
The beginners’ string orchestra workshop will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m.,
May 25-28, and on May 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a concert at 1 p.m. on May
29. Suitable for first to third-year violin, viola, and cello students, the workshop
will be taught by Duke.
Tuition for the workshop is $125 and includes lunch on Friday, May 29. Registration
is open until the first day of the workshop; however, a $20 late fee will apply to
registrations postmarked after May 20.
The CMS will also offer private instrumental and vocal lessons from June 8 to
July 23. Lessons are scheduled according to the instructors’ availability and with
consideration of the students’ family vacations. Individual lesson fees vary according
to the instructor’s qualifications.
For more information on any of these programs, go to www.southeastern.edu/smc.
Columbia Theatre to host talent contest
Although Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts is not currently
open, it is still finding creative ways to entertain the public. The theater recently
announced its first ever #columbiafamous talent contest through Facebook.
Columbia Theatre Artistic Director Jim Winter said the contest begins Monday,
April 6, and will span several weeks. Interested contestants will submit a short video
clip, approximately 60 seconds or less, in a variety of categories. The categories
included are singing, dancing, acting, instrumental music, comedy, and visual art.
Winter said submissions for the visual art category will be digital photographs rather
“The Columbia Theatre exists to entertain the public,” Winter said. “I wanted
to do something that kept Columbia entertaining the wonderful people in our community
at a time when we cannot come together in our beautiful theatre. The #columbiafamous
contest is our way of getting some creative and positive energy out into a community
that truly needs that right now.”
Each week will focus on preliminary contests in two of the talent categories.
Contestants will have four days to submit videos. The Columbia staff will narrow the
submissions down to three finalists in each category. The finalists’ videos will be
posted for 24 hours, during which time the public can vote for their favorites.
The winners in each category receive two tickets to one of next season’s shows
at the Columbia Theatre; automatic entry into the grand prize contest for a pair of
season tickets to Columbia Theatre’s 2020-2021 season; and an invitation to perform
their winning act at the Columbia Theatre on Hot August Night.
The contest is open to all ages; however, children 12 and under can submit to
all categories for a chance to win the children’s grand prize, which is a pair of
tickets to next season’s world premiere of “Alice’s Christmas in Wonderland” and an
invitation to perform their winning act at the Columbia Theatre on Hot August Night.
The first week’s contest, beginning Monday, April 6, will feature the singing
and dancing categories.
Individuals interested in competing should check Columbia Theatre’s Facebook
page at www.facebook.com/columbiatheatre for more details. Full submission and prize
details will be posted on Facebook April 6.
For more information or to submit an entry, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer, fall priority registration announced
Southeastern students may register for summer and fall 2020 classes beginning Monday,
April 6 through Thursday, April 9 at 5 p.m.
The priority registration period is for all currently enrolled, returning, new
transfer and graduate students. Students may check their registration appointment
times and register online by logging into their LEONet account from Southeastern’s
webpage at southeastern.edu.
Academic advising for priority registration has been taking place in either a
remote or online format. Online advising will take place through the self-service
section of LEONet. Remote advising sessions are available to students through email
and phone calls if their academic department is not utilizing the online advising
Students are encouraged to work with their academic department or advisor to
complete their advising. Additionally, any students with registration holds on their
accounts will not be able to access the registration system until holds have been
cleared. Additional details are available on the online and remote advising web page.
For more information about priority registration, contact Southeastern’s Office
of the Registrar at email@example.com.