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FTCC Fine Arts Series to bring musical guest artists


Latin music, jazz and a North Carolina composer are part of the Fayetteville Technical Community College Fine Arts Series, which recently won a $5,000 grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County.

Guest artists for the 2023-24 academic year are: 

  • Latin Grammy Award-winning producer Lannie Battistini will perform Oct. 24-25 in a program titled “Finding Your Artistic Voice and Monetizing It.” 
  • The Fayeis tteville Symphony Jazz Quartet will perform with the FTCC Chorus and Ensemble on Dec. 7. A pre-concert talk entitled “Curating a Career as a Musician.” 
  • North Carolina-based composer, performer, and educator Brittany J. Green will give several lectures and demonstrations Feb. 21-29. She will perform her music on Feb. 22. Her artistic practice includes spoken and electronic performance, interdisciplinary collaboration, experiential projects, acoustic and electroacoustic chamber and large ensemble works. 

Each artist will perform a concert that will be free and open to the public, and each will give a lecture followed by a question-and-answer period, the release said. Some artists will teach master classes for FTCC students.

Additional concerts, exhibitions, lectures, and theatrical performances will be offered throughout the year through the FTCC Fine Arts Program, the release said. 

FTCC music instructor Alec Powers is organizing the fine arts series.  

“Cultural arts programing is not only essential to the educational goals of the fine arts department at FTCC but for our entire student population,” Powers said. “It is our opinion that arts education and programming is incredibly valuable for its own sake, in addition to the many ways that the arts allow us to have deeper conversations about our particular cultural moment, which non-artistic mediums don’t always facilitate.” 

For more information about the FTCC Fine Arts Series, visit faytechcc.edu/fine-arts-series

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