Georgia Regents University has partnered with the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society to offer expanded cultural experiences for the students, faculty and staff of Augusta’s new consolidated university.
Under the agreement, the university’s faculty, staff and students will be admitted free of charge to society events held on the Summerville campus. The society began its partnership with former Augusta State University in 1999 when university officials agreed to host the society’s music series at its Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre. Prior to that, the society held its performances in the ballroom of the Old Medical College building on Telfair Street.
“We realize the importance and the value of the arts to a university and a community,” said David L. Brond, Senior Vice President for Communications and Marketing at GRU. “Its educational and cultural benefits have long been recognized and extending this benefit to the GRU community is an exciting step for the university.”
“We’re excited to partner with Augusta’s newly consolidated university,” said Quentin Kuyper, the society’s Artistic Co-Director. “We look forward to sharing new musical experiences with the Georgia Regents University family and the community of Augusta.”
To view the society’s spring 2013 concert schedule, visit http://maxwelltheatre.aug.edu/hjcms.php.
About the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society
For each of the last 23 years, the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society has presented six world-class music events for Augusta and the surrounding CSRA. In addition to this great music, the charter of the society places strong emphasis on its educational mission, and its association with Georgia Regents University is a part of this commitment. Regular master classes and clinics provided by the visiting professional Artist Ensembles help to encourage and educate the high school and university musicians who are invited to participate, as well as those who attend these classes. For additional information, go to www.hjcms.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.