Tag Archives: Sitka Fine Arts Camp

Young performers find depth in ‘A Night of One Acts’

Addie Poulson (l.) and Esther Burdick appear in YPT's 2015 performance of 'Peter Pan.' (SFAC photo)The Young Performers Theater at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp will stage four one-act plays 7 PM Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, at 2 PM and 7 PM at the Odess Theater. Downloadable audio.

Love Canon marries bluegrass with 80’s music

DSC_9617-876x470Love Canon, a five-member "super-80s bluegrass hits machine" from Charlottesville, North Carolina, will be performing 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at the Odess Theater. Downloadable audio.

Allen Hall’s new art a tribute to Tlingit culture

IMG_4666The Sitka Fine Arts Camp opened a permanent art installation at a reception Thursday night (02-25-16). “Create, Memory” showcases pieces from local Alaska Native artists. The exhibit is a nod to the history of the original Sheldon Jackson Training School and later, college, which was influential in the lives of many Alaskan Natives.

Visiting pianist uses music for advocacy

downloadRobert Fleitz is a visiting pianist, in residency at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp. Downloadable audio.

Recital raises funds for fine arts camp students

Vocalist Rhiannon Guevin and trombonist Roger Schmidt discuss their upcoming recital with trumpeter Sarah Martinsen to raise money for Sitka Fine Arts Camp. Downloadable audio.

Holiday brass is here

2_Holiday-Brass-sb-940x470Roger Schmidt, director of Sitka Fine Arts Camp, shares the history of the Holiday Brass Concert in Sitka. This year is the 12th year of bringing world-class musicians to Baranof Island. Downloadable audio.

SFAC goes to Neverland with J.M. Barrie play

Zeke Blackwell with the Sitka Fine Arts Camp talks about their upcoming production of Peter Pan, which debuts October 23 at the Odess Theater. The J.M. Barrie play is open to Sitkans age 7 to 18. This is the largest play to be produced by the Young Performer's Theater. Downloadable audio.

“Be our guest” at the SFAC production of Beauty and the Beast

imagesThe Sitka Fine Arts Camp's (SFAC) is staging a full-scale production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, with an all-student cast who put the entire show together in two weeks. WT McRae, musical director, said this is the Musical Theater Camp's most ambitious production yet. Two students from the production, Olivia Rivera and Victoria Ingram, play Mrs. Potts and the Wardrobe (aka Madame de la Grande Bouche). SFAC's Beauty and the Beast debuts on Friday, July 24 at 7 p.m. at the Sitka Performing Arts Center. Additional performances are at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 25. Downloadable audio.

Native Jazz swings at fine arts camp

The Native Jazz Workshop comes to the Sitka Fine Arts camp every summer, and is now in its 4th year. Vanessa Walker/KCAW photoIf you walk past the Sitka Fine Arts Camp on any given day, you may hear the sounds of a saxophone, flute or trumpet emanating from one of the buildings. But this week at camp, the Native Jazz Workshop was in session--and students took their passion for jazz to a new level: by learning how it intersects with native culture.

Jazz workshop takes inspiration from Native music

NJQ-action-e1379508188406The Native Jazz Quartet is hosting a jazz workshop in Sitka this week, with an emphasis on arranging cultural music within jazz compositions. Ed Littlefield (drums) and Christian Fabian (upright bass) talk about the goals of the workshop and their upcoming performance as the Native Jazz Trio, with pianist Reuel Lubag, this Saturday (07-18-15) at 7 p.m. at the Odess Theater in Allen Hall. Downloadable audio.