Of the 2013 AMS participants, Associate Director Mike Marshall says, “I was overwhelmed by the caliber of the applicants this year. The sixteen students we have chosen really do represent some of the finest young musicians I’ve seen, some of them right at the cusp of their careers taking off. I can’t wait to see what they bring to the program, and I know Savannah is going to be blown away.”
Sixteen AMS 2013 Participants (in alphabetical order):
After a week of master classes also including Jerry Douglas, Daniel Hope and David Grisman, along with workshops and jam sessions, AMS culminates in a sensational showcase for festival audiences, entitled Stringband Spectacular. The production includes premieres of new work by AMS participants, performed by breakout ensembles including the clinicians. Tickets are $15-50 for the April 6th production at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts, and can be purchased online at www.savannahmusicfestival.org or by phone at 912-525-5050.
AMS is sponsored by Bob & Jean Faircloth and in part by Willard & Jean Holland, with additional support from Dr. David Lake & Dr. Linda Wright. Additional support is also shared by Adventure Music.
The Savannah Music Festival (SMF) is dedicated to presenting a world-class celebration of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth, and unite artists and audiences in Savannah. Now in its 24th year, SMF is Georgia’s largest musical arts event and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world. The 2013 festival takes place from March 20th through April 6th in intimate venues throughout Savannah’s historic district. For more information visit www.SavannahMusicFestival.org.