Students chosen to attend summer festival in Hawaii excel – Inside UNC Charlotte

Logan Pavia and Charity Williams, students in the Musical Theatre Certificate program, participated within the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival , a prestigious, international professional development program for emerging artists.

Now in its 17th  season, this summer festival  offers tuition-based training for students through workshops, voice lessons and classes with Broadway professionals that culminate in a mainstage production. Participants are chosen through audition, and cohorts include college students from the U. S., Canada, Australia, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, South America and Europe.

Pavia plus Williams were hand-selected by composer Joey Contreras in order to perform his songs within concert as part of the festival’s programming. The concert, including Pavia’s and Williams’s performances, received  a positive review in  Big Island Music .

Pavia is a theatre major and most recently performed the title role in the College of Artistry + Architecture’s Spring 2022 production of  “Pippin. ” Williams is really a dance main who most recently performed in the 2022 Spring Dance Concert in  “Rooted, ” a work simply by dance professor Tamara Williams. Both learners study tone of voice with Assistant Professor of Voice Sequina DuBose.

“While we aren’t surprised that our talented students were given this amazing opportunity, we are thrilled that they had the chance to apply what they’ve been learning in our classrooms within a professional performance setting, ” said Laura Waringer, assistant teacher of theatre and co-director of the particular Musical Theatre Certificate system. “Working alongside artistic peers and industry professionals from across the country is an invaluable experience, and we know this is just the beginning in terms associated with what students in our own program can achieve. ”

In addition to scholarships from the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, both college students received tuition support through the University of Arts + Architecture.

Read the entire story on the particular College of Arts + Architecture website.