Art and Music Discussion
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About the Event
Join us as we discuss the impact and importance of art and music with respect to education with two distinguished members of the community.
This event will feature Dr. Grace Hampton and Michael Feffer.
Dr. Grace Hampton has lived a life surrounded by the arts and the artists she loves. She was the first African-American woman in central administration at Penn State University.
She is a professor emeritus in the college of Arts and Architecture and has researched, published, and worked in the areas of African and African-American Arts and Crafts and Community Development through the Arts.
Grace is a nationally recognized and celebrated art educator and currently the chair of the Committee to Elect Carline Crevecoeur to the position of member of the State College Area School District Board.
Michael Feffer is a 2014 graduate of State College Area High School. During his time there, he was an active member of the music community through playing violin in the orchestra and taking the AP Music Theory course and exam. In 2012, he played piano at Carnegie Hall in NYC after being a finalist in a piano competition.
After leaving State College, Michael studied computer science at MIT until graduating in 2018. In the process, he completed a minor in music by playing in MIT's symphony orchestra and taking various music courses.
Michael currently works as a software engineer, and in his spare time, he plays piano and violin (the latter as part of a community orchestra).