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ACE Students Present Portland Cello Project

Posted Jun 15, 2015 at 02:00 PM in Behind The Scenes, Britt Institute, General, Pictures

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ACE Students Jahan Kahusi, Micaela Levesque, McKenna Cromwell & Faith Pardini-Adams take a well-deserved break from production duties. Photo by Tyler Williams (also an ACE student)

Our 2014-2015 Arts Career Exploration (ACE) Program came to a close on June 4 when the ACE students presented Portland Cello Project: Bach, Brubeck & Beck in the Performance Garden. Twelve Medford District High School students spent the year learning about arts administration through readings, meetings and workshops, and job shadowing, using what they learned to plan a concert from start to finish.

The ACEs contracted Portland Cello Project for the performance, marketing, promoting, ticketing, and producing the event to great success. We are happy to extend the ACE program for another year, so stay tuned for the announcement of our 2015-2016 students coming up soon.

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Jahan Kahusi, Jerry Su, Kevin Laupola & Alex Gontcharov meet with Britt production staff to prepare for the show. Photo by Kay Hilton.
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Alex and Jahan set up chairs for the performance. Photo by Sara King Cole.
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The ACEs were responsible for loading the stage and seating area in and out. Photo by Sara King Cole.
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Kevin works on the lighting, assisted by Britt Lighting Designer Michael Holcombe. Photo by Kay Hilton.
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Alex and Faith handle some sound equipment. Photo by Sara King Cole.
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ACE Gillian Frederick and ACE Program Coordinator, Steve Kessler, enjoy the performance from the merchandise table. Photo by Tyler Williams.
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Director of Education & Engagement, Kay Hilton, introduces the ACE students. Photo by Mike Sturgill.

Congratulations to Alex Gontcharov, Faith Pardini-Adams, Gillian Frederick, Jahan Kahusi, Jerry Su, Julissa Martinez, Kathleen Martin, Kevin Laupola, McKenna Cromwell, Micaela Levesque, Taryn Lacy and Tyler Williams for a job well done!

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