SC State to host the 17th Annual SEAAC Festival

Friday, April 11, 2008

The SC State Department of Visual & Performing Arts, Division of Music will host the 17th Annual South Eastern African American Collegiate Choral Festival (SEAAC) Festival April 10 to 12. The Festival brings together Collegiate Choirs from along the Eastern Seaboard and Bahamas for two days of intensive study of choral literature, which will culminate in a concert.


This is the second time that SC State is hosting the Festival, having hosted the 14th Festival in 2005. In that Festival participants included Alabama State University, College of the Bahamas, Edward Waters College, Fort Valley State University, Livingston College, Morris Brown College, Paine College, Southern University, and host SC State. University.

The Festival has been hosted at different universities including: Fisk, Morris Brown, Southern University, Alabama State University and featured composers including Moses Hogan, Sharon Willis, Charles Lloyd, Lena McLin, Roland Carter, Raymond Wise and Mark Butler.

The featured composers for the 17th Festival are Uzee Brown, Jr. and Willie Character. Both composers will conduct their works in the Grand Finale Concert in the SC State Fine Arts Building Recital Hall on Saturday, April 12 at 7 p.m.

There is no cost to attend The Grand Finale Concert. SC State faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to attedn this event.