Tuning Up: Journey to Juilliard, SCGSAH expansion

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“Tuning Up” is a morning post series where The Hub delivers quick-hit arts stories of interest to readers. Sometimes there will be one story, sometimes there will be several. Get in tune now, and have a masterpiece of a day. And now, in no particular order…

Journey to Juilliard. After facing adversity from the moment he was born, Midlands teen Robert Mason, a student at the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities (SCGSAH), found his passion and stuck with it. Now it’s paying off: Mason will be on his way this fall to study at one of the most prestigious performing arts programs in the country. He sat down with WIS-TV to share more about his about his journey to Juilliard School and his passion for dancing.

SCGSAH expansion to add music building. SCGSAH officials broke ground last week on a new 10,000-square-foot building for the school’s music department. The planned two-story building will include additional studios, practice rooms, large ensemble spaces and humidity-controlled instrument storage space. The S.C. General Assembly appropriated $4.31 million dollars for this project, which the school expects will take one year to complete.

A “Grants Roundup” note. During times when there are no grant applications due within a ~30-day window, The Hub does not run “Grants Roundup.”